Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a platelet concentrate in a small plasma volume which contains proteins such as fibrin, fibronectin and vitronectin that are capable of enhancing cell adhesion and act like a matrix for the formation of bone, connective tissue and epithelium. Platelet concentration is the single most important factor, which can greatly influence the different biological effects of PRP.
In the Double Centrifugation protocol, the first spin separates the red blood cells from the plasma and three different layers can be differentiated. The second spin further separates the platelets from the plasma and two different layers are seen from which the PRP can be easily separated.
In contrast in the single centrifugation protocol, the PRP obtained shall be a mixture of both PRP and PPP (Platelet poor plasma) and hence have low platelet concentrations and hence varied results. In our clinic we use the double centrifugation protocol.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a platelet concentrate of one’s own blood, which contains proteins and growth factors important for cell adhesion and regeneration of tissues.
PRP presently is being used for several indications – hair thinning, hair loss and rejuvenation, alopecia aereata, cicatricial alopecia, facial rejuvenation, vampire face-lift, scars, stretch marks, wound healing.
Initially blood is withdrawn from the client and using a centrifuge, the platelet-rich plasma is prepared. Activators are added to it and then it is taken in an insulin syringe for the injections. If u want to see the entire process u can see the entire video by clicking on the youtube link of the website on the top right side.
It takes about 30-45 minutes for the entire process. There is slight discomfort or pain, which is quite bearable and often disappears in the next 10-15 min. Mild swelling, can be there which disappears within few hours. Client can take head bath or wash the face the next day and back to routine work immediately.
Usually we advise 4-6 sittings for good results with time duration between 2 sittings of 3-4 weeks.
Since this is prepared using one’s own blood chances of reactions are almost rare. Some mild swelling or heaviness can be experienced which usually disappears by next day morning.