PRP treatment in Dallas or platelet rich plasma treatment is relatively new in Dallas but the same concept has been around especially in the wound healing scientific research community for the past 10-20 years in some way shape or form. PRP is based on the principle that normal human blood contains many different particles known as cells, e.g., red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. While red blood cells or RBCs are a major transporter of oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body, white blood cells or WBCs are the main defense force to fight against germs in the body. The third type of cells called as platelets are a major source of many growth factors and also help to stop bleeding thus their low level in Dangue fever can cause dangerous bleeding. Platelets’ role in the production of many valuable growth factors has been recognized by the medical research community for well over two decades and one example is the production of PDGF or Platelet derived Growth Factor produced by the platelets that helps wounds to heal in many different ways.
What is PRP Treatment
PRP is a highly sought-after non-surgical treatment for facial skin rejuvenation. PRP is a treatment uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new ,healthy cells with potent growth factors, to help improve complexions , skin texture , to restore lost facial volume & stimulate hair growth.
Blood is made up of four components; white blood cells, red blood cells, the plasma and the platelets. After drawing your blood it is spun in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from the plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. PRP harnesses the beneficial functions of the patients own platelets and therefore there is no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment.
What is the procedure?
Depending on how many areas you want to get treated, a volume of blood will be taken. This is usually between 10 to 30 ml. Your blood is then placed in a centifuge for around 4-6 minutes. Once your cells have separated, the rich platelets are extracted and injected into the skin where rejuvenation is requested.
What should you expect post treatment
Most people will experience some mild to moderate swelling in the area of treatment, redness or heat, which are all common side effects and are part of the activation of your platelets. Because a volume of fluid has to be administered, swelling is inevitable. Bruising can occur and may take several days to disappear.
How soon will I see results?
Most patients will require three treatments at four to six week intervals. The first thing people notice is an improvement in skin turgor and elasticity. Collagen production can take up to three months to occur and the results can differ depending on the individual. Because the injected product is 100% your own, factors such as smoking, stress and illness can effect results. A series of three treatments can yield results for up to two years.
Are there any reasons why I can’t have PRP therapy?
Like the majority of cosmetic procedures, ladies who are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to conceive are not suitable candidates. This treatment is not recommended in people on anti-coagulation treatment, autoimmune conditions, have suffered any type of cancer or who have certain implants in the treatment area. Your past and present medical history, as well as your past cosmetic history will be assessed to determine your suitability.
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Type of Baldness:
There are many people who experience more than average hair loss. Such complete or partial loss of hair is called alopecia. Below are the types of baldness..
Involutional alopecia :
In this type the hair growth becomes slow as you grow this reduces the volume and thickness. The hair follicles slowly go in the (resting) phase.
Telogen effluvium :
This will give you a temporary hair loss from days to months after a strained incident like fever, childbirth, stress, severe illness, or unexpected weight loss, which decreases slowly in a few months. Such kind of hair loss is known as telogen effluvium.
Traction alopecia :
Baldness may also take place due to pressure on hair this may lead to tiny, localised areas of hair loss. This kind of hair loss is known as traction alopecia.
This baldness occurs when the protected system starts to bother hair follicles, leading to hair fall.
Androgenic alopecia :
This affects to both men and women. It causes loss and thinning of hairs on the entire scalp. Women experience this occurrence as a diffuse alopecia. More than 40% of people get this type of Androgenic alopecia.
A significant reduction in hair loss was observed between first and fourth injection. Hair count increased from average number of 71 hair follicular units to 93 hair follicular units. Therefore, average mean gain is 22.09 follicular units per cm2. After the fourth session, the pull test was negative in 9 patients.
PRP injection is a simple, cost effective and feasible treatment option for androgenic alopecia, with high overall patient satisfaction.