What is PRP therapy?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a three-step medical treatment in which a patient’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into any part of the human body as medically indicated.
PRP started to be used medically in 1970 in Italy for Open Heart Surgery then much scientific research done on PRP for hair loss, healing injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles
PRP therapy process:
PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.
Cosmetic Indication for PRP:
- Hair fall and alopecia
- Skin rejuvenation Hair fall and alopecia
- Skin rejuvenation
- The adjuvant effect with mesotherapy
- The adjuvant effect with fillers
Precautions for PRP treatment?
Be sure to report all medications you are on before the procedure including supplements and herbs. When you go for your initial consultation inform your doctor if you:
- are on blood thinners
- are a heavy smoker
- have a history of alcohol
If you have been diagnosed with:
- acute or chronic infections
- chronic liver disease
- chronic skin disease
- metabolic disorder
- platelet dysfunction syndromes
- systemic disorder
- low platelet count
- thyroid disease
Preparation and recommendations before PRP for a cosmetic purpose:
To obtain a satisfying result for PRP, we have to have a well-chosen complement of blood tests can thoroughly assess the state of your health,
Therefore, we have to do:
- Micronutrient tests (measure the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids).
- Thyroid Function Test (TSH).
- Renal Function Test (Urea, Creatinine).
- Liver Function test (ALT, AST).