RISKS of PRP therapy for hair loss:
PRP should not be recommended to patients who are on blood thinners (aspirin, clopidogrel), heavy smokers, history of alcohol or drug misuse.
It should also be rejected in acute or chronic infections, cancer, chronic liver disease, chronic skin disease, hemodynamic instability, low platelet count and thyroid disease.
If the scalp is not hygienic due to dandruff, seborrhea, dermatitis one should treat this with medication and then can opt for PRP.
It is not helpful in patients with alopecia areata or totalis.
SIDE EFFCTS of PRP therapy:
As PRP involves injecting your own blood you aren’t at risk for getting major risks but one should be cautious as it may carry risks such as injury to blood vessels, nerve injury, infection, calcification at injection sites, scar formation.
WHO can be benefited with PRP therapy:
PRP can be used in treating male pattern baldness i.e. androgenic alopecia as adjuvant therapy to DHT blockers. it has seen preventing hair loss and promoting new hair growth.
It helps in stimulation of hair growth after hair transplants. It stimulates inactive hair follicles.
PRP injections can help support blood circulation surrounding hair follicles which helps to create thicker hair in anagen phase. It increases diameter of existing hair.
PRP is effective for individuals where hair roots are still alive. It doesn’t help with bald patches.
PRP therapy helps to develop poor donor area.