Hairs are an important part of our personality. When a person starts losing hair, he starts losing his self-confidence as well. Hair transplants and treatments are very popular these days. Among these treatments, PRP is getting a lot of hype. People would do anything to get their hair back. Because PRP is a new treatment in Pakistan, people who think about getting this treatment to have a lot of questions in their minds, which is normal because in this scenario you will risk a lot of money along with your health. Here we have listed all the basic guidance on PRP procedure you will need along with the pros and cons and the cost of the treatment.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet-rich plasma therapy. It’s a non-surgical procedure to fight against baldness mostly. It can also prove to be beneficial in hair thickening and removing bald patches from your scalp.
The procedure mostly comprises of three steps. In the first step, blood is drawn from any part of your body, most commonly, the arm. Then in the second step, blood is placed in a centrifuge (Which is a machine used to separate fluids of different densities).
The doctor draws the platelet-rich plasma through a syringe which was separated from the blood in the centrifuge and injects it into the targeted areas on the scalp where increased growth is intended.
This treatment is repeated 3 times with a gap of 4 to 6 weeks in between. Whereas, follow up treatments are every 4 to 6 months.
PRP contains proteins and growth factors that play a role in speedy tissue repair. As sometimes hair loss occurs due to damaged hair follicles. Platelet-rich plasma helps in increasing cell growth.
Advantages of PRP Treatment:
A major advantage of this treatment is that it helps a person to rejuvenate the hair which he/she is losing. The treatment is totally safe and reliable. The minimum time for the surgery is 60 minutes. The end results are extremely natural looking and the recovery period after treatment is very quick too. The best part perhaps is that the treatment is non-surgical, which means no cuts.
Disadvantages of PRP Treatment:
The procedure is not long-lasting. It’s a temporary solution to your problem which will last up to 2 years. Which means all the money and hassle will still not be a permanent solution to the problem.
Risks of PRP Treatments:
• Infection on the injection site
• Nerve injuries
• Scalp tenderness
• Tissue damage
• Blood vessel injury
Price Ranges in Different Cities:
The price range varies in different cities. Depending upon the equipment used and the experience of the surgeon.
The PRP hair treatment in Islamabad ranges from 13,000 PKR to 20,000 PKR in their initial sessions. And the PRP hair treatment cost in Karachi ranges from 10,000 PKR to 20,000 PKR. While the PRP hair treatment in Lahoreranges from 12,000 PKR to 20,000 PKR.
Overall Price Range in Pakistan:
As mentioned earlier the price varies according to the types of equipment used and the experience of the surgeon. Some salons use American PRP equipment and their prices are high. The hospitals or salons using US kits have a price range for PRP treatment from 15,000 PKR to 25,000 PKR whereas salons who don’t use such expensive equipment can charge you from 8,000 PKR to 10,000 PKR. Thus, the PRP hair treatment cost in Pakistan varies over a large range.
Care for PRP treatment:
Before taking any medication discuss it with the surgeon. Avoid taking any anti-inflammatory drugs along with steroids on the day of treatment. Eat a healthy breakfast along with plenty of water on the day of treatment or follow your surgeon’s instructions.
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