Platelete Rich Plasma
Non-Surgical Hair Loss Solution
We also provide non-surgical hair transplant solutions for patients who don't want to go under the knife. One of them is the PRP Mesotherapy. Read on to find out how we perform it and its efficacy:
The small follicular units enable the surgeon to transplant thousands of grafts within a single session, hence maximizing the impact of the technique. Before the follicular hair transplantation method was developed, surgeons removed large grafts in groups of 3-8 hairs. This method yielded an unnatural look as the follicular units would get damaged of broken up, affecting hair growth.
Follicular Unit Extraction is a surgical hair transplant technique that involves removing individual hair follicles from scalp and implanting them on the thinning or bald areas of the head. The whole procedure, i.e., from extraction to implantation, is performed manually by our skilled surgeon Dr. Farooque. FUE hair transplant in Dubai is ideal for:
- Patients whose hairline is growing backward
- People with bald hair
- Those with particle hair loss
How Does PRP Work?
It is a new hair transplant technique that involves injecting one’s blood into the scalp, skin, or another area to introduce growth factors and stem cells. PRP Mesotherapy has mainly become a choice hair loss treatment method for patients looking for non-invasive treatment techniques.
It was introduced because the traditional technique yielded limited results that required a large number of treatments. Platelet-rich plasma is injected into the scalp to promote hair growth. Platelets contain protein growth factors that facilitate the healing process and a rapid repair of body tissues.
Studies show that a high concentration of PRP promotes hair growth as it accelerates the growth phase of the hair. At the clinic, Dr. Farooque uses and expert technique that ensures the procedure is pain-free and tailored to your needs. The method involves a three-step process:
- Blood collection: The doctor draws up to 20 ml of blood from a large vein in the elbow
- Centrifuge: The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the components and the platelet-rich plasma harvested
Injection: The activated cells are injected into the bald areas of the scalp to promote hair growth
Dr Ahsen Farooque - Best Hair Transplant Surgeon In Dubai
Dr Ahsen Farooque, Diplomat American Board certified Hair restoration surgeon (ABHRS) USA is well-recognized for his significant contribution to the health and beauty industry. Dr. Ahsen has worked in the best hair restoration clinics in Bahrain, Ireland, Sweden, and is now a member of the Hair Transplant Clinic in Dubai.
His expertise lies in Stem Cell Follicular Unit Extraction (Stem Cell FUE), Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT).
Dr. Farooque boasts an impressive academic background, having studied at the FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry, where he acquired an MBBS degree. Later on, he worked in various sectors, including dermatology, internal medicine, plastic surgery, and emergency medicine, before specializing in Hair Restoration.
Platelete Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelete Rich Plasma (PRP) in Dubai
What is PRP?
PRP is a short-form for the name Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, a hair loss treatment method that involves drawing one’s blood and injecting it into the scalp to harness hair growth. But first, the blood is run through a centrifuge to separate platelets from the white blood cells, plasma, and red blood cells. The activated platelets are injected into the scalp or other diseased body tissue to release growth factors that stimulate the number of reparative cells produced by the body.
Who needs PRP?
PRP has proved effective at treating:
Is the PRP invasive or non-invasive?
It is a non-invasive treatment method as the extraction is done using injections. The enriched plasma is injected to the scalp, tissue, or other areas to enhance healing.
How does PRP work?
The therapy involves three treatments. The first involves drawing blood from the arm and putting it in a centrifuge (the machine that spins blood rapidly to separate fluids that have different densities).
The blood separates into three layers: red blood cells, platelet-rich plasma, and platelet-poor plasma after ten minutes in the centrifuge. The doctor then draws the platelet-rich plasma using a syringe and injects it into that part of the scalp that needs increased hair growth. The growth factors promote the production of collagen and hormones like:
What technology is used in PRP?
PRP in Dubai therapy involves the use of a special machine (centrifuge) to separate the blood components for the extraction of the platelet-rich plasma.
How long does the PRP take?
PRP therapy in Dubai may take several weeks to start working. Patients treating hair loss may need to wait for six months to notice its full effects. In fact, they may need to repeat the procedure every 3-6 months to maintain the results.
On which body parts can we perform PRP?
Experienced physicians can make accurate injections on the scalp, shoulder, elbow, ankle, knee joints, and quadriceps without the need to perform imaging. By concentrating the platelets on the injured area, the growth factors are multiplied five times.
What can PRP fix?
PRP therapy is not ideal for people with extreme hair loss or those with severe cases of tendinosis. The therapy is also not suitable for treating hair loss if the patient:
What can PRP not fix?
What are the benefits of PRP?
PRP therapy in Dubai is increasingly popular for treating hair loss because:
Where to get PRP in Dubai?
Suitable candidates can go for PRP in Dubai therapy in a range of clinics including:
How does the scalp look like right after the PRP?
Is PRP safe?
Yes, it is the safest hair loss therapy. Unlike other treatments, PRP therapy in Dubai involves drawing the patient’s blood. As such, no foreign substances are entering the body during treatment.
Also, the procedure is minimally-invasive, so you don’t have to worry about stitches or incisions. The therapy is administered using injections: first to draw blood and to inject the plasma-rich-platelets into the scalp.
The procedure minimizes infection significantly and eliminates the pain associated with the trauma inflicted on tissues during surgery. What’s more, the fact that you don’t have to stay in the hospital to get treatment means you don’t need to worry about extended hospital stays or disrupting your normal routine.
What Types of PRP are there?
PRP therapies are divided into four families based on the fibrin architecture and type of cell content used. They include:
Is PRP permanent?
But note, PRP therapy in Dubai does not provide a permanent solution for hair loss. As such, patients need to go for annual follow-ups to maintain the results.
How much does PRP cost in Dubai?
PRP in Dubai costs an average of 600-3000 AED per session. The cost may, however, vary based on the individual’s extent of hair loss.
Is PRP more expensive than the Hair Transplant?
PRP therapy may be more expensive than hair transplantation as the patient needs to attend more than one session to realize full hair growth results. On the other hand, hair transplant surgery involves extracting hair follicles from one site of the scalp to another. As such, the patient does not need to attend multiple sessions to restore the hair’s thickness and volume.
Is PRP worth it?
It is worth every penny because it reduces the number of hair lost every day and stimulates the growth of new hair. It is a painless procedure that makes it a viable solution to patients who don’t want to undergo surgery.
Recovery & Post-Procedure Care
How do you care for a patient after PRP?
The doctor may advise you to lie down for up to 30 minutes after the procedure. You might experience itching, soreness, or redness for 2-5 days. You also need to avoid:
What can you eat after PRP?
You need to drink lots of water and fiber. Avoid taking narcotics as they can cause constipation, but if you can’t do without a morning cup of tea, follow it up with a stool softener like Colace. Also, empty your bowels regularly. Avoid staying for more than three days without a bowel movement.
Do we have to take antibiotics after PRP?
No, you don’t. However, if the doctor has prescribed antibiotics, continue taking them as directed. It would help if you also took connective tissue support vitamins and cream as they enhance healing.
When can we take a shower after PRP?
You can take a shower 24 hours after the therapy to promote PRP-healing effects. However, you should avoid scrubbing the injected area and use pH-balanced shampoo during the first three days. Also, avoid steam rooms, saunas, and swimming two days after the treatment.
After how many days can we wash the hair normally after PRP?
You can wash the hair after two days using a pH-balanced shampoo. Be sure to keep the area clean and dry.
What soap/shampoo do we have to use after PRP?
When buying a shampoo post PRP in Dubai, avoid products that contain sodium myreth sulfate, sodium lauryl, ammonium lauryl, and Cocamidopropyl betaine. While sulfates act as degreasers, they can irritate the injected area and strip your hair of essential oils.
Can we wash the affected area at home after the PRP?
Yes, but you need to rest for at least three hours before wetting your hair. If you have to wash it, avoid using hair products six hours after treatment.
How to wash the scalp after PRP?
When washing the scalp, avoid applying color for at least 72 hours as the harsh chemicals can irritate the injected area and aggravate pain. Also, avoid straightening the hair for three days.
How often do we have to see the doctor after PRP?
A prime candidate for PRP in Dubai needs to visit the clinic several times to maintain and realize the full effects of the therapy. The first visit should be 4-6 weeks after the procedure. After then, the patient needs to go for regular appointments every 4-6 months.
How long does it take for the scalp to heal after PRP?
The scalp feels a little tight immediately after the procedure. You may also feel sore and itchy, which disappears within a few days.
Do we have to use any ointments on the scalp after PRP?
Yes, the doctor may prescribe a topical ointment or a soothing healing ointment like Vaniply or Aquafor. Sometimes, the scalp may develop pus, pain (unresponsive to OTC pain relievers), fever, and increased warmth around the treated area. The topical ointment helps eliminate such infection. The doctor may also prescribe antibiotics.
What are the risks and side effects of PRP?
The procedure is safe as the doctor uses the patient’s blood. However, you may develop discomfort as a result of the blood draw, including feeling a slight pinch related to the needle insertion and bruising at the blood draw site. Other side effects include:
Background of PRP
The concept originated in the 1970s. Hematologists had created the term PRP to describe plasma that contains a high amount of platelets. A decade later, PRP was used in maxillofacial surgery. At the time, doctors used the therapy as PRF as it had homeostatic properties.
Since then, PRP has been applied in the musculoskeletal field to treat different sports injuries. More recently, researchers started using PRP in dermatology to aid in wound healing, tissue regeneration, alopecia, scar revision, and skin rejuvenating effects.
In 2006, researchers discovered PRP’s potential to promote hair growth. Since then, PRP has been postulated as a new therapy for treating alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia. Studies have since been published to support the effectiveness of PRP therapy to treat the conditions.
What is the difference between PRP and Hair Transplant?
Hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure that treats excessive hair fall and baldness by transplanting hair from areas with excessive growth to regions with little or no hair. There are two types of hair transplantation: FUT and FUE. The techniques help reduce hair loss while maintaining a natural-looking growth of the hair.
PRP also curbs hair loss by introducing growth factors to bald areas of the head to promote hair re-growth. The treatment involves drawing the patient’s blood to extract platelet-rich plasma as it is the part of the blood that promotes hair growth. PRP is ideal for people with excessive hair thinning, and an effective remedy for thickening the hair, reducing shedding and re-activating dormant follicles.