PRP Or Medicines – Which is Better?
- September 07, 2018
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In a world where technology and science are leading the pathway into the future, medicine is nowhere behind. The field of medicine has come a long way in the past decade with the help of new scientific and technological advancements and made it easier to diagnose health problems faster and in a more efficient way than done before.
One of them is the treatment of PRP.
What is PRP, you might ask. Well PRP therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a medical form of treatment where your own blood is taken and administered into your body to treat various forms of medical conditions. The main aim of PRP treatment is to help in healing in a faster way.
Plasma is the component of your blood that contains various proteins, that helps your blood to clot faster. It also contains proteins that support cell growth which ultimately affects healing. PRP treatments works when the doctors isolates plasma from blood and concentrating it.
PRP injections administer the plasma into the damaged tissues which will stimulate your body to grow healthy and new cells along with promoting healing.
PRP for Hair loss
Various trichologists have injected PRP into the scalp of patients to promote hair growth and also prevent hair loss. PRP injections have been proven to be effective in treating androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness.
As the first step in the procedure of PRP for hair loss, around 30-60 ml blood is collected from your body. Once that is done, the platelet rich plasma is separated from your blood using the process called centrifugation. The extracted platelet rich plasma is activated using an activating agent and finally it is injected into the affected hair loss areas.
When it comes to hair loss, the results will start showing with the growth of new hair follicles and also improved density of hair along with a significant decrease in hair fall as well. It is the safest treatment possible and it does not cause allergies and minimal side effects as it is your own blood, administered back into your body. You can also get back to work or to your normal routines right after the treatment.
PRP or Medicines – Which is better?
Given the examples of health conditions where PRP has been used for effective treatments and speeding the healing process, you must all know that, before PRP, there were medicines which were given to help the patient recover from these health conditions. Now the medicines were also effective, however they helped at a slower rate compared to PRP. Efficiency is another factor where PRP treatment has the upper hand. Since this treatment of PRP uses the plasma of your own blood, it is faster than most medicines who use various combinations for the treatment.
Apart from efficiency, there is also the question of safety. Many medications are said to have various kinds of side effects. Till date, whenever, PRP treatment has been administered to a patient, the risk of side effects are little to nothing when compared to the side effects of various kinds of medication.
PRP treatment has not been largely tested. Hence it is not completely known the range of this kind of treatment. However, the treatment areas mentioned, PRP has delivered faster and better results in treating patients with those health problems. Now it completely depends on your doctor and your medical history whether PRP treatment is beneficial for you or not. Hence it is very important to consult with a doctor before any kind of treatment, if you do not have a doctor, visit or book an appointment with us at YV Rao Clinics and we can help you find a suitable treatment for your problem.
About the clinic:
Dr. Venkata Rao Yalamanchi, is a qualified & certified plastic & cosmetic surgeon in Hyderabad. After his degree in plastic & cosmetic surgery he got trained, extensively in reconstructive, microsurgery & cosmetic surgery at reputed center both in India & abroad. He has eighteen years of experience as plastic & cosmetic surgeon in Hyderabad. His special interest is in Hair transplantation & Cosmetic surgery and has been pursuing these with more dedication.