Your scalp is likely to appear red and feel more sensitive post-treatment. You may feel a little sore, tight and uncomfortable for around 48 hours. Any swelling, itchiness and redness should subside within a few days.
Additionally, because the injections contain your own blood products, there is less risk of an allergic reaction. There is a risk of infection, however, so using a medically qualified, appropriately trained practitioner is essential. It's important that you follow the aftercare advice given to you, to ensure your scalp heals well.
While Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for hairloss is generally considered safe, there are certain situations in which it may not be suitable or may require careful consideration. PRP therapy may not be recommended for individuals in the following cases:
People with certain medical conditions or blood disorders may not be suitable candidates for PRP therapy. Conditions such as chronic liver disease, platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenia, hemodynamic instability, and systemic disorders that affect platelet function may contraindicate PRP therapy.
Active Infections or Skin Diseases:
PRP therapy involves injections into the scalp, and it may not be advisable for individuals with active infections or skin diseases in the treatment area. The injection process could potentially exacerbate these conditions.
Recent Use of Blood Thinners:
If a person has been taking blood-thinning medications or antiplatelet drugs, the physician may need to evaluate whether it is safe to discontinue them temporarily before the PRP procedure. It's important to discuss all medications with the healthcare provider.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:
PRP therapy is generally not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals due to the potential impact on fetal development or the transfer of substances to the infant through breast milk.
Allergies or Sensitivities:
Individuals with known allergies to components of the PRP preparation, such as anticoagulants or other additives, may not be suitable candidates for PRP therapy.
PRP therapy may not be suitable for individuals with unrealistic expectations regarding the outcomes. While some people experience positive results, the extent of improvement can vary, and PRP is not a guaranteed solution for hair loss.
Severe Hair Loss:
PRP therapy may be more effective in the early stages of hair loss or for those with mild to moderate hair thinning. In cases of advanced or severe hair loss, other interventions like hair transplants may be more appropriate.
Inability to Undergo the Procedure:
Individuals who are unable to tolerate injections or have a fear of needles may find the procedure uncomfortable, and alternative treatments may be more suitable for them.
It's crucial for individuals considering PRP therapy to undergo a thorough consultation with a qualified healthcare professional. The healthcare provider will assess the individual's medical history, current health status, and the specific characteristics of their hair loss to determine the suitability of PRP therapy or recommend alternative treatments if necessary.