• Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet therapy in Dubai

This treatment method, which is also known as platelet therapy in Dubai, is used to treat hair loss, hair recovery after hair transplantation, sports injuries and functional diseases. PRP is usually administered by injection using a syringe.

What is PRP?

What is Platelet therapy or prp

PRP is an abbreviation for “Platelet-Rich Plasma” treatment. In order to be able to explain PRP treatment, you must first understand what plasma and platelets are.

The blood of the body consists of two general parts:

  • Hematocrit: This section includes blood cells such as white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
  • Plasma: the basic and liquid part of blood, which includes water and substances soluble in it, such as proteins, minerals, food, etc.

For PRP treatment, some blood is first taken from your arm. This amount is approximately equal to the blood that is received from you for a blood test in the laboratory; It means about 10 to 20 ml.

Your blood sample is placed in a machine called a centrifuge. In this device, different parts of the blood are separated by rapid rotation and based on centrifugal force.

Finally, a solution is obtained that is rich in blood platelets. You are probably familiar with the main role of platelets, which is to clot blood and prevent bleeding. In addition, platelets play a very important role in the process of healing and repairing tissue damage.

After separating and preparing the PRP solution, it will be injected into your skin. When the solution enters the problem area, the growth factors are released from the platelets.

These factors perform three important functions:

  1. They stimulate the formation of collagen. Collagen protein is a kind of cement in your tissues.
  2. They cause the formation of new blood vessels.
  3. They organize and divide cells.

What is PRP treatment used for?

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Platelet therapy or PRP has many uses, some of which we have mentioned below:

hair growth

hair growth with prp

Doctors use PRP injections into the scalp to reduce skin inflammation and stop hair loss. One of the ways to treat female pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia in women is PRP injection, which increases the thickness and density of hair. Of course, this method for treating this disease does not have a confirmed effect.

Note: PRP results are not definitive and fully proven for the treatment of hereditary hair loss in men.

hair transplant

In hair transplantation, PRP is used as an injection or spray for the hair recipient area. In this way, the process of placing the grafts in the scalp is done faster and the small wounds in the recipient area heal faster. Also, if there is a possibility of scarring for the patient, PRP removes this risk to a good extent.

If your hair growth is poor after hair transplant, PRP can be used to improve it.

Tissue repair

Other uses of platelet therapy are to repair tissues and accelerate the healing of injuries. This method of treatment is used for tendon, ligament and muscle injuries.

Reduce inflammation

In some chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis, inflammations occur in the joints. PRP injection is used to reduce these inflammations.

Improve skin condition

Another application of platelet therapy that has gained many fans recently is the treatment of skin diseases and skin rejuvenation. This method can be used to treat lines, wrinkles, dryness, mild wounds, stretch marks, etc.

Recommendations before, during and after PRP

Preparing for Platelet therapy

  • Drink plenty of water two days before the treatment so that your body and skin are fully hydrated.
  • A week or two before treatment, eat less fat and cut back on caffeine.
  • If you are taking medication or supplements, be sure to consult your doctor before PRP. Some supplements increase the risk of bruising and should not be taken 2-3 weeks before treatment.

During Platelet therapy treatment

PRP treatment takes about half an hour to 45 minutes from the time of receiving the blood sample to the end of the injections. For some patients who find the injection annoying or painful, local anesthesia is injected so they don’t have to worry about it.

The solution is injected into the skin or desired area using a syringe. For treatments related to hair transplantation, the solution can be sprayed on the recipient or donor area as needed.

After treatment

  • Do not touch your skin for four hours after treatment. Wait for the injection sites to heal.
  • Be careful about the transfer of pollution through wind, dust and sitting hands.
  • Do not use cosmetic products for 24 hours after injection.
  • Avoid applying hot or cold compresses on the treated area.
  • To sleep, put some pillows under your head or lie down. Try to keep the treatment area high and not in contact with the pillow.
  • Use sunscreen for a month after treatment.
  • Your skin may be a little sensitive for a week after the treatment.
  • In case of bruising or redness, consult your doctor to get the necessary treatment.

Side effects of Platelet therapy (PRP)

Because your own platelets are used in PRP treatment, side effects are usually not observed. Cases such as sensitivity, pain, or bleeding in the injection sites are possible side effects of this treatment, which are of course rare.

Most people who have PRP are able to return to their daily activities immediately after the treatment.

Who should not receive PRP?

As we mentioned before, be sure to inform your doctor about all the diseases and medications you are taking before receiving PRP. Many experts believe that the following people should not use PRP treatment for hair loss:

  • People who take blood thinners.
  • Those who smoke heavily.
  • Those who have a history of drug or alcohol addiction.

Also, if you have the following diseases, this treatment may not be suitable for you:

  • cancer
  • Chronic liver diseases
  • Chronic skin diseases
  • The low number of blood platelets
  • Thyroid diseases

What is Super PRP ?

super prp is a new method that has 7 times more power than normal prp, this method performed by Dr. Abbas Ashrafzadeh can have much stronger results than normal prp.
To do super prp, you definitely need a doctor’s advice, and if the doctor makes a diagnosis, you can use super prp.

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Repeat PRP injections

Depending on the reason for receiving the treatment, the repetition of PRP injections is also different. Usually, two or three treatments are performed at 6-week intervals.

Of course, up to 5 injections may be needed to see better treatment results. If the PRP treatment gives you good results, you will be advised to do two yearly injections.

where is the best prp injection clinic in dubai ?

At Alma Clinic in Dubai-Jumeirah, we offer premium PRP services and exceptional services to customers so that you can receive safe and world-class services.
We are in Al Wasl Road, you can use the form below to book an appointment.

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