PRP or platelet-rich plasma is derived from your blood, which is rich in protein and is thought to promote healing when injected locally. PRP injections are used to treat hair loss, injuries to the tendon, repair after surgery, and osteoarthritis.

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I suffer from scalp psoriasis and male pattern baldness grade 3A. Can I go for PRP treatment for hair fall control?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from scalp psoriasis and male pattern baldness grade 3A. Can I go for PRP treatment for hair fall control? I am presently using Finasteride, multivitamin and Minscalp F 5 % solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your concern. Yes, you can go for PRP therapy (platelet-rich plasma). It is a good therapy for hair fall with excellent results. It basically activates platelet-derived growth factors, which are the key factors for hair growth. It is must to use Minoxidil 5...  Read Full »

Can I try hair transplant for hair loss on temples?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hair loss on my temples from wearing tight braids. The hair loss has been there for about 10 years and it has not gotten worse or anything. Is there a treatment or prescription I can try before going the hair transplant route? I am on Nuva ring for birth control. I tried Rogaine f...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is traction alopecia. It is a type of alopecia due to tight braids and hairstyles that put pressure over the roots. Unfortunately due to pressure effects scarring occur and there is no such topical cream or lotion available for regrowth of hair. You have told that...  Read Full »

Are PRP injections useful in chronic coccydynia?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 30 years old male suffering from coccydynia for many years due to injury. I fell back on cement at that time. X-ray showed a hairline fracture. The doctor said it will heal. Use donut cushion but the pain did not relieve. My pain symptoms are localized pain only at coccyx area. I c...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your condition is called coccydynia and usually, most of the patients improve with conservative treatment. You have also taken steroid injections which might have had given you relief for a few days. (Not mentioned in history but I am assuming). Surgery for the same is ...  Read Full »

How to manage a tennis elbow?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40 year old healthy man. I recently got mild tennis elbow because of playing badminton heavily every day. Can you please suggest some precautions and exercises, which help in quick healing? I wish to get it corrected without surgery. I do not want to stop playing for a long time. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tennis elbow can be treated by the following:Precautions. Manual therapy. Ice application. Transverse friction massage. Myofascial release. Extensor stretches. Tennis elbow strap. Steroid injection. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection. Open and arthroscopic release.For c...  Read Full »

A scrub caused a scar in my face. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done PRP and my skin peeled so much. Unfortunately after 10 days of peeling, I used the scrub in my face. It started itching and the next day I had a brown scar in my cheek. How can I remove it?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to have noted your concerns. In a case like yours, who had undergone PRP (platelet-rich plasma) I would recommend the following measures. Sponge the area frequently with soft tissue or towel by dabbing or directly applying mild pressure but avoid rubbing. Avoid sun exposur...  Read Full »

There is continuous abnormal hair loss in a female patient. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife aged 38 has been suffering from abnormal hair loss for the last few years. Hair continuously falls the whole day. It is so severe that we have to clean the rooms every few minutes. Even without any touch on the head, it falls continuously. We have a daughter aged 10. We consu...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your wife's concern. Has she done a blood test recently for thyroid profile, hemoglobin level, serum ferritin levels? Could you please attach the prescription and revert back? Also, send the image of her scalp. I would like to see if it is generalized ...  Read Full »

My grandmother has been suffering from Paget's disease of the bone. Can I acquire the same disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two questions regarding Paget's bone disorder. 1. My grandmother has the condition. Do I have an increased risk of getting it? 2. I am going to do a PRP treatment for hair loss. Could this procedure trigger Paget's? Thinking of the needle may be hitting the bone in the skull or a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Paget's disease of the bone is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated...  Read Full »

How to treat dark lines on the upper lip?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently developed dark lines that align with my upper lip and curves downwards when I smile. I have no idea what this can be and how to treat it. Please let me know if you can help me. I use a cream to help with my acne, but I have been using it for the past four years now an...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your history, and what you are having is pigmentary demarcation lines. Pigmentary demarcation lines can cause an appearance of uneven pigmentation over the face that can be wors...  Read Full »

I have eye bags under my eyes. How to correct the tear trough and facial skin tone?

Query: Hello doctor, I have eye bags under my eyes, and I have gone through a cheek filler. But the tear trough is still dark. I want to correct the tear trough and improve my facial skin quality. I am planning to have PRP on my face. Is it fine to get PRP at a young age after the fillers? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. According to your history, it seems you have dark circles under your eyes. Periocular hyperpigmentation is a common cosmetic concern in your case. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation due to continuous rubbing of...  Read Full »

I had a haircut last month and later there is no hair growth. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had severe hair fall for a month. I had a haircut last month and that day onwards; I have been facing this situation. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hair loss is caused by multiple factors most commonly due to genetic factors where, in case any of your parents and their blood relatives have FPHL (female pattern hair loss) it is most likely to be genetically transmitted, other reasons include vitamin deficiencies,...  Read Full »

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