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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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 ...  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 »

Does having sexual intercourse impact the laser eye surgery performed three days?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pan-retinal photocoagulation laser (PRP laser) in my retina about three or four days ago. Can I have sexual intercourse after this treatment or is it safer to wait?  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can involve in sexual activities. This particular laser treatment has no relation with intercourse. I hope this helps. Regards. For further queries consult an eye care ophthalmologist online -->  Read Full »

How to treat male pattern hair loss in women due to side effects of medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Hashimoto's, taking Levo. My hair started to receding with that sickness. Sometimes it just came back fully then receding as a male pattern. I am a woman. My hair came back four times in eight years by taking Iron or add extra Levo. but it is not staying and started receding again...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to reference to your photo and medical history (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I suggest the application of Minoxidil 10% solution to the scalp daily would be of great help to you, but it needs to be applied for several months. Initially, there ma...  Read Full »

Will weight loss and low nutrition diet result in severe hair fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old male. I am 173 cm in height, and I weigh about 56 kg. My hair loss started one and a half years ago, and I am pretty sure it is because I lost a lot of weight during that time. I then quickly fixed my diet and ate rich foods. I added eggs, meat, fish, chicken, etc. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry. Your hair fall will decrease. Yes, you are right. It is due to sudden and fast weight loss. Because of that, your body has undergone stress, and your hair cycle is disturbed. It will take time to come to a normal rhythm. Keep patience. Do not take str...  Read Full »

Is there any other treatment for thinning of hair other than PRP treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female and a working professional. I mostly work in night shifts and graveyard shifts (1 am - 12 pm). I have had thick hair in the past but since the past four years, my hair kept thinning and I now see little signs of baldness on the crown of my head. I have recently ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gauri Kshirsagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In addition to thyroid test also get a hemoglobin blood test done. If the hemoglobin is below normal you will have to take iron supplements. In addition to vitamin B12 supplements also take biotin and zinc supplements. Lifestyle changes are also required (which is diff...  Read Full »

My hairfall persists even after PRP treatment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. My crown area is almost bald, and I want to regain my hair. I had PRP treatment for hair, but there is no result. Hairfall still persists. Why? I am currently on vitamin C tablet.  Read Full »

Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your hair loss is quite severe, I suggest you go for 5 % Minoxidil with Aminexil solution (brand name - HAIR 4U solution). Aminexil helps regrowth in fibrosed hair follicles. Apply it daily twice over the area and see that it is undisturbed for at least four hours...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take PRP injection after IVF failure?

Query: Hello doctor, I had done first IVF last year, but it failed due to a bad quality egg. Embryos were not developed after two days. AMH level is 1.52, and the egg count was low. On consulting another doctor, she suggested to go with PRP injection to rejuvenate the ovary, so that egg count and quality ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have been wrongly guided by your doctor because there is no apparent need for PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy and injection into ovaries to rejuvenate the ovaries to produce better quality eggs. The therapy modality is relatively new and not sufficient studies...  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 th...  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 exp...  Read Full »

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