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PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp.
Some in the medical community think that PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications.
There hasn’t been enough research to prove if PRP is an effective hair loss treatment. However, PRP therapy has been in use since the 1980s. It’s been used for problems such as healing injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
PRP therapy is a three-step process.
Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.
Treatments administered by our professional, highly qualified clinical practitioners
We follow the strictest medical protocols
Treatments carried out in a regulated, clinical and safe environment
Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers: platelet-poor plasma
red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
We offer a free consultation and skin analysis with your initial appointment. Everyone’s skin is different, so our therapist will take great care to tailor your treatment to your needs. You will have a patch test to ensure we can produce the safest, most effective results for your skin type.
Your lashes will be cleaned of any make up and oil products and dry in preparation for the application of the lashes.
Most people will require 3-4 sessions.
PRP Therapy can be used to treat one of the most frustrating and common concerns for both men and women, hair loss. The treatment involves harvesting the natural growth factors in the blood and reintroducing them to feed the hair follicle. This great, minimally invasive procedure promotes healthy hair growth, to help give you fuller and thicker hair.
Brief Overview of Your Treatment
Between 1 hour – 2 hours
DURATION OF RESULTS
Up to 8 weeks
Reduction in hair loss is noticeable within 8 weeks. In most cases, hair re-growth is seen 3-6 months after the last treatment. Results will vary from person to person
PRP is not a cure for conditions that cause hair loss. For this reason, a person would need to receive multiple PRP treatments over time to maintain hair growth results. The same is true of medications that doctors commonly use to treat androgenetic alopecia, such as topical minoxidil (Regaine) and oral finasteride (Propecia). The doctor’s recommendations for how often a person should have PRP will vary depending on a person’s condition and the results of their initial treatment. The doctor may suggest having maintenance injections every 3–6 monthsTrusted Source once hair loss is under control.
As the PRP solution consists of a person’s own blood components, there are few risks of a reaction to the solution itself.
However, people undergoing PRP treatments for hair loss may experience the following side effects:
mild pain at the injection site
temporary bleeding at the injection site
No. Even though your own blood is used to obtain the plasma, there are major differences in the kits used to extract and purify the platelets.
During your consultation, we will conduct a free of charge blood test to check your platelet count and ensure you are suitable for treatment. By doing this, we increase your chances of gaining better results - in particularly when treating hair loss.
Face: Minimal pain, if needed topical anaesthetic cream can be used which will numb the face.
Scalp: Mild / Moderate pain. Scalp injections can be painful but we use certain tools to make the treatment as comfortable as we can for you. Each individuals pain threshold will be different so the level of pain experienced will vary.
While responses to treatment vary, most people will require 3-4 sessions. Each set of treatments are spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can have. Your practitioner will determine your treatment protocol according to your skin/scalp condition.
Improvement of skin texture and tone is noticeable within three weeks. Full collagen regeneration takes up to three months. Reduction in hair loss is noticeable within 8 weeks. In most cases, hair re-growth is seen 3-6 months after the last treatment. Results will vary from person to person - during the consultation, the practitioner will examine your area of concern and taking into account your medical history and expected results for your case will be discussed thoroughly.
Treatment results vary, however, in most patients the results last up to 24 months after a completing a course of 4 treatments. Touch-up treatments (every 3-6 months) will maintain the results.
If you feel that your hair is lacking radiance and density and the signs of ageing are beginning to take its toll, you may find that your hair loss will dramatically reduce with this simple, convenient treatment. If you are suffering with androgenetic alopecia (commonly known as male patterned balding or female patterned hair loss), alopecia areata or have recently had a hair transplant PRP therapy could help you.
PRP is selectively and carefully delivered in to specific areas with a series of injections. Before the treatment you will be assessed to see if PRP is the right treatment for you.
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