PRP Hair Treatment
PRP hair treatment (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy) uses your own body to promote new and healthy hair growth. Increasing your hair thickness, PRP is well suited to giving you a fuller look.
Whether you’re looking to supplement your hair transplant with further treatments, or a little unsure about more invasive hair transplant methods, PRP is fantastic at fighting the effects of hair loss. Contact us today for more information and to book your free consultation!
How does PRP Treatment work?
Each PRP hair treatment for hair loss is usually carried out over the course of 4-6 weeks, with three treatments. Between 4 and 6 months after, a number of maintenance treatments may also be offered to maximize hair regrowth.
If you were to take a blood sample, the largest component in this would be plasma. Plasma is a mixture of water and protein and offers a home to other components of your blood (such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets). Platelets are wound-healing blood cells that cause your blood to clot! Both plasma and platelets are fundamental to PRP therapy.
During the treatment, a small amount of your own blood is taken (typically 20-30ml) and is then put into a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins your blood around at high speeds separating all the different components from your blood. Having separated your blood, the plasma part is then taken and injected back into the areas of hair loss of your scalp. The “healing” part of your own body is used to treat hair thinning!
Why get PRP Hair Treatment?
PRP hair treatments are designed for patients concerned with the thickness of their hair. If you, like many, are suffering from the effects of hair thinning or early pattern hair loss, PRP can help you maintain your hair density and promote new hair growth.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is also useful for those unable to go through surgery. This treatment is less invasive than most hair transplantation methods. Whether you’re looking to hide your hair transplant a little easier, or just concerned about a more invasive method, PRP treatments can successfully bridge the gap.
Equally, if you’ve already had a hair transplant, PRP injections can be a fantastic way to make sure that you’re making the most of your hair restoration journey! Increasingly the blood supply to your young hair follicles can increase the thickness of the hair on your scalp.
PRP therapy is also suitable for men and women! Whilst other methods, such as beard or eyebrow transplants tend to appeal to one gender or the other, PRP therapy can be carried out on anyone. As has already been stated, PRP works by using your blood to nurture your own hair follicles.
What are the results of PRP Hair Treatment?
Results for PRP treatment usually take between 3 to 3.5 months to start showing fully. Moreover, success rates are also dependent upon the number of treatments you undergo. The more treatments you have, the better results you will see as the effects are cumulative.
Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at the results from clinical research! In a 2015 study, all 10 patients, who had undergone multiple PRP injections for three months, showed improvements in the number, thickness, and strength of hairs on their head.
Advantages of PRP Hair Treatment
- The regenerative properties of these injections increase the overall number of platelets in the tissues, and will help heal your scalp faster following your surgery.
- Due to its healing properties, PRP will also reduce the appearance of any dot-like scarring following the transplant.
- This therapy also reduces any swelling that may result from the procedure faster.
- PRP therapy for hair loss can help reduce the severity of any bruising by increasing blood clotting factors in the tissue.
Who is a Suitable Candidate
An individual who has regular iron levels, platelet counts and platelet functions and who is not suffering from any systemic infection can help reduce the severity of any bruising by increasing blood clotting factors in the tissue.
For A PRP Therapy, Some Factors That Determine Candidacy Contains
- The number of grafts necessary in PRP therapy to assist you in achieving your desired goal.
- Color of the Hair
- Texture of the Hair
- Skin’s complexion
- Future hair loss possibility
After PRP Hair Treatment
✓ Avoid applying ice or heat during the first 72 hours of the procedure
✓ Do not take a hot shower or bath within the 72 hours of therapy
✓ Avoid consumption of any alcoholic, blood thinning beverage/food
✓ Avoid smoking till the time your injected area is completely recovered
Frequently Asked Questions
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