PRP Hair Loss Treatments
PRP has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial, skin and hair rejuvenation.
For the face- it has become known as the Vampire Facial.
PRP therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume.
Your blood is made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, the plasma and the platelets. We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. PRP harnesses the beneficial functions of the patients own platelets and therefore there is no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment.
PRP can also be successfully used to treat thinning hair and hair loss. It is important to start treatment early and whether you are a suitable candidate will be determined during your consultation with the Trichologist ( hair and scalp expert) on our team.
PRP Hair Loss Treatments FAQs
Depending on how many areas you want to get treated, a volume of blood will be taken. This is usually between 10 to 30 ml. Your blood is then placed in a centrifuge for around 20 minutes. Once your cells have separated, the rich platelets are extracted and injected into the scalp where rejuvenation of hair is requested.
Most people will experience some mild to moderate pain in the area of treatment, redness or heat, which are all common side effects and are part of the activation of your platelets;mild to moderate swelling is inevitable( not visible to others ).
It is 100% completely natural, void of synthetic factors, as it is derived 100% from YOUR OWN BLOOD. Consequently, there is no risk of allergy!
For hair loss, to begin with, we recommend 3 treatments, spaced 3 weeks apart to boost hair growth.
Maintenance treatment is subsequently discussed with you further down the line into treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma injections may not be appropriate for a patient who:
- Has a medical condition that could worsen or spread with injections, such as an active infection, a metastatic disease, or certain skin diseases
- Has certain blood and bleeding disorders
- Is undergoing anticoagulation therapy (and cannot temporarily suspend treatment)
- Is anemic
- Is pregnant/ breastfeeding