Stimulate dormant hair follicles with your own plasma and growth factors.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, that is, the plasma component of blood that has been enriched with platelets.
Platelets are the tiny white cells of the blood that are rich in healing, repair and growth factors. By using PRP you are boosting the effect of these natural factors to stimulate the hair follicles and encourage regrowth.
PRP is being used in all fields of medicine and has become an increasingly popular way to treat hair loss.
The process is straight forward and involves collecting some of your blood and processing it so that all other blood components are removed, leaving an enriched concentration of platelets. This platelet rich plasma is then injected into the scalp areas where hair is thinning to encourage follicle repair and regrowth.
The treatment is relatively painless although there may be slight soreness for a day or two afterwards. There is no down time.
Because the treatment uses your own blood it is completely safe and you will grow your own hair naturally.
This treatment is suited to men and women of any age. Although it is best to commence in early hair loss it can be used effectively at any stage. The best time to start is as soon as hair loss has been detected.
PRP will successfully treat hair loss from most causes including genetic male and female pattern hair loss, stress related hair loss, post chemotherapy hair loss, and the commonly seen Alopecia Areata.
PRP can be used safely in combination with any other hair regrowth method and products, it will not interact adversely and may in fact boost their effectiveness.
PRP is complementary to hair transplant procedures and can increase the success of transplanted hairs.
Usually an initial course of three treatments given 4-6 weeks apart to obtain the desired regrowth, although sometimes you may see significant regrowth after just the first or second treatment.
It may take 3 or 4 months to see results.
Maintenance will be required, usually at 4-12 month intervals.
Most concerns have more than one course of treatment. Feel free to contact us so one of our team can discuss options for your unique concern.