PRP Therapy: Hair Loss Treatment
Treat hair loss with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.
Advantages of PRP Therapy against hair loss are:
- Simple, non surgical procedure
- Procedure lasting approximately 20 to 45 minutes
- Safe and reliable results
- Very quick/easy recovery period.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy is used in hair restoration for natural looking results. With a thin needle, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated.
PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women. It is a state of the art, non surgical, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood. Our blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth. Helping to restore one’s confidence, the end result is a fuller, healthier looking head of hair.
The cost of PRP hair treatment can be discussed at your initial consultation.
PRP is also being used in conjunction with some hair transplant procedures.
As all treatments, it may not work in every single patient but the results are very promising.
Frequently Asked Questions About PRP Hair Treatment
Does it hurt?
Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the treatment. In some cases we can use a topical anesthetic or even local anesthesia.
What are the risks?
There is no risk of an allergic reaction with PRP therapy because the enriched plasma has been produced from the patient’s own blood. A concentrated amount of white blood cells make up part of the PRP which are the body’s natural defenders against infections. Infections are therefore extremely rare.
How long does PRP treatments take?
The actual procedure normally takes between 20 and 45 minutes, depending upon the area’s being treated.
Do I need to repeat this treatment?
Depending upon the patient’s individual needs and treatment plan, PRP treatment can be repeated. We will discuss your plan during your initial consultation.
Is there a recovery period/downtime after PRP treatments?
There is no activity restriction after your treatment. You may shower/shampoo/condition their hair normally just a few hours after the treatment and resume normal daily and athletic activities. As mentioned previously, some brief mild inflammation noticeable as redness/pinkness and numbness of the scalp may be present for several hours. No harsh chemical coloring or perming treatments should be performed for at least 72 hours. Use of topical hair growth treatments like Minoxidil or similar can resume the next day. Laser therapy treatments can also be resumed the next day.
Are there any contraindications or other factors that would make someone ineligible for PRP?
Patients should be educated by the Physician as to what results they could expect from PRP in various areas of the scalp. Different areas of the scalp may respond differently to PRP depending on the amount of weak hair follicles present in each zone. Generally, with the exception of small round areas of alopecia areata, locations where severe depletion of follicles has occurred should not be treated. The vast majority of healthy individuals can easily undergo PRP treatments. Certain conditions like blood and platelet disorders, chronic liver disease, presence of an active severe infection, cardiovascular or hemodynamic instability and/or the presence of anti-coagulation therapy (e.g. warfarin) would make PRP contraindicated. Recent steroid treatments and smoking are relative contraindications and should be discussed with our Physician.