Hair Loss Treatment
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a method used to derive a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich cells and create autologous platelet-rich plasma.
PRP is a technology that deploys aspects of blood-based biochemistry. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special proteins that help your blood to clot and support cell growth by activating fibroblast production, collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.
PRP is produced by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it and then injecting it back into the patient. Since the PRP is the patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
How is PRP preformed?
PRP is completed in 4 steps:
- A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient
- The practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood. The process takes about 10 minutes.
- A technologist takes the separated plasma and prepares it for injection into the affected area.
- Your doctor will then inject the PRP into the area. When platelet-rich plasma is activated it releases at least eight essential growth factors and signaling proteins stimulating the growth of healthy tissue and cells.
PRP For Hair Loss
By exploiting regenerative potential contained in the platelets, this induces regeneration of the hair bulb environment, while increasing blood supply to the hair follicle. As a result, the hair becomes more enriched and stronger, in return enhancing the actual colour and brightness of the hair without any side effects. Benefits can be seen within 2 weeks after treatment (thickness of hair shaft and growth of new hairs in the treated area). It typically takes three to six months from your initial treatment to see measurable results.
Is PRP painful?
There may be some temporary discomfort or possible redness and inflammation at the application site, but this will quickly resolve.
How long does the procedure take?
The blood draw takes just a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation. The time involved in the application varies depending on the area being treated.
How many sessions of PRP are required?
PRP treatments can differ from patient to patient. For proper assessment, pre and post protocol and a personal treatment regime, a complimentary consultation done by one of our team is advisable.
Skintology Signature Hair Restoration Treatment
Here at Skintology Health and Wellness Centre we have devised a 20-week treatment for hair restoration. Using a combination of PRP and growth factors we have had great success with many patients getting considerable improvement in hair growth.