Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a new form of regenerative medicine that utilises your own blood, where the platelet rich plasma component is extracted, concentrated and then reintroduced into the scalp for hair loss treatment.
All treatments are performed by qualified, registered nurses or our visiting doctor.
Platelets are the key to the body’s ability to stop bleeding and repair damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets contain substances called growth factors that activate and rejuvenate cells in the body.
Advantages of PRP Therapy against hair loss are:
- Simple, non-surgical procedure
- Multiple Injections: Procedure lasting approximately 60 minutes
- Safe and reliable results
- Very quick recovery period
- Beautiful and above all extremely natural looking end results
Most importantly, evidence suggests PRP can reverse the miniaturisation process of hair follicles (a result of dihydrotestosterone, DHT), when injected into the balding areas of the scalp.
The concentrated platelets in PRP contain tremendous amounts of bioactive proteins, which include the growth factors PDGF and FEGF. These growth factors have been shown to initiate accelerated tissue repair, and according to experts have also been shown to have positive effects for hair loss.
A growth factor is a natural occurring substance that can stimulate growth at a cellular level.
Platelets contain potent growth factors necessary to begin tissue repair and regeneration at the wound site. Growth factors derived from platelets initiate connective tissue healing, bone regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels and stimulate the wound healing process.
The growth factors, when released, promote tissue repair, angiogenesis (capillary formation), collagen production, and encourages normalisation of the hair follicular unit.
This treatment is associated with no risk of allergy or infections as we are essentially using your own by-product.
Following PRP therapy, there are some practical instructions and care that must be followed to maximise its benefits. Some of these instructions include avoidance of forceful rubbing (massage) to the area, exercise that increases your heart rate, alcohol avoidance and no hot spas or saunas for 24 hours post treatment.
Preparing for Platelet Rich Plasma treatment for hair loss
Clean eating is essential to gain the most out of your PRP therapy sessions for two weeks leading into a treatment. Hydrate 48 hours prior to each session including 500ml to 1ltr an hour prior to a session. A full list of instructions will be provided at your initial consultation.