What is it?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical therapy for thinning hair. It is also a preventative treatment for male and female patients who are experiencing hair loss and it works by stimulating hair growth.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is widely used for tissue and wound healing and has multiple applications in the fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopaedics. In the area of hair restoration, PRP can promote growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the small area around the hair follicle, hence it leads to re- growth of hair.
The Plasma in our blood contains a category of cells called Platelets. These special Platelet cells accelerate the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration and overall promote new cellular growth. The primary purpose of using Platelet-Rich-Plasma injections in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active hair growth phase.
During the procedure, our doctor takes a small amount of the patient’s blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge machine and the Plasma is separated and injected in the treated area. Prior to the injection, we use a local anaesthetic to ensure that our patients do not experience pain. We support and boost the procedure with a micro-needling treatment for further stimulation and higher efficacy.
PRP can be used in conjunction with all hair promoting therapies, including with other medications, such as Minoxidil or DHT blockers.
For patients opting for surgical correction (hair transplant) PRP therapy can complement the treatment to restore the growth of the newly placed follicles. Results will vary from patient to patient, but PRP therapy has shown to improve hair calibre and hair thickness. For optimal results we recommend a PRP treatment every three to four months.
Some conditions and medications can be contra-indicative, but during your consultation our doctor will advise you and determine your suitability for PRP.
Watch another success story with PRP treatment for hair growth. Carmen has had micro-needling and injections administered in our clinic by Dr Liakas and all her hair started growing back – her bald patch is gone!
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