The venesection was painless to say the least, thank you for using local anaesthetics; highly recommended
Hair loss is a widespread condition affecting 65% of all men by the age of 60. Several types of treatments are available to combat hair loss, but we’ve noticed non-surgical methods have gained momentum and are popular in our Harley Street clinic. If you are losing your hair and want to consider an alternative to a hair transplant, we offer the latest non-surgical hair loss treatment for men.
Sometimes hair loss is a result of a genetic condition called androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness. Hair loss can also be a sign that something else is wrong, so the first step is to see your doctor. If you’ve spent your whole life with a great head of hair, it can be worrying when hair loss begins. But there is good news! Many hair loss treatments are effective and offer great results.
What Is the Best Non-surgical Hair Loss Treatment?
We think Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (or PRP rejuvenation) is the best non-surgical choice for targeting hair loss conditions. PRP uses growth factors retrieved directly from your blood to rejuvenate the skin and hair on the scalp. The platelets are injected to stimulate collagen production in the roots of your existing hair follicles and scalp to trigger the hair growth process. It is a popular treatment among men battling hair loss because the results are visible and natural. Platelet-rich plasma contains large numbers of growth factors, which have been used in various medical procedures to promote tissue healing, so you know it’s safe and effective.
How Does PRP Hair Loss Treatment Work?
It is truly fascinating to witness how PRP injections work. Initially, a blood sample is taken from your arm just as if you were getting a blood test. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge — a device that spins the blood samples at high speeds — to separate the plasma. PRP is isolated from the plasma and — once the process is complete — injected into the target areas of your scalp for hair growth. The treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes. PRP therapy is a superior hair growth treatment because it does not carry the risk of allergy or rejection.
When Will I See Results with PRP Therapy?
If you are thinking of having PRP therapy, you’ll be happy to know the treatment is quick, so you’ll be able to return to work the next day. Hair growth results take a few weeks to become apparent, but it’s a natural change that is both effective and noticeable. Optimal collagen regeneration can take up to three months. Results will vary between individuals and most conditions require at least two to three sessions, usually four to six weeks apart.
Is PRP Hair Loss Treatment Right for You?
The best time to get hair loss treatment is as soon as you notice your hair is starting to thin. The sooner you start treatment for hair loss, the better chance we have of stopping it in its tracks. Remember, it takes time to see results with hair loss treatments, so don’t live with the problem and let your confidence suffer. You may not qualify for PRP therapy due to medical reasons like having an active infection on the scalp, being systemically unwell, having uncontrolled diabetes or severe anaemia.
The good news is PRP therapy is a low-risk hair loss treatment plan, especially compared to alternative surgical or medication options. Get in touch with us today so we can see if you are a good candidate for PRP therapy for hair restoration.