Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (or PRP hair loss Rejuvenation) is a cosmetic treatment where unique proteins and factors are retrieved from your own blood, and then re-injected to rejuvenate the skin, and encourage hair growth.
A hair transplant is perhaps the most popular method of regaining hair for men, but it’s also an extremely expensive and lengthy procedure. For many men, they either don’t want to commit the time and energy into the complex and difficult recovery, or they don’t want to invest huge amounts of money into something that may not take successfully.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is an alternative to traditional hair transplant surgery, and it’s something that is encouraging more men to take the leap into hair loss rejuvenation.
Firstly, there are no additions of any pharmaceutical products – and it’s not the traditional ‘surgical’ procedure you might expect. The process is relatively quick (with minimal down time) and the end result is very visible and perhaps most importantly, natural.
The science behind PRP is this. A small amount of blood (20ml) is taken from your arm in the same way as if you were having a blood test by your doctor. Then the PRP is made by placing a sample of your blood in a centrifuge. This centrifuge concentrates the platelets inside the blood (which are the specific cells rich in growth factors). These growth factors are what will encourage hair rejuvenation.
The PRP is then activated in vitro and injected back into your scalp, to stimulate the tissue and to encourage natural and faster hair growth. You can even be so precise as to inject the PRP into the precise locations of the head you want to target (if your hair loss is suffering from a specific area). PRP stimulates collagen production and triggers the skin rejuvenation process. Although this therapy is particularly popular for rejuvenation of the face, it is also frequently used on the scalp for the promotion of hair growth.
Male pattern hair loss is very common, but for many men who wish to treat it, the medication for treatment often causes erectile dysfunction – which for many men is not ideal not desirable. This is why PRP therapy has become extremely popular amongst men.
In PRP therapy, we re-inject growth factors extracted from your blood to encourage regrowth of hair. It is truly fascinating to witness how PRP works and the results it can produce.
The whole hair loss treatment procedure takes around 30-45 minutes including injections, so it’s a short appointment time – and something many men can do during their lunch break, or after work. There is also no downtime needed – so you can return to your normal daily activities afterwards with no problems.
There is no risk of allergy or rejection as PRP is obtained from your body, and is made from your blood.
During PRP treatment, your skin will be cleansed and disinfected. Topical numbing cream will be used to ensure comfort, and it takes about 10 minutes to work. If needed an ice pack and Arnica cream will be used to minimise bruising. Bruising risk is very small as the needles used are tiny (i.e. 30G). The procedure usually takes around 30-45 minutes on average.
Results from this procedure are visible after 3 weeks but optimal collagen regeneration for the skin on the scalp takes up to 3 months. The results typically last for as long as 18 months, after which you may want to book in for a follow-up appointment course.
Effects may vary between individuals and it is highly recommended for the first treatment, to have 3 sessions, 4 weeks apart for optimal stimulation. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can have for maintenance, we recommend single session every 3-6 monthly if possible.
Book a free consultation today to discuss your suitability for PRP hair treatment in London.
PROCEDURE TIME 45-60 minutes
BACK TO WORK Next day
FULL RECOVERY 5-7 days
DURATION OF RESULT 6-18 months
RESULTS 2-4 weeks