A degree of hair loss is normal for many people to experience each day, but an excessive amount of hair loss is a major concern for both men and women. Excessive hair loss, left untreated can lead to baldness.
How It Works
As we age, we naturally experience thinner and finer hair. This is because our bodies ability to circulate blood to our hair follicles is reduces as we get older.
Platelets are used by your body to repair damage. PRP contains concentrated growth factors. These growth factors signal cells to repair & rejuvenate. By creating a small and controlled injury to your skin (micro needling or injection process) will initiate a wound response by your body. This means your body will send platelets to the area to repair the damage. PRP Treatments enhances the number of platelets in the area by injecting more platelets into the area. This increases the amount of natural growth factors your hair follicles receive.
The first stage of the procedure involves the collection of blood. Around 40 mls of blood is extracted from the patient, the procedure is similar to that of a routine blood test. The collected blood is then spun in a medical grade centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the rest of the blood constituents. This process takes around 15 minutes.
PRP therapy is performed in 3 stages.
Once the centrifuge stops spinning, the PRP which contains abundant growth factors and stem cells is ready to be applied to the scalp.
The rich concentration of platelets now has to be applied to the scalp where hair loss has begun. To prepare the scalp, local anaesthetic is used to numb the area. We use a combination of three different local anaesthetics, specifically mixed for this procedure. The patient will also have the option of a ring block where the anaesthetic is injected using a very fine needle around the area to be treated. This is down to the patient’s own preference and pain thresh hold. A dermaroller is then used to cause microtrauma to the area. This will help encourage other healing and growth repair cells into action. The PRP can then be applied to the scalp and injected where the doctor feels is necessary.
Prices start from £850