PRP for Hair Loss
16 Nov 2021
PRP, also known as platelet rich plasma therapy, is one of the many treatment options for those who have hair loss.
While this might be a beneficial treatment plan, it is not suitable for every type of hair loss and is best seen on a case-to-case basis. Individuals who have hair thinning, are usually the ideal candidates but not always.
In PRP, the patient’s own platelet cells from their blood are used to stimulate hair growth.
PRP is produced by the patient’s own platelet cells extracted from their blood.
Platelets are a part of our blood cells which have various growth factors and proteins which accelerate healing.
These growth factors have the potential to stimulate tissue regeneration and hair growth.
During the appointment, a small sample of blood, less than 20ml is taken from the patient. The blood sample is placed in a centrifuge and the PRP is extracted
PRP is then injected into the areas that have hair loss with a very small needle.
PRP can be combined with other treatments which also help with hair growth.
Overall, patients will find an increase in hair counts, thickness, root strength, and a decrease in alopecia.
Usually, there is no limitations to return to your activities after PRP treatment.
Who might be a good candidate for having PRP treatment?
Individuals with male or female baldness who do not wish to have treatment with topical minoxidil or many other oral medication.
Patients with hair thinning who had to stop minoxidil or other oral medication due to side effects.
Patients already on an effective treatment, whom would like to try to achieve an even better result.
Patients that have already tried Low laser light treatment (LLLT).
Women whom are trying to conceive.
How many sessions are needed?
We recommend monthly treatments for 3 months, and then every 6 months or annually.
Are there any risks?
It is generally a well-tolerated treatment. Mild pain at the sides of the injections is not uncommon. Also mild swelling or numbness on the scalp might occur. A very rare side effect can be getting an infection and we minimise this risk by using a sterile technique.
How long does each session last?
It takes around 30-45 minutes and sessions are being performed by our great qualified nurse.
What is the cost for PRP?
The cost is 200 pounds per session.