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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a medical adjunct therapy mostly known for healing skin and wound. These platelets have proven to assist in blood clotting as well as contain growth factors that stimulates stem cells to generate new tissues and skin and help the body repair itself. In recent years, the medical therapy has proven to establish itself as an effective treatment in the aesthetics field. Evidently PRP therapy for hair loss is being seen as a promising non-surgical treatment for natural hair regrowth.
Available for both men and women, PRP therapy is non-surgical, natural, and can be considered as an alternative for medical procedures that works effectively to help people restore their confidence with a fuller and healthier looking head of hair.
The surgeon draws blood (60-110ml approx) from your body like they do in a blood test, which is then treated in a centrifuge where a high concentration of platelet rich plasma (PRP) is separated from the rest of the blood.
The patient is given local anaesthesia to numb the scalp after which PRP is injected to the balding areas with a micro-needling roller device.
PRP Therapy for hair loss puts very less pressure on the scalp making the procedure almost painless.
All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with PRP Therapy for hair loss.
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We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.
PRP Therapy for hair loss is performed purely for cosmetic purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem.
People who have an active infection on the scalp or have a history of heavy smoking, drug, and alcohol use are not good candidates of PRP Therapy for hair loss.
You will also recommended to not go ahead with the procedure if you have medical conditions such as skin diseases, chronic liver disease or metabolic disorders.
- Non-surgical and a natural alternative of medical procedures
- Rapid recovery period
- PRP Therapy for hair loss involves your own blood cells and therefore will not be rejected by your body
- No scarring involved
The number of PRP therapy for hair loss treatments you will need is dependent upon factors such as your age and the degree of shedding of hair. After your initial treatment, usually your surgeon will administrator a second session after 6 weeks and then additional treatments will be given at 3 months interval if needed.
Patient will be advised not to take any anti-inflammatory medicines as it may interfere with the natural healing process involved in PRP Therapy for hair loss. Expect mild swelling and tenderness for a few day following your procedure which will eventually go away.
There is a risk of the injected area getting infection, but rarely happens. PRP Therapy for hair loss does not pose a risk of allergic reaction to foreign substance as it is your own blood getting injected back to your body.
How does PRP therapy for hair loss work?
PRP has proven to assist in blood clotting as well as contain growth factors that stimulates stem cells to generate new tissues and skin and help the body repair itself.
How is PRP hair treatment performed?
Approximately 60-100ml of blood is drawn out from an area of your body. The components of the blood is then separated to collect a high concentration of platelet rich plasma containing growth cells, which is injected back to the area needed to be treated.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes around an hour and a half for completion.
What is the recovery period like?
Expect swelling and tenderness for the first few days following your session which will eventually fade away.
What are the benefits of PRP therapy for hair loss?
- A very natural technique using your own blood cells
- No scarring
- Minimal risks
What are the complications associated with the procedure?
The injected area may get infected, but very rare.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of PRP treatments you will need is dependent upon factors such as your age and the degree of shedding.After you initial session, your surgeon will examine your response to the PRP Therapy for hair loss and give you additional treatments if seen necessary.