What is PRP treatment for hair loss?
Depending on the area that needs to be treated, one or two small tubes of blood platelets are collected by our qualified cosmetic doctors with minimal discomfort. The blood is then spun to extract the powerful regenerating growth factors from the patient’s own body.
A numbing cream is to be applied to minimise any discomfort experienced by the patient when the concentrated plasma is injected into the relevant areas of the scalp. The entire treatment won’t take longer than an hour to perform. The number of injections that are required varies from patient to patient.
The PRP injections trigger the body’s natural healing response, resulting in tissue, cell and collagen regeneration which increases in nutrients that are essential for healthy hair growth.
Once the nutrient-rich plasma starts revitalising and rejuvenating the scalp’s tissues, hair density and thickness should start to improve over the course of 2+ months.
PRP FOR HAIR REGROWTH – FAQS
If you are considering PRP treatments , here are a few things that you should know.
WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS OF PRP TREATMENTS FOR HAIR LOSS?
The main objective of PRP treatments is to stimulate hair growth in people who aren’t responding to other forms of treatment. For example, there are some patients who don’t respond to medication and aren’t suitable candidates for surgery, this is when PRP is recommended. Since the patient’s own blood is used, there are also no side effects besides some tenderness and swelling.
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR PRP HAIR TREATMENT?
Men and women suffering from most types of alopecia or general hair thinning, those looking to prevent further loss and patients considering hair loss surgery can all benefit from PRP hair treatment, provided they are in good health. Treatments are most beneficial if they are started once the first signs of hair thinning start to show. Your medical history will be reviewed and your scalp will be examined during your consultation with the FotoFinder skin device to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure.
Also doctor will check any possibility of correctable medical cause behind the hair loss before proceed to the injection.
ARE THE RESULTS OF PRP THERAPY IMMEDIATE?
No, unfortunately not. New hair growth may be seen as early as 2 months but is typically more evident at around the 5-8 month mark. Results will continue to improve for up to 12 months.
HOW MANY PRP TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
This may vary depending on the severity of your hair loss. Usually, 3 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart is recommended, then a single top-up treatment every 6 – 12 months.
ARE PRP TREATMENTS OVERLY PAINFUL?
You will find PRP treatments bearable because use a topical anaesthetic and a special injection gun to ensure maximum comfort during your sessions.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY PRP SESSIONS?
Since this is not a surgical procedure, no recovery time is necessary. Some patients do prefer to go home after their treatment and prefer to return to work the next day. Several hours after treatment, patients will be able to shower and wash and style their hair as usual. If swelling and inflammation are still present after several days, it’s best to get in touch with us.
HOW MUCH DOES PRP HAIR TREATMENT COST?
This is all dependent on how your scalp responds to treatment and how many sessions we feel you would require to achieve your desired result. A tailored treatment plan will be discussed with you during your consultation.
PRP hair treatment start from $400 per vial which is enough to cover about palm size area.
WHAT CAN I DO TO MAINTAIN THE RESULTS OF MY PRP SESSIONS?
While hair loss can’t always be avoided, there are steps that you can take to make your hair healthier and stronger, including eating a nutrient-rich diet and avoiding prolonged periods of stress. Rethinking the types of products you use on your scalp will also help.