PRP treatment for hair loss - questions and answers

PRP therapy for hair restoration

PRP-Therapy

PRP treatment is used to restore hair and achieve natural-looking results. A fine needle is used to inject your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the scalp.

PRP hair restoration is suitable for both men and women. This is an alternative, state-of-the-art, non-surgical, natural medical procedure used for hair loss or thinning. This is an injectable treatment that uses the patient's blood.

PRP contains active growth factors that stimulate hair growth and regrowth. The end result is fuller, healthier hair that can help restore self-confidence. 

Frequently asked questions about PRP therapy

Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP therapy): What is it and how does it work?

The doctor takes a small sample of blood. This sample is then treated with a centrifuge to separate the repair cells or platelets from the other types of blood components such as red blood cells. PRP has a highly concentrated number of platelets in the plasma that release essential growth proteins. This mixture is injected into the scalp with a small thin needle. 

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What are PRP treatments for hair growth and how do they work?

PRP or platelet-rich plasma for hair regrowth is an autologous, non-surgical in-office or clinic treatment (obtained from the patient's blood) that can be performed in about 30 minutes. Once the problem area has been identified, assessed and measured, standardised medical images are taken in the photo suite.

Special sterile techniques and equipment are used to separate and concentrate platelets and plasma from a small sample of peripheral blood. PRP contains growth factors and cytokines that stimulate and improve hair follicle function. Small injections of PRP deliver the strong growth factors from platelets into the skin of weak follicles. 

Who is the ideal candidate for PRP treatment for hair loss?

In PRP treatments, there are two types of patients with hair loss: chronic hair loss (male and female pattern baldness) and acute hair loss (e.g. alopecia). In our experience, patients with areas of "low-grade" hair growth on the scalp where functioning hair follicles can still be seen are the patients who seem to have the most success with hair regrowth treatments. Those with "shiny" bald patches and long-standing baldness are NOT the best candidates. 

When can you expect PRP results and how long will they last?

It can take up to six to twelve months for PRP results to be "visually" evaluated in the mirror, although most clients will notice results after three months. Standardised photographs are taken before each PRP hair restoration treatment so that improvement can be tracked.

After the treatment period, the average patient with hereditary hair loss can expect to need a PRP treatment every 6 to 12 months to maintain their results. 

What are the risks and benefits of PRP treatment?

PRP is a non-surgical, comfortable in-office/clinic procedure that takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. Most of the time is spent in the preparation phase. Patients usually notice a short period of inflammation where their scalp remains slightly pink and they feel pressure or swelling for a few hours. Improvements in hair growth can generally be measured in about three months, but it may take six to twelve months before the difference is visually 'seen' in the mirror. 

The main risk of PRP is that your doctor may use careless or outdated preparation and application equipment or techniques that result in poor or less than optimal outcomes. Patients with certain blood disorders or taking certain medications are not candidates for PRP treatments. PRP is immunologically neutral and carries a low risk of allergies, hypersensitivity or reactions to foreign bodies.

How long do the benefits of PRP treatments last?

According to published reports, PRP improves hair calibre and growth for about four to six weeks, which is repeated once a month for three months. However, on average, most patients require their repeated PRP treatment after 6 to 12 months to maintain the effects of hair growth. 

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Is there a recovery period or downtime after PRP treatment?

There is no activity restriction after PRP treatment. Patients can usually shower/shampoo/maintain their hair and resume their normal sports and daily activities only a few hours after the treatment.

As mentioned above, there may be a brief mild inflammation that is noticeable for several hours, e.g. redness and swelling of the scalp. Strong chemical colours or permanent treatments should not be used for at least 72 hours. The use of topical hair growth treatments such as minoxidil or similar can be discontinued the next day. 

Are there contraindications or other factors that would make someone ineligible for PRP?

Patients should be informed by their hair restorer about the results they can expect from PRP in different areas of the scalp.

Different parts of the scalp may respond differently to PRP depending on the number of weak hair follicles in each area. In general, places where severe follicle depletion has occurred should not be treated as the likelihood of results is very low.

The vast majority of healthy people can easily undergo PRP treatments. Certain conditions such as blood and platelet disorders, chronic liver disease, the presence of active severe infection, cardiovascular or haemodynamic instability and/or the presence of anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin) would make PRP contraindicated.

Recent steroid and smoking treatments are relative contraindications and should be discussed with your doctor. 

What qualifications should a person obtain from a doctor before booking an appointment for PRP treatment?

Practical certification programmes and "continuing education" programmes teach doctors the most up-to-date methods for assessing hair loss and applying PRP to the scalp. 

Look for a doctor with experience specifically with PRP for the scalp, as the techniques are different for the scalp compared to other parts of the body. 

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