PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma injection is a technique where the patients own blood is used to promote healing, hair growth and stimulation. Furthermore, PRP may assist with those suffering from male or female pattern baldness as well as the many other hair loss conditions that can affect us.
You are probably looking at this page as you have heard of PRP and either want to know more or just to arrange a consultation or treatment. The simplest way to do this is to either send us a quick message or give us a ring on the number above or the clinic mobile below. So, you will be able to speak to an actual doctor who can talk you through the procedure and answer any questions that you have.
Alternatively, you can text PRP to 07881648674 which is the clinic mobile and we will get back to you asap.
So the next step is to arrange a face time or face to face consultation with us so we can assess your case. Each patient is different and the length of time it may take to remove and the time in between treatments will vary as well. So if you can to see how we can help you please give us a ring or fill in the above form and we will get back to you.
1 session £179.00
3 Sessions £449.00
What should you know about PRP?
So, what is PRP?
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a relatively new natural blood plasma treatment, where your own Plasma enriched with your platelets, is injected into the scalp. This helps stabilise and strengthen current hair follicles, increase the follicle density and stimulate therefore waking up those hair follicles which are dormant.
So how does it work?
PRP brings a range of important cells and cell fragments, notably platelets, directly to the problem area. Therefore releasing lots of growth and signaling factors, which in effect activates the nearby tissues and hair follicles.
So what does the treatment involve?
First of all, an in depth discussion with one of our Doctors is needed to confirm your suitability and if the PRP is appropriate for you. The next stage is to take a blood sample which is then spun at high speed in a machine called a centrifuge which results in the production of the PRP. Whilst this is happening, the scalp is numbed. Finally, the PRP is then given through tiny injections in very small amounts into the affected areas of the scalp.
So how long does it take?
Each session takes 30-45 minutes.
So does PRP work for hair loss?
Firstly, PRP is relatively new and the long term effects are yet to be confirmed. However, Plasma treatment is widely thought amongst medical professionals as an effective tool in combating hair loss. The results of some case studies have shown fantastic results. However, like with any treatment results can vary from person to person. Furthermore, the type of hair loss must be taken onto account.
So when we consider temporary hair loss conditions such as alopecia areata or telogen effluvium then the effects tend to be much quicker. In addition, it may not be necessary for further treatments.
So can PRP be used for androgenic hair thinning and hair loss?
Yes, and it is suitable for both male and female patients. I would add that with male pattern or female pattern baldness, the effects of PRP may take 6 months or more. Furthermore, PRP is not permanent. Therefore further treatments in most cases will be required.
So is it safe to have PRP before a hair transplant?
Yes, in fact we would recommend PRP treatment 6-12 weeks prior to your hair transplant, and a course of 3 injections after.
Are there any added chemicals or treatments?
So, an effective additive is Vitamin B6 which we would add at no extra cost. Apart from that as mentioned the PRP is solely your own blood and no other additives are present.
So Is it safe?
First of all PRP Platelet Rich Plasma is considered safe in that the treatment is using entirely your bodies own plasma. Therefore, you remove risks such as reactions to foreign drugs and allergies. However, there are some side effects such as bleeding, tissue damage, nerve injury and infection. Albeit they are rare.
Is it painful?
Like any procedure involving giving injections it often comes down to the professional who is administering the treatment. Furthernore, our team of doctors have had years of expericence giving injections using precise targeting methods to numb the area. Therefore this should not be a painful experience. Albeit mild discomfort would be expected.
How many sessions would you recommend?
So we would recommend a course of 3 sessions, 6-8 weeks apart. This is considered the most appropriate time difference between treatments. After which, further sessions may be suggested dependant on which hair loss condition you have.
How much is PRP treatment for hair problems?
Our price for PRP is £179 for 1 session, or £449 for 3 sessions.
How long does it take to recover from the PRP treatment?
FIrstly, we would recommend you be gentle with the treated area for the first 24-48 hours. Furthermore, the scalp should be left alone during this period. After a couple of days you can shower as normal and return to the gym and other normal activities.