PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections are a proven hair loss treatment that can regenerate and promote hair growth for men and women by using your own plasma and growth factors to target areas of hair loss. The treatment takes as little as 30 minutes and most patients start to see an improvement within 1-2 weeks.
Doctors use PRP to encourage the growth of thinning hair and promote the growth of transplanted hair.
Hair follicles survive on the nutrition they get from the blood supply. PRP injections work by introducing platelets so by administering PRP in the area of damaged hair follicles healthy hair growth will be promoted.
In layman’s language, it is blood plasma which is rich in platelets. This treatment has growth factors that fuel the healing of soft tissue (a tissue that supports and connects other body organs and structures).
Human blood mainly contains red blood cells (93%), white blood cells (1%) and platelets (6%) and all of them are suspended in plasma. However, during platelet rich plasma skin therapy, the red blood cell count is reduced to 5%, that of platelets is raised to 94% while the white blood cells counts remain constant.
PRP Therapy is a very simple and safe procedure where blood is taken from the patient just like in a regular blood test. Then the blood is put into a centrifugal machine for 8 to 10 minutes and spun. This facilitates the separation of blood and then the platelet rich plasma is collected and injected into the desired area.
PRP treatment for hair rejuvenation involves the injection of a patient’s own plasma and growth factors in to the to improve hair density and the acceleration of hair growth in order to improve the appearance of hair thickness and condition.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma (composition of blood) that contains approximately five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. Apart from red blood cells and white blood cells, our blood also contains cells known as platelets. The function of platelets is to promote healing and aid in the clotting of blood at the site of a wound. Platelets contain growth factors that promote regeneration of the cells in the body.
If you feel that your hair is lacking radiance and density and the signs of ageing are beginning to take its toll, you may find that your hair loss will dramatically reduce with this simple, convenient treatment.
PRP is selectively and carefully delivered in to specific areas with a series of injections. Before the treatment you will be assessed to see if PRP is the right treatment for you.
You can immediately return to your normal daily routine although strenuous activity and alcohol consumption should be avoided for 24 hours post procedure.
The results of PRP can usually be seen between 1-2 weeks post treatment and depending on what area is being targeted will depend on when a repeat treatment is recommended although every 6 months is the usual regime.
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