Hair Loss Treatments
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Hair loss is something that affects millions of people around the world. This condition can cause a great deal of stress to both men and women. Thick, healthy hair is associated with youth and vitality so when your hair starts to thin, it can be quite distressing. Fortunately, there are many effective treatments available.
The main treatments that are available on the market for hair loss are finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine). Whilst these treatments are effective to a certain degree, they are associated with some amount of undesirable side effects. Our most popular and effective hair loss treatments include PRP, Microneedling and Mesotherapy.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy 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. Doctors use PRP to encourage the growth of thinning hair and promote the growth of transplanted hair.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes your own body’s healing abilities to stimulate skin and follicle recovery. It is a natural treatment that uses the platelets from your own blood. These activated platelets secrete and release at least 7 different growth factors which enhance the natural healing process of the skin and hair follicles.
During a PRP Therapy treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from you into a sterile tube in the exact same manner as a standard blood test. The tube containing your blood is placed into a centrifuge and spun to separate the plasma and platelets from the other blood components.
After a few minutes, the PRP layer is removed from the same tube and re-introduced into the body at the site to be treated. Using a small sterile needle, your practitioner will inject the PRP in and around the desired site.
The production of collagen induced by the PRP will brighten, rejuvenate and rehydrate the skin even after the first treatment. A course of 3-4 treatments are recommended to see the full effects of this pioneering technique.
What areas can be treated with PRP?
Whether you want to address crow’s feet, frown lines or loose skin, PRP Therapy can be an effective treatment to restore your skin’s youthful appearance. By encouraging the natural collagen production, this innovative facial rejuvenation treatment can help to provide numerous anti-ageing benefits, helping your skin to look smoother and more plumped.
PRP Therapy can be used to treat one of the most frustrating and common concerns for both men and women, hair loss. The treatment involves harvesting the natural growth factors in the blood and reintroducing them to feed the hair follicle. This great, minimally invasive procedure promotes healthy hair growth, to help give you fuller and thicker hair.
Using PRP, we can treat scars on the body. By stimulating and accelerating the body’s natural healing process, the skin is rejuvenated and renewed with PRP Therapy.
DOSE IT HUTR PRP?
Scalp: Mild / Moderate pain. Scalp injections can be painful but we use certain tools to make the treatment as comfortable as we can for you. Each individual’s pain threshold will be different so the level of pain experienced will vary.
Face: Minimal pain, if needed topical anaesthetic cream can be used which will numb the face.
What results can I expect from PRP treatments?
Improvement of skin texture and tone is noticeable within three weeks. Full collagen regeneration takes up to three months. Reduction in hair loss is noticeable within 8 weeks. In most cases, hair re-growth is seen 3-6 months after the last treatment. Results will vary from person to person – during the consultation, the practitioner will examine your area of concern and taking into account your medical history and expected results for your case will be discussed thoroughly.
How many treatments and how often is this therapy needed?
While responses to treatment vary, most people will require 3-4 sessions. Each set of treatments are spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can have. Your practitioner will determine your treatment protocol according to your skin/scalp condition.
How long do results last?
Treatment results vary, however, in most patients the results last up to 24 months after a completing a course of 4 treatments. Touch-up treatments (every 3-6 months) will maintain the results.
Are there possible side effects of PRP facial rejuvenation?
Mild / Moderate swelling and redness for 12-48 hours. Mild bruising may also occur. How long the side effects last will vary from person to person – in some cases, side may take longer to subside.