About PRF Hair Treatments
PRP Hair 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.
Your 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.
How PRP Hair Treatments Works
The PRP treatment process is relatively quick, with minimal downtime, and the end result is visible and, most importantly, natural.
A small amount of blood (20ml) is taken from your arm. Then the PRP is made by placing a sample of your blood in a centrifuge. This centrifuge concentrates the platelets inside the blood, which are the specific cells rich in growth factors. These growth factors are what will encourage hair rejuvenation.
The PRP is then activated in vitro and injected back into your scalp to stimulate the tissue and encourage natural, faster hair growth. This treatment is precise and we inject the PRP into the exact locations of the head you want to target (if your hair follicle loss is occurring in a specific area).
PRP stimulates collagen production and triggers the skin-rejuvenation process. Although this therapy is particularly popular for rejuvenation of the face, it’s also frequently used on the scalp, for the promotion of hair growth.
Deciding if PRP Hair Treatment is right for you?
If you feel that your hair is lacking radiance and density and the signs of ageing are starting to take its toll and show a little more, 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.
What are the benefits of PRP Hair treatment?
There are many of benefits of such treatment however some of these include:
Quick, easy and convenient in comparison to other treatments
Natural looking result
Why choose PRP Hair treatment?
Hair loss is generally caused by a lack of cell renewal in the scalp – which makes PRP the perfect treatment as it stimulates the production of new healthy cells. It is a simple and totally natural.
PRP provides safe and reliable results and has a very quick recovery period. Only a small amount of blood is taken as though you are having your routine blood testing and local anesthesia is used, so you experience very minimal discomfort. PRP Hair treatments provides effective results with high success rate.
Things to discuss at your consultation
Your expectations - What you expect to achieve post-treatment. This can be anything from targeting specific wrinkles, a guaranteed lift in certain places or general rejuvenation.
Where will the treatment be performed - It is important to understand where the treatment will be performed. More often than not, treatments of any kind should be administered in a clean, accredited and insured premises, particularly when the treatment involves an injection. If you are getting the treatment injected into your cleavage, for example, you might ask about the availability of private spaces to do so.
General questions about the procedure - It might be worth asking things like: Will it hurt? Do you use numbing cream? How long will it take in total? Should I do anything to prepare?
Patient satisfaction records - Never be afraid to ask about how previous patients have reviewed the service and request a reference or recommendation from these. Often this can be in the form of social media posts, patient progress photos and general reviews, all of which is available online.
Alternatives - Also consider asking about alternative treatments and request a comparison of these, just so that you get a better understanding of the treatments available and their compatibility with you.
Results - It is also worth asking what is in place if something were to go wrong. For example, what recourse would be available to you if something went wrong during the treatment. What guarantee can they provide you if you are unhappy with the results?
Moving Forward - It might also be a good idea to ask about the plan moving forward. How many treatment sessions are required, how often and what happens once the treatments stop being effective?
Costs - It is vital to ask about pricing and packages when you have a consultation. This is because you want a clear and transparent quote for the treatment you are having, prior to having it. This is good when comparing deals from other consultants but also good to ensure you aren’t later hit by an unagreed charge.
Following a consultation, each clinician should collaborate with you to find the best treatment timing, plan and goals for you. This can involve anything from where you will be injected with the treatment, how frequently and what to expect on the day. Comparing these plans might help you understand which consultant’s treatment suits you the best and fits well around your desires and routine.
Regardless of which clinician you choose, you should always check reviews, accreditation, insurance and qualifications to ensure that they are a reputable treatment provider. Failing to do so might leave you either scammed or potentially put your health at risk.
How long do results last?
Results from this procedure are visible after three weeks, but optimal collagen regeneration for the skin on the scalp takes up to three months. The results typically last for as long as 18 months, after which you may want to book in for a follow-up appointment.
Effects may vary between individuals and it’s highly recommended to have three sessions for the first treatment, four weeks apart, for optimal stimulation. There is no limit to the number of treatments you can have for maintenance, but we recommend a session every three to six months if possible.
Potential Side Effects
As the PRP solution consists of a person’s own blood components, there are few risks of a reaction to the solution itself but this is completely natural.
However, people undergoing PRP treatments for hair loss may experience the following side effects:
mild pain at the injection site
temporary bleeding at the injection site