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What is PRP hair therapy?

PRP is an acronym for platelet rich plasma and yes, it is what you’re thinking when you read the word platelet, it uses your own blood to perform this form of therapy. These platelets are rich in something that is known as “growth factors” which are the most potent natural healers found within the human body. It’s these growth factors which stimulate cell growth which promote healing at a cellular level, restoring the architecture within the actual tissue.

For the procedure to take place, a small amount of blood is extracted from your arm using normal methods which is then processed at high speed in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the remainder of the plasma. Because only your own blood is used in the procedure, just transported from one part of you to another, there are no transfusion risks related to this form of treatment which ticks a huge number of boxes with any blood related surgery. This plasma which is rich in platelets and growth factors is then injected into the scalp to promote healing and to stimulate the hair follicles to grow stronger and healthier.

It’s something that is often offered and provided as a standalone treatment to patients who are looking to strengthen their hair without going all out and booking in for a hair transplant, however we find that when it is carried out in addition to an FUE or FUT hair transplant, the newly transplanted hair grows thicker, healthier and gives better looking results than just the transplant alone.

What is PRP hair therapy?

PRP is an acronym for platelet rich plasma and yes, it is what you’re thinking when you read the word platelet, it uses your own blood to perform this form of therapy. These platelets are rich in something that is known as “growth factors” which are the most potent natural healers found within the human body. It’s these growth factors which stimulate cell growth which promote healing at a cellular level, restoring the architecture within the actual tissue.

For the procedure to take place, a small amount of blood is extracted from your arm using normal methods which is then processed at high speed in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the remainder of the plasma. Because only your own blood is used in the procedure, just transported from one part of you to another, there are no transfusion risks related to this form of treatment which ticks a huge number of boxes with any blood related surgery. This plasma which is rich in platelets and growth factors is then injected into the scalp to promote healing and to stimulate the hair follicles to grow stronger and healthier.

It’s something that is often offered and provided as a standalone treatment to patients who are looking to strengthen their hair without going all out and booking in for a hair transplant, however we find that when it is carried out in addition to an FUE or FUT hair transplant, the newly transplanted hair grows thicker, healthier and gives better looking results than just the transplant alone.

What should you expect with PRP hair therapy?

Although a surgery using your own blood as the active ingredient may sound terrifying, it’s actually incredibly safe and PRP therapies have been used for around 50 years to aid with things ranging from sporting injuries through to beauty treatments. The healing powers associated with growth factors are incredible, but just because it’s been used safely for so long doesn’t mean that you have no questions to ask before booking yourself in. Please take a look at some of the more commonly asked questions and queries below, and feel free to contact us if you have any more.

On average, we find that PRP hair therapy starts to improve growth immediately with the best results seen after around four to six weeks. In order to maintain the effects of this treatment, a lot of clients book themselves in for a repeat treatment after around six to twelve months.

Unlike the majority of procedures we offer, this is much less invasive and we find that a normal daily routine can be resumed almost immediately following the treatment. After just a couple of hours, we even find that our patients are washing and styling their hair with no issues. There will be some redness and possibly inflammation in the affected area for a short while after the treatment, but this will fade quickly and you will be left with your results.

Unfortunately not, it’s not a miracle cure, and won’t make hair grow back if you’ve experienced an excessive amount of balding already. But, it can cause some level of regrowth and give you back strength and density to your locks.

This is entirely up to you, but it isn’t necessary. A lot of our patients choose to undergo a PRP hair therapy in addition to their transplant procedure as it is proven that it helps the healing process of the newly transplanted follicles thanks to the growth factors found within the plasma, as well as giving the new follicles a stronger and thicker appearance when they begin to grow through.

To start with, a small amount of blood is drawn from the body and spun in a centrifuge to separate the protein rich plasma (PRP) from the rest of the blood. This plasma is then prepared and injected directly into the recipient area of the scalp, which then provides the benefits of renewed growth and additional strength to the follicles in this area.

If you don’t like having blood taken, then it is a bit of a con for you as you need to have blood drawn to have this treatment, but otherwise the only real con is a temporary amount of swelling in the treated area.

Because only your own blood is used, there is no risk of transfusion associated infections with a PRP hair therapy. This is actually one of the biggest selling point of a PRP hair therapy treatment as it allows our patients to rest safe in the knowledge that they aren’t having another persons blood injected into them.

What should you expect with PRP hair therapy?

Although a surgery using your own blood as the active ingredient may sound terrifying, it’s actually incredibly safe and PRP therapies have been used for around 50 years to aid with things ranging from sporting injuries through to beauty treatments. The healing powers associated with growth factors are incredible, but just because it’s been used safely for so long doesn’t mean that you have no questions to ask before booking yourself in. Please take a look at some of the more commonly asked questions and queries below, and feel free to contact us if you have any more.

On average, we find that PRP hair therapy starts to improve growth immediately with the best results seen after around four to six weeks. In order to maintain the effects of this treatment, a lot of clients book themselves in for a repeat treatment after around six to twelve months.

Unlike the majority of procedures we offer, this is much less invasive and we find that a normal daily routine can be resumed almost immediately following the treatment. After just a couple of hours, we even find that our patients are washing and styling their hair with no issues. There will be some redness and possibly inflammation in the affected area for a short while after the treatment, but this will fade quickly and you will be left with your results.

Unfortunately not, it’s not a miracle cure, and won’t make hair grow back if you’ve experienced an excessive amount of balding already. But, it can cause some level of regrowth and give you back strength and density to your locks.

This is entirely up to you, but it isn’t necessary. A lot of our patients choose to undergo a PRP hair therapy in addition to their transplant procedure as it is proven that it helps the healing process of the newly transplanted follicles thanks to the growth factors found within the plasma, as well as giving the new follicles a stronger and thicker appearance when they begin to grow through.

To start with, a small amount of blood is drawn from the body and spun in a centrifuge to separate the protein rich plasma (PRP) from the rest of the blood. This plasma is then prepared and injected directly into the recipient area of the scalp, which then provides the benefits of renewed growth and additional strength to the follicles in this area.

If you don’t like having blood taken, then it is a bit of a con for you as you need to have blood drawn to have this treatment, but otherwise the only real con is a temporary amount of swelling in the treated area.

Because only your own blood is used, there is no risk of transfusion associated infections with a PRP hair therapy. This is actually one of the biggest selling point of a PRP hair therapy treatment as it allows our patients to rest safe in the knowledge that they aren’t having another persons blood injected into them.

1 hour procedure (with topical numbing cream)

1-2 hours in clinic

Local anaesthetic, driving is permitted

1 day before any strenuous exercise

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The minimum age for any consultation or surgical procedure is 18. Certain things, such as becoming pregnant before the surgery, will stop you from being able to proceed forwards from the consultation phase. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

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The minimum age for any consultation or surgical procedure is 18. Certain things, such as becoming pregnant before the surgery, will stop you from being able to proceed forwards from the consultation phase. This will be discussed during your initial consultation.

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