Written & Reviewed by Dr Isabella Sillar
The benefits of PRP hair loss treatment are more than just a head of hair. Platelet Rich Plasma is a method of strengthening hair and increasing hair volume that is quick and non-invasive, not requiring surgery or pills. It involves the extraction of blood, which is then separated into platelets and plasma via centrifuge and injected into areas of the scalp where signs of hair loss are present.
What are the key benefits of PRP treatments for hair loss?
The benefits of PRP hair loss treatment center largely around the ease and accessibility that accompany its effectiveness. As mentioned previously, not only does the treatment promote hair growth, but it does so in a manner that is easy and painless for the recipient.
Platelets and hair growth: What’s the connection?
Platelets make up one of the four primary components of blood (the others being red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma), and their role is to secrete growth factors that are thought to assist in wound healing and tissue regrowth. Injecting platelets into the scalp theoretically stimulates the cells that regulate hair growth, known as dermal papilla cells.
Does PRP hair treatment work?
Within weeks of the initial PRP treatment, you will notice an observable difference in hair thickness and reduction in the number of hairs lost per day. As those weeks turn to months, there is an increase in the number of hair follicles per area. This increase is accompanied by the strengthening of the quality of newly grown hair. We measure the improvements in your scalp using Trichoscan to ensure the success of your treatment.
How much blood do they take for PRP hair treatment?
We only take a small volume sample of blood (ranging approximately 15-30 mls). This is in order to maintain the non-invasive nature of PRP hair loss treatment. That blood is then placed into a centrifuge, where it is spun at the exact speed necessary to isolate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells and white blood cells. The purpose of this is to extract about 4-6mls of platelet rich plasma which is then injected into the treatment area.
When do you see results from PRP hair treatment?
The time at which a person sees results from PRP hair treatment depends on the person. On average:
In the unlikely event that you do not see results, you may be entitled to a 100% money back guarantee.
Are PRP hair treatment results permanent?
PRP hair treatment results may be effective. But it is recommended that, once you complete your initial PRP hair loss treatment package, you continue with a PRP session every 12 months to maintain those positive effects.
Why choose our PRP hair loss treatments?
At Elucell, our PRP hair loss treatments are conducted by qualified registered nurses with experience in multiple medical disciplines. Our priorities are to administer effective treatment while maintaining patient comfort.
Does PRP hair treatment hurt in the scalp?
Because there is no cutting of the skin or entering deep tissue within the scalp, PRP hair treatment is not a painful process. The only source of pain is the injection itself, which we mitigate through the use of topical anaesthetic creams.
What are the side effects of PRP hair treatment?
The chance of experiencing side effects after receiving PRP hair treatment is extremely low. The only potential side effects are tenderness around the injection site that lasts for approximately 12 hours, and an allergic reaction that is unlikely because the PRP consists only of the patient’s own blood.
Can I wash my hair after PRP hair treatment?
Another benefit of Elucell’s PRP hair treatment is that it has a short recovery period. Within hours, you will be able to wash and shampoo your hair without the risk of adversely affecting the treatment area.
Is PRP hair treatment better than minoxidil?
At Elucell, we have a comprehensive approach to addressing hair loss that incorporates both PRP hair treatment and minoxidil, an antihypertensive used to treat hair loss. To give our clients the greatest chance of optimal results, we may recommend an easy-to-follow treatment regimen that includes topical Minoxidil, Mesotherapy and PRF in addition to PRP. We have an enhanced 5% Minoxidil formula with peppermint oil that is customised for female and male hair loss.
Which is better; PRP hair treatment or hair transplant?
PRP hair treatment is simple and non-invasive, whereas a hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves taking skin from hair-bearing parts of the scalp and grafting it to the thinning or bald areas.
Along with the usual risks that stem from all surgical procedures i.e. bleeding, infection, scars etc. there are also risks exclusive to hair transplants such as nerve damage, tissue death, skin graft complications. Surgery tends to result in lengthy recovery periods, in which even the slightest complication could require additional surgical procedures.
If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of PRP hair treatment for yourself, contact us and book a consultation.