PRP – Hair Loss Treatment Blog
What can cause hair loss?
· Family history of balding
· Significant weight loss
· Medical conditions such as diabetes
· Poor diet/nutrition
Signs of hair loss:
· Gradual thinning of the hair
· Patchy/Bald spots
· Sudden losing of hair
· Patching or spreading over the scalp
· Hair loss after brushing or showering
· A noticeable/receding change in your hairline
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma treatment is a hair loss treatment which is completed by isolating plasma from blood and then concentrating it. PRP contains platelets and nutrients from the blood. Injecting PRP into damaged tissue will stimulate your body to grow new and healthy cells and promote healing. PRP can also be used for hair loss, tendon injuries, acute injuries, post surgical repair and osteoarthritis.
How many treatments are needed?
Treatment is recommended every three months for the first year, after the first year we would recommend one or two a year to maintain the benefits.
Approximately 20ml of blood will be collected from the vein which is the same as a routine blood test. The blood is collected in a container which contains anticoagulant; it is then placed in a machine called a centrifuge where your blood will be spun for six minutes to separate your blood components. Once the centrifuge has stopped spinning, your blood components are now separated from your normal whole blood and PRP is collected. It is then injected into the scalp where the hair thinning is present.