WHAT IS PRP? PRP (platelet rich plasma) is an advance cutting-edge therapy utilising growth factors present in the alpha granules of platelets in an autologous manner
WHY IS PRP USED?
PRP is a therapy which will benefit clients throughout their lifetime with repeated treatments.
Measurable results can be seen within 90 days and the hair growth continues to improve over a 6 month period. Results may vary depending on certain factors such as the general health of patients.
Some of the additional benefits that may be seen are:
- Enhances new tissue regeneration.
- Enhanced collagen production (more elastic skin)
- Promotes angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation)
- Stimulates cell proliferation (multiplication)
- Decreases Inflammation (swelling and redness)
How is PRP administered?
A numbing agent might be used if the area is too sensitive or a normal pain killer will work just fine on normal skin. Before the treatment begins, some blood is drawn from your arm and spun in a Machine to separate the red blood cells, white blood cells and Platelets. The plasma with Platelets is then injected back into the area of hair loss. The whole procedure can take up to 30 minutes to an hour.
Are there any Side Effects of PRP?
Side effects can vary between people.
The most common types of side effects include redness, swelling, pain and itching.
The healing time can be different for every patient with the average healing time of 24 hours(on the scalp).
Current evidence recommends to have 3 treatments, each 6-8 weeks apart and 4th one after 6 or 12 months.
Most people begin to see results after 12 weeks of PRP treatment. It can help with hair calibre thickness or slow down the process of Hair Loss.
The time for results to be seen will vary between people and it can be several months before many people see any specific results.
More recently clinical studies have been undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of Platelet Rich Plasma on Pattern Hair Loss, with some studies showing very favourable outcomes.
Plasma Rich Platelets procedure (PRP)
AHI uses Cellenis PRP Centrifuge Machine:
CE marked and FDA Approved.
The anticoagulant used is physiological neutral pH7 which means it minimizes patient discomfort due to less leucocytes(white blood cells), which can cause more inflammation and increased pain sensation.
PRP derived from using Cellenis machine has been used in 2 million cases globally in over 50 countries and it is known to produce safe, simple and efficient preparation of platelet concentration fold of 4-5 times.
PRP treatment has been used or a number of years for burns, skin damage, nerve damage, tendinopathies and bone fracture.
This process is safe, quick and usually straightforward. PRP treatment is available at AHI Clinic and will be carried out by our experienced clinical staff. Please Book for a Free Consultation to ask more details.