Hair loss and thinning is a common problem that arises as a result of hormonal imbalances, ageing and stress. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for Hair Restoration is a three-step treatment that can effectively treat these issues. The process, in which blood is drawn, processed and later injected into the tissues of the scalp, aims to stimulate natural hair growth. It's particularly ideal for those with thinning hair and areas of baldness that haven't responded to conventional over-the-counter remedies.
PRP therapy is suitable for men and women who suffer from different kinds of hair loss, given that it improves blood supply to the hair follicles and increases thickness of the hair shafts. Together, these two factors promote more voluminous hair and can stimulate hair regrowth.
At b.e.a Skin Clinic, we can boost the results of Hair Restoration treatment by combining it with red and near infrared Light Therapy. This non-invasive, relaxing treatment further stimulates follicular growth and helps minimise future hair fall. Mechanical Microneedling and mesotherapy injections may also form part of a comprehensive Hair Restoration treatment plan. Mechanical needling involves the use of our ‘no tear’ Dermapen together with a portion of PRP solution or other active ingredients, whereas Mesotherapy micro-injections for hair regrowth deposit essential vitamins such as Biotin (Vitamin H) into the scalp.
PRP is a treatment that requires the use of your own blood. First, this is drawn and processed in a centrifuge machine. This produces plasma, a yellow substance of which a portion is rich in platelets. PRP treatment preparation involves extracting and injecting the platelet-rich portion of this plasma into the tissues of the scalp, in order to support hair regrowth.
The reason why we use platelets is because they play a key in the body’s healing processes. They are major components of our blood, along with red and white blood cells. All of these cells perform unique functions that protect us against a number of health issues. In the body, their function is primarily associated with the prevention of blood loss. Whenever a wound or cut is sustained, platelets are the body’s “initial responders”; they arrive at the site of injury to stop the bleeding and support healing.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is extracted from the patient’s blood using a centrifugation machine, which separates the blood from plasma and increases the concentration of platelets that promote tissue repair and healing. Typically, PRP tubes contain anti-coagulants and separator gel although we sometimes add active ingredients after centrifugation to enhance hair growth, such as Biotin.
Platelets, when injected back into the skin or scalp, accelerate healing. This mechanism of action of platelet-rich plasma that can help men and women with hair loss to have healthy hair again.
PRP heals the delicate tissues of the scalp as well as the hair follicles and even hair shafts damaged by extrinsic factors such as over-bleaching, exposure to the sun, use of chemical shampoos, injury and so on. Once these damaged tissues heal, they’re able to start producing new hair again with improved efficiency. This ultimately increases hair growth and volume.
PRP contains natural proteins and growth factors that speed up tissue repair. As most forms of hair loss occur due to damaged hair shafts and follicles, PRP can effectively help to regrow hair. It is specifically suitable for reversing processes that are responsible for male pattern baldness.
Hair restoration treatments can be taken in isolation or in combination. To help you derive a visible change in your hairline within a shorter period of time, we recommend combining this treatment with red and near infrared Light Therapy sessions, mechanical Microneedling with our No-Tear Dermapen and Mesotherapy injections.
Common indications for this treatment include:
- Male pattern baldness
- Age-related hair thinning
- Hormonal imbalances
- Localised hair loss due to injury
- Scalp infection
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Hair loss as a side effect of medications or medical treatments
- During your first appointment, our Skin Specialists will discuss your specific skin concerns along with anything else bothering you
- Our experts will analyse your skin to determine its anti-ageing needs. Depending on the findings, a customised solution using collagen therapy will be recommended alongside products to optimise your results
- On the day of your procedure, we will first make sure your skin is free of any build-up, products and/or cosmetics
- A special numbing cream can be applied to the treatment sites, although this isn't always necessary
- Using a fine needle, Nithya Body will be administered to the affected body areas
- The product is administered evenly throughout the affected skin areas to ensure consistent delivery
- A cold compress is applied to the treated parts in order to to soothe the skin, and minimise redness and swelling
- You may resume normal activities immediately after the session is complete
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Possible Side Effects
Most people need 3 sessions of PRP Hair Restoration therapy spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart. Maintenance sessions are required every 4 to 6 months. The treatment can be combined with other scalp-based treatments to enhance the results and generate faster regrowth.
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