At British Hair Clinic, we are excited to announce a new non-surgical treatment option for hair loss,
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy as a treatment option for male and female hair loss.
PRP treatment is a non-surgical and a safe option for patients experiencing hair loss. Blood is taken from the patient (usually arm) and then span in a machine called a centrifuge. The spinning separates the blood into two sections. The section we call PRP contains special cells called Platelets, that can cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These special Platelet cells promote healing, accelerate the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, improve response to injury and formation of new cellular growth. It is this PRP that is reinjected into the treatment area (see illustrated image).
The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase. PRP treatment is an evidence based procedure supported by positive results in clinical research looking at the effects of PRP therapy in hair restoration.
PRP Cosmetic Rejuvenation works pretty much the same way. Once injected into your skin, the platelets will accelerate the normal healing process and produces new collagen (what tendons are made of) at the injected area.
Here’s the list of cosmetic procedures commonly performed with PRP:
- Wrinkle improvement: fine wrinkles, eye wrinkles, wrinkles around mouth, forehead wrinkles.
- Skin pores and elasticity: reduction of skin pore size, improvement in skin elasticity and skin tone.
- Skin pigmentation disorders: skin whitening against hyper-pigmentation such as freckles, skin blemish, etc.
- Other applications: improvement in hair loss, chapped skin, burn wound, dark circle, etc
If, for cosmetic reasons, you wish to seek treatment for male or female-pattern baldness, medications like minoxidil can be used. Minoxidil can also be used to treat female-pattern baldness.
These treatments may not be effective for everyone and only work for as long as they are continued. Cortisone injections can stimulate hair growth when performed on bald patches on the scalp by a dermatologist. Stress reduction techniques and a change in lifestyle can also relieve hair loss symptoms. Vitamins B12 and B7 (Biotin) and other dietary supplements can be reported to help with some common causes of hair loss.
A new injection therapy called Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is fast becoming a choice for many patients wishing to improve existing hair quality and strength or to support hair transplantation procedures. Visit PRP treatment section for more details.
Please contact us for more information on non-surgical alternatives to hair loss in men and women.
Loss of facial hair in men and women alike is not commonly recognized in the same way that male pattern baldness is. It is also visible to see and therefore can cause great embarrassment to men and women. The Possible causes of hair loss
in men and women include:
- Scarring from surgery
- Natural aging process
At the British Hair Clinic, our expert surgeons can help restore your, moustache, sideburns, beard and eyebrows, creating a natural and beautiful outcome.