Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is a natural way to treat hair thinning in both men and women. It is a quick procedure with little no downtime and can be done frequently to boost hair growth.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Loss Treatment?
It is a fantastic natural non-surgical way to strengthen hair.
The process involves taking a blood sample from the patient (20 mlns or more) and placing the blood into a centrifuge machine. The centrifuge spins the blood at very high, carefully calibrated speeds so that the blood can separate into its different compartments. The plasma (clear-yellow liquid) contains tiny blood cells called platelets which are vital for growth and repair.
The separated plasma containing a high concentration of tiny cells called platelets (i.e., Platelet Rich) is then extracted and injected back into the scalp. Once in the scalp, the platelets release the growth factors which help repair, vascularise and strengthen the hair follicles.
Some people don’t find PRP treatment painful at all whereas others do. This is because everyone has different levels of scalp sensitivity so as the plasma is injected into the scalp, it can sting the nerves and cause pain in some people. To numb the pain, local anaesthetic can be applied to the treatment either before the PRP is injected into to the scalp or together with the PRP. When given together it can still sting a little however the anaesthetic starts to numb the pain very quickly.
Some people may feel a very light headache after their PRP treatment or have very mild swelling. This can last an hour or two in some patients and it is extremely rare to experience them more than 24 hours. If swelling or pain persist longer than that, contact the clinic again for advice.
Some soreness and mild bruising may be present after PRP treatment. Occasionally some bleeding may persist after the treatment as the injection sites heal. Due to a number of injections being made in each treatment, there is a very low chance of skin infections. Reacting to your plasma is incredibly rare so allergic reactions although possible in theory are rarely reported. If local anaesthetic is used then an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic may occur in some people.
Prices for PRP treatment in the UK vary between £300 to £1000 per session. The price of PRP hair treatment will depend on your individual case and the extent of your hair thinning, how much volume and how many sessions are needed. Often a course of treatment is recommended so discounted prices may be available.
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Quick and Natural Hair Regrowth
A session of PRP takes 30 minutes and can be done during the lunch break for those who need to get back to work. PRP is suitable for both men and women of all ages. It is an amazing natural way to treat hair thinning after illnesses, hormonal changes, stress and post childbirth.
The British Hair Clinic offers free consultations allowing people to learn more about the various options available to them before undergoing any treatment.
The clinic is happy to answer questions and concerns people may have about their hair.