Restore thickness and health to
The PRP treatment is delivered
into the scalp, stimulating follicles and improving the number of hairs per
follicle, resulting in thicker, healthier hair. Unlike some treatments, such as
certain drugs, there is no risk of side effects such as loss of libido.
Because PRP works on active
follicles, it’s a preventative treatment intended to slow hair loss and
thinness, so it’s best embarked upon when you first start to notice a problem.
Please be aware that it is not a treatment for baldness. PRP can, however, help
improve the results of hair transplants.
Most patients see a reduction in
the shedding of hair in 4 weeks. Between 6 to 8 weeks you will start to see an
improvement in your hair character. An increase in hair density should show
between 4 to 6 months. Improvements include your becoming shinier, more vibrant
and less brittle.
Younger patients who had just
started to experience hair loss see the best results with a noticeable increase
in hair density. Patients with moderate and
advanced hair loss usually see a reduction or cessation, a smaller percentage
see hair thickening.
Androgenic Alopecia (patterned
baldness) is the cause for 95% of men and 10% women suffering hair loss. In
2011 researchers at Yale University pinpointed a malfunction of stem cells in
the scalp of men as an underlying cause of androgenetic alopecia.
They found that these stem cells
should produce molecules called Platelet Derived Growth Factors (PDGF), which
support hair growth. A lack of PDGF results in hair thinning overtime. PRP
treatments increase the concentration of your own PDGF around your remaining
hair follicles stimulating the production of healthier hair.
For non-hereditary types of
alopecia, such as Alopecia Areata where bald patches appear on the face and
body, or hair loss caused by a medical condition such as chemotherapy – the
underlying issue is not caused by a lack of PDGF and so PRP treatments are not