Hair loss can be a concerning problem for both men and women. A full head of healthy hair is a hallmark sign of youth and vitality, but it’s not always attainable without intervention. Surgical procedures can be a lengthy process with an extensive recovery that many patients simply don’t have time for. But, there is hope!
How Does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Work?
PRP Therapy is done in a simple visit to our clinic. First, you’ll undergo a routine blood draw which will be sent to our lab where it will be prepared for injection. Your hair restoration specialist will then mark the treatment area and apply a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout. Finally, the injections are strategically placed at precise depths to maximize the effects of your treatment. The entire process typically takes about 2-hours.
Recovery time and side effects are minimal with PRP Therapy compared to surgical alternatives. You should be able to get back to your normal routine the very next day. Most patients need a series of up to three treatments to achieve an optimal outcome. Hair restoration treatments with PRP are spaced 4-6 weeks apart based on your hair’s active growth cycle.
The Science Behind PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a powerful serum that’s derived from your own blood. Our lab technicians use a specialized device called a centrifuge to isolate platelets, stem cells, and other beneficial growth factors in preparation for injection. These cells are safe and effective a wide variety of uses including hair loss and hair thinning. When injected into the scalp, PRP has a regenerative effect quickly working to stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells.
When Can You See Results?
Initial results can start to be seen several weeks following your hair restoration treatment. Hair will be noticeably thicker and fuller with gradual regrowth over the course of several months. In rare cases, final results from PRP Therapy may not be apparent until upwards of 1-year. PRP Therapy for hair loss or thinning can be done as needed to maintain an optimal outcome.
Consultations Available for Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Is PRP Therapy Right for You?
You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you’ve recently noticed hair thinning or loss in the form of patches. PRP Therapy has been shown to be effective for treating androgenic alopecia (pattern baldness). The best way to learn if PRP Therapy is right for you is through an in-person consultation with a skilled physician. Together, you can create a custom treatment plan to help you meet your short and long-term goals.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about PRP Therapy for Hair Growth? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at 0151 317 9251. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester and Ormskirk.
*Individual results may vary.