Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Loss and Restoration for Men

 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a great natural procedure that uses your body’s own plasma to stimulate the hair follicles encouraging new hair growth. This procedure is effective in the treatment hair loss, with minimal discomfort.

SKYN’s doctors have developed advanced techniques that can compliment the overall treatment of hair loss.

PRP is a Non-Surgical Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an Effective Development in the Treatment of Hair Loss

Our Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, uses the clients own blood which is centrifuged to separate out this growth factor-containing component. Rich in growth factors and platelets (one of the human body’s most potent mediators of healing), PRP is applied to the scalp in several ways to help in the treatment of hair loss. Using the state of the art Angel® system, the most technologically advanced way to obtain PRP, our doctors may recommend PRP for certain clients with progressive hair loss.

Most clients do show a positive response to PRP, including the slowing down or even the stopping of hair loss and stimulated renewed hair growth.

PRP therapy is a stand-alone therapy and we usually recommend a series of two to four treatments over six months.

About PLATELET RICH PLASMA

PRP is obtained from a small amount of the client’s blood by spinning it in a centrifuge at such high speeds that it isolates the platelets (the body’s mediator of healing) and growth factor proteins. The PRP and growth factors can then be utilised in several ways to enhance hair growth by stimulating dormant follicles.

As part of our commitment to state of the art care, PRP is now offered to stimulate hair growth for our clients who the treatment is appropriate for. PRP can also thicken thinning hairs and help reawaken dormant hairs.

PRP is also offered as a stand-alone procedure as a treatment for pattern hair loss, where it is occasionally effective in slowing down shedding or active hair loss.

PRP Hair Loss Treatment

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PRP FAQ's

 What Is PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA)

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. Blood, in addition to red and white blood cells contains platelets, rich in growth factors and are the most potent healers of the body. Growth factors promote healing by restoring the normal architecture and strength of the tissue. In a PRP injection, the client’s own blood is processed at high speeds (we use the state-of-the-art Angel® system), resulting in higher concentrations of the client’s own platelets with growth and healing factors, which are then injected to promote healing, increase local blood flow, and stimulate hair follicles to grow healthier.

Is PRP New?

The technology has been used for years in surgical applications and wound care, initially as a healing adjunct to open heart surgery. The use of PRP for the scalp is fairly new and evolving into a promising treatment for use both as an adjunct to a hair transplant and as a way to reverse hair loss. It is generally accepted that there is a significant response rate to PRP of approximately 70-80% in certain regions of the body, although this data mainly involves multiple studies with small population groups.

How Is PRP Used To Treat Hair Loss?

Based upon the anecdotal reports of colleagues and our own work, we have been using Angel PRP combination is injected into the scalp after the scalp has been anesthetized into areas of hair thinning or falling out. We then recommend the therapy be repeated after five weeks and then once every year.

How Is PRP Used To Help Hair Loss?

We see potential benefits in PRP when aclient is experiencing a hair loss. It is used to treat hair loss in areas of the scalp where hair is diminishing or lacking, it is used as a stand-alone therapy and stimulates dormant hair follicles.

Do I Have To Worry About The Use Of Blood Products?

No, your own blood is used for the PRP procedure so there is no transfusion risk.

What Do I Have To Do Prior To And After Having The Procedure?

The client should avoid all anti-inflammatory medications for seven days prior and three days after the procedure. This includes prescription anti-inflammatory medications as well as over the counter paracetamol (cardiac clients should continue taking aspirin). Clients on blood thinners (Coumadin/warfarin/Plavix/Pradaxa) are not candidates for PRP injections. Right after the PRP procedure, the client is fine to continue normal everyday life.

What Can I Expect During The Procedure?

Using sterile equipment, approximately 120 cc of the client’s blood is drawn from a vein and placed in a special test tube to be centrifuged. As the PRP is being processed, the scalp will be anaesthetised, it then takes several minutes to inject the PRP into the affected areas of the scalp. To activate the PRP, the scalp is then treated with a roller or tiny needles with hundreds of tiny microdots into any areas experiencing hair loss.

Complications/Risks:

There are very few risks with the procedure, and all rarely occur. These can include temporary bruising in the area where the blood was drawn or the PRP was injected, and a temporary worsening of hair loss. After the procedure, any usually mild discomfort or headache can be effectively treated with a simple analgesic like Paracetamol.

Are All PRP Treatments The Same?

After much research, we have chosen the Angel® PRP system. This system has the best ability to produce the most pure, correct concentration of PRP due to its sophisticated computer technology. In addition, the Angel helps promote the regenerative activity of the PRP, so it is added to the treatment to improve the chances of a positive response.