EFFECTIVE HAIR LOSS TREATMENT - PLATELET RICH PLASMA (P-PRP)
Hair Loss Treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Men and Women
PRP THERAPY IS USED FOR HAIR RESTORATION FOR NATURAL RESULTS
PRP treatment is a very popular form of treatment for hair loss, using a thin micro-needle in injecting your own highly concentrated platelets into the scalp to naturally stimulate dormant hair follicles. This process uses Pure Platelet-Rich Plasma (P-PRP) therapy which releases bioactive protein growth factors which stimulates hair regrowth in both men and women, with great success.
PRP Hair Restoration is suitable for both men and women, using a state of the art, non-surgical, totally natural medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning. It is an injectable treatment which uses the patient’s own blood via a very simple process. Our blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth. Helping to restore confidence, the end result is a fuller, healthier-looking head of hair.
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PRP is also being used in conjunction with the majority of hair transplant procedures to improve results.
ADVANTAGES OF PRP THERAPY FOR HAIR LOSS:
Simple, non-surgical procedure
Micro-Injections: procedure lasting approximately 2-5 minutes
Safe and reliable results
Very quick recovery period
Natural-looking end results
PRP therapy offers the opportunity for hair growth, especially for those patients who are not candidates for surgery or those patients not wanting a more aggressive surgical approach to treatment.
If you are looking for additional hair stimulation, Dynamic Regenerative Medicine is able to meet your needs. Results will vary from patient to patients. PRP as a non-surgical effective treatment option that can offer patients improvement in hair calibre and thickness.
Preview video of a PRP injection performed by Dynamic Regenerative Medicine for Hair Loss treatment.
NOTE: NO pain is felt during this procedure. Downtime is minimal
PRP TREATMENT FOR HAIR LOSS & HAIR RESTORATION
Can PRP be used in conjunction with other hair loss treatments?
Yes, because its mechanism of action is different and when used in combination with a DHT blocker, Regaine or phototherapy it seems to have a synergistic effect.
Is PRP equally effective in both men and women?
To date, there have been positive results in both men and women. Because females have fewer treatment options females experience less shedding within a few weeks and an improved character to their hair sooner than males, because most males having PRP done are already on other FDA, approved therapies. Most patients both male and female report an improvement in hair density. Most patients will see an improvement in the character of hair being shiner, less brittle and less shedding in time.
Is it normal for shedding after PRP treatment?
No, it is not normal to start shedding after treatment, in fact - we expect to see a reduction in hair fall. It is not unusual for shedding to continue or even increase when first starting a treatment like minoxidil eg Regaine or Finasteride. Hair follicles may increase in growth rate or increase diameter while in the growing stage, but it is not possible for hair to undergo a noticeable change in size during the early stages. The reason for this is that the follicles must go into dormancy or the telogen “resting” phase so it can begin to restructure its processes to produce a thicker, stronger hair. In very few occasions hair can go through 'shock loss' in some people. This, however, should only be temporary.
What type of hair loss can be treated using PRP therapy?
Improvement in hair character decreased shedding, and increased aesthetic hair density is reported in Androgenic Alopecia and Telogen Effluvium. There are no permanent treatments for Alopecia Areata, but PRP is being used as a treatment option and is demonstration growth in many of these patients.
How long will it take before results can be seen from PRP?
Results are normally seen within the first two months. Less shedding of hair has been observed in less than one month with peak effect coming at 4 months to 6 months.
Does PRP treatment hurt?
The only pain you will experience is mild because the treatment area is numbed with local anaesthesia.
What type of aftercare is required?
The beauty of the treatment is that no aftercare is required other than shampooing your hair the next day. It is not necessary to sleep in any particular position or refrain from any normal activity.
How quickly can I resume my normal activities?
Most patients can resume normal activities the same day of the treatment it is not necessary to avoid physical activity or miss work.
Can PRP cause Cancer?
The growth factors immediately bind to the external surface of the cell membranes of cells in the graft, flap, or wound via transmembrane receptors. The importance of this is that the PRP growth factors never enter the cell or its nucleus, they are not mutagenic, and they act through the stimulation of normal healing, just much faster. Therefore, PRP has no ability to induce tumour formation and has never done so.” (Marx, RE, 2001), (Schmitz, et al, 2001)
Can PRP cause Infections?
PRP is actually bactericidal (a substance that kills bacteria). While platelets are increased in PRP processing so are leukocytes (white cells that fight infection) over 6 to 8 times. This is one reason why PRP is so effective in wound healing. Not only do the increased levels of leukocytes enable the body to fight off infection they have a duel purpose. After platelets initially release their growth factors, leukocytes produce a secondary release or growth factors to promote healing.
The use of PRP specifically in hair transplantation to promote healing and hair growth could be considered when, for example:
Clinical trials of appropriate size and design are approved by the FDA, and Results from the clinical trials convincingly demonstrate that the end-point goals or efficacy and safety have been met.