What is PRP? PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) has been proven as a powerful treatment for hair loss. The patient gives blood, which is placed in a centrifugal machine that separates the red blood cells from the platelets. The high concentration of platelets is then injected into the parts of the head that have thinning or balding hair. This procedure stimulates the renewal of the hair follicles, as well as stretching the hair growth cycle, and thus encourages the hair to grow.
Method We will check your scalp and hair follicles and advise a treatment regime. A course of PRP therapy is usually done in three sessions at four-week intervals. For long-lasting results, we recommend repeat treatments two to three times per year.
Side Effects This type of therapy uses your own blood, so side effects are rare, although you may have a little redness or swelling. Usually, this is all normalised within a couple of days.
Recovery There is no need for a recovery period following the procedure. Patients can get back to their lives or work straight away.
Results Each result varies according to the individual, and depends on other aspects, like hair health, general health, diet and age. Hair growth progress can be seen in as little as 90 days, and this will continue improving over the next six months. For best results, PRP can treated with other therapies, including minoxydil, laser, vitamin infusion therapy and hair transplant procedures.
Vitamin Infusion Therapy Vitamin infusion therapy involves dispensing vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream using an intravenous drip. This is because a lack of vitamins often impacts the hair first, since other parts of the body use up those vitamin supplies first. Through the intravenous method, 100% of the vitamins are absorbed into the blood, compared to only 10% absorption through vitamin tablets.
ARTIFICIAL HAIR TRANSPLANT
As a significant alternative to a hair transplant for those who have no donor hair to work with, we offer BIO Fibre hair transplant, as this procedure involves risks it is important that the patient is suitable for this procedure and several medical tests will be undertaken. The transplant is performed using hair strands made from polyamide fibres. The process is done under local anesthetic and it is planted using a special tool called a planter.
This inserts the strand into the scalp to a depth of 0.3mm. These are then held in place by a knot that is placed under the scalp. The body then closes the wound by growing connective tissue and as a result it is held strongly in place. Technology has moved on quite a bit since the original fibers hit the market in the seventies. Maintaining a clean and healthy scalp after surgery is vitally important to prevent infections and inflammation.
SPLIT HAIR TECHNIQUE
6000 grafts are required to give a full head of hair with great density, this is not always the case as a lot of men do not have enough hair in the donor area, hair grafts are made up of hair follicles and most follicles are made up of two to three hairs.
With careful dissection of these grafts ensuring that the growth centre of each hair is identified and moved with each split graft we are able to make more hair however the density may not be as great as if using normal grafts.
The single hair grafts are generally used for frontal hairlines, beards, eyebrows and eyelashes, and after cosmetic facelifts.