Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP stimulates the hair follicle to promote blood flow to the scalp and improved overall health of the hair follicles. It works by harnessing the body’s own healing mechanisms to promote regeneration of hair.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a medical procedure that involves the use of a patient’s own blood to accelerate healing and reduce inflammation in damaged tissues. PRP works by concentrating and activating the body’s natural healing properties, specifically the growth factors found in platelets. Once the blood sample is drawn, it is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood components.
The resulting PRP solution contains a high concentration of platelets, which are then injected into the area of the body that needs treatment. The platelets release growth factors that stimulate the production of new cells, increase blood flow, and promote tissue regeneration. PRP therapy is partucularly effective in regenerating hair follicles for the treatment of hair loss.
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Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments
PRP works well along side our laser, prescription medication and herbal formulas to offer a truly non-surgical solution to hair loss. With surgical patients it offers a great way to enhance and aid the recovery of recipient sites.
As PRP is the process of re-distribution of your own platelet’s into key areas, the process is not only quick but also really effective in the fast healing and recovery in deployed areas..
Promotes Hair Growth
At MHR we often use PRP therapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgical treatments, prescription medication and laser therapy, to enhance the recovery of hair.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the treatment take?
Depending on the area that is being targeted treatments can last anything from 45 mins to 2 hours. The PRP is generated in the centrafuge in approx 10 mins.
What are the risks and side effects of PRP treatments?
As PRP takes the patients blood to be reinjected into targeted areas the risks and side effects are low.
Some patients may feel a slight soreness or ache in the injection spot, brusing in injected areas and infection. These are rare but if experienced you should contact your doctor or the clinic manager immediately.
Will I have any scarring after my PRP treatments?
Some patients may see some slight bruising or redness at the injection sites although this is not very common.