PRP is a relatively new and exciting approach to the treatment of hair loss!
Platelet-rich plasma is a concentration of platelets and plasma-derived from the patient’s own blood. In addition to white and red blood cells, PRP is a rich source of specialized proteins containing growth factors and cytokines, which can promote hair growth and healing.
Used for over a decade in orthopaedics to enhance healing after surgery and injuries, PRP is now being used to enhance hair growth by stimulating resting hairs to grow and thicken.
PRP for hair loss is most commonly being used to treat a variety of types of loss such as pattern thinning, also known as androgenetic alopecia, in both men and women, as well as less common conditions such as alopecia areata (patches of balding) and frontal fibrosing folliculitis (a type of scarring hair loss.)
PRP for hair loss has been shown to be most effective for:
Those in the early stages of hair loss
Patients who are not viable candidates for surgery
Women who prefer to avoid hair surgery
Those who don’t have enough quality donor hair for a transplant
This treatment takes approximately
Is there any downtime?There is roughly a minimum of 10 days downtime after plasma fibroblast treatment where small dots will be visible.
How soon before or after cosmetic injections can I have a Plasma Treatment?It is recommended to wait at least 7 days before or after cosmetic injections so that any post-treatment bruising can settle.
How long before I see results?Many clients see results within a couple of days and further improvement to treated areas at six weeks. Full results are revealed 3 months post treatment.
Does Plasma treatment hurt?Plasma pen treatment is uncomfortable. We recommend you come to your appointment pre-numbed with a topical numbing cream. Some numbing creams can take up to 40 minutes to take full effect. If applying at home, make sure you have allowed enough time for the numbing to take effect prior to your appointment time.
Am I a suitable candidate for Plasma treatment?Plasma pen treatment is a versatile treatment, but it isn’t suitable for certain skin types such as skin that’s dark in tone. For this reason, it’s important to determine your suitability before you go ahead with a plasma treatment for the face or body. This treatment may not be suitable if any of the following applies to you: History of PIH History of keloid scarring Skin tones above Fitz III (eg. medium + skin tones are not suitable, check with your therapist before commencing treatment) Metal plates in the area Open wounds in the area Certain medications Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Herpes Autoimmune disorders Active infections Anti-coagulant medication or conditions Vitiligo Cancer Diabetes Poor healing disorders UV exposure in the last 4 weeks Prescription exfoliants in the last 2 weeks Severe or cystic acne Cosmetic injectables or resurfacing treatments in the last 2-4 weeks Glaucoma Melasma Photosensitising medications