Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is used in hair restoration as a stand-alone hair loss treatment and in conjunction with other non-surgical and surgical treatment plans. PRP is created from your own blood, which is comprised of red and white blood cells along with platelets, and is used to stimulate hair regrowth with dormant or newly transplanted hair.
PRP is concentrated blood plasma which contains three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood and transforming growth factors. The PRP is spun at high speed, resulting in higher concentrations of your platelets and growth factors. Using a thin needle, your own Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into the balding and thinning areas on your scalp.
PRP 1 £695
PRP 2 £995
PRP 6 £2,400
PRP (with Op) £495
Finasteride 1mg (12 month) + 2x PRP £1,195
Post Op Pack + 2x PRP £1,195
MINOXIDIL PLUS for Women + 2x PRP £1,295
On all surgeries carried out before 2018*
In October 2013 the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery published the results of a study on a new cutting-edge technique for hair growth. The reason behind their research was the limitation of current therapeutic treatments for alopecia:
“Current therapeutic treatment is medication or hair transplantation, which are effective only for mild- not extensive- hair loss, and both fall short of the ultimate goal of generating new hair follicles (HFs) in a bald scalp. Therefore, novel and effective methods of treating hair loss are urgently needed. The advent of techniques to cultivate dermal papilla cells and competent epithelial stem cells has recently created the opportunity to reconstruct new HFs for the treatment of hair loss”.
The novel and groundbreaking technique that the study researched is called Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP). It has been used in various other medical fields but only recently pioneered in the USA for hair growth.
Simply put, it is a technique to utilize a person’s own blood to help repair and grow hair cells. Our blood is made up of several things; red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Platelets only make up around 6% of the total blood content. However they perform the vital function of helping damaged cells to grow again. They do this by carrying proteins called ‘growth factors’ to the site of damaged cells where they work to stimulate growth.
How does this help in treating hair loss? Well, hair loss is the result of hair cells being damaged. The hair follicles become small and miniaturized so that hair does not grow:
The study concludes with a summary of a published paper entitled “Promotional Effect of Platelet Rich Plasma on Hair Follicle Reconstitution in vivo”, that, “there is a considerable effect of PRP on the time of hair formation and the yield of HF reconstitution when compared to controls with no PRP”.
Additionally, a higher level of PRP concentrations “grew hair sooner and denser than no PRP.”
Thus PRP therapy, unlike hair transplants or current medication, can actually help your body to grow brand new hairs.