PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is blood plasma that has been enriched with high concentration of platelets (also known as thrombocytes) along with bioactive proteins that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair, healing, and regeneration. The treatment fuses cutting edge technology with the body’s natural healing capacity.
While the treatment was first developed in the 1970s to aid with wound healing and blood loss, it was first utilised in 1987 during a heart operation in Italy. It is now being used successfully in specialist treatment areas such as rheumatology, dentistry, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, including hair loss.
PRP contains essential proteins that help stimulate and encourage hair growth. PRP is combined with transplant treatments to help promote and encourage tissue repair. The treatment helps to preserve and enhance the hair follicles pre-and post-transplant and to produce more robust hair growth.
Platelet rich plasma is concentrated blood plasma which contains approximately five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. Higher levels of platelets in PRP allow more naturally occurring growth factors to circulate through the balding area.
The growth factors in PRP facilitate faster wound healing and reduce scar formation post hair transplant. This helps to ensure the tissue around the area is restored naturally.
A high concentration of your blood platelets stimulates stem cells, increases production of collagen, nutrients, and antioxidants. By activating follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) the application of PRP causes weak hair follicles to become healthier and larger, therefore, gaining thicker hair growth.
In utilising a range of advanced equipment and techniques our doctors will ensure your hair loss treatment is as effective and pain-free as possible.
Treating hair loss with PRP involves drawing blood from the patient’s body. Using a small amount of the patient’s blood, platelets are concentrated with growth factors.
We offer RegenLab PRP, recognised as the leading patented technology for Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (A-PRP). The treatment processes your own blood, concentrating the powerful growth factors of your own platelets to help stimulate hair follicles.
Blood is collected from you in 1-2 specially designed tubes which are then centrifuged for 5-10 minutes. During centrifugation, a patented gel within the tubes isolates platelet rich plasma from other unrequired cells within the blood.
RegenLab PRP is then ready for application by injecting back into the scalp. When these highly concentrated growth factors in PRP are reinjected into the affected areas of the scalp, they send cellular signals to reverse the miniaturisation of hair follicles, helping them to produce thicker, longer and stronger hair.
As the procedure involves the patient’s own blood, there’s no risk of any transmitted disease, side effects, drug complications or allergic reaction.
During the treatment, the patient may feel some discomfort as the plasma is injected. This, of course, will depend on the area being treated and how sensitive it is. Topical anaesthetic cream may be applied before injection, meaning re-injection causes little to no pain.
PRP can be a very effective and cost-efficient treatment for persons suffering from hair loss conditions. However, it is important to be mindful that because PRP is still a relatively new treatment, there are many practitioners who aren’t experienced in applying it for hair loss.
Hence, if you are seeking PRP treatment for hair loss, ensure you choose a hair loss physician with an established reputation for being at the forefront of hair restoration techniques.
Our renowned doctors and professionals at New Hair Clinic can provide extensive professional support for all stages of hair loss treatment. Our clinic in Perth, provide hair transplants, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and other treatments to ensure optimum natural hair growth.
Contact us today on 08 9389 6000 to book your consultation.
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, a concentrated solution derived from your own blood that contains growth factors. It is used in various medical procedures, including hair loss treatment.
PRP is believed to stimulate hair growth and improve hair density by promoting the rejuvenation of hair follicles. The growth factors in PRP encourage the growth of new hair and enhance the overall health of existing hair.
While individual results may vary, several studies suggest that PRP can be effective in reducing hair loss and promoting hair regrowth. It is important to consult with a qualified medical professional to determine if PRP is the right treatment option for your specific hair loss condition.
During a PRP procedure for hair loss, a small sample of your blood is drawn and processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma. The concentrated PRP is then injected into the scalp, targeting areas affected by hair loss.
Discomfort during the PRP procedure is typically minimal. Prior to the injections, a local anesthetic may be used to numb the scalp, ensuring a more comfortable experience.
The number of PRP sessions required can vary depending on the individual and the extent of hair loss. Typically, multiple sessions are recommended, with intervals of a few weeks between each session. Usually, we recommend a course of 3 to 6 injections, administered on a monthly basis for optimal results. We also recommend a maintenance treatment every six months or once a year.
PRP is generally considered safe with minimal side effects. Some individuals may experience temporary mild scalp tenderness or redness at the injection sites.
PRP can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with other hair loss therapies such as medications or hair transplant procedures. Your doctor can recommend the most suitable combination for your specific needs.
Results from PRP treatment for hair loss may vary among individuals. Some patients report noticing improvements in hair growth and thickness within a few months, while others may require longer to see visible changes.
PRP may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions or specific types of hair loss. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider who specializes in hair loss to determine if PRP is a suitable option for you. Here is a list we believe could benefit from PRP therapy:
Suitable for female hair loss;
Suitable for male hair loss;
Anyone with thinning hair;
Anyone suffering from excessive hair loss;
Patient looking for a natural, non-invasive hair growth treatment;
Women who notice hair loss post-pregnancy;
Women observing hair change following menopausal period;
Patient with androgenic alopecia;
Patients who want to strengthen their hair follicles even if no excessive hair loss.
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