What is PRP treatment?
PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a non-surgical treatment for hair loss. It involves small scalp injections of a concentrated solution derived from a sample of your own blood. It is a form of â€˜biotherapyâ€™, which utilises your own bodyâ€™s ability to heal and repair. For this reason it often appeals to people who would like to avoid pharmaceutical products or who would like to add to other hair loss treatments that they may be using.
PRP is a fairly new treatment option for hair loss. However, it has been used extensively for joint conditions and facial skin rejuvenation, and many studies researching PPR have been published in peer reviewed journals. It has been shown to be a very safe treatment and, although every patientâ€™s response will be different, we are seeing very encouraging results when treating hair loss.
Are all PRP treatments the same?
No. PRP is a very broad term and the chances of achieving a successful outcome are dependent on many factors. The concentration of platelets and other blood components in the PRP sample need to be precisely controlled and adjusted according to the condition being treated. The choice of centrifuge device used to produce the PRP sample is crucial. It is important to check the scientific credentials of the device used for your treatment, as well as the practitionerâ€™s rationale behind the particular approach they are advising.
- Year of Establishment 2014