PRP (platelet-rich plasma) has also been proven to help with thinning hair - we recommend a course of 3-6 treatments, results may vary. PRP uses the healing properties of your own platelets, to stimulate natural hair growth.
Yes, as with all of our services, you must have an initial-consultation before proceeding with your first treatment - regardless of if you have had this treatment elsewhere. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment. We are a best-practice clinic and consistently deliver optimal results by placing paramount importance on education and informed consent.
PRP uses tiny injections of your own platelets and plasma isolated from a small sample of blood to 'tell' your body to repair whatever tissue you put it into, and rejuvenate it at a cellular level. When used for hair loss, it stops the hair from miniaturising (getting smaller and thinner), and helps to 'wake up' existing hair follicles, reversing hair thinning. If the hair follicle has already completely died then you won't be able to stimulate it to grow hair, so PRP usually works best in people who have started noticing their hair thinning in the last 2-3 years.
Using the 007 'gun' our highly trained specialists can administer the PRP in a way that doesn't hurt. The gun also allows for maximum coverage with minimal use of product, meaning we can get the most out of your platelets. We will sometimes use tiny injections of PRP into the skin - your clinician will decide what is most appropriate for you.
After your PRP treatment, you will need to be very aware of hygiene for the next 48 hours and avoid washing hair. You will also need to avoid touching your head for at least 2 hours to allow injection sites to heal over. If you do need to touch your head, wash your hands before touching injected areas.
You will be able to proceed with all normal activities however, you will need to keep the area free of all hair products for at least 24 hours after treatment.
The amount of treatments needed to reduce hair loss will vary per person and will depend on the level of hair loss, the individuals hair growth cycle, and other medical factors. On average, individuals receiving this treatment will have between 3 - 6 PRP treatments, based 1 month apart and an annual maintenance treatment thereafter.
Results vary per individual but on average you can expect to see results at 4-6 months.
To find out if this treatment is right for you, book a consultation now with one of our Nurses or Doctors on 0800 COSMED.
To read our Q&A with Senior Nurse Marilou about treating patients for hair loss with PRP, click here