Our Hair Procedure explained
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss provides a new and natural option to treat this incredibly common concern for both men and women. There are many other medical conditions that can lead to an increase in hair loss. The most common is Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) or pattern hair loss that most commonly attributed to an increase in dihytrotestosterone (DHT) levels, due to hereditary factors.
- Non-surgical, non-hormonal and totally natural treatment
- Restores blood flow
- Improves the health, function and duration of hair follicles
- Suitable for men and women
- Minimal side effects
- 3 month program recommended for optimal results
The objective of PRP scalp injection therapy is to improve blood flow and trigger healing of deficient hair follicles, encouraging hair to remain in the growth phase, rather then enter the rest phase or die too early. Clinically observed outcomes are
- Increased hair count
- Improved hair thickness
What to expect
Your treatment Experience
The process summary;
-Consultation with one of our Specialised Doctors
-Extract blood sample
-EmCyte PurePRP II separation
-Numbing of the concerned area
-Micro needling (if required)
You will experience some redness to the scalp and there may be some swelling that should settle down within 24 – 48 hours. A cranial anaesthetic block is possible with our doctors to minimise discomfort.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
What is PRP?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) by definition is autologous (obtained from one’s own blood) plasma that has a platelet concentration more than normal. Platelets are blood cells that have the ability to supply and release essential growth factors that promote tissue repair and induce collagen synthesis. Approximately 10mLs of blood is drawn from the arm of a patient and collected in specialised tubes. This is spun in a centrifuge machine and the various layers of the blood cells are separated. The amber coloured platelet rich plasma is drawn in syringes and re-injected in the desired area of treatment.
What are some uses of PRP in cosmetic medicine?
PRP has been used for many years in multiple medical and surgical disciplines. In cosmetic medicine, PRP has been used successfully with evidence in treating superficial wrinkles, fine lines, deep wrinkles, dark circles, improving skin thinning and crepiness, hair loss, alopecia, acne scar treatment, surgical scar healing, stretch marks improvement and keloid scar reduction. It is also a great tool to combine with laser treatments, micro-needling and chemical peel treatments to increase their efficacy. One of the most popular use of PRP in our clinic is the under-eye area rejuvenation and the combination of PRP with fractionated laser resurfacing.
What are the risks related to PRP?
Being a medical procedure, PRP may carry the following risk factors:
- Hematoma Formation
- Nerve Damage
- Vasovagal reaction – fainting
- Pain at blood sample site
What are contraindications with PRP treatment?
- Blood disorders
- Severe metabolic disorders
- Septicaemia or acute infection
- Autoimmune disease
- Blood thinning agents
- Recent fever or illness
What are some advantages of PRP?
Because PRP is prepared from one’s own blood, it represents inherently safer option for healing tissue by eliminating the risk of immune reactions or transmission of infectious disease. It is readily available with no introduction of a foreign material into the body.
How many treatments are required?
It depends upon the kind of treatment and what we are trying to achieve with the treatment. Mostly it is three sessions of PRP spaced at 3 weeks apart. A maintenance or booster treatment may be needed every 6 months based on the outcome and treatment goals.
Why does PRP have variable effect in different individuals?
As PRP is one’s own blood product, so the quality of PRP is dependent on the quality of individual’s blood. People who are generally healthy and consume a balanced diet with a maintenance of a healthier lifestyle, would benefit more from the treatment. On the other hand, PRP may not be as beneficial in people who may have an underlying medical condition, take certain medication or do not maintain a healthy lifestyle. We have seen in our clinical practice that tobacco smokers, recreational drug users, excess alcohol intake, consumption of processed food and sedentary lifestyle may contribute to benefitting less from PRP treatments.
Can I do anything to improve the quality of my PRP before treatment?
As mentioned above, leading a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a balanced diet and avoiding any intoxicants or inflammation causing modalities, may improve the quality of PRP and therefore assist in achieving a desirable outcome from the treatment.
Is PRP a painful procedure and is there any downtime associated with the treatment?
Several clinical measures are taken to reduce the discomfort and make the PRP treatment experience more tolerable for the patient. These may include the application of topical numbing, nerve block or use of Entonox (also known as ‘happy gas’). Depending on the treatment, swelling may last for 2-4 days. Similarly, being an injectable procedure, bruising, redness at the injection site and pain are possible, which spontaneously disappears after a few days post treatment.
What is the price of PRP treatment for skin rejuvenation or hair loss treatment?
Pricing starts at $1,100 per session based on individual needs. Book a Doctor consultation to tailor a treatment plan for you and your concerns, after which you will be provided with a quote for treatment.
Interested in Hair Rejuvenation treatment with PRP?
We welcome you to Pavilion Cosmetic Medicine Sydney for a consultation with our cosmetic practitioners, who'll tailor a treatment plan specific to your concerns and desires.