A small collection of blood 20mls, is taken and processed to give us the PRP required for your treatment. This is done by placing your blood in a centrifuge for 8 minutes separating the plasma and platelets from your red blood cells.
The concentrated source of autologous platelets within the plasma contain numerous growth factors that stimulate tissue regeneration, hair growth and remodelling. After application of a topical anaesthetic the PRP is then injected into your scalp, much like having other cosmetic injections.
The entire process is performed at Face Doctors and takes about an hour. Results take around 2-3 weeks to see and a series of up to 3 treatments is recommended 4 weeks apart.
Where does PRP come from?
Your blood is rich in red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma. We use only the plasma portion of your blood. A special process is used to obtain the PRP.
Expectations & Aftercare
After your PRP treatment, initially you will see swelling from the treatment itself, this will gradually subside. For the first 2 weeks there is minimal change. Results become more visible around the 3-4 week period as platelets stimulate growth factors, this improvement will continue over the ensuing months. Minimal improvement occurs in persons with heavy alcohol, tobacco or drug usage as these patients harvest poor platelets.
PRP Health and Safety
Information & FAQ's
How to prepare
Best results are obtained in those individuals who
Duration of PRP
After 3 treatments, a repeat treatment should be done within 2 years. This
is because once tissue is regenerated and remodeled with this effect being long lasting, we unfortunately continue to age, and with time the problem areas begin to reappear.
PRP is 100% your own cells (autologous) and therefore there is no risk of allergy, or rejection. PRP is inherently safe. PRP is suitable for all skin tones and can be used in pregnant and breast feeding patients
Who Cannot Have PRP
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