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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma. These platelets consist of many growth factors such as vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEGF)’ platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) among others, which helps in faster healing of soft tissue like hair and skin generation. The growth factors that are released from the platelet play a role in proliferation of cells and remodelling of the tissue.

Thanks to the growth factors and nutrients in the Platelet-rich plasma, the procedure usually decreases shedding, increases hair count, ad strengthens the hair follicles. However, PRP for hair loss should always be a part of a multifaceted treatment regimen made up of several components for it to be truly effective.

Are the results of the PRP injections permanent?

Hair growth with PRP injections is not permanent solution for hair loss, The results of your initial treatment can be prolonged by going to maintenance treatments every 3 to 6 months. However every case us unique so may need more or fewer treatments to maintain your hair growth.

PRP Treatment success rate

Before undergoing PRP treatment the majority of patients want to know the success rate of PRP for hair.

While this varies from patient to patient , the general success rete for an average patient is 70-90%.

However, it’s important to note that this may be lower for older patients and ones with more extensive hair loss.

The treatments tends to work best at the early stages of hair loss and usually provides more stunning results for younger patients.

PRP injections for hair loss at a glance

Duration of treatment – 60 to 90 minutes

Number of sessions – 3 sessions every 4 to 6 weeks with 1 or 2 maintenance treatments each year.

Price – £250 to £500 per session

Pain – minimal to moderate depending om the method of application

Recovery – no recovery time

Results – visible in 3 to 6 months

Longevity – results are temporary, requiring regular maintenance treatments