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PRP Treatment for Hair Loss

at Omniya Clinic in London

Platelet rich plasma, referred to as PRP, is a non-surgical treatment that uses your own healing process to stimulate skin and follicle recovery.

PRP refers to the portion of your blood containing platelets and growth factors, which is for tissue healing and repair. The therapy utilises these elements to rejuvenate skin, with the growth factors helping collagen stimulation, combining to reduce the signs of ageing and any skin conditions.

PRP is widely used for:

  • Facial/skin rejuvenation (also known as the ‘vampire facial’)
  • Hair restoration (This can be done through injections)
  • Treating injuries (This includes professional sports-related conditions and injuries)
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Natural hair restoration with PRP therapy

There is a profound impact hair loss can have on your confidence and quality of life. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss is an innovative treatment that harnesses your body’s natural healing power to rejuvenate hair growth and restore your hair’s natural vitality. PRP therapy has gained popularity for its non-invasive nature and promising results in hair restoration. It represents medical advancements, offering the potential for an improved quality of life to those affected by hair loss.

What is PRP therapy for hair loss?

PRP therapy represents a cutting-edge, non-invasive method that harnesses your blood’s natural regenerative properties to encourage hair growth. This technique entails drawing a small quantity of your blood, processing it to enhance the concentration of platelets, and then re-administering it to your scalp.

Celebrated as a breakthrough in skin and hair rejuvenation, PRP therapy, often referred to as the “vampire facial,” has achieved remarkable success in hair regrowth. By tapping into the intrinsic healing powers of your own blood, this innovative approach not only rejuvenates your skin but also promotes hair regeneration and repairs injuries, leveraging the inherent strength your body possesses.

The science behind PRP

Human blood comprises several components, including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Platelets play a crucial role in wound healing and tissue regeneration processes. They contain granules filled with growth factors and proteins that initiate and regulate natural healing mechanisms.

Growth factors and regeneration:

The growth factors released by platelets in PRP include Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor (TGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), among others. These factors contribute to:

  • Angiogenesis: The formation of new blood vessels, improving blood supply to the treated area.
  • Cell Proliferation: Encouraging the growth of cells, including keratinocytes and fibroblasts, which are essential for skin and hair follicle health.
  • Tissue Regeneration: Promoting the repair and regeneration of tissues, including the stimulation of hair follicles, which can lead to hair growth.

Overview of PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment

varies per patient

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Procedure time

30-60 minutes

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Treatment price

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Number of sessions

A course of 3+ sessions will be advised initially.

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Timeframe for results

Results may vary

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Downtime

Skin sensitivity may last 1-2 days

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Back to work

Next day for most patients

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Duration of results

Approximately 6-12 months for most patients depending on area being treated and aftercare used

Treatments performed by

Dr Mariam Michail

Dr Mariam Michail

BDS MFDS RCS (Ed)

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Joanna Paluch

Joanna Paluch

Senior Aesthetician

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PRP hair treatment FAQs

Is PRP used in alternative medicine too?

While PRP therapy is widely known for its applications in dermatology and cosmetic surgery, particularly for hair loss treatment and skin rejuvenation, its regenerative properties are also utilised in orthopedics to treat injuries and in other medical fields to accelerate healing.

The efficacy of PRP therapy is attributed to its ability to concentrate the body’s natural healing mechanisms and apply them precisely where needed, stimulating the repair and regeneration processes without the need for surgical intervention. The science behind PRP therapy is a testament to the potential of leveraging innate biological mechanisms for therapeutic purposes.

How effective is PRP for hair loss?

Research and clinical studies have shown PRP’s effectiveness in treating androgenetic alopecia (common form of hair loss). Studies show a notable increase in hair density and thickness post-PRP treatments, with many patients experiencing significant improvement within three to six months.

A systematic review and meta-analysis covering thirty studies and 687 patients found that PRP treatments significantly increase hair density and hair thickness, with twenty-nine studies reporting beneficial results and twenty-four reaching statistical significance. PRP is considered an autologous treatment, meaning it utilises the patient’s own blood, reducing the risk of serious adverse effects.

How does PRP compare with alternative treatments?

 

The optimum interventions for alopecia/hair loss are dependent upon the etiology and severity of the patient’s condition. Pharmacotherapies and medical alternatives, such as minoxidil and finasteride are widely used, and have their place for hair loss treatments. They are deemed to slow hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Surgical options, such as hair transplant surgery, offer more permanent solutions, but naturally come with the risks and down time of all surgical intervention. PRP offers a natural and minimally invasive option, with fewer side effects reported. It stands out for its ability to enhance hair thickness and health, offering a complementary approach to traditional treatments.

How have other patients reported back about their experience with PRP?

Testimonials and case studies from UK patients highlight positive results, with many reporting a halt in hair loss, noticeable regrowth, thickness and overall scalp health.

Further, patients appreciate the minimally invasive nature of PRP therapy compared to surgical options, as well as its utilisation of the body’s natural healing mechanisms, reducing the risk of adverse reactions.

The safety profiles remain excellent, with minimal discomfort (with topical anaesthetic an option to reduce the pain), side effects and downtime.

What can I expect from PRP treatments?

Reduction in hair loss is noticeable within 8 weeks.
Complete hair re-growth is seen 3-6 months after the last treatment.

Are there possible side effects of PRP?

You may experience minimal swelling or redness for up to 24 hours.

How long do results last for PRP?

Treatment results vary, however, in most patients the results last up to 24 months. Touch-up treatments (every 3-6 months) will maintain the results.

Who will perform my PRP treatment?

One of our qualified and experienced doctors or nurses perform PRP in our London Clinic.

What is the PRP Therapy Process for Hair Restoration?

Step 1: Tailored Consultation

Your treatment journey begins with an in-depth consultation to assess your hair concerns, outlining a treatment plan that best suits your needs.

Step 2: Blood Collection

A minimal amount of blood is drawn, mirroring a standard blood test, to harness the healing components within.

Step 3: Platelet Concentration

The blood is then processed to enrich the plasma with platelets, amplifying the natural regenerative agents crucial for hair restoration.

Step 4: Strategic Re-injection

This concentrated plasma is carefully reintroduced to the scalp, targeting areas of hair thinning or loss to stimulate growth and repair.

Who is suitable for the treatment?

You will be invited for an in-depth consultation to assess your skin, concerns and goals from the treatment. We only want you to have a treatment if you will benefit from the results, and so the initial consultation is imperative to ensure your satisfaction and suitability.

Do you offer other treatments aside from PRP in London?

Yes, absolutely, we offer other treatments, including PRP in our London Clinic. Omniya was created with the core focus on improving your internal and external health and wellbeing, and for this reason, we offer a range of treatments from hormonal therapies, to medical cosmetic and restoration treatments and procedures. For more information, please contact us, or visit the pages or concerns of interest on this website.

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