IS PRP TREATMENT A SOLUTION FOR MALE HAIR LOSS?
Discover how your own blood can help improve your hairline
Yes, let’s admit it gentlemen! we need to somehow thank Kim Kardashian West for helping hundreds of thousands of men worldwide discover a “new “treatment for hair loss. Well, to be a bit more precise KKW helped bringing to the limelight on the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedure quite indirectly.
In 2013, on an Instagram picture that gathered thousands of likes, the voluptuous celebrity exhibited her face covered in blood. Moments after a procedure that became very famous dubbed the “vampire facial or facelift”. She did this treatment to improve skin tone and texture, smooth fine lines, and obtain a younger look. Fascinating, you might say as if you needed another daily dose of Kardashian…
But really how can men even benefit from that story?
It is indeed thanks to the queen of social media that PRP became increasingly popular. A little sparkle was needed to shed the light on the benefits of this procedure. Still, it is helping so many people get back some hair and rejuvenate their skin.
In fact, PRP is nothing new and has been used in medicine for a long time especially in the elite sport sector to treat wounds. It consists of your own blood being centrifuged to separate it into its components of red blood cells and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which is where the healing abilities reside.
PRP can be extremely useful to promote stronger hair
It can help to reduce the amount of hair loss and thicken existing hair. The procedure takes about one hour and quite painless. The “liquid gold”, which contains a lot of growth factors and cytokines that help to promote healing. And then its injected in the scalp. Do not worry, at Nar London we do not use painful needles to inject! We use the renown painless U225 mesogun. It also allowes us to reach different areas of the scalp without making you suffer with pain.
With PRP, platelets are about five times more concentrated in PRP than in regular blood and henceforth richer. Concentration of platelets is important. Because platelets secrete growth factors that are thought to assist in wound healing and tissue regrowth.
The full procedure is done in more or less 1 hour
For the skin, you can see results from the first month though for hair loss repeated treatments are highly recommended. The more you do, the higher the chances to get significant results. Many patients are so pleased when they see the before and after pictures after few sessions only. It can be a great treatment if you experience hair thinning and excessive hair loss but need to act fast. It is also used for people who did hair transplant to support and reinforce their hair follicles.
Another good thing about PRP for hair loss is that it has practically no downtime
You can just walk out and no one can notice that you just had treatment. You can wash your hair on the next day.
PRP is one of the safest procedures out there, with almost no side effects
This is a natural product that comes from within you and a great non-invasive treatment.
To properly treat hair loss and if the results are satisfying, maintaining sessions recommended every six months or once a year.
To conclude on a little note, Kim Kardashian West loved the result for PRP on her skin but found it painful. So Kim, if you are reading this, we invite you at Nar London for a painless PRP experience. And for all of you men interested in knowing more about PRP for hair loss, why not book a free consultation and find out if it is a suitable solution for you.