Frequently Asked Questions: PRP
FAQs PRP FOR HAIR LOSS LONDON
You might have some questions about PRP and that’s to be expected. PRP for hair loss is a common procedure at NAR LONDON. However, many people do not know much about it, despite the large media coverage. Here is some of the most frequently asked questions about PRP treatment.
If you’re suffering from hair loss, you may be interested in getting an appointment for hair loss at Nar London Harley Street.
FAQs for PRP Hair
Here below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to treat hair thinning, receding hairline, and hair loss.
1) What is PRP for Hair Loss?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich plasma contains up to five times as many platelets in normal blood that circulates in your body. Additionally, PRP has other factors for growth and special proteins that promote hair growth. PRP started mainly with the professional Sports sector and has extended to skin rejuvenation and hair loss.
2) What Type of Treatment is PRP?
PRP for hair loss is a non-surgical treatment that is done in our practice on Harley Street. You can expect the treatment to take around an hour in most cases. We start by taking a small sample of your blood and putting it in a certified centrifuge in order to separate the platelet-rich plasma. And then, extract the enriched platelet and reinject them into your scalp.
Your scalp does not need to be numbed as we use a painless Mesogun U225. You will be given small injections of the PRP into your weak hair follicles. The treatment is non-invasive and isn’t painful, making it an easy procedure and one that you won’t need recovery for.
The platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors (such as TGF-beta, PDGF-AB, bFGF, IGF, VEGF, and EGF) and bioactive proteins (globulin, albumin, fibrinogen), nutrients, vitamins, hormones as well as electrolytes. All of that helps accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.
Losing excessive hair can be very distressing and can have an impact on your confidence. Thankfully, PRP hair loss treatment can be effective and potentially a good option. Learn more about Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment for hair loss and hair thinning issues.
3) What type of Hair loss can PRP help with?
In recent years, several scientific studies and clinical trials have shown that the high concentration of platelets in plasma is efficient to regrow hair in both men and women suffering from excessive hair loss, hair thinning, and pattern baldness.
4) What does the PRP Procedure entail?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for hair loss is a treatment involving taking a small quantity of blood from a patient, and separating out the growth factors and other bioactive proteins using a dedicated centrifuge. The enriched plasma is then injected into the scalp areas at the level of the hair follicle. Consequently, the platelets are rich in growth factors and help stimulate the hair follicles and promote new hair regrowth.
The PRP injection goes across the scalp, approximately every cm, over the area of thinning hair. The technique is meticulous and involves minimal discomfort as we use the painless U225 mesogun. Moreover, there is little to no downtime after the PRP treatment and it is totally safe.
At Nar London, Harley Street clinic, we use Swiss Regen Lab tubes and centrifuges for the PRP protocol. Swiss Regen Lab products are of high quality and have one of the highest platelet concentration factor procedures used in London. We have helped thousands of people regrow hair using the PRP technique.
5) Am I a good candidate for PRP Hair Treatment?
At Nar London, we offer a free initial consultation to help you identify if you are a good candidate for PRP treatment. Here is a list we believe could benefit from PRP therapy:
- Suitable for female hair loss;
- Suitable for male hair loss;
- Anyone with thinning hair;
- Anyone suffering from excessive hair loss;
- Patient looking for a natural, non-invasive hair growth treatment;
- Women who notice hair loss post-pregnancy;
- Women observing hair change following menopausal period;
- Patient with androgenic alopecia;
- Patients who want to strengthen their hair follicles even if no excessive hair loss.
6) What can PRP achieve for me?
The results can vary from person to person. We cannot promise that this treatment will work for you. This said, we and many studies have observed the following benefits of PRP for hair:
- Slow or stop hair loss;
- Stimulate dormant and existing follicles;
- Significantly increase in hair regrowth;
- Stimulate the production of new healthy cells;
- Can decrease hair dystrophy;
- Non-invasive treatment option in Alopecia areata;
- Fuller and healthier natural-looking hair;
- Safe and reliable treatment.
7) How many PRP for Hair Loss Sessions do I need?
It depends on the individual and on the stage of your hair loss, age, hormones, and other factors.
Usually, we recommend a course of 3 to 6 injections, administered on a monthly basis for optimal results. We also recommend a maintenance treatment every six months or once a year.
8) Is PRP Hair backed by Science?
PRP is one of the best non-invasive treatments for both women and men suffering from excessive hair loss. There are a number of independent scientific studies advocating for the efficacy of PRP particularly in increasing hair follicles count and hair thickness. Our clients are often amazed when they see before and after pictures as the results are visible.
Additionally, PRP can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as hair transplants.
9) How many PRP Treatments would I Need?
In most cases 3 treatments with four to six weeks apart. However, this depends on the stage of your hair loss. You may be asked to come back to the clinic for a follow-up appointment, which is usually six months after your initial treatment. If the treatment is satisfying enough, you may be given treatments every six months or once a year should you wish to.
10) Can Anyone Have PRP Treatments?
Men and women can both have PRP for hair loss. You can have a consultation (£50 that can be redeemed against the treatment) at Nar London to determine if you’d make a good candidate for the PRP hair loss treatment.
PRP hair loss treatment works well in treating androgenic alopecia and hair thinning conditions affecting both men and women. Additionally, it is effective for women with so-called traction alopecia. This is hair thinning caused by certain hairstyling, especially too-tight ponytails and heavy hair extensions.
However, PRP will not restore hair loss due to certain medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, lupus, or liver disease. Furthermore, PRP will not work for people who are already completely bald.
In hair loss issues, the earlier you seek treatment the better the outcome.
11) How effective is PRP treatment?
Several scientific research has shown the benefits of PRP for Hair Loss. Though, It is important to say that PRP treatment for hair loss is relatively new, and more research surrounding this technique is still ongoing.
Nar London has been offering PRP to our clients for years and we can speak from our experience that we have seen very good results. This being said, success rates can vary amongst patients.
PRP hair loss treatment works better depending on the quality of the platelets and other growth factors. Leading a healthy lifestyle and not smoking or drinking too much alcohol can affect your platelets. Also, we do however know that PRP treatment is more likely to encourage hair growth in areas of the scalp where there is still a lot of miniaturized hair. It is unlikely to produce positive results when carried out on patches of the scalp that are already completely bald.
At Nar London, we advise on whether you are likely to be a suitable candidate for PRP treatment if we honestly believe there is a realistic chance of success using this technique. If this is not a suitable treatment for you we will give you alternative options. You can always book a free consultation.
12) Is PRP hair treatment a permanent solution?
PRP treatment for hair loss when successful will provide long-lasting results. We advise having maintenance sessions every six to twelve months to continue producing positive results. PRP treatment has been shown to encourage hair growth and thicken hair in areas that have been treated. Response to PRP will differ between patients and it is not known exactly how long the benefits will persist.
13) Are There Any Risks for PRP Treatments?
As PRP treatment uses your own blood, there are minimal concerns for safety and no significant side effects have so far been reported. You may experience slight inflammation at the injection site. This being said, we never experienced any bad reactions with our clients in many years of practice at Nar London.
The reason is that we use the patient’s own blood cells and therefore it has no potential risks or side effects. Our PRP hair loss treatment is performed under sterile conditions. Consequently, it minimizes and eliminates any risk of infection.
Also, there is no downtime and PRP treatment doesn’t hinder you from moving on with your daily routine!
At Nar London, we use the highly respected RegenLab PRP system which is an approved medical device by the European (CE Class IIb) and USA (FDA) Regulatory Authorities. We also use the highest quality of PRP tubes available in the market.
14) How much does PRP treatment cost?
PRP hair loss treatment at Nar London Harley Street starts at £475 for one session. We also offer package prices which will reduce the cost of having several sessions.
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At Nar London, we know that hair restoration is an ongoing process and we are dedicated to bringing the best results and great support for our clients.
The above are just a few questions patients typically have about PRP hair loss treatments. You may have additional questions that we can answer at your consultation. If you’re a good candidate for the treatment, you may experience positive results.
Get started today by scheduling your first appointment at Nar London or book a consultation should you wish to know more (£50 that can be redeemed against the treatment).