PRP for hair rejuvenation is a simple and safe treatment that involves drawing, processing and reinjecting a small amount of your own blood, which delivers growth factors that stimulate hair follicles to extend their lifecycle and prevent early regression as well as improve hair volume and thickness.
PRP for hair rejuvenation is used to treat the scalp.
Results are visible within four to six months. Six treatments are recommended for best results. Regular treatments will help to maintain results.
- Cease taking oral corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone) two weeks prior
- Cease taking any non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. ibuprofen, Voltaren, Celebrex, Mobic), ten days prior
- Avoid or minimise alcohol consumption, blood-thinning medications (e.g. aspirin) and supplements that increase bruising (e.g. fish oils, ginseng, omega 3 and 6, vitamin E, multi-vitamins), one week prior
- Cease any topical medications and high strength cosmeceuticals containing vitamin A, retinol and glycolic acid, one week prior
- Avoid microdermabrasion, aggressive peels and exfoliants two days prior
- On the day of treatment, drink at least one litre of water and refrain from excessive exercise to assist with blood collection
Note: do not cease prescribed medications without first consulting with your general practitioner.
Prior to your first treatment, your clinician will consult with you to assess your suitability for PRP for hair rejuvenation and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
The procedure involves a small amount of blood being drawn, which is then centrifuged to separate the components. The platelet rich plasma component is then administered to the treatment area via a series of injections. The injections may sting for a few seconds. A numbing agent may be applied 15 minutes prior to minimise discomfort.