PRP is short for Platelet Rich Plasma. Our Doctor or Nurse will collect a small sample of your blood as you would normally conduct when you have your routine blood test at your doctor’s surgery. The blood is collected and placed in a special container. The container is then placed in a machine called a centrifuge where your blood is spun for approximately 15 minutes so it can separate your blood components.
This is when we apply a numbing agent to your scalp for hair treatment. We commence stimulating the area initially with a small hand held derma pen or derma roller that consists of many micro fine small needles that we use. This procedure makes micro wounds in the scalp that tricks the body by thinking that there is an injury in that location, so the PRP that will be injected directly in that area will begin to do its job immediately.
The Platelet Rich Plasma has now been separated from your normal whole blood. The PRP that contains abundant growth factors and stem cells is now ready to be injected to the scalp. We use the PRP which normally appears like a gold yellow clear fluid as per picture on the left-side of the page. The PRP is applied by a micro needle usually with a meso injection gun as per picture below, the process is virtually painless.
Immediately after the treatment the highly concentrated PRP that was injected in many different areas of the scalp for hair treatment begins to work to bring vital nutrients to that area, kick starting the existing cells to do their job. By separating the PRP from your red and white blood cells we essentially are able to take the pure form of your bloods best of the best nutrients and healing properties and inject it into the area we want to promote healing.
HAIR LOSS CONTRIBUTORS
STRESS is a huge factor that effects hair loss Dramatic change in weight (generally fast weight loss). Your diet – You are what you eat, so eat the correct things (no junk food) read our PREPARING FOR PRP page for more info about food and supplements that we recommend. Many men especially have the hair loss gene inherited from their parents, as soon as they hit a certain age, then the hair loss becomes dramatic. To stabilise this you need to commence intense back to back PRP treatments to bring vital nutrients to the effected Hair follicles that are dying.
Another major contributor is a chemical called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which effects the hair on the top of the head, this chemical is increased by higher levels of Testosterone especially in men. The hair follicles on the sides and back of the head are generally not effected by DHT hence why most baldness is to the top part of the head not the back and sides. Again by conducting PRP treatments this combats the effects of DHT by reversing the damaged hair follicles to become healthy.
What are the options?
Topical therapy and supplements offer help for thinning hair and hair loss such as what other hair treatment clinics offer.
However new developments show the effectiveness of PRP therapy combined with early detection and regular treatments help minimize the problems of hair thinning and hair loss by sending nutrients to the dying hair follicle. This begins rejuvenating the thinning follicles eventually controlling the hair loss issue and maximising the thickness of the existing hair follicles. PRP hair treatments does not replace Hair implants, PRP treatments go hand in hand with hair implant surgery.
Visualise a plant growing in a pot or some garden, to relocate this plant to another location you will need to make sure that the soil and plant in the new location has enough nutrients for it to bond and grow again otherwise it will simply die.
Hence during the hair implant the surgeon actually conducts a PRP scalp treatment for the patient and then explains to them that regular PRP treatments are recommended for best long lasting results. Another key point that you need to understand is that we have less hair on the sides & back of our heads than what we had on top. When a person is a teenager they have around 100,000 hairs on their head, approx. 70,000 on top region and approx. 30,000 on sides and back.
Now you will understand why it is so important to maintain the hair on top of your head, if you lose all 70,000 hairs on your head then you cannot replace the lost 70,000 with only up to a maximum of 10,000-12,000 which simply does not cover the area on top.
This is the reason why Revive My Hair PRP treatments is the wise choice, you are limited with the hair supply on the sides and back of your head hence you need to make sure you look after the existing hair you have on top of your head.
Should I conduct a hair transplant before I commence the PRP treatment?
This is really your choice, but our advice would be to conduct around 6-8 Revive My Hair PRP treatments close together so that you:
Why am I losing my hair?
Hereditary hair loss & genetic hair loss is also known for its medical name as Androgenetic Alopecia.This hair loss is the most common form of hair loss that affects both men & women that is inherited genetically from your parents. This hair loss gene has a timer that triggers causing hair follicles to become weak when they come in contact with a hormone known as DHT.
DHT mostly affects the crown, mid and frontal hair line of your scalp hence why in most cases the sides and back of your hair is strong and un-affected. There are many other hair loss reasons other than the main one above such as extreme stress, your diet, your age and gender and other sicknesses.
DHT – Di Hydro Testosterone
DHT is not the sole cause of your hair loss as on its own it doesn’t cause hair loss.Combined with your inherited hair loss gene when it comes in contact with DHT it causes the hair follicles to weaken and slowly die. Obvoulsy hair loss does not happen overnight, but the signs begin early on when you start seeing the hair follicle becoming thinner, weaker, finer, flatter and then it eventually dies and you are left with a bald spot.
Unlike a skin cut or other injuries the body does not recognise that our hair follicles are being injured because the process occurs at a slow pace, hence it goes on undedicated.