PRP (Platelet rich plasma) consists in multiples superficial injections at the hair root of small drops of blood serum which where eliminated of white and red blood cells to keep only the platelets and the serum nutrients. Once injected under the skin, the platelets release extremely powerful growth factors that act on the hair follicule to stimulate hair production and improve the quality such as texture, thickness and pigment.
PRP is a good treatment option for patients who suffer from initial to moderate stage of hair loss when it is still possible to reverse the process as well as clients who wish to improve their hair quality. You will sometimes see this treatment recommended in association with hair transplant to improve the treatment results.
The first step consists of a blood draw where 1-2 small tubes are drawn by the Nurse or the Nurse practitioner at the clinic.
These tubes are then put in a special centrifuge (such as the one seen in the photo on the left) for a few minutes to separate de serum from its other components (white and red blood cells). The platelets and a concentrate of nutrients stay in suspension in the serum. This serum is then delicately withdrawn and injected at the scalp with a special tiny needle to ensure PRP is administered comfortably.
Our protocol consist of 3 treatment sessions offered at intervals of 4 weeks. The results are visible after 3 months. The person needs maintenance treatment every 4-6 months in order to keep the results.
It is impossible to stop hair loss permanently because it is hormonal and hereditary, which is why it is important to maintain regular follow ups in order to have great results.
The treatment is simple, fast and pain free. There is little to no down time and has rarely any side effects.