PRP Non-Surgical Treatment for Alopecia

 

Whether genetic or health-related, hair loss can prove to be disconcerting for both males and females. At IK Clinics, we offer a non-surgical treatment called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss to help you regain your youthful look and your confidence.

Hair loss can be associated with several reasons, including stress, poor nutrition, genetics, and age. While there are a number of treatments available to prevent and treat hair loss, individuals may hesitate adopting them considering the risks involved. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe, non-surgical hair loss treatment that helps you regain your thick hairdo without exposing you to any considerable risks.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is an advanced hair loss treatment that makes use of the enriched cells present in a patient’s own blood to stimulate natural hair growth. Suitable for both men and women, the technique involves extraction of the good growth factors present in your blood using centrifugation technique. The growth factors are then injected into the scalp using a fine needle that causes minimal discomfort and side effects.

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What to Expect?

PRP Therapy is a non-surgical technique that has been developed to make hair loss treatment less invasive and more comfortable for the patient. When you decide to undergo PRP Therapy in order to get rid of patchy hair loss and regain your thick, luscious hair, you are required to give your plasma sample at one of our clinics. This is as simple and quick as having a routine blood test done at a physician’s office. The plasma is then centrifuged at a high speed to separate the growth factors present in the blood from the rest of the cells.

To ensure that you experience no pain or discomfort during the process, an anaesthesia block is given. After that, we inject the growth factors into the scalp using a fine needle. Once the treatment is done, you can drive back home without anyone’s assistance as no sedation or any other medicine is given during the process.

Why Choose PRP Treatment Over Other Hair Loss Treatments?

Patients who have undergone PRP treatment report the non-surgical, painless nature of PRP Therapy to be its prime benefit. In addition to this, there are several advantages of PRP Therapy, which include:

  • Quick Recovery — It’s an ambulatory hair loss treatment that allows patients to get back to their routine on the same day.
  • Safety and Effectiveness — PRP Therapy not only produces visible results, it does so without producing any side effects.
  • Non-Surgical Procedure — Unlike other hair loss treatments, PRP therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that takes only 60 to 90 minutes per session.

Is There Any Scientific Evidence Regarding the Effectiveness of PRP Therapy?

Various research studies and trials have shown that treatment with platelet rich plasma can promote hair growth without causing any side effects. In a study conducted on 11 patients who did not respond to Minoxidil and Finasteride, PRP therapy increased hair follicle density by 30% only after four sessions over a period of 8 weeks.

Another study published in the British Journal of Dermatology concludes PRP Therapy to be an effective and safe hair loss treatment that not only stimulates hair regrowth, but also reduces burning, itching, and hair dystrophy.

Who is a Candidate?

Individuals who have not responded to the conventional hair loss treatments, including Minoxidil and Finasteride can benefit from Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. You may consider undergoing PRP treatment if you are experiencing:

  • Male pattern hair loss
  • Female pattern hair loss
  • Hypotrichosis of the beard or eyebrows
  • Alopecia or patchy hair loss
  • Medication induced hair loss
  • Hair loss due to a nutritional deficiency

If you are interested in learning more about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy or any other hair loss treatment, you may contact us at +44 (0) 116 2700623.

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