PRP for Hair Loss

Hair Loss Treatment Sydney 

Hair loss or thinning hair can occur for a number of reasons. Although it’s more common in men than women both genders can be affected by this condition. Male pattern baldness is the number one reason men lose their hair although other factors such as genetics and an underlying health condition can play a part. For women hair loss can be a complex matter, encompassing a multitude of lifestyle and hormone-related causes. 

Fortunately, there’s hope for most types of hair loss with a promising hair restoration procedure known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).  A substantial body of evidence suggests that PRP is a safe, effective and proven solution for hair loss. In fact, thousands of happy patients have experienced first-hand dramatic improvement after their PRP treatments.  

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

PRP uses your own blood – or rather the growth factors present in your blood plasma – to regenerate human tissue. This technique has been used successfully in sports medicine for many decades to speed up healing of injured tendons and ligaments. When applied to the scalp, PRP hair loss treatment works as a catalyst to stimulate the hair follicles and improve hair volume and density.  

If you’re seeking hair loss treatment in Sydney, PRP should be first on your list of treatments to try. Here’s why. It’s a proven medical treatment that consists of three steps. First, a small amount of your blood is drawn. Then it’s spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich-plasma component which is then collected in a syringe. Finally, it’s reinjected into the affected areas of the scalp. After only a few months you should see a dramatic improvement in hair thickness and growth. 

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How PRP Treatments Promote Hair Growth

Studies show that PRP impacts the growth of new hairs in a number of ways. According to a recent study, only two weeks after their first PRP procedure subjects of this clinical trial appeared to have increased epidermal thickness, number of new hair follicles and keratinocytes (cells which produce keratin). There was also substantial improvement in vascular activity (formation of small blood vessels) in the treatment area as compared to baseline. 

Researchers concluded therefore that PRP injections have the ability to trigger natural hair growth, increase hair counts and thicken the hair shaft by increasing blood supply to the scalp and hair follicles. The study also cited that no adverse side-effects were reported by any of the subjects, strengthening further the safety claims of PRP hair loss treatment.  

Who is A Good Candidate for PRP Hair Loss Treatment Sydney?

If you’re a man or woman struggling with thinning hair or receding hairline then you may be a good candidate for PRP treatment. Especially if you’ve only recently noticed changes in hair volume or density, you may experience better results than someone with progressive hair loss. That’s a good reason not to wait and seek treatment right away. Although most people can achieve some positive results, those with Androgenic alopecia and hereditary thinning and baldness respond particularly well to this procedure.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

Many patients who have undergone PRP hair loss treatment report a reduction in hair loss or shedding within the first few months of their initial session. This is followed by new regrowth, improved thickness and tensile strength. Female patients may notice they can finally grow longer hair and styling becomes easier. 

For best outcomes, a course of three to six treatments may be recommended. After the initial session, injections are generally performed once a month (for the next three months), then scaled down to once every three to six months. Once patients have achieved their desired level of results, doing follow-up treatments on a long-term basis is ideal to maintain hair thickness and optimum follicle health.

The first step should always be a consultation with a medically-trained practitioner to ensure you are an ideal candidate for the PRP Hair Loss treatment. Our clinicians are here ready to help – consultations available at Sydney City, Bondi Junction and our Gold Coast clinic.

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