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PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Hair Regrowth - FAQ's




According to the NHS, 8 million women in the UK experience hair loss or alopecia. Harvard Health Publishing estimates around a third of women will be affected at some point in their lives. Female hair loss can lead to stress and psychological problems, including poor self esteem and heightened self-consciousness.


Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss. It affects around 85% of all men by the age of 50 and usually starts around the late twenties and early thirties. However - it can also begin in teens through to mid twenties.


Platelet-rich plasma, known as PRP, is a concentrated blood plasma containing growth factors and other bio active proteins that stimulate stem cells in and around hair follicles. The growth factors found in PRP serve as a safe, natural and effective option for hair restoration in both men and women. PRP harnesses your body’s natural healing and growth-promoting abilities to encourage hair growth.


A quick, safe draw of one’s own blood here at our clinic, will allow us to isolate your own plasma and infuse it into areas showing hair loss. You can generally wash and style your hair normally within 14 hours of the treatment, but should follow the specific aftercare instructions that will be given to you following the treatment.


(Separation of client plasma / blood after being spun through centrifuge)


PRP - Frequently Asked Questions


We frequently get asked many questions about PRP. Granted, it can be minefield of information and knowing where to look and who to ask, can be confusing.


WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS?

Numerous things can lead to hair loss in both women and men. Some of those causes are within your control, while others are not.


A few of the factors that can lead to hair loss include:

  • Hereditary issues

  • Hormonal changes

  • Certain medications

  • Certain medical conditions

  • Infections

  • Physical or emotional shock

  • Certain hairstyles and hair treatments

  • Vitamin deficiencies

A deficiency in important vitamins and minerals like vitamin D, vitamin B12 and iron can lead to hair loss. This is because they affect the growth cycle and prematurely shift hairs into the shedding stage. Over-exercising, fad diets, illness and surgery can all cause vitamin deficiencies and lead to hair loss. Vitamin infusion therapy is often recommended for people experiencing this kind of hair loss.


AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PRP HAIR LOSS THERAPY?

This hair loss treatment is a great fit for many men and women, but there are cases when a different treatment option might be needed. If you have thyroid disease, lupus, cancer, metabolic disorder, chronic liver disease, or certain other medical conditions, you might not be a good candidate.


Certain medications can also make PRP a less-effective treatment. Blood thinners are one example, but there are other drugs that can pose a problem.


Platelet-rich plasma is a better treatment for recent hair loss than for hair follicles that have been dormant for many years. If you’ve been struggling with hair loss for more than five years, this approach might not be as effective as you’d like.


WHAT IS PRP AND HOW CAN IT HELP WITH HAIR LOSS?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a powerful formulation of your own blood. The process requires just a small blood draw, similar to the amount taken during blood testing. That sample is spun in a centrifuge to separate the liquids from the solids, then the platelets are placed back into the now-cleared plasma.


Your platelets are what causes your blood to clot and also contain special proteins called growth factors. Those growth factors spark cellular turnover and prolong your hair’s active growth phase.


Platelet-rich plasma enhances circulation, helping your hair follicles get the nourishment they need to thrive. PRP also reduces inflammation, which is a component of hair loss.


ADVANTAGES OF PRP HAIR STIMULATION THERAPY

  • This procedure is very safe. PRP is completely autologous (derived from your own body) and does not introduce any foreign drugs or chemicals to your body.

  • There are no drug interactions

  • It does not require any lab testing

  • The procedure requires just 45-60 minutes

WHAT HAPPENS DURING PRP HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS?

Once the PRP solution is ready, our experts administer a series of injections in the areas of your scalp where new hair growth is desired. That process can include 30 or more shallow injections.



PRP injections are placed using a very thin needle. Your practitioner takes care not to penetrate deeply into your tissue. There’s no need for anaesthesia, and the process is not significantly uncomfortable. From start to finish your treatment usually takes around 45-60 minutes.


It takes a while to begin to see results. After a few weeks, the treated hair follicles will begin to grow new hair, and you’ll begin to see improved regrowth. It takes a series of treatments to achieve optimal results, with a three-month waiting period between sessions.


During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your scalp and advise you on the treatment schedule and how many sessions you might need. If you’d like to learn more about PRP hair loss therapy, schedule a consultation today. You can book a consultation online - or email us at info@fitandskinstudio.co.uk for more information.


SOME MORE INTERESTING INFORMATION…….


WE SHED AROUND 100 HAIRS PER DAY

Believe it or not both men and women shed around 100 hairs in a single day Most hair (about 80% of your daily shedding total) falls out as a result of washing or brushing the hair. It’s perfectly normal to lose all of these hairs, so don’t panic. Most people grow more hair than they shed.


MORE THAN 50% OF WOMEN EXPERIENCE HAIR LOSS POST MENOPAUSE

Women will inevitably go through menopause in their lifetime, and this process will cause various changes in their organism. Menopause tends to affect women over 50, although younger women can also experience it. Menopause can affect hair too. Some women may experience growth in new places, and others notice thinning. All in all, more than 50% experience hair loss after going through menopause. Hair loss is most likely caused by the changing levels of hormones. Hair might become finer due to hair follicles shrinking and hair growing more slowly.


WEARING HATS DOES NOT CONTRIBUTE TO BALDNESS

There are many myths when it comes to hair loss. Contrary to popular belief, wearing hats does not cause baldness, even if you wear them all the time. People believe scalps need to breathe and that hats limit this. This is an untrue claim as our hair follicles take oxygen from our bloodstream, not the air. The same can be said for the suggestion that only older people suffer from baldness. If you have a genetic predisposition, then it could happen at any age!


FREQUENT SHAMPOOING DOES NOT CAUSE HAIR LOSS

When people notice their hair thinning, they pay more attention to what they do daily. We lose up to 100 hairs per day, many when washing our hair. People notice this and then believe shampooing to be the cause – even though losing hair daily is entirely normal!

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