HAIR LOSSSCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
WHAT IS PRP THERAPY?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a patient’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. There has not been enough research to prove if PRP is an effective hair loss treatment.
Some in the medical community think that PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications.
Although there hasn’t been much scientific research done on PRP for hair loss, PRP therapy has been in use since the 1980s. It has been used for problems such as healing injured tendons, ligaments, and muscles.
PRP THERAPY TREATMENT
PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4–6 months.
Step 1- Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge — a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities.
Step 2- After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:
platelet-poor plasma/ platelet-rich plasma/ red blood cells
Step 3- The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
PRP is a safe and effective way of reversing hair loss and stimulating new hair growth. Atlantic Dermatology and laser has invested in the leading and latest technology to ensure you get the best results possible. By integrating the latest cutting-edge lasers and skin devices into our treatments enables us to be ahead of the curve in so many ways and the results we are achieving for our patients really do speak for themselves.
After your first consultation with skin and Laser specialist Cherie Cochrane, you will leave here educated and a with a plan of how to look after your skin from the inside out.