What is PRP

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What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

  • Blood, in addition to red and white blood cells contains platelets, rich in growth factors and are the most potent healers of the body.
  • Growth factors promote healing by restoring the normal architecture and strength of the tissue.
  • PRP stimulates helps to stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue.
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PRP is Widely Used in Medicine Today

  • Dental and craniofacial surgery
  • General surgery for major abdominal surgery
  • Cardio-thoracic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery to treat fractures, ligament surgery, spinal surgery
  • Plastic surgery to treat burns, skin grading
  • Ophthalmology to treat ulcerated cornea and dry eye syndrome

What is PRP Therapy?

  • Our blood plasma (PRP) contains active growth factors which can promote hair growth.
  • In a PRP injection, the patient’s own blood is processed at high speeds, resulting in higher concentrations of the patient’s own platelets with growth and healing factors.
PRP Therapy for Hair Growth

  • Is not a drug or pharmaceutical but a Medical Device sanctioned by the FDA for use in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • PRP is a biomatrix that repairs and remodels damaged tissue.
  • By injecting it promotes healing, increases local blood flow, and stimulates hair follicles to grow healthier.
Hair Growth Cycle

  • Every hair that grows on our head is at a different stage in the hair cycle. It is either growing, resting and dying or regrowing.
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Hair Growth Cycle – 3 phases
In a normal hair cycle, each hair grows for about four (4) years, at the rate of one centimeter each month.

  • If hair is not cut it will grow to about 48 centimeters by the end of the growth cycle. This growing period is called the ANAGEN phase. This is first stage of the hair cycle.
  • The second stage lasts only several weeks and is called the CATAGEN phase. During the Catagen the hair follicle rests and then dies, the hair remaining in place but not continuing to grow.
  • The third stage is the TELOGEN phase lasting about two (2) or three (3) months, after which the hair is lost from the scalp as the new hair grows and pushes the dead hair out of the follicle, and a new hair takes its place within the same follicle.
PRP Benefits for Hair GrowthPRP can help to achieve the below benefits:

  • PREVENT & slow down the rate of hair loss, thinning, hair shedding & hair fall.
  • REGROW thinning hair thicker, fuller and healthier without relying on daily drugs or daily chemicals.
  • BOOST the health & condition of the scalp naturally without harsh chemicals or drugs.

  • PREPARE the scalp and skin if the patient is planning a hair transplant procedure
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  • ACCELERATE the recovery of the scalp and skin after surgery or a hair transplant.
  • PROMOTE collagen levels.
  • IMPROVE the elasticity of your skin and scalp, this is ideal for clients planning a hair transplant as it can assist the surgeon in yielding more hair transplant grafts.
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Hair Loss Conditions Treated with PRP

  • Alopecia
  • Eyebrow hypotrichosis
  • Non-hereditary hair loss.
  • Metabolic causes of hair loss, such as, iron deficiency and medication induced hair loss.
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Advantages of PRP Therapy

  • Simple Procedure
  • Non-surgical
  • No recovery time
  • Prevents additional hair loss
  • Safe and reliable results
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Assessment

  • A correct diagnosis needs to be made before any treatment is started.
  • During consultation the hair follicle, scalp and hair shaft will be examined under a microscope.
  • Sometimes if a hair follicle is empty, the microscope can show if it is just an inactive rather than dead follicle.

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