PRP Hair Treatment Manchester
PRP is short for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. It is also known as Autologous Conditioned Plasma. At our Manchester Clinic we use PRP injections in order to combat hair loss and as a post transplant top up as hair loss can be devastating for your self-esteem and confidence.
PRP works by harnessing your own blood’s healing abilities and growth factors in order to stimulate the existing follicles to grow more in the areas to be treated/injected. The process starts by taking a small sample of your blood. This is then spun in a centrifuge machine that separates the blood cells, serum and platelets.
The platelet rich plasma is then extracted and injected directly back into the areas of the scalp that require it. The scalp then starts to repair itself by stimulating cells to generate new tissue from the growth factors that the PRP platelets release. This treatment stimulates new cell growth, and is effective at improving hair growth. If you don’t wish to take medication and want to improve hair growth, it is the ideal solution.
What Can PRP Do for You?
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is delivered via an injection to the hair loss site. It helps your blood to use their growth factors and stimulate hair growth. It can give your hair follicles extra strength or reinvigorate any follicles that have become dormant. As well as being used as an individual treatment, it’s also excellent for use after a hair transplant.
Using PRP therapy can help to reduce redness, inflammation, and scabs. It gives newly transplanted hair follicles a better chance to flourish.
How Does the PRP Treatment Work?
So, how does PRP treatment work to stimulate hair growth? The procedure begins by extracting a small amount of blood from the patient. Don’t worry; it’s less than 50ml. Once the blood has been obtained, it is placed into a centrifugal machine. The force of the machine isolates the Platelet-Rich Plasma from the blood.
The PRP then undergoes “activation” using DNA activators. It’s also enriched with calcium ions, such as calcium chloride. Once the PRP has gone through this process, an injection applies it to the area that requires hair loss treatment.
What Results Can You Expect?
Like many types of therapy and medical treatments, there are no guarantees when it comes to PRP treatment. Each case is assessed individually, with some achieving more desirable results than others. It can take some time to see meaningful results after starting the therapy.
Many of our patients report excellent results that they are very happy with. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment by the Manchester Hair Transplant Clinic could be for you. Look at some opinions of former and current patients, and discuss with our hair transplant specialist whether PRP is right for you.
Who Is It For?
Platelet Rich Plasma treatment for hair loss isn’t for everyone. There are a few circumstances that would prevent you from having it. For example, it is not recommended if you have a history of heavy smoking, drinking or drug use. Platelet dysfunction syndromes and other medical diagnoses can prevent you from having the treatment.
However, most people are suitable for the treatment and can see excellent results. The safe procedure is ideal for anyone who isn’t suitable for surgery or doesn’t want it. It’s also a great complement to a hair transplant to aid in healing and growth.
PRP treatment is an effective option for many hair loss sufferers. If you are searching for prp treatment near me and similar, find out more about it and how it could help you take back control of your hair by filling out our enquiry form or by calling 0161 82 11 669 for a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does PRP for Hair Loss Cost?
PRP treatment options regarding cost at our clinic are:
£395 for 1 course of treatment
£995 for 3 courses of treatment
Does PRP Work and What is the Success Rate?
PRP therapy in Manchester works by harnessing the healing powers of a patient's own blood plasma in order to regenerate hair growth. There has been a clinical study done in Italy (source) that found that patients had increased hair and density in areas where doctors used PRP therapy.
Another study in India (source) looked at men with male-pattern baldness who used both approved medications, but saw little change in their hair growth. After four PRP treatments, they had about 30% more growth in thinning areas.
Is PRP Treatment Painful?
Just like any injection, PRP treatment can be uncomfortable during the injection, but as long as you relax and stay calm, they aren't as bad as most people fear. There may be a bit of pain at the injection site for 1-2 days after.
How Long Does Hair PRP Take to Work?
PRP hair restoration produces noticeable results after just four to six weeks. As mentioned in a previous question, the study done in India found that it takes approximately 3-3.5 months before you see the results you were looking for. Due to the hair growth cycle, ideal results can take up to three sessions spaced one month apart to become apparent.