Hair loss is something with which many people across the world struggle. Hair loss occurs for a number of reasons including genetics, age, stress, medication or certain illnesses.
Thankfully there are many solutions to combating the effects of hair loss and one of them is called PRP also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma. PRP is one of the most effective and natural ways to help restore hair loss.
PRP works by extracting a patient’s blood where it is then processed and then reinjected into the scalp. This method helps to stimulate hair growth naturally and avoids going down the road of getting a full hair transplant.
How It Works?
PRP involves separating red cells which can be pro-inflammatory from plasma, platelets, growth factors and cytokines which aid in tissue repair. The PRP can then be injected into the body where it can act to repair damaged tissue.
PRP works by three simple steps.
- Blood is extracted from an area, typically the patient’s arm and is then placed into a machine called centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
- The centrifuge then spins the patient’s blood around at high speed which causes it to separate into three layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma and red blood cells.
- The platelet rich blood is then drawn into a syringe and is then injected into areas of the scalp where there is a need for hair growth.
Who Is It For?
PRP is suitable for anyone who is experiencing low to mild levels of hair loss. PRP treatments can help to fill up any patches on the scalp where there is hair loss. It’s important to note that if hair loss is too far gone PRP will not be a suitable treatment for hair loss. Both men and women who are experiencing mild hair loss can avail of this treatment will see successful results.
How Long Does It Last For?
Unfortunately PRP isn’t a permanent solution for hair loss and the results will only last as long as you receive maintenance injections every 3-6 months. It’s important to consult this with your doctor as they will be able to advise on the best course of treatment going forward to see what will yield the best results.
Book A Consultation
If you’re suffering from hair loss and are looking for potential options then you should consider PRP and book a consultation at Galway Primary Care with one of our doctors. We’ll be able to assess your current condition and make a recommendation on what treatments will be best for you. Click the link below to book a consultation.