Why use Concentrated PRP in hair transplant procedures?
This specially created concentrated blood is injected into the area to be treated with special needles. The cPRP is delivered to a controlled depth to help the regeneration of new hair follicles.
A small sample of your own blood [approximately 60mls], is processed in a highly specialised, state of the art system, specifically designed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma [cPRP] in a safe, clinical manner and then this cPRP is injected or applied in combination therapies to the targeted areas.
Slight swelling and redness may be present after the procedure, but this is normal and temporary, and your specialist surgeon will provide you with appropriate treatment and care.
Each person is unique and the response to intra-dermal injections will vary, though adverse reactions are rare. Your specialist may use a topical anaesthesia before injecting the concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma [cPRP]. You may feel a ‘tingling’ sensation after the procedure and there may be redness, slight swelling and bruising. These symptoms will disappear.
The procedure will take from 30 mins to a few hours depending on the area.
Platelet Rich Plasma aids in the preservation and enhancement of hair follicle viability during and after hair transplantation and the reinvigoration of dormant hair follicles and stimulates new growth. Your hair texture will improve as new tissue cells grow and visible results may take 3-6 weeks. The results continue to improve over time months and last approximately 1 – 2 years. Best results are attained through 1 to 3 consecutive treatments.
We are all unique and so results will depend upon a number of factors including your overall health status, age, dietary variations, whether you smoke, as well as a number of other health factors, including your unique skin type.
You must inform your specialist if you are taking medication, including blood thinning [anti-coagulant] medication, undergoing steroidal, or any long-term therapies.
From day 1 to the 10th week Shaun had this amazing quality of hair growth due to the cPRP being a true PRP – 4-6 times the whole blood baseline platelet count.
PRP systems which produce less than this platelet concentration of PRP only provide enriched plasma and will not give your patient these results.