L8NBS offers PRP Hair Treatment for all types of hair loss and hair thinning.
The revolutionary treatment is the effective, 100% natural hair growth treatment that uses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from the patient’s own blood.
PRP contains special cells called Platelets, that can promote growth of the hair follicles when injected into the scalp. The Platelets stimulate the cells in the micro-environment of the hair follicle and increases vascularity to hair root. The PRP stimulates inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase. The results have been proven from many research studies.
All treatments are performed by our experienced aesthetician and phlebotomist.
We use PRP treatments for both face and skin at L8NBS.
Do I have to have a hair transplant in order for the PRP to be effective?
No, you do not have to have a hair transplant in order for the treatment to be effective. We have had many patients who have come for PRP for hair thinning, without a hair transplant, who have achieved some amazing results. We also have had client who have undergone a hair transplant on some of the head (front of hair), and not on other parts of the head (crown), and we have treated both with PRP, and the results have been just as good as the areas with the hair transplant. (See a video documented on our Instagram.)
How soon after having a hair transplant should I get PRP done?
Hopefully your hair transplant treatment would have included a PRP session. If this doesn’t come complimentary, we suggest paying extra to do this on the day of your surgery. Once your do your first PRP session we recommend them monthly.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. This is an autologous procedure meaning ‘from your own body’ that involves a small amount of blood being drawn from the body before being processed using a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma in the blood.
How does PRP work?
PRP therapy may sound complex, but the process is simpler than you might think. Here’s how it works:
Our Aesthician draws a sample of blood from the patient’s arm. This is then placed into a centrifuge device, which rapidly spins the sample to separate it into three layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma and red blood cells.
The centrifuge concentrates the platelets within the plasma, creating a platelet-rich plasma solution. Using needles, this is injected into the target area, with the aim being to increase the concentration of growth factors in this specific part of the body. Growth factors are proteins that help to accelerate the healing process. They can be used in various treatments to stimulate collagen production or encourage hair growth.
How much does PRP for Hair Loss cost?
1 Session £250
3 Session £450
6 Sessions £750
12 Sessions £1,150
How many sessions do I need?
Most PRP therapy requires six treatments 4–6 weeks apart.
The number of sessions can differ for each person. It depends on factors like the extent of hair loss and overall health. Multiple PRP therapy sessions are required to achieve the desired hair regrowth. Most patients undergo six sessions, each occurring at 4 week intervals to stimulate the new hair follicles.
Multiple PRP therapy sessions are required to see the initial results. Once the results appear, patients will need follow-up visits every 6 to 12 months to maintain and boost the effects of the treatment.
Is PRP painful?
The treatment is performed using a local anesthesia (cream or injections or both) and is one of the safest ways to restore your hair growth. Since the plasma injections are administered on the scalp, expect discomfort. As the therapy involves injecting your own blood into the scalp, there are no potential major risks. Some patients experience mild swelling and tenderness of the scalp, which usually subsides within 1-3 days.
Aftercare for PRP
It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling and/or soreness that may last from 2-5 days following your treatment.
If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed.
You may have a bruise at the blood draw site. You may notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated. In rare cases, skin infection or reaction may occur, which is easily treated with an antibiotic or inflammatory.
Please contact our office immediately if you experience unusual discomfort.
Ice or cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if required.
Continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days after your procedure (if possible try for 7 days).
Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 3 days after your treatment, due to open pores.
Do not use any hair products/ do any hair treatments/styles for at least 3 days after your treatment.
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 3 days after your treatment.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking for 3 days after treatment. Smokers do not heal well and problems recur earlier and results may take longer.
Continue increased water intake the first week after your treatment.
What do I need to do to prepare for my appointment?
- Shower the morning of your treatment and wash your hair very thoroughly using your regular shampoo.
- Do not apply hair sprays, gels, or any other styling products to your hair.
- Please eat a normal breakfast or lunch the day of your PRP session.
- Drink a bottle of water (500 mL) at least 2 hours before your session.
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