Baldness and receding hairlines have become a common occurrence today. These issues result out of medical conditions, ageing, or other general factors. The stress, unhealthy diet, and deficiency of nutrients in the modern lifestyle are resulting in increased hair fall issues in the UK. It may also occur due to hormonal changes. It is common in both men and women.
Over the years, people suffering from hair loss have tried various treatments, experiencing varying results in the process. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment, also referred to as Vampire Facelift, is one of the most exciting new techniques used to treat hair-related conditions such as pattern baldness, thinning hair, or alopecia.
What is 4S PRP Treatment?
The 4S PRP treatment involves the use of a sample of your blood. The plasma used in the procedure is harvested from the sample and used to stimulate hair growth.
The plasma is rich in platelets. These platelets have regenerative properties that aid in tissue healing, improves response to injury, and accelerates the formation of new cells. The platelet-rich plasma, when injected into the treatment area, results in the growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells within the follicle.
PRP is to stimulate the inactive or newly planted hair follicles into an active growth stage. It also strengthens and thickens the existing hair on your scalp.
How does the treatment work?
At the initial stage, a thorough consultation takes place with our practitioner to determine the areas that need to be treated, and the extent of treatment required to achieve the desired results.
During the procedure, a local anaesthetic will be applied to the target area. Then, a small amount of blood will be drawn from your body (usually from your arm). This sample of blood is then set into a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from other blood components. This plasma is injected into the scalp or the treatment area via a fine needle to stimulate hair follicle growth.
What happens after the treatment?
The treatment is pain-free with mild swellings and redness after its completion. These effects will subside within a couple of hours after the procedure. You should start to experience a noticeable change in the re-growth of hair as early as two months.
The hair will grow faster and will be much thicker compared to before. There will be new hair growth in scalp areas that were showing signs of thinning as well. Note that the results may vary for each individual, with multiple visits required to achieve the desired effect.
What are the advantages of 4S PRP?
4S PRP has become the preferred mode of treatment for baldness because of various reasons.
- It’s non-surgical and therefore much safer.
- There are no side-effects because the plasma used in the process will be sourced from your body.
- There is practically no downtime.
- The results are visible almost immediately and last a long time.
- The effect is quite natural.
How long will it take to recover?
The recovery time from this treatment is minimal if any. You’ll be ready for regular work the very next day. The results will begin showing within 2 months.
How long will the effects last?
The direct effects of this treatment after a single session last for over a year. As the number of session increases, so does the amount of time its results are visible.
However, 4S PRP aids in the opening up of hair follicles, which in turn, promotes hair growth naturally. So, you’ll reap its benefits indirectly throughout your life.
Is it safe?
4S PRP is a safe and non-invasive treatment with virtually no threat of rejection, allergic reaction or chances of transmitted diseases as the injected plasma is extracted from the customers’ body.
How much does it cost?
4S PRP treatment starts at around £250 and goes up proportionately as the area to be treated increases.