Baldness and receding hairlines have become a common occurrence today. These issues result out of medical conditions, ageing, or other general conditions. The change in lifestyle resulting in stress, unhealthy diet, deficiency of nutrients or the hormonal changes are resulting in increased hair fall issues in the UK. It is common in men and women.
Over the recent years, people suffering from hair loss have tried various treatment, 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? How does it work?
The 4S PRP treatment involves the use of your sample of blood, separating plasma from it, and using the harvested plasma to stimulate hair growth.
The plasma is rich in platelets. These platelets growth factors have regenerative properties that aids 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 as it stimulates the stem cells within the hair follicle.
The use of PRP is to stimulate the inactive or newly planted hair follicles into an active growth stage. It also strengthens and thickens existing hair on your scalp.
What happens during the treatment?
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 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 other treatment areas through a fine needle to stimulate hair follicle growth.
4S PRP is a safe and non-invasive treatment with virtually no threat of rejection, allergic reaction or transmitted diseases to as the injected plasma is extracted from your body.
What results can be expected?
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 the ones prior to the treatment. There will be new hair growth in scalp areas where hairs 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.