Hair and Skin Science has been performing PRP hair treatments for many years and have performed hundreds of thousands of successful procedures in that time.
A common question asked at consultations is about how long it will take to see results from PRP treatments and how long those results will last.
As it seems such a common question, we thought we would provide a high level overview to give you a better idea of what to expect.
That then gives us more time to get much deeper into the specifics at your consultation.
What are PRP hair treatments?
PRP, Platelet Rich Plasma, is an innovative treatment that uses your body’s own healing power to address common conditions.
It can be effectively used to treat genetic hair loss, stress-related hair loss, thinning hair, patchy beards and many other hair loss conditions.
The PRP solution is derived from your own blood.
Your blood plasma contains growth factors your body uses in its natural healing process. It provides everything cells need to regenerate, which is why it’s so effective.
Your body uses blood, blood plasma and growth factors to heal wounds, help rebuild muscle and provide resources for cell regeneration and replication.
We concentrate and direct it to where you need it most.
We separate the plasma from the rest of your blood and create a PRP solution using a medically-safe anticoagulant to keep the plasma liquid.
We then apply the PRP solution to the beard or scalp where it’s needed most.
The specialist microneedler delivers the solution under the skin to deliver a concentrated batch of growth factors where it is needed most.
Those growth factors should help encourage your hair follicles to regenerate and begin growing new hair.
The result should be thicker, more luxurious hair and a reversal of whatever condition we are treating.
What are the benefits of PRP hair treatments?
The main benefit of PRP hair treatment is that it’s effective while being completely natural.
In our experience, PRP treatments really work. We perform them on thousands of Australians every year and most of them have nothing but good things to say about their experience.
While there are no guarantees of course, the vast majority of recipients see a definite improvement in hair thickness and condition and a reduction in the condition being treated.
The PRP solution is natural, which is another benefit.
Aside from the medical anticoagulant, which we know is safe and have used many thousands of times, it’s just your own blood plasma being used.
This minimizes the chances of side effects, which is a definite benefit.
Other benefits include:
- No medication required
- No use of chemicals or fillers
- Little or no recovery time required
- Minimal chance of side effects
Almost anyone can undergo PRP hair treatment
There are other benefits of course, but these are the more popular ones.
What happens during an appointment?
PRP hair treatments last between 45 minutes and an hour. That makes them ideal for fitting into a lunch hour or squeezing in after work.
We’ll make you comfortable within discreet surroundings before we take a little blood, like a blood test.
We’ll run the blood through a medical centrifuge to separate the blood plasma we want from everything else.
We mix the blood plasma with the anticoagulant to keep it liquid and add it to a microneedler.
A medical professional will then apply the PRP solution directly to the affected area and inject it into the skin.
Once done, we’ll apply a red LED light to help reduce the chances of infection and inflammation.
Once complete, you can leave the clinic and go about your day as if nothing happened!
How long to see results from PRP for hair loss treatment?
Now to the question we posed in the title. How long does it take to see results from PRP hair treatment?
The answer is, it depends.
PRP hair treatments use your own body’s healing processes to tackle the condition we’re aiming for.
If you’re a fast healer and in good health, you’ll see faster results from PRP for hair loss treatment.
If you’re a slower healer or are in less than perfect health, it may take you longer to see results from PRP for hair loss treatment.
What we can say with certainty is that the vast majority of the hundreds of thousands of people we have treated have seen positive results.
On average, we estimate a time period of between 6 and 12 weeks to begin seeing positive changes.
There are no guarantees of course, but that’s an average.
It all depends on your age, health, state of wellbeing, the severity of the condition we are treating and your genetics.
There are simply too many variables to be able to give you an exact time scale when you can see results from PRP for hair loss treatment.
We will be able to give you a strong estimate at a consultation once we know your medical history, age, the condition we’re treating and other details though.
What results can you expect from PRP hair treatment?
The results you can expect from PRP hair treatment depend on what we are treating.
On the whole, you should experience a resurgence of hair growth as your follicles regenerate.
For those who are losing hair, you should see a slow regeneration of your original hair and new growth in those areas you once had hair.
For patchy or thinning hair, you should experience new growth to thicken those areas and fill in the patches.
Overall, you should see your hair slowly return to something like the old normal.
Again, as this is medicine, we must advise caution. There are no guarantees and everyone heals at different rates.
However, we have an outstanding track record and many thousands of satisfied clients, so you’re in good hands!
Is PRP hair treatment safe?
Finally, let’s tackle another common question we are asked. Is PRP hair treatment safe?
Here we can give a much more definitive answer.
Yes, PRP hair treatment is safe.
The treatment uses your own blood with nothing but a tried and tested anticoagulant.
As long as you’re working with professionals like Hair and Skin Science in hygienic surroundings, you should be fine.
A few people may experience mild discomfort, redness or a little swelling at the injection site but this passes in a few hours.
Aside from that, we know of no serious side effects or negative outcomes from PRP hair treatment.
PRP hair treatments
PRP hair treatments are safe, natural and generate real results. Appointments take less than an hour and leave little or no sign.
You can be in and out in a lunch hour and nobody will notice until your hair begins regenerating.
No wonder so many Australians are opting for PRP hair treatments over other hair replacement therapies!