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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical procedure for hair regrowth, best used for treating thinning hair and slowing or stopping the progression of hair loss. Losing your hair can be a hugely distressing thing to go through and it can have an impact on your self-esteem.
PRP treatment can tackle both male/female pattern baldness and alopecia as it encourages the growth of existing hair follicles, making your hair appear fuller and healthier without resorting to surgery. It is therefore the most natural way to stimulate hair growth.
The LHLC PRP treatment does more than provide you with a naturally growing full head of hair; it helps to return your self-esteem and confidence.
Dr Stefano Cotrufo is an expert in hair loss treatments, and intimately understands how hair loss can have a tremendous psychological impact on your life.
His advice is always based exclusively on evidence-based medicine, from scientific articles published on peer reviewed journals of plastic surgery, dermatology and regenerative medicine.
Why choose PRP?
Hair loss is generally caused by a lack of cell renewal in the scalp – which makes PRP the perfect treatment as it stimulates the production of new healthy cells. It is a simple and totally natural. PRP provides safe and reliable results and has a very quick recovery period. Only a small amount of blood is taken as though you are having your routine blood testing and local anesthesia is used, so you experience very minimal discomfort. PRP Hair treatments provides effective results with high success rate.
What can PRP achieve?
Fuller and healthier natural-looking hair
Significantly increase of hair regrowth
Production of new healthy cells
Decreased hair dystrophy and burning or itching sensation
Can serve as a safe and effective treatment option in Alopecia areata (AA)
What are the alternatives to PRP?
Hair loss is very individual and individual results vary with each patient. As such, everyone responds to PRP differently and Dr Cotrufo can help evaluate your particular situation. There are alternative non-surgical treatments available.
Before your PRP treatment
Dr Stefano Cotrufo always invites his patients for at least two consultations before any procedure to make sure everything is clear. The targets are agreed in writing and patients are fully aware of the possible risks and complications associated with PRP.
During your consultation, you will:
Be able to discuss your circumstances
Undergo a microscopic examination of your hair and scalp combined with a medical history check
Undergo a health evaluation to define the cause of the hair loss and to work with you to develop a treatment plan
Be given time to ask advice and pose questions to Dr Cotrufo
Discuss the options that are open to you, including costs and timescales
Ask about risks, benefits and alternatives to PRP
Learn more about the PRP procedure
The PRP procedure
PRP is prepared from an extract of your own blood.
PRP treatment will commonly last between 30 minutes and 60 minutes
To do this, 30 – 60 ml of blood is drawn from your arm
The blood is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and separates the platelets from the rest of the blood components
3 – 6 ml of platelet-rich plasma will then be extracted
The concentrated and growth factor-concentrated platelets are injected into the scalp via micro injections
After your PRP procedure
There is no downtime for PRP so you can immediately return to your normal daily routine. It is recommended that strenuous activity and alcohol consumption is be avoided for 24 hours post procedure.
The results of PRP can usually be seen between two to three months post treatment. Depending on your type of hair loss, and the extent of the loss, PRP for hair restoration is usually recommended as a course of 3 to 6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Then depending on your individual needs, a maintenance session once a year is usual.
Do you have more questions about PRP?
If you would like to discuss the PRP procedure in further detail, please call our clinic on 02076 663 147 to organise a personal consultation.