PRP: Platlet Rich Plasma
PRP (Platlet Rich Plasma) is a non surgical hair loss treatment that can help stimulate hair growth. Treatments should take no longer than 1 hour to complete and there is no down time. PRP is a stand alone treatment but has also been found particularly beneficial to help stimulate new hair follicles during a transplant procedure. It is recommended that you initially begin by having 3 treatment sessions 1 month apart then a single maintenance treatment once every 6 months to receive the very best results.
Stage 1: Your blood sample is taken from your arm and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
Stage 2: After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers: Platelet-poor plasma, Platelet-rich plasma & Red blood cells.
SMP: Scalp Micro-Pigmentation (SMP) is essentially a series of tattooed dots that replicate the appearance of real hair follicles. The pigment is inserted with a micro needle within the dermal layer of the skin.
Should you wish to achieve a fuller head of hair or lower the hairline this treatment is an excellent alternative to a hair transplant. You must be aware that the results of this treatment can only mimic a clean, defined shaven head appearance. SMP is also used to repair and camouflage pervious poor hair transplant results and scarring.
Medication: Minoxidil is a medication used to slow down the effects of hairloss. It is available as a topical prescription either as a liquid or a foam solution. It is prescribed in various strengths for both men and women. It is most effective if you’re under the age of 40 years old and have only just started to lose your hair.
Finasteride Tablets: Finasteride is a prescribed oral medication for men suffering from hairloss. Finasteride blocks the action of the 5-alpha-reductase. (This is the enzyme that changes testosterone to another hormone that causes hairloss in males).