PRP for Biodynamic Hair Loss and Rejuvenation Therapies
Leading hair restoration professionals are finding PRP an essential element needed to maximize the results of today’s advanced hair restoration techniques. The most modern and refined treatments for hair loss include autologous platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy to support healing and achieve optimal results. However, while PRP is beneficial, it is important to know that not all PRP products are the same. The specific healing properties and overall effectiveness can vary greatly with the equipment and processes used to create PRP gel.
Safety, Complications, Contraindications to Use of PRP
PRP is immunologically neutral and poses no danger of allergic, hypersensitivity or foreign-body reactions.
Sterile technique must be used at every stage of PRP preparation and application. Sterile technique is especially important if a patient has an underlying medical condition that predisposes to infection.
Concentrated PRP in Hair Transplantation
The potential for using cPRP to promote healing and hair growth after hair transplantation is centred in three functional applications:
- To preserve and enhance hair follicle viability during and after hair transplantation
- To promote and enhance tissue repaid and healing after hair transplantation; and
- To reinvigorate dormant hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth
Angel® Concentrated Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma
Regenerative Biotherapies, nature’s way of looking after you
Case Results: Hair Rejuvenation and Replacement Therapy with Angel® cPRP
This is Shaun before the first of only two therapies:
Five weeks after the first therapy,
10 weeks after the first therapy
From day 1 to the 10th week Shaun had this amazing quality of hair growth due to Angel®cPRP being a true PRP – 4-6 times the whole blood baseline platelet count.
PRP systems which produce less than this platelet concentration of PRP only provide enriched plasma and will not give your patient these results.
Patient Information- Biodynamic PRP Hair Therapies Frequently Asked Questions
What is Biodynamic PRP Hair Therapy Procedure?
A small sample of your own blood [approximately 60mls], is processed in a highly specialised, state of the art Arthrex Angel® system or the Arthrex ACP™ Conditioned Plasma System, specifically designed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] in a safe, clinical manner and then this Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] is injected or applied in combination therapies to the targeted areas.
What outcomes should I expect immediately following the procedure?
Slight swelling and redness may be present after the procedure but this is normal and temporary and your specialist surgeon will provide you with appropriate treatment and care.
Is there discomfort following the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment?
Each person is unique and the response to intra-dermal injections will vary, though adverse reactions are rare. Your specialist may use a topical anaesthesia before injecting the Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP]. You may feel a ‘tingling’ sensation after the procedure and there may be redness, slight swelling and bruising. These symptoms will disappear. Please discuss this with your specialist.
How long will the procedure take?
The procedure will take on average 30-245mins.
What changes will I notice?
Platelet Rich Plasma aids in the preservation and enhancement of hair follicle viability during and after hair transplantation and the reinvigoration of dormant hair follicles and stimulates new growth. Your hair texture will improve as new tissue cells grow and visible results may take 3-6 weeks. The results continue to improve over time months and last approximately 1 - 2 years. Best results are attained through 1 to 3 consecutive treatments.
We are all unique and so results will depend upon a number of factors including your overall health status, age, dietary variations, whether you smoke, as well as a number of other health factors, including your unique skin type.
Are there any contra-indications to the use of Platelet Rich Plasma?
You must inform your specialist if you are taking medication, including blood thinning [anti-coagulant] medication, undergoing steroidal, or any long-term therapies.