General questions about PRP treatment
How long is a PRP treatment?
The treatment itself only takes about 30-40 minutes.
Does a PRP treatment hurt?
During a PRP treatment, there may be some tingling and discomfort, especially during the first treatment. But in general, PRP treatments are simple and take place without major discomfort.
Do I need anaesthetics?
The vast majority of our clients do not take an anaesthetic for PRP hair treatments, but it is possible if desired.
How does PRP treatment work?
Approximately 24 ml of blood is drawn from a normal blood sample and centrifugedto allow the various components to stratify.
The growth factors are visible as a distinct layer in the tube, which we extract and inject superficially into your scalp.
How much blood is taken in one treatment?
Usually we draw about 24 ml of blood at each treatment session. However, the amount of blood we draw can vary depending on the size of the area to be treated.
Are there any side effects after PRP treatment?
The treatment is safe and natural because it uses your own blood. Therefore, there is no risk of side effects. There may be some redness immediately after the treatment but this will subside a few hours later.
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How can I finance my PRP treatments?
We have a partnership with Medical Finance. You can get interest-free loans of up to SEK 50,000 and a repayment plan of up to 24 months.
How often should a PRP treatment be preformed?
We usually recommend 3-4 treatments at one month intervals to best activate the positive processes in the body.
Exactly how many treatments are needed is discussed during a free consultationaccording to the client’s initial situation and wishes.
When can I expect to see the results of PRP hair treatment?
We recommend doing 3 or 4 treatments at 4 week intervals. Then we do a follow-up after another 2 to 3 months. Around that time, the new, stronger hair has had time to grow.
What activities should I avoid after PRP treatment?
The treatment will not prevent you from carrying out your daily activities as usual.
We usually only recommend not washing your hair for approx. 1 hour to allow the plasma to work properly.
When can I wash my hair after a PRP treatment?
We recommend not washing your hair for about 1 hour after your treatment to allow the plasma to work properly under the skin of the scalp.
Is it possible to use blood from another person?
No, you can’t. Even if the person has the same blood type as you, this means a high risk of blood poisoning and other diseases.
Is one PRP treatment enough for life?
PRPis not a permanent solution to hair loss. PRP helps to slow it down and stimulate new growth. How effective it is and how long it lasts varies from person to person as everyone has different conditions.
To get a proper assessment of your hair, we recommend that you book a free consultation with us.
What should I consider before my PRP treatment?
Do not take omega-3 tablets and do not eat foods rich in omega-3 fats, such as fish and avocados, 3 days before your treatment. Omega-3 is a blood thinner and makes it easier to bruise, which is particularly important to avoid when having a skin treatment.
Drink plenty of water before your treatment. If you are dehydrated, it will be more difficult to draw blood from you.
Do not take Ipren
Ibuprofen is a blood thinner. Therefore, avoid taking it 48 hours before your treatment. Painkillers containing paracetamol are fine.
Should I avoid the sun after a PRP treatment?
You do not need to avoid the sun after a PRP treatment. Just go out and enjoy the sun as usual!
Do I have to wash my hair before the PRP treatment?
You don’t have to have washed your hair before your treatment – but it makes it easier for the nurses if you have clean hair.
However, it is important that you do not use hair products such as Toppik, hair wax or hair gel before the treatment. This can make it difficult for our nurses to carry out the PRP treatment.
How much plasma do we use per PRP treatment?
In a standard treatment, we draw three tubes of blood with 8 ml per tube. For an XL treatment, we draw four tubes of blood.
After centrifugation, the blood is divided into different layers, with 3 ml of blood being the red blood cells and 5 ml being pure blood plasma.
Why is PRP called the vampire method?
The Vampire Method is a unique treatment for hair loss. Blood is first drawn from the customer. The tube is then centrifuged to separate the red platelets from the plasma, which is then injected into the scalp.
PRPis called the vampire method because we use the customer’s own blood to extract the growth factors from the customer’s blood plasma.
How can a PRP treatment help against hair loss?
With PRP, we extract the body’s own growth factors, called platelets, which we then inject into the scalp.
The growth factors enlarge the size of the hair follicle, which is often shrunken and has been for a long time (if the hair loss has been going on for a long time). As the size of the hair follicle increases, the hair follicle is able to start producing a hair again of better and stronger quality.
In this way, the treatment can effectively prevent hair loss.
Can PRP prevent hair loss if you lose hair at an early age?
PRPhelps against hair loss at any age in life.
PRP strengthens the hair follicle and nourishes it. The growth factors we inject create new capillaries in the scalp as the hair follicle grows in size. This causes hair follicles that have been stunted to come back to life instead of dying from inactivity.
Where can you do your PRP treatment?
We have clinics in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö where we perform both PRP treatments and hair transplants.
Do you offer PRP treatment to pregnant or breastfeeding women?
No, we do not offer PRP treatments to pregnant or breastfeeding women.
How to stop hair loss?
To counteract and stop sudden hair loss, we recommend PRP treatments on a continuous basis.
If you have severe hair loss and would like to adjust your hairline or fill out your hair in some place, we recommend that you come in for a consultation to get help with your hair loss and talk about a possible hair transplant.