Who can have a PRP treatment?

Any gender can have a PRP treatment and the result will be equally good. It’s about starting treatment in time. If you’ve lost a lot of hair, it will take longer to grow the hair back even with a PRP treatment.

When the growth factors are injected in the shrunken hair follicles, a number of positive reactions in the skin occur. The stem cells are informed that the production of hair cells, or collagen for skin treatment, should increase, which generates more building blocks for each cell. PRP also generate the new formation of several small blood vessels connected to the area, which contributes extra nourishment for hair and skin.

How does a PRP treatment work?

Numbing cream
Numbing cream placed on patients face before treatment

We offer all patients the option of using a numbing cream for PRP treatment. The numbing cream must be applied approximately 45 minutes before the treatment begins. For skin treatments, we always use a numbing cream.

For PRP treatment for the hair, we also offer an anesthetic cream, but most choose to have the treatment without anesthesia as they find there is not much difference.

Blood is drawn
Blood drawn from patients arm

In order to extract the growth factors for our PRP treatment, we need to draw your blood. This takes a few minutes. We usually take 3–4 small test tubes (8 ml per tube). In exceptional cases, the patient may see a small bruise in the crook of the arm where the blood sample was drawn.

Centrifugation
Test tubes filled with blood put in centrifuge

Once the blood sample has been drawn, the tubes are placed in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the blood plasma and the white blood cells, where the growth factors are. The centrifuge spins the tubes at high speed for 10 minutes until the blood is separated into different layers.

Extracting growth factors
Blood plasma is put into syringe

The centrifuged sample now contains the various components of the blood. Using a fine syringe, the exact amount to be used for the PRP treatment is extracted. If this is done correctly, we will have a strong, concentrated plasma sample that will have a good effect on the hair or skin when injected. After performing 15 000 PRP treatments, we are highly skilled in how to handle the growth factors for optimal results.

Injection
Closeup of nurse injecting PRP into scalp

When all growth factors have been gathered into small syringes, they are ready to be injected. We use 1 ml syringes with the thinnest needles on the market to make it as painless as possible for our patients.

Prerequisites

Most healthy individuals can have a PRP treatment with good results. Exactly how many treatments are needed depends on your starting point, which we will discuss during a consultation. We usually recommend 3–4 treatments in order to successfully activate the positive process in the body generated by the PRP.

Your circumstances and the results you may see are highly personal. We can best assess these during a consultation

Results

Anti-inflammatory preparations and infections disrupt the thrombocytes and negatively impact the result of PRP. Intense iron deficiency, imbalance in the thyroid gland production or severe stress may indirectly counteract the result of PRP. This is because the negative effect of these factors eliminates the positive effect of PRP. But after 15 000 injections, and many years of constant development of our approved methods, we can tell that most of our patients see a great result that they are very happy with.

FAQ on PRP treatment

Does PRP treatment hurt?

There might be prickling and a feeling of slight discomfort during a PRP hair treatment, especially during the first treatment. As a general rule, however, the treatment is very simple and without discomfort. For a PRP skin treatment, you will receive numbing cream and should therefore experience very little discomfort.

How long does a PRP treatment take?

The treatment itself takes approximately 30-40 minutes. If you’d like to receive anaesthetics it will take an additional 45-60 minutes.

How often should you get a PRP treatment?

We usually recommend 3-4 treatments with 1 month in between to activate the natural processes in the body in the best way. Exactly how many treatments that are needed is discussed at a free consultation with the customer’s ideas and wishes in mind.

Does one PRP treatment last you your whole life?

PRP is not a permanent solution. Losing hair is something most people do, and PRP helps slow it down and stimulate new growth. How efficient it is and how long it lasts varies from person to person since everyone has different conditions to begin with. In order to get a correct assessment of your hair, we recommend scheduling a free consultation.

What activities should I avoid after a completed PRP treatment?

The treatment does not hinder you from carrying out your normal activities directly after a session. We usually recommend not washing your hair for about an hour in order to allow the plasma to settle properly.