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PRP Hair Loss Treatment

Published on September 1, 2016 by

According to market analysts Mintel, 20 per cent of UK women between the ages of 45 and 64 notice hair loss as they get older. 

It sounds like an enormous number, but it doesn’t surprise me…. I see countless patients – men as well as women – driven to the point of despair because they’re losing their hair. 

One in particular stays with me. A couple of years ago I had a patient who had had cancer and had undergone a mastectomy. She subsequently lost her hair through chemotherapy.

It’s not unusual for patients with serious health issues to come to Riverbanks, in order to try and look and feel their best during challenging times. 

But I have to admit that I was absolutely flabbergasted when this patient told me that losing her hair had been more devastating to her than losing her breast.

I later discovered that is a common reaction amongst cancer patients. And while I’m not talking about hair loss through illness, this story is illustrative of how shattering it can be when a few stray hairs on your pillow each morning turns into a clump of hair around the shower drain…. Then finally you (and everyone around you) start to notice thin patches.

You start to look different. Our hair frames our face, and when it goes, you don’t look like ‘you’ any more. 

Luscious locks are associated with femininity, and a good head of hair with masculinity. Suddenly you feel less attractive, and your whole sense of self changes.

You are consumed by worry over how much more hair you are going to lose. You obsessively check your pillow and hairbrush each day for evidence of shedding.

You may even worry about going out, because it feels like everyone’s looking at you and judging.

Unfortunately, as we get older, hair loss is a fact of life, both for women and men. Just take a look at the number of male celebrities – mainly sports stars – who advocate “amazing hair renewals”.

At Riverbanks I’ve spent years researching the best approach for my patients, and now I’m delighted to offer what I consider the best new hair loss treatment out there. 

Celenis PRP will make a noticeable difference if the hair on your scalp, eyebrows or eyelashes, or even your pubic hair, is thinning or receding. 

What I love about this treatment is how natural it is, because it uses your own cells to stimulate hair growth. We take a little blood from you, just like a regular blood test, then isolate the platelet-rich plasma (that’s the PRP). We then inject a highly concentrated form back into your scalp (or whichever area we’re treating) via a mesogun, which is virtually painless, or a super-fine needle, which can be a little sore but completely bearable.

These special plasma cells help your body heal and regenerate, respond to injury and stimulates the growth of new cells. You may have heard of it being used for facial rejuvenation, where it stimulates collagen, elastin and cellular growth – it’s known as the Vampire Lift and has been popularised by Kim Kardashian. 

When PRP is injected into the scalp, it promotes hair growth. 

The results are, categorically, amazing.

Here are pictures of a patient who’d had two treatments, four weeks apart: 

You can see that their hair is significantly thicker. They no longer look like they’re balding!

Patients of ours who have already had this treatment report enormous relief that their hair looks healthy and full again. They can get on with their lives, instead of constantly worrying that they are shedding. They feel attractive and good about themselves again.

It’s not just their hair that’s restored – it’s their self-confidence as well. 

PRP starts from £1800 for two hair loss treatments. Prices will differ depending on the size of the areas treated, but it’s always much more cost-effective – and aesthetically effective – than hair transplant surgery.

If you’d like to know more about PRP, contact us and we’ll be delighted to discuss what this treatment could do for you, too.