PRP/prf Hair Rejuvenation
At Ever Clinic we offer PRP/PRF for the treatment of rejuvenating hair. Hair loss can be a natural part of our bodies functional cycle occurring in the hair follicle. There are three phases to this cycle;
- Exogen (shedding phase)
- Telogen (resting phase)
- Anagen (growth phase)
Should multiple follicles of the hair be in the resting phase of the bodies cycle at the same time the hair can appear to be thinning.
PRP/PRF have been shown to extend the growth phase and increase the amount of blood supply to the hair follicles. This ultimately results in a fuller scalp.
Treatment consists of multiple injections into the scalp with comfort provided by regional anaesthetic blocks.
your questions about prp/prf answered
what is prp?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an innovative and exciting approach in regenerative medicine. Often used alongside surgery, PRP promotes tissue healing by releasing large amounts of growth factors from platelets in the treated area. Each growth factor has a unique role that promotes skin repair, together they create a synergistic effect for maximal results. Depending on the underlying cause, you can expect to have 4 to 5 treatments before seeing the full results and booking in at the hairdressers for your bouncy blowdry.
who is suitable for prp/prf
The majority of people are suitable for this treatment.
If you have any of the following, you may be advised to postpone any PRP treatment:-
- Pregnancy or breast-feeding
- Undergoing anticoagulant therapy, such as warfarin
- Any medical condition having a significant effect on platelet function
- Unwell because of any recent blood-loss or infection
what is prf?
Platelet rich fibrin or (PRF) is a unique rejuvenation technique that uses the patient’s own blood plasma, enriched with platelets (source of healing proteins and growth factors), fibrin (the wound healing and regeneration matrix) and stem cells (the conductors of our body’s own healing and regeneration molecules).
This product is injected, resulting in activation of accelerated healing and regeneration. As a result, the body’s own powerful regenerative properties are concentrated and focused on the area of concern.
how does prf work?
PRF intensifies the functioning and reproduction of cells, thus having a gentle, gradual yet long lasting and accumulative effect. Of course, i-PRF results are all the more impressive when incorporated into a treatment plan with hyaluronic acid fillers, wrinkle-relaxing treatments and other skin treatments. Producing virtually no downtime, this clinic based treatment can be used for skin and hair rejuvenation as well as treating problematic melasma and acne scars.
is this the same as prp? what is the difference between prp and prf?
Both PRP (platelet rich plasma), and PRF (platelet rich fibrin) are platelet based growth factor treatments that are extracted using centrifuge. PRF is different from PRP in that there is no anticoagulant (blood thinner) added during the spin.
In addition, the enrichment of platelets in these two products is not the same. In PRP, the platelets are enriched two to four times above the physiological concentrations available in blood and there are very few circulating blood stem cells. In contrast, PRF contains all the platelets with no elimination of the powerful regenerative matrix (fibrin) in addition to another very rich source of growth factors and tissue regeneration: the circulating blood stem cells.
why is fibrin important?
Dr Choukroun explains that Fibrin functions as a matrix that traps the platelets and controls their release of growth factors “very slowly and continuously over a time period of more than one week”.Growth factors release rate into the target tissue is important for tissue receptors to respond over a prolonged period of time following treatment. “It’s not the amount of growth factors that’s the most important, but it is released into the site. To treat severe infection, antibiotics can be injected drop by drop in an IV perfusion, ensuring that a stable concentration is maintained. This is the same in PRF biology—to obtain the most important function a stable concentration must be maintained. The best is a drop-by-drop infusion”.
is there a aesthetic regenerative use of prf?
Platelet growth factors in a fibrin scaffold is the first response to injury observed in all human tissue. Thus, the applications of PRF for healing and regeneration is not limited only to skin. Accelerated healing, new blood vessels and proliferation of cells producing collagen (fibroblasts) have been well demonstrated in biomedical research investigating the basic functions of this regenerative products. The vast clinical applications have been well documented in the literature by peer reviewed systematic reviews, the Academy’s faculty will discuss with you upon consultation how PRF could be used sole or in combination with other treatment to address your aesthetic regenerative concerns from skin rejuvenation to tissue regeneration.
whats prf role in hair growth treatment?
This is an all-natural non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who suffer from hair loss or thinning. iPRF can enhance the growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These special Platelet cells promote healing and accelerates the rate and degree of tissue regeneration, resulting in new hair growth and thickening of existing hair