Hair loss and thinning hair can be a distressing change to go through but it is not one that needs to completely alter your appearance – there are treatment options available that can slow down and even reverse the effects of hair loss.
There are a number of reasons why hair loss occurs in men, including age and genetics. Other factors such as stress and underlying medical conditions can also play a role in this process. In many instances, treating the underlying cause of the hair thinning or loss and reverse the effects of this change.
At Man Cave Sydney, we offer RegenLab PRP treatments to patients struggling with thinning hair or hair loss. RegenLab is recognised as the leading patented technology for Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (A-PRP).
PRP treatments are designed to isolate the powerful growth factors in the patient’s own blood, which are then used to regenerate tissue, stimulate stem cells and increase the production of collagen, nutrients and antioxidants.
PRP is a versatile treatment that is also often used for its anti-ageing benefits.
Here is an idea of what you can expect during a typical PRP treatment at Man Cave Sydney.
Depending on the area that needs to be treated, one or two small tubes of blood platelets are collected by our qualified cosmetic nurses/physicians with minimal discomfort. The blood is then spun to extract the powerful regenerating growth factors from the patient’s own body.
A numbing cream is to be applied to minimise any discomfort experienced by the patient when the concentrated plasma is injected into the relevant areas of the scalp. The entire treatment won’t take longer than an hour to perform. The number of injections that are required varies from patient to patient.
The PRP injections trigger the body’s natural healing response, resulting in tissue, cell and collagen regeneration which increases in nutrients that are essential for healthy hair growth.
Once the nutrient-rich plasma starts revitalising and rejuvenating the scalp’s tissues, hair density and thickness should start to improve over the course of 2+ months.
If you are considering PRP treatments at Man Cave Sydney, here are a few things that you should know.
The main objective of PRP treatments is to stimulate hair growth in people who aren’t responding to other forms of treatment. For example, there are some patients who don’t respond to medication and aren’t suitable candidates for surgery, this is when PRP is recommended. Since the patient’s own blood is used, there are also no side effects besides some tenderness and swelling.
Men and women suffering from most types of alopecia or general hair thinning, those looking to prevent further loss and patients considering hair loss surgery can all benefit from PRP treatments, provided they are in good health. Treatments are most beneficial if they are started once the first signs of hair thinning start to show. Your medical history will be reviewed and your scalp will be examined during your consultation to determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure.
No, unfortunately not. New hair growth may be seen as early as 2 months but is typically more evident at around the 5-8 month mark. Results will continue to improve for up to 12 months.
This may vary depending on the severity of your hair loss. Usually, 3 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart is recommended, then a single top-up treatment every 6 – 12 months to maintain results.
If you can handle the sensation of a general injection, you will find PRP treatments bearable but we can use a topical anaesthetic to ensure maximum comfort during your sessions.
Since this is not a surgical procedure, no recovery time is necessary. With that being said, some patients do prefer to go home after their treatment and prefer to return to work the next day. Several hours after treatment, patients will be able to shower and wash and style their hair as usual. If swelling and inflammation are still present after several days, it’s best to get in touch with us.
This is all dependent on how your scalp responds to treatment and how many sessions we feel you would require to achieve your desired result. A tailored treatment plan will be discussed with you during your consultation. PRP treatments start from $450 per vial.
While hair loss can’t always be avoided, there are steps that you can take to make your hair healthier and stronger, including eating a nutrient-rich diet and avoiding prolonged periods of stress. Rethinking the types of products you use on your scalp will also help.