What is Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy also known as PRP is a medically proven remedy for hair loss. Suitable for both men and women, PRP is an ideal non surgical treatment for people suffering from alopecia, hair thinning or male pattern baldness.
Plasma is a component of blood which is full of healing and growth factors. When applied to areas of hair loss, it helps to strengthen follicles and increase the quality and thickness of the hair. PRP will not replace lost hair, but it will strengthen and thicken existing hair.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a specialised, three stage technique. Firstly, blood is taken from the client; it is then centrifuged to separate out the plasma. This plasma is then either injected or infused using a dermaroller into the area to be treated. As your own blood (and plasma) is used, it is a relatively safe technique with very little chance of rejection or reaction to the plasma.
We normally recommend 7-10 sessions of PRP, with results being seen after the 4th session. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may need more or less treatments to achieve the desired results. Along with Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy, we may recommend you take specific prescribed medications to expedite and improve results.
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After the treatment, the area may be somewhat sore however this will subside over the coming week or two. Some areas may scab over, this is completely normal and part of the healing process. We normally recommend people have about a week off work to recover and recuperate from the surgery. All of your aftercare is included in your package, meaning you can relax, safe in the knowledge that all your follow up appointments, dressings, any required medications and much more is covered by your comprehensive aftercare programme.
Potential Risks or Complications of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
As with all operations, cosmetic surgery has certain risks. However, as the procedure is completely elective, the risks tend to be lower than that of surgery performed for health reasons. Complications in cosmetic surgery are generally very rare. Your surgeon will fully explain any risks and possible complications at your free consultation, and details will be explained in your procedure guide. If you have any specific worries or concerns, please speak to your surgeon at your free consultation.
We have been successfully referring patients to top Cosmetic surgeons for over a decade. They have decades of experience and proven track record of best practice standards in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Why chose Nu Cosmetic Clinic for non-surgical treatments?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic has more than 25 years of clinical experience and thousands of happy customers.
- State of the art machines using latest technology
- Highly qualified and experienced clinical team of dermatologists and cosmetologists
- Complete commitment to honesty and integrity so that you get unbiased professional advice
- Exemplary customer service record
- Best in class medical environment with total privacy
The Clinics we refer you to are situated in Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Preston and Sheffield.
Award winning, stylish and state-of-the-art, the clinics and private hospitals we refer you to are home to the very best staff and technology.
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How does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy work?
Plasma is a part of the blood. It is rich in healing and growth factors which can improve hair growth by strengthening hair follicles and improving the quality of the existing hair.
How long does the procedure take?
This very much depends on the area to be treated. A normal session will take about 1-3 hours. Normally 7-10 sessions are required for best results.
Can women have Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Yes, both men and women can have platelet rich plasma therapy.
Will the results look natural?
Yes, as the therapy improves the quality of your own hair, the results will look completely natural.
When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?
We recommend that people take a week off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.
Are there any alternatives to this surgery?
Yes, there are alternatives to PRP that people sometimes find effective. These include hair transplants and medical products. You can discuss this with your surgeon.
When can I fly after the procedure?
You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery.
We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.
Am I too young/ too old for this procedure?
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.
Can I get a second opinion?
Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.
Are your surgeons suitably qualified and registered?
All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.
Where are your clinics?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.
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Any form of cosmetic enhancement is very personal, so prices are bespoke dependent on your individual needs. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay £300 onwards.
A definitive price for your procedure will be given at your free consultation with your cosmetic surgeon or relevant specialist practitioner.
Remember, we often have offers & can sometimes price match other providers, so call us on 08000 30 29 30 with any queries.
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