Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) therapy for hair
"Combing PRF with other treatments (such as hair growth tonics or medications) can help treat hair thinning and loss" Dr. Ophelia Veraitch, Consultant Dermatologist
FOR HAIR CONCERNS
- Hair thinning
- Hair loss
The use of platelet rich plasma for diffuse alopecia and alopecia areata have shown improved hair density. Injections to hair thinning and early hair loss canincrease hair density and thickness. This response is the result of platelet growth factor stimulation of stem cells of the hair bulb, resulting in an increased growth and thickening of miniaturised hair.
What is PRP/ PRF Therapy?
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is the second generation of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) that is used for hair restoration
Your blood consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. When platelets are activated in the body, they produce proteins called growth factors. It is these growth factors that are thought to be able to help treat hair thinning or hair loss.
What happens during the treatment?
A small sample of your blood is processed in a specialised system designed to extract your platelets in a safe clinical manner. These platelets are then harvested into syringes and injected into the area you wish to be treated.
How often do I need treatments?
The consensus opinion for treatment is to have four sessions approximately four weeks apart. The need for repeat treatments varies from patient to patient but can be repeated if further hair miniaturisation and thinning occurs.
Is PRF safe?
PRF is your own blood, known as autologous. As you are using your own tissue to repair and improve your skin tissue, it should therefore not cause you an allergic reaction.