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Are you looking for a hair growth treatment that’s non-invasive and convenient? Have you heard about Elucell’s PRP hair growth treatment and are interested in learning more?
No matter what your answer is, we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive FAQ on PRP hair growth treatment. It involves the extraction of blood, which is then separated into platelets and plasma via centrifuge and injected into areas of the scalp where signs of hair loss are present.
Who is a good candidate for hair growth treatment?
Anyone can have a consultation with our qualified medical professionals if they have any concerns about hair loss. In fact, the earlier we spot the signs of hair loss, the sooner we can rectify them with PRP hair loss treatment.
The best candidate, meaning the person for whom the treatment is most likely to be effective, is one whose hairline is receding or whose hair is thinnest around the temples and top of head.
Does hair growth treatment work on the scalp?
The goal of our hair growth treatment is to promote growth in areas that are affected by hair loss, as well as strengthen and enrich the specific hair follicles in each area. This is achieved through the stimulation of natural bodily processes using the patient’s blood.
Prior to administering any treatments to the scalp, our Australian-trained and board-certified Practitioners conduct detailed face-to-face consultations with prospective patients in order to ensure the end result will be effective.
What is the procedure for hair growth treatment?
A small quantity of blood is drawn from the patient. The platelet-rich plasma is then separated from the blood using a centrifuge, at which point it is extracted and prepared for injection into the scalp.
However, before any plasma is injected into areas of the scalp affected by hair loss, a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to numb those areas in order to remove any pain or discomfort. Once the treatment is complete, the following weeks between consultations are then devoted to monitoring your hair regrowth.
Does hair growth treatment work for hair loss?
At Elucell, our hair growth treatment is demonstrably effective at treating hair loss in patients. After the first PRP hair growth treatment session, you’ll notice an increase in hair thickness and a decrease in hair loss with each passing day.
As those weeks turn into months, the number of hair follicles per area increases. In turn, this increases the quality of new hair that grows. To make sure your treatment is working, we monitor the changes in your scalp using a Trichoscan, a piece of sophisticated technology built specifically to monitor hair loss.
How much blood is drawn for a hair growth treatment injection?
Our hair growth treatment only needs a small amount of blood (between 15-30 mL) to effectively restore hair in areas of the scalp that are incurring hair loss. This is because PRP hair growth treatment has been designed to be as non invasive as possible.
A centrifuge then spins this blood at the exact speed required to separate platelets from red and white blood cells. After that, about 4-6 mL of platelet-rich plasma are extracted and injected into the treatment area.
Can hair growth treatment grow new hair?
Hair growth treatment does grow new hair on the scalp in areas that are suffering from hair loss.
This is because platelets make up one of the four primary components of blood (as well as red blood cells, white blood cells, platelet-poor plasma and platelet-rich plasma), and they contain growth factors that promote tissue regeneration and facilitate wound healing.
As a result, we get effective stimulation of hair growth by draining a few drops of blood from a patient, separating the platelets, and injecting the platelets into the scalp.
Does hair growth treatment thicken hair?
One of the benefits of hair growth treatment is that it does significantly more than just regrow hair. The stimulation of the dermal papilla cells in the scalp tissue, caused by the injection of platelet rich plasma, actually strengthens your hair roots and repairs damaged hair follicles.
This not only gives your hair a thicker, richer appearance. It also makes the hair physically stronger and less susceptible to hair loss.
Is hair growth treatment for hair loss permanent?
Hair growth treatment results from Elucell are effective, with areas suffering from hair loss reduced. Although you can revive your hair from loss through hair growth treatment, it is not a permanent solution unless you can reverse what caused your hair loss in the first place, (keeping in mind it is impossible to permanently reverse the perfectly natural process of aging). Using PRP hair loss treatment every 12 months should keep your results from deteriorating, so we recommend maintenance treatments after your initial treatment package.
Is hair growth treatment painful?
Due to the fact that Elucell’s hair growth treatment does not involve cutting skin or entering deeper tissues of the scalp, it is relatively painless. Our qualified medical professionals use topical anaesthetic before administering any treatments in order to alleviate the pain associated with injections themselves.
Which is better: hair growth treatment or hair transplant?
In contrast to PRP, which is a non-invasive and easy way to treat hair loss, hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting skin from hair-bearing parts of the scalp to the balding or thinning areas.
In addition to the usual risks associated with all types of surgery, such as bleeding, infection, scarring, etc. Hair transplants also pose unique risks, such as nerve damage, tissue death, and skin graft complications. A surgical procedure usually involves long recovery periods, during which even the slightest complication could require additional procedures.
Is hair growth treatment better than minoxidil?
There is no need to compare the two treatments, as they can be used in conjunction to ensure the most effective hair growth treatment possible. Elucell has a comprehensive hair loss treatment approach that incorporates both the PRP hair growth treatment as well as minoxidil, an antihypertensive used to treat hair loss.
For the best results possible, we may recommend a comprehensive treatment regimen consisting of topical Minoxidil, mesotherapy, and PRF along with PRP. Our enhanced 5% Minoxidil formula with lavender oil is tailored to the needs of both women and men experiencing hair loss.
What are the side effects of hair growth treatment?
There is very little risk of experiencing side effects from Elucell’s treatments, as all of them are administered by qualified medical professionals. Before any treatment is conducted, we consult with the patient in order to determine whether or not the process is right for them. PRP uses only the patient’s own blood, so adverse reactions are limited to tenderness around the injection site for 12 hours and a mild allergic reaction.
Can I wash my hair after hair growth treatment?
The hair growth treatment from Elucell has another advantage of a short recovery period. You can resume washing and shampooing within a few hours without causing damaging effects to the treatment area.
What are the key benefits of hair growth treatment for hair loss?
Along with its ability to promote hair growth and healthy scalps, Elucell’s hair growth treatment has many other advantages due to its convenience and accessibility. The procedure promotes hair growth as well as being easy and painless for the patient.
What is the cost of hair growth treatment?
There are three pricing options available for PRP hair loss treatment:
- 1 treatment = $250
- 5 treatments = $1,125
- 10 treatments = $2,000
Ideally, you should attend 6-12 treatments for optimal results. These pricing options give you the freedom to choose a budget and treatment plan that meets your needs.
How do I prepare for hair growth treatment?
The steps taken to prepare for hair growth treatment are fairly simple.
- A week before the procedure, avoid supplements that increase bruising and bleeding, which includes:
- Green Tea
- Omegas (Fish Oils)
- Evening Primrose oil
- St John’s Wort
- Vitamin E
- Aspirin (after consulting your doctor)
- Make sure you hydrate by drinking water before and after the procedure.
- Reduce your fat intake, as well as alcohol and caffeine
Why choose our hair growth treatment?
At Elucell, our hair growth treatment is not only a natural, non-invasive and effective method of hair growth treatment, it’s also affordable. If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of Elucell’s hair growth treatment for yourself, contact us and book a consultation.