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At Elucell, one of the treatments we offer is platelet rich plasma to combat hair loss for men. The goal of this treatment is to draw blood from the patient, isolating and then injecting the plasma into affected areas of the scalp, so we can effectively promote hair growth and strengthen affected follicles. This method effectively treats hair loss symptoms in men.
What is male pattern hair loss?
Male pattern hair loss is the most common type of hair loss, deriving its name from the patterned manner in which the hair loss occurs.
The first sign of androgenetic alopecia is a receding hairline, followed by the hair on the crown and temples starting to thin. These two areas meet in the middle, leaving a horseshoe shape of hair around the back and sides of the head. For a large number of men, this can result in complete baldness.
How common is male pattern hair loss?
The earliest signs of hair loss can appear in men as early as their late teens. According to Healthy Male (Andrology Australia) most Australian men will become aware of hair loss as they grow older.
There is a direct correlation between the age range and percentage of those affected by significant balding. For example, 20% of men in their 20s are affected by significant balding, as do 30% of men in their 30s, 40% of men in their 40s and 50% of men in their 50s.
How does hair loss affect a person?
Hair loss is not directly life-threatening, nor is it particularly painful or debilitating. However, it can affect self-esteem and be significantly demoralising. It is worth getting treated as soon as possible.
That’s why it is important to organise a free consultation with our qualified medical professionals at the first signs of hair loss. Our hair loss treatment is effective, but hair loss is easier to treat the earlier it’s detected.
What is the best treatment for male hair loss?
It would be reductive to say that our PRP hair treatment is “the best”. This is because different treatments work for different people, and it is important for medical professionals to accurately diagnose their patients so that the correct treatment can be administered.
Elucell strives to make our PRP treatment as exemplary as possible. Unlike surgery, PRP hair treatment involves no recovery time and no surgery. We use PRP hair loss treatment for men because it is tremendously effective, and our highly trained medical professionals make every effort to ensure the procedure is painless and comfortable.
The process of PRP hair loss treatment is simple:
- A sample of blood is taken from the patient.
- Following this, platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the blood with a centrifuge, and is then prepared for injection into the scalp.
- A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to areas affected by hair loss to reduce any discomfort.
- The plasma is injected into those areas affected by hair loss.
- Following the treatment, the coming weeks between consultations will be spent monitoring your hair’s growth.
Do male hair loss treatments work?
Our hair loss treatment for men does result in new hair growing on the scalp, due to the fact that platelets contain growth factors that facilitate tissue regeneration and wound healing.
By draining a small amount of blood from a patient, separating the platelets, and injecting the platelets into the scalp, we get effective stimulation of the natural processes that manage hair growth.
Can hair loss be cured?
Hair loss cannot be cured, as there are a multitude of factors that can lead to hair loss. These include genetic factors such as hereditary conditions or hormone imbalances to stress to pre-existing medical conditions to current medications to diet.
However, hair loss treatments mean that hair loss can be managed somewhat. Our hair loss treatment for men offers significantly more than just regrowth of hair. Injections of platelet rich plasma actually strengthen your hair roots and repair damaged hair follicles by stimulating the dermal papilla cells. In addition to thickening and enhancing the look of your hair, the hair is stronger and less prone to breakage.
Are hair loss treatments safe?
Elucell’s treatments are administered by qualified medical professionals, so there is very little risk of experiencing side effects. The patient is consulted before any treatment is conducted in order to determine whether or not the process will be beneficial to him. Since PRP uses only the patient’s own blood, adverse reactions are limited to tenderness around the injection site for 12 hours and a mild allergic reaction.
Can I wash my hair after alopecia treatment for women?
Elucell’s hair loss treatment also has a short recovery time. In a few hours, the treatment area can be washed and shampooed without risking injury. One of the main benefits of our hair loss treatment is that there are no restrictions on most physical activities once you complete the treatment.
Nevertheless, you are strongly advised to avoid the use of harsh chemicals to your scalp in the 72 hours following any treatment, such as coloring, perming, head lice treatments and bleaching.
What are the key benefits of hair loss treatment for men?
Besides its ability to promote hair growth and healthy scalps, Elucell’s hair loss treatment for men has many other advantages because of its convenience and accessibility. Moreover, the procedure promotes hair growth while being painless and easy for the patient.
What is the cost of hair loss treatment for men?
There are three pricing options available for hair loss treatment for men:
- 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. In addition, our PRP hair loss treatments come with a 100% money back guarantee in the unlikely event that you are not satisfied.
Hair Loss Treatment for Men Frequently Asked Questions
How much blood do they take for hair loss treatment for men?
Hair loss treatment for men does not require any invasive procedures and only involves taking a small amount of blood (15-30mls) from the patient. As soon as blood is drawn, it is centrifuged at precisely the right speed to separate platelets from plasma and red blood cells. From the centrifuged blood, approximately 4-6 mls of platelet rich plasma is collected and injected into the treatment area.
How do I prepare for hair loss treatment for men?
The steps taken to prepare for hair loss 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.
How long does hair loss treatment for men last?
The effects of hair loss treatment for men affect people differently. On average, it takes about 4-8 weeks since beginning treatments to notice any visible changes.
- In 2-4 weeks:
- There is a reduction in the number of hairs you lose per day.
- There is a visible improvement in hair thickness.
- In 1-6 months:
- Daily hair loss continues to diminish.
- Strength and length of hair improves.
- The number of active hair follicles increases.
- In 6-12 months:
- Maximum treatment response occurs.
Why choose our hair loss treatment for men?
At Elucell, our hair loss treatment for men is not only a natural, non-invasive and effective method of addressing hair loss, it’s also affordable. If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of Elucell’s PRP hair loss treatment for yourself, contact us and book a consultation.