Content with credentials. This article has been reviewed by Doctor Isabella Sillar.
What is hair thinning? Why does it need treatment? It’s a condition that takes the form of minor to moderate hair loss. It does not necessarily cause baldness (unlike widespread hair loss), but it can be nonetheless unpleasant as it gives the appearance of thinner spots of hair on the head.
That’s why, at Elucell, we offer effective Thinning Hair Treatment that uses platelet rich plasma injections to strengthen hair follicles and stimulate growth in the scalp.
Who is a good candidate for Thinning Hair Treatment?
If you have any concerns about hair loss, you can schedule a consultation with one of our qualified medical professionals. We can treat hair loss using PRP treatment sooner if we spot the signs of hair loss earlier. The person most likely to benefit from the treatment is one whose hairline is receding or whose hair is thinning around the temples and top of head.
Does hair thinning treatment work on the scalp?
Thinning Hair Treatment aims to promote growth in balding areas, as well as strengthen and enrich the particular hair follicles in each area. A detailed face-to-face consultation with one of our Registered Nurses is conducted with all prospective patients before any scalp treatments are administered. This ensures the end result will be effective.
What is the procedure for Thinning Hair Treatment?
A sample of blood is taken from the patient. Following this, platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the blood using a centrifuge, and is then prepared for injection into the scalp. Prior to any plasma being injected into areas of the scalp which suffer from hair loss, a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to numb those areas to reduce any discomfort. Following the treatment, the coming weeks between consultations will be spent monitoring your hair growth.
Does hair thinning treatment work for hair loss?
Each day after your first PRP hair thinning treatment session, you’ll see an improvement in hair thickness. These weeks turn into months, and the follicle count per area grows. As a result, the hair that grows is of higher quality. A Trichoscan device is used to track changes in your scalp as part of your treatment.
How much blood is drawn for a hair thinning treatment injection?
Our thinning hair treatment only needs a small amount of blood (between 15-30 mls). Afterward, this blood is spun at a specific speed in a centrifuge to separate platelets from red blood cells. In the treatment area, approximately 4-6 ml of platelet-rich plasma is injected.
Can hair thinning treatment grow new hair?
Treatment for hair loss 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 taking 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.
Does hair thinning treatment thicken hair?
In addition to regrowing hair, hair thinning treatments provide a number of other benefits as well. 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 also physically stronger and less likely to fall out.
Is hair thinning treatment for hair loss permanent?
The results of Elucell’s hair thinning treatment are effective. However, while hair thinning treatment can revive your hair, it’s not permanent unless you can reverse the root cause of hair loss (and it’s impossible to reverse the natural aging process). That’s why we recommend maintenance treatments every 12 months in order to prevent your results from diminishing.
Is hair thinning treatment painful?
Hair thinning treatment by Elucell is relatively painless since no incisions are made to the skin or deep tissues of the scalp are accessed. In order to make injections more comfortable, we use topical anaesthetic before administering any treatment.
Which is better: hair thinning treatment or hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting skin from hair-bearing parts of the head to the balding or thinning areas, as opposed to our thinning hair treatment, which is a non-invasive and easy way to treat hair loss.
Aside from the usual risks associated with all types of surgery, which include bleeding, infection, scarring, etc. hair transplants are subject to unique risks, including nerve damage, tissue death, and graft failure. The recovery period following surgery can be long, and even the smallest complication can lead to additional treatments.
Is thinning Hair Treatment better than minoxidil?
It is not necessary to compare the two treatments since they can be employed hand in hand to ensure the most efficient hair thinning treatment. Elucell has a comprehensive treatment approach to hair loss that includes both the PRP hair thinning treatment and minoxidil, a common antihypertensive medication used to treat hair loss.
We will recommend a comprehensive treatment plan including topical Minoxidil, mesotherapy, PRP, and PRF. We work closely with a compounding pharmacy to prescribe a concentrated 5% Minoxidil formula with lavender oil to those eligible patient’s experiencing moderate to advanced hair loss.
What are the side effects of hair thinning treatment?
There is very little risk of experiencing side effects. We consult with our patients before conducting any treatment, so that we can determine whether or not the process is right for them.
Patient-derived PRPs are made with their own blood and so adverse reactions are limited to mild allergic reactions and tenderness around injection sites that tend to last for, at most, 12 hours.
Can I wash my hair after hair thinning treatment?
Another advantage of Elucell’s hair loss treatment is its short recovery time. The treatment area is safe to wash and shampoo in a few hours without any risk of harm.
However, it is strongly recommended that, post treatment, you avoid the application of harsh chemicals to your scalp such as colouring, perming, head lice treatments and bleaching for 72 hours.
What are the key benefits of hair thinning treatment for hair loss?
Elucell’s treatment for hair thinning has many advantages in addition to improving hair growth and keeping scalps healthy, including being convenient and accessible. Patients benefit from the procedure, which promotes hair growth and is quick and painless.
Hair Thinning Treatment Frequently Asked Questions
How much blood do they take for hair thinning treatment?
The treatment we use for hair loss is non-invasive and only requires a small amount of blood (between 15 and 30 mL). As soon as blood is drawn, it is centrifuged at precisely the right speed to separate platelets from plasma and red blood cells. The centrifuged blood is separated into 4-6mls of platelet rich plasma, which is then injected into the treatment area.
How do I prepare for hair thinning treatment?
The steps taken to prepare for hair thinning 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 thinning treatment last?
The effects of hair thinning treatment 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 thinning treatment?
At Elucell, our hair thinning treatment is not only a natural, non-invasive and effective method of hair thinning treatment, it’s also incredibly affordable. If you’re interested in experiencing the benefits of Elucell’s hair thinning treatment for yourself, contact us and book a consultation.