hair loss PRP Sydney

hair loss PRP Sydney

What is hair loss PRP Sydney?

PRP (Platelet- Rich Plasma) is a non-invasive injectable treatment that uses a patient’s own blood. A small blood sample is drawn from the patient (typically from the arm) in a specialised tube and is then placed in a centrifuge for 8 minutes. While it’s in there, the tube is rapidly spun to separate the plasma from red blood cells. The separated plasma contains the platelet-rich plasma, which is then injected and micro-needled into the scalp to maintain/promote hair growth.

How does PRP help treat hair loss Sydney?

To understand how hair loss PRP works, it is important to be aware of the role that platelets play in healing.

Platelets are a component of blood, along with red and white blood cells. When a person sustains a cut or wound, the platelets are some of the body’s “first responders” that arrive to stop the bleeding and promote healing.

PRP hair loss treatments in dermatology begun after researchers found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells help promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. Sydney hair loss PRP treatment injections also maintain hair growth by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle, as well as increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.

What causes hair loss in Sydney?

Hereditary Hair Loss – or Androgenic Alopecia: Inherited genes that cause your hair follicles to shrink and eventually stop growing hair. In women, the first noticeably sign of hereditary hair loss is usually overall thinning or a widening part. In men, the first sign is usually a receding hairline or a bald spot at the top of his head/crown.

Alopecia Areata: An autoimmune disorder where your immune system mistakenly attacks your hair follicles.

Age: As we age, most people notice some hair loss because hair growth slows. At some point, hair follicles stop growing hair, which as a result causes hair on our scalp to thin.

Childbirth, illness, or other stressors: A few months after giving birth, recovering from an illness, stress, or having an operation, you may notice a lot more hairs in your brush or on your pillow.

What happens during the PRP procedure in Sydney?

Hair loss Sydney PRP treatment will begin by drawing your blood –typically from your arm, just like when you have a blood test.


x2 Vials of blood placed in centrifuge machine – which will spin at a rapid rate to separate Platelet Rich Plasma from poor platelet plasma and red blood cells. This process takes around 8 minutes.


Hair will be prepped – cleaned with an alcohol wipe to reduce risk of infection.


PRP will be drawn up into a syringe and injected into the areas of your scalp that require increased hair growth- usually to the front, sides, and crown of head.


Following injections via a syringe a micro-needling device will be utilised to further stimulate the hair follicles; encouraging new hair to grow.


Aftercare and what to expect following your hair loss PRP treatment Sydney-

We advise that you do not

touch or wash your hair after treatment for at least 4hours. Otherwise, normal daily activities can resume.

There may be some mild redness, discomfort and/or inflammation which is expected.

No harsh chemical colouring or perming treatments should be performed for at least 72 hours.


Use of topical hair growth treatments like Minoxidil or similar can resume the following day. Laser therapy treatments can also be resumed the next day.


Potential side effects of PRP

Because PRP hair loss therapy Sydney involves injecting your own blood into your scalp, you aren’t at risk for getting a communicable disease. All treatments are performed within a sterile environment.


Pain – depending on your pain tolerance, minimal discomfort/pain may be experienced throughout a PRP hair treatment. Scalp tenderness is also a possibility following injections of hair loss PRP treatment Sydney.


Mild swelling of the forehead. This usually resolve spontaneously one day after the treatment.

Headache if occurs usually resolves after one day after the treatment.


Increased hair loss on commencement of treatment – this is a positive sign as it means your body is removing the old/damaged hair follicles to make way for new ones.


Risk of infection to the injection sites – avoid touching scalp for at least 4 hours post treatment.



How many treatments are required?

Results will vary depending on your age, health, and type of hair loss. For best hair loss PRP treatment results, consistency is key. It is recommended that PRP hair treatment Sydney is to be initially performed once a fortnight for the first 6 months (12 treatments). Treatments can then be decreased to monthly.



Who is a good candidate for PRP hair regrowth Sydney?

The best candidates for PRP hair restoration treatments are patients with areas of “weak quality” hair growth on the scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed, and patients with areas of alopecia areata.

A consultation with the team at BioCell Cosmetic Clinic Sydney will assess whether PRP is the right treatment for you.



What else can treat hair loss in Sydney?

Minoxidil: A topical treatment that comes in either a solution or foam base and can be applied to the scalp daily. Long-term use helps to sustain results and minimise hair loss. 


Finasteride: A prescription medication used for androgenetic alopecia. It addresses hair follicle shrinkage caused by DHT (Hormone within our body linked to hair loss) and lowers those levels in the scalp to promote new hair growth.


Hair roller: The derma roller, also known as micro needling, is a tool that makes tiny pricks in your skin with its micro-needles. When your scalp responds to this, the healing process stimulates various hair growth responses.

Hair Transplant: A microsurgery hair restoration procedure, completed under local anaesthetic, aims to add more hair to an area on your head that may be thinning or balding. It’s done by taking hair from thicker parts of the scalp, and grafting it to the thinning or balding section of the scalp. Follow up PRP hair loss treatments Sydney are highly recommended to maintain the results of a hair transplant.

Management of stress and medical issues:

Certain medications, hormonal imbalances, and medical illness can also cause hair loss/thinning. Ruling out any medical illnesses or side effects caused by medications is important before commencing PRP hair loss treatment Sydney– therefore it is encouraged to consult your doctor if you believe any of these issues may be effecting your hair.

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