John, a 35-year-old entrepreneur from Oxford, recently visited Vinci Hair Clinic for a consultation about his hair loss. He had heard about PRP treatment and was interested in finding out more. John invited us to take a seat and listen to his discussion with one of Vinci’s experts.
John (J): I’ve heard a lot about PRP. Can you tell me more about the treatment?
Vinci Expert (V): Certainly. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. It’s an increasingly popular choice for sufferers of male pattern baldness.
J: So, what is Platelet Rich Plasma? It sounds like it has something to do with blood.
V: You’re right. Blood is made up of different components, including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. For PRP therapy, we need the platelets, so we use a centrifuge to separate the blood.
J: Why is it that you use platelets for the treatment?
V: Platelets carry growth factors which stimulate cell activity. In PRP treatment, we use those platelets to promote healthy hair growth. I think I can guess your next question…
Both: Where does the blood come from?
V: We use your own blood for PRP – but don’t worry, we only need a small amount.
J: Can you explain the procedure in more detail?
V: Of course. After the PRP solution is prepared, a trained technician will carefully inject it evenly across your areas of hair loss.
J: Does it hurt?
V: Most people describe the treatment as mildly uncomfortable, but it is not painful.
J: I feel reassured to hear that. What about results?
V: We usually recommend monthly treatments for the first 3 to 4 months and maintenance every 3 to 6 months, depending on how you are getting on. Many of our clients start seeing results between the 2 to 3-month mark. We can enhance your results by combining PRP with medical treatments like minoxidil or finasteride.
J: Thanks for answering all of my questions. I’ll take some time to think about it and get back to you.
V: It’s been a pleasure to meet you, John. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have anything else to ask.
If, like John, you want to discuss your hair restoration options with an expert, take advantage of a free consultation at Vinci Hair Clinic.