The Face Place is renowned as a leader in skin treatments, dermal fillers and Botox, but one of their most popular treatments right now is none of the above. In fact, it’s an innovative treatment for thinning hair called platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
The beauty of PRP is that all you need is your own blood – it’s highly effective but also very safe. Platelet-rich plasma is simply the best parts of your own blood, taken from a blood sample and concentrated in a centrifuge machine. One vial of blood will yield about 20 little syringes of PRP. When this solution is injected into any area on the body, it floods the area with growth factors and rejuvenates at a cellular level. When injected specifically into the scalp, it stops the hair from miniaturising (getting smaller and thinner), and helps ‘wake up’ existing hair follicles, reversing hair thinning.
While the treatment is innovative, it’s also simple and straightforward. The injecting part of your appointment is only about 20 to 30 minutes. However, you would first need to have a full consultation to ensure you don’t have any underlying conditions, and are fully informed and prepared to get the best results.
Thinning hair is a very common concern for both men and women, although there are often different underlying causes. Hormonal changes mainly affect women, while stress and ageing affect both genders. We also treat men who have had hair transplants and want to nurture their new hair growth as much as possible, as well as women who suffer from traction alopecia (hair loss due to tension from extensions or braids).
For both men and women, losing your hair can negatively affect self-confidence. On the flip side, our clinicians report that PRP is such a rewarding treatment to perform, because it truly makes a positive difference in people’s lives.
Interested? Book in for a PRP Consultation at our beautiful Takapuna clinic on Northcroft Street or at our city-side clinic in Britomart.