Here at Longevita, we offer a wide variety of surgical procedures to provide you with a permanent solution to your hair loss problem. However, if you are experiencing only the initial signs of hair loss, you’ll be happy to know we offer a completely non-invasive solution known as PRP Injection.
When you spot the initial symptoms of androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness, you only have two options. The first one is to accept your fate and watch as your once wonderful locks disappear in front of your eyes. The second is to treat this with PRP London injections.
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PRP Injection Overview
Used to stimulate hair growth, generate natural-looking results and rejuvenate the scalp of those who are experiencing the early signs of hair loss, Longevita’s PRP injections can be administered alongside our surgeries completed in Turkey or as standalone PRP London therapy here in the UK.
PRP therapy can be an alternative to hair transplants while treating baldness. Surely, this depends on the baldness pattern of the patient. If a person requires medical intervention for their hair loss, then PRP can be used as a supportive treatment.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can also be used for facial rejuvenation, knee, tendon injuries and post-surgical tissue repair due to its healing powers. It works the same way as stem cell works, repairing the injuries around the injection site naturally.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Cost
We perform PRP treatments both in the UK and in Turkey, offering single treatments or bundles of multiple sessions at a discounted rate.
You can add PRP therapy to your package in Turkey, so the injections can be performed after your surgery to increase your grafts' survival rate and accelerate the blood flow to your follicles. Additionally, you can book a 4-session PRP London package in the UK to boost your recovery after you return from your hair transplant in Turkey.
The average cost for PRP London injections in the UK is starting from £500 per session. These prices may be considered high and you might be refraining from getting PRP therapy to treat your hair loss.
PRP injections with Longevita however are £250 in Istanbul, and £350 in London per session. Alternately, you can book 4-session bundle in our London clinic for £1000 at a discounted rate. We also offer 0% APR 12 Months of finance options for PRP London injections.
Who Can Have PRP Injections and Why?
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is beneficial for those who are losing hair rapidly and looking for a solution to stop this. It increases the blood flow to the roots, making the root thicker and more prone to shrinking. It can stimulate hair growth by providing strength and improving the overall health of the follicles. This can slow down any hair loss you may be experiencing and promote healthier hair.
This injection makes use of the patients' own blood, meaning that it's completely safe and has no side effects. PRP utilises the blood's own growth factors, so there is no chemicals or additives added. You don't have to rely on medications to stop your hair loss, you can use PRP to strengthen your hair roots.
Additionally, it's a non-surgical treatment that doesn't require a major preparation process beforehand. It has no downtime, you can arrive at your appointment and then continue to your daily life afterwards without any stitches or bandages.
What to Think About Before You Have PRP Injections?
Prior to your treatment, there are a few things to take into consideration for a seamless process.
The first step is for you to find a surgeon to perform your PRP treatments. Ask your surgeon how many patients they had, how their results were. You can ask to see before and after pictures before you decide on a practitioner for injecting PRP.
Before you arrive at your appointment;
- Stop taking certain medicines that thin your blood.
- Stop the consumption of certain vitamins or supplements.
- Arrive at your appointment with a full stomach to prevent nausea and lightheadedness when your blood is being drawn.
When you sign up for Longevita’s PRP injections, you won’t only have access to some of the most seasoned doctors in the industry. You’ll also receive your Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy at one of the finest cosmetic centres in London.
What Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Involve?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a non-surgical treatment that uses the patient’s own blood to help with hair loss. There are four primary components in our blood: red and white blood cells, plasma and platelets. The treatment makes use of the white part, enriched with the plasma and the platelets through a centrifuge process.
What is the process for PRP treatment?
To prepare your PRP injections, first, your doctor will draw a tube of blood sample from you. This sample will be put in a centrifuge machine that spins around very quickly, for about 15 minutes. This will separate the plasma from the other components.
After the centrifuge process, the red blood cells and the other components will separate into different layers, and the red part will be removed from the tube. The white cells which are then left in the blood sample possess healing properties, such as growth factors and proteins. These will be then re-injected into your scalp with a thin needle. Your doctor will inject small amounts of liquid all around your problem areas to trigger your body's healing response.
There are different techniques when it comes to injecting the plasma under the scalp. Your doctor can use an injection syringe or a special needled gun for this. Both types of PRP injection injects the solution into the dermis plane.
An injection under your scalp tissue may sound painful, but, PRP injections cause very minimal pain for the patients. Most of the time, local anaesthetics are not needed. If you feel uncomfortable about this, we can provide you with a numbing cream.
Course Of Treatments
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Recovery
Thanks to the non-invasive nature of PRP therapy, the downtime required for a patient to recover is minimal. Recovery time for these injections is quick, with generally a few days of soreness and slight pain around the injection area.
The actual procedure itself only takes less than an hour to complete. You’ll find that you could book your appointment in the morning, receive your PRP treatment and return to your other commitments that same day, without anyone knowing that you’ve undergone PRP therapy.
As the process is minimally invasive, there will be no incisions that need to heal. Instead, the only healing will be potential light bruising around the injection site. If this is the case, standard painkillers can reduce discomfort for the first few days.
Longevita doctors suggest that you have PRP injected 4 times within a year, with each injection 4-6 weeks apart. After the first year, you are suggested to have maintenance injections every 4–6 months. Having continuous injections will boost the healing effects of the platelets. Our surgeons can examine your case and prepare an injection plan for you.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Results
It may cause concern for a person to receive any form of rejuvenation treatment. They can't be sure how the final results will look. Fortunately, at Longevita, our platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy provides only the best results. Our results are almost impossible to distinguish from that of a natural head of hair.
Unlike other forms of transplantation surgeries, PRP injection actually stimulates the follicles which are already present in your scalp. This allows your previous hair density to restore without the need for any surgical intervention. The final outcome will be satisfactory for the patient.
PRP Therapy Aftercare
Like every medical treatment, the PRP aftercare process requires you to follow a couple of basic aftercare steps for a faster recovery;
- On the day of your treatment, you should massage your scalp to ease the pain at the injection site. This will also allow the injected plasma to spread evenly under your skin.
- You should also avoid washing your hair for the first 24 hours after the injections to promote faster tissue healing. Don't take a hot bath or go to the sauna for a few days afterwards.
- Limit your caffeine and tobacco intake, and avoid alcoholic beverages for a couple of days to ensure that you are recovering nicely.
PRP Therapy Side Effects
With the PRP injections, your own cell tissue is injected back into your skin, so its risk and side effects are minimal. Yet, still, after the injection, you can have the following symptoms;
- mild pain and tenderness around the injection site.
These symptoms will heal in a couple of days, and the side effects will disappear.
What to do if you have problems
The chances of experiencing side effects or injuries after this treatment are very low. But, you can contact our aftercare team if you face any problems.
Alternatives to Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Needles may sound painful for you, so you might be dreading the injections. As an alternative to plasma injections, you can use hair loss medications, or have a transplant to overcome your hair loss at once.
Other procedures to have with PRP Injection
If you decide to opt for PRP injections, there is a couple of options for you to choose from. First, you can combine this therapy with a hair transplant. With this, you will undergo a series of injections to stimulate the scalp before the surgical procedure and to promote hair growth post-procedure.
Or, you can have PRP therapy as a sole treatment to slow down any signs of hair loss. This will also encourage the follicles to continue to grow in areas where they may have begun to slow.
- Will I meet the surgeon to agree to the Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy plan?
Longevita doctors can review your pictures and propose a treatment plan for you.
- Who will be in charge?
A medical doctor or a surgeon can perform PRP injections at Longevita.
- Can you put me in touch with anyone else who had this injection?
You can check out our website for before and after prictures, we are also happy to put you in touch with our treated patients.
- What happens if I change my mind at the last minute?
If you cancel your appointment at our London Clinic, we might keep your deposit as a reservation fee. However, you can omit the plasma injection from your package in Turkey prior to your arrival.
The Next Steps To Start Your PRP Injection Journey
If you’d like to receive any more information on Longevita’s PRP injection hair treatment, you can get in touch with a dedicated member of our call centre team. They will be more than happy to answer any other questions or queries you might have regarding our PRP injection procedures. You can contact them on 0845 5198 948, or if you’d prefer you can send an email enquiry.
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