The Hair Restoration (PRP) Procedure
Our body has an amazing ability to heal and regenerate itself naturally. Our blood consists of red cells, white cells and plasma. Red cells transport the nutrients to our organs. White cells fight the bacterias and viruses. Plasma contains all of the goodness we take in from food every day: minerals, vitamins and platelets. Your body uses platelets and growth factors, found in plasma, to initiate and control the healing process.
The Platelet Rich Plasma is being used in The Hair Restoration Procedure
Causes of hair loss
Hair loss in middle age man and women can be caused by several different factors:
Caused genetically – androgenic alopecia in women and male pattern balding in men.
Mechanical – caused by pulling the hair out either through styling or though disorder.
Hormonal imbalance – caused by other hereditary or acquired disorders.
In my practice one of the most common reason for women to come in is stress, post pregnancy and recently post Covid 19.
All these factors contribute to lack of vitamins and these must be replenished to build up new hair follicles.
After determining one of those backgrounds of hair loss in individual and eliminating their influence the source and base of hair growth shall be stimulated.
Platelet Rich Plasma
The source of growing a healthy skin or bone as well as hair will always be a healthy cells and the reproduction of them.
Regenerative medicine favourites Platelet Rich Plasma treatment. It is one of the most popular choices to regrow your hair naturally or after hair transplant. Next to infamous Vampire Facelift and treatments of acute injury, inflammation or chronic degenerative disease PRP is a healing therapy for hair loss.
PRP is an autologous treatment which makes it safe from rejection and side effects. Blood plasma contains proteins, vitamins and minerals, platelets and growth factors that are inevitable in the process of multiplying and growing new healthy cells. Growth factors are very smart messengers that are responsible for self healing and regeneration of damaged cells and tissues. Introduced into hair follicles they provide required environment for hair growth giving you natural lasting results.
The Hair Restoration Procedure
After determining that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is right for you, through consultation and possible blood test, Vitamin supplementation therapy (IV drips or oral supplementation) a small amount of your blood will be drawn, similar to having basic blood tests at your doctor’s office. This will be then used to prepare the PRP in a 15 minute process. During that time, the areas to be treated will be cleansed and prepared for the procedure.
Once this is done, the platelet rich plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp to be treated. Serum received from poor platelet plasma (PPR) are then applied to these areas. The entire process typically takes no more than 35-45 minutes.
Shown here are before (left) and after (right) views of actual patients. It’s important to remember that every patient responds differently to treatment. However, these photos will illustrate the changes that are possible with these procedure.
You should not undergo the treatment if you have the following :
- Skin Disorders – eg. SLE, Porphyria
- Any severe metabolic or systemic disorders
- Haemathological disorder, especially abnormal platelet counts or function
- Anti coagulation therapy
- Any drugs or therapy resulting in immune suppression or hair loss
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Steroid therapy
- Ongoing infection
Effects decrease in heavy smokers or alcohol use.
What To Expect After Hair Restoration (PRP) Treatment
Immediately after treatment with platelet rich plasma (PRP) , the treated area might get slightly swollen and red; this typically fades in a 30 min.
Bruising is possible, however if advice on vitamin regimen is taken as recommended the risks are minimal. In case any bruising occur Arnica cream can be helpful.
Treatment with Kornelia is relatively painless due to her skills and if needed can be treated with ice compress.
You should not touch the scalp or get sweat for 6 hours after the treatment.
Avoid sauna and steam, sun bed for three days.
No laser or any other needling treatments for next 6 weeks.
Hair growth process is relatively different to skin rejuvenation process although the same treatment is used to naturally regenerate. The results are to be expected after 3-4 months. During that time you
should have repeated the treatment 2-3 times. More treatments are likely to be recommended dependable on your results. To give you more insight we have attached videos:
INP Kornelia Hauck
Kornelia Hauck is an Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber and Holistic Practitioner, specialising in Aesthetics. Kornelia has been practising nursing for over 25 years since graduating from Tychy Medical High School in 1989. Curious by nature, she wanted to explore different cultures and soon found herself working for Red Cross Germany - DRK e.V.
In Berlin, she developed immense empathy skills and willingness to help others. At her work for Golders Green Nursing as a private nurse, she also learned holistic ways of treating patients and earned ITEC level three certification from City and Islington college with the Federation of Holistic Therapists membership. Her interest in education and natural ways of healing didn't stop there. In 2012, she was certified Platelet Rich Plasma Technician at Medics Direct before eventually becoming owner and director of former Korniahealth, now widely known as Perpetual Aesthetics. Furthermore, she continued her professional development in Aesthetics with Wigmore Medical to eventually become advanced Aesthetics Practitioner. At the University of Bedfordshire, she achieved her masters in nursing with the title: Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber.
INP Kornelia Hauck is a founder of Perpetual Aesthetics Ltd. located at London's prestigious Harley Street where she currently performs her signature aesthetics treatments.
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