PRGF For Hair Regrowth – by Laura Davies
Hair loss or hair thinning is not something I have ever had to worry about. With an abundance of extremely thick hair it might seem bizarre as to why I decided to treat people who are suffering with various types of Alopecia. I trained many years ago as a Dental Nurse and have seen the profession develop beyond belief. Moving with the times and for personal reasons I went on to train as a Counsellor and obtained my degree. I specialised in helping phobic dental patients make it into the chair which was extremely satisfying. I also worked for the NHS as a Counsellor until I was struck by bereavement.
Part of my training lead me to qualify as a phlebotomist in order to take bloods for patients who were having PRGF treatment for dental procedures. For years, I have been blown away by the incredible results PRGF has in oral surgery and keen to learn more about its uses in medicine and cosmetics I contacted BTI (The Biotechnology Institute, the founders of this pioneering technology).
Under the wing of BTI and Needle Concepts I went on to train in mesotherapy with a view to applying the technology to promote hair re-growth and for skin rejuvenation. I have some very close friends who have struggled to come to terms with hair loss and thinning, both men and women. Although it is far from being a life-threatening disease, the psychosocial impact of hair loss can provoke stress and a significant decrease in quality of life.
So how does it work?
Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) is a technique used to regenerate bone and soft tissue using a small amount of your own blood. The plasma, which contains all the healing and stem cells is separated from the blood and injected using a special pain free method into the scalp. PRGF permits the body to take advantage of the normal healing at an accelerated rate. The platelet-derived growth factors function to assist the body in repairing itself by stimulating stem cells to regenerate new hair growth. The more growth factors released into the area, the more stem cells simulated to produce new anagen hair follicles.
For best results we advised a minimum of three treatments four to six weeks apart with an annual boost to continue to stimulate growth factors to prevent further hair loss and to stimulate new hair growth.
The treatment is safe, convenient and non invasive. It takes around an hour to include preparation and treatment. There are some patient’s we cannot treat (this will be discussed at an individualised consultation) but they are few and far between.