A leap in hair restoration and maintenance science, platelet-rich plasma therapy or PRP is a non-surgical treatment option for hair loss which uses your own blood to isolate numerous growth factors which are then used to treat areas of thinning.
At Astrum Medical, years of research drives our approach to hair restoration and hair maintenance as we innovate and implement the latest in advanced medical treatments and technology.
The Astrum PRP Maintenance Therapy has benefits of thickening and volumizing existing hair, combatting the process of DHT related miniaturization, and slowing down the rate of future hair loss which all contribute to its role in hair maintenance. To be effective for the long term, our protocol offers serial treatments to ensure the hair is well maintained.
What is Astrum Medical PRP Maintenance Therapy?
Long utilised by high-level athletes and orthopedic surgeons to aid in recovery from injuries or post surgeries, PRP is one of the latest in innovative and non-surgical therapeutic treatments for hair loss. Platelet-rich plasma or autologous conditioned plasma is derived from whole blood and centrifuged to remove red blood cells, leaving a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma. Within this isolated fraction are numerous essential growth factors that stimulate hair thickening and combat Androgenetic Alopecia, the medical term for male pattern baldness, or male pattern hair loss due to DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). The prominent growth factors found in PRP, include vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), transforming growth factor β (TGF-β), and insulin-like growth factor (IGF).
A Hair Loss Solution For Men & Women
At Astrum Medical we treat both men’s and women’s hair loss. If you’re a woman that suffers from hair loss but may not be a good candidate for surgical hair restoration procedures, Astrum Medical’s PRP therapy offers the latest in non-surgical hair loss treatment options.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
Simple, pain-free, & safe
Quick, 30min procedure
Fast recovery period
Regrow Thicker, Healthier, & Stronger Hair
Consult with our doctors to learn how our PRP Maintenance Therapy can help grow thicker, fuller, and healthier hair, and combat the process of hair loss.
How the PRP Procedure Works
We collect a small amount of your blood
We spin the blood to extract the platelet-rich plasma
The doctor then strategically injects into areas of hair loss or thinning.
The potential for using PRP to promote hair growth after hair transplantation is centered in three functional applications:
To preserve and enhance hair follicle viability during and after hair transplant
To promote and enhance tissue repair and healing after hair transplant
To reinvigorate dormant hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth.
To Preserve and Enhance Hair Follicle Viability
Between the time that hair follicles are removed from a donor area of the scalp and transplanted into a recipient area, they are subject to damage from several causes:
Dehydration if the donor follicles are inadequately moistened between the times of removal and hair transplant
Oxygen and nutrient starvation due to being removed from blood supply during the harvest-to-transplantation time period
Temperature and enviromental changes in the follicle environment
Re-vascularisation injury when the donor follicles are transplanted to the recipient site and must re-adapt to having a blood supply.
A common approach to maintaining your donor hair during the transition period is to keep them in an environment that provides a protective, appropriate temperature, chemical balance and nutrient supply.
Research indicates that addition of PRP improves follicle viability during and after hair transplant, enhances post-transplant tissue healing and promotes hair growth in transplanted hair follicles.
It is also reported that PRP promotes hair growth from follicles by the action of platelet growth factors on hair follicle stem cells. The platelet growth factors induce follicle stem cells to shift from a dormant state to an active state that starts the process of hair stimulation and production.
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