The process is much the same as when I use Dracula therapy as an anti-ageing treatment. I take a small amount of blood from the patients arm; this blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells, serum and platelets. This super charged serum contains growth factors, which I then inject into the scalp in a series of tiny injections.
When used for anti-ageing, these growth factors stimulate healing and DNA repair, when used on the scalp they will stimulate and maintain hair growth, leading to a healthier, thicker head of hair.
Hair loss is generally caused by a lack of cell renewal in the scalp – which makes PRP/Dracula Therapy the perfect treatment as it stimulates the production of new healthy cells.
Hair Growth cycle
Typically hair grows at a rate of one ½ inch per month.
ANAGEN – the growing stage: Cells in the root are quickly dividing and creating new virgin hair at the base of the follicle, which pushes the previous strand out.
CATAGEN – the transitional stage: After hair has reached its maximum growing capacity it takes a break – it stops growing while preparing to fall out and renew itself (but it’s still attached to the root)
TELOGEN – the resting stage: At this stage the hairs remain dormant for between one – four months. 10 – 15% of hairs are at this stage at any given time, but they’re spread out so you can’t see patches. Once the Telogen phase ends, the Anaphase begins and a new hair grows in its place, pushing the old one out.
Because hair grows in these cycles, and at different rates on different parts of the head, a course of at least three treatments is generally required to ensure that all follicles are stimulated. For some patients we would recommend six treatments, a consultation would always be recommended beforehand to enable Dr Sister to examine the scalp and make recommendations.
Patients generally see a marked improvement in around 3 – 6 months
Dracula therapy offers a safe, cost effective alternative to a hair transplant. Plus the results are natural looking.
And remember, you can’t be allergic to Dracula therapy/PRP. It’s an autologous treatment, which means no animal or synthetic products are added, basically you cannot be allergic to your own blood!