PRP For Hair

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  • Downtime: None
  • Time: Approx 1 hour
  • Duration of Results: Annual Touch-up

About PRP For Hair

Are you looking for a hair loss treatment with great results, without the use of medicines or chemicals? Do you want to use all-natural solutions to help you look great and feel confident? If so, the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) hair treatment can help. 

When it comes to hair loss treatments, the wide variety of therapies can become confusing, and picking the right one for you is important for how effective the treatment will be.  We realise that what works for one person might not be right for the other.  Not only that, hair loss is a very sensitive issue that can have far-reaching effects on our lives and wellbeing.  Our free consultation process and our expertise enables us to tailor the right treatment plan to help you get the very best results.

At The Otto Clinic we already have a proven track record in the use of PRP for skin rejuvenation, having been the first clinic to introduce this treatment to Ireland back in 2005. 

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a non-invasive procedure that can be used to treat hair loss and increase hair density.  As a stand-alone procedure, it is able to promote hair growth without surgery.

How Does PRP For Hair Work?

The process of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is to take a minimal amount of the patients' own blood and pass it through a filtration process to separate the platelets from the blood - the resulting plasma now contains up to 10 times the number of platelets as would be found in a similar sample of blood.  This plasma also contains a high concentration of growth factors which will be injected back into the inactive hair follicles.  The combination of platelets and growth factors in high concentration pack a powerful punch and immediately kickstart the body's natural repair process.  The injected plasma prompts inactive or newly implanted hair follicles to enter a new growth phase with the following results:


  • stimulation of new hair growth

  • better blood circulation to the hair follicle

  • thicker hair

  • better quality of hair as it improves wispy hairs 

PRP injections are a natural solution with little to no risk of allergic reaction and none of the downtime or risks associated with surgery.  The beauty of the PRP treatment is that it uses the body’s natural resources to stimulate growth and reduce hair loss.  Moreover, the procedure is a simple in-clinic treatment with no downtime.

When To Consider PRP?

PRP injections for hair loss can be considered in a variety of circumstances.  Some of the reasons a patient might consider this treatment include:


  • Treatments such as pills, liquids and steroids have not been effective

  • Patient wishes to avoid hair surgery or try a minimally invasive and/or low-risk method first

  • In cases where there is significant thinning but follicles still evident

  • PRP is being used in combination with surgery to enhance post-surgical growth 

  • Treatment of androgenetic alopecia (hereditary hair thinning)

  • Treatment of traction alopecia (caused by too-tight hairstyles (e.g. ponytail) that pull hair out)

  • Surgery is too expensive: in this case PRP is a low-cost first option

It is important to note the PRP injections work best for patients who have only recently begun to lose hair.  The treatment can not regrow hair when there is no hair follicle present.