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Platelet Rich Plasma Injection For Hair Loss

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

About Platelet Rich Plasma Injections For Hair Loss

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) injections 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 to achieve optimal results.  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 without the pain of surgery

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What People Say:

"Beyond excellent every time, I wish I could give 10 stars. I had PRP for my hair and face with Ita. This is my 3rd PRP for my hair, I have loads of new hairs and I’m so impressed with the results. I 100% recommend this treatment. Ita is such a lovely lady, so kind and caring and the ultimate professional. She does not try to up - sell anything to you and because of that I totally trust her. She will only perform treatments she genuinely thinks will help with your concerns. Honestly this lady is an angel at her job I will never go anywhere other than Ita in the Otto Clinic".  February 2022

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 for hair loss 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 that 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.

  • How Does PRP Work?
    Once the consultation and patient case study phase is concluded, a small amount of blood is taken and passed through a centrifuge system to separate the platelets and fibrin from the red blood cells – this concentrate, known as the matrix, is then injected into the areas to be treated. Note the plasma remains alive in the treated area for approximately 7 days but the activity of the stem cells in the plasma continues working for about 3 months.
  • Is PRP Therapy Safe?
    Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is the safest non-invasive procedure available in the market today because you are using cells from your own body therefore there can be no allergic reaction: • It’s the only treatment of this type that can be injected into the tear trough of the eye without fear of any adverse effects • No surgery/no anaesthetic • Completely safe and natural – no synthetic substances/no danger of allergic reactions or infections • Walk-in Walk-out procedure – minimal disruption to your life Above all, the treatment is virtually painless and patients can look forward to a fast recovery.
  • Where Can PRP Be Used?
    Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can be used on the face, neck, hands and all over the body with excellent results: skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced; skin contours are redefined to create a youthful, radiant bloom; skin is stimulated by the growth factors in the plasma to repair and rejuvenate itself. It is hugely successful in the treatment of areas such as: crow’s feet “crepey” eyelids acne scarring/scars in general wrinkles/fine lines around nose, lips, mouth sagging skin in the neck area stretch marks burned skin
  • What Does PRP Feel Like?
    Prior to treatment, the patient’s skin is numbed with a topical anaesthetic and plasma is then injected into the Upper Dermis – the patient may experience a sensation of tiny pin pricks but feedback from clients indicates that this sensation is not at all uncomfortable.
  • What After-Care Is Needed?
    Patient will experience slight swelling but this will usually disappear in 24 hours. In cases where patients are prone to bruising easily, slight bruising may be evident, but as with any other filler, this is easily covered with make-up.
  • How Long Will The Effects Of PRP Last?
    In cases where skin is not deeply wrinkled/badly scarred or burned, follow-up treatments are recommended on an annual basis. In the case of damaged or quite wrinkled skin, a follow-up treatment is advised for 3 months later and thereafter on an annual basis.
  • Who Is Not Suitable For PRP?
    Because you are using cells from your own body, there can be no allergic reaction, therefore PRP is suitable for most people however if you have any concerns or specific medical conditions, we will advise you during the pre-treatment consultation whether the procedure is safe for you or not. Following consultation, the patient is advised on dietary changes required to aid the process e.g. increase intake of Vitamin C and water, and avoidance of stimulants such as coffee, alcohol and cigarettes. Patients will experience much more effective and satisfactory results if they follow these guidelines.
  • Are There Any Side Effects?
    No unnatural substances are used, therefore there is no danger of adverse/allergic reactions because you are using your own cells.
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