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PRP For Hair Loss

PRP Injection for Hair Loss & LED Light Treatment

Hair regrowth treatment is possible if started early, including PRP therapy for hair loss, LED light therapy, topical solutions and medications. PRP stops the progression of hair loss and increases the thickness of hair. However, regrowth is not feasible once baldness has developed, and options for cosmetic treatments such as scalp micropigmentation or hair transplant are restricted. Dr Aishah provides PRP hair treatment.  This costs $100 but is redeemable on PRP hair treatments.

Please book online or call 07 3350 5447 for a consultation with Dr Aishah.


Before 4th PRP hair loss treatment. The numbing gel had already been applied, which made the improvement less obvious.
*Results are individual


PRP is a low-risk early hair loss treatment that uses your plasma to kick-start hair growth. PRP hair loss treatment has moderate efficacy and costs less than hair transplant surgery. It works for both male and female pattern hair loss. The earlier it is started, the better the outcome. However, PRP for hair loss is ineffective in 100% of cases, though the reason for this is not understood.

1. PRP for hair loss stops the progression of baldness by prolonging the growth cycle.
2. PRP hair treatment reactivates dormant hair follicles.
3. Thicker hair replaces shedding thinner hair.

Used early, it is a non-surgical alternative for men and women with hair thinning. However, there are limitations to hair transplant surgery, so it is vital to maintain and stabilise hair growth and slow down loss progression in the early stages with PRP hair treatment.

What Is PRP Hair Treatment?

PRP is a preparation of concentrated platelets. (Called platelet-rich plasma) and works by the release of growth factors into the skin. Platelet-rich plasma was first used in cosmetics to treat acne scarring and wrinkles. But this treatment is used widely for hair restoration and various medical treatments.

    • The platelets are obtained from a blood sample and taken immediately before treatment.
    • The blood is centrifuged to obtain a platelet concentrate called platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
    • The platelets release numerous growth factors (including IGF and EGF) on activation.
    • Activation occurs naturally on injection into the skin or by adding calcium chloride to the plasma.

Please book online or call 07 3350 5447 for a consultation with Dr Aishah.


  • Before PRP hair treatment, the area must be sufficiently numbed.
  • A topical anaesthetic is applied 1 hour before treatment.
  • The area to be injected is cleaned with a medical antiseptic.
  • PRP for hair treatment is injected into your scalp; this allows a very accurate depth of penetration and improves PRP hair restoration.

How Sessions Will I Require?

  • Four treatments in total are recommended, repeated every two weeks.
  • Research has shown a significant reduction in hair loss and high satisfaction with the treatment outcome after a cycle of treatments.


As a minimum, a series of 4 sessions spaced fortnightly to monthly, so we offer packages.

  • Single price: $790
  • Four-pack PRP $2660 including LED complimentary afterwards.
  • There is a consultation fee to see our Doctor of $80, but this will be deducted from the PRP hair treatment cost package if you proceed with treatment.
  • You will need to purchase “hair science foam” – a three month supply is $260 (women) – $280 (men)  as optimal results require a multipronged approach.
  • An appropriate shampoo is also advised, and we do stock Proparia Hair Loss Shampoo.

PRP  for Hair Loss Treatment includes a session under LED as this combination improves the therapeutic outcome.

PRP will only work with male and female pattern baldness, so obtaining a correct diagnosis is essential to develop a proper approach. Most hair loss in men is male pattern baldness, and nearly 50% of women is female pattern hair loss. Therefore, it is essential to treat underlying medical conditions. Early PRP injections for hair loss are more effective, so seeking help when you notice a thinning or receding hairline is crucial.

There is no baldness cure; once the head is bald, treatment can include cosmetic options such as scalp micropigmentation (hair tattoo) or a surgical solution such as hair transplant surgery. Other cosmetic solutions include hairpieces and wigs or embracing baldness with a shave.

Laser hair therapy is a hair loss treatment for men and women. It is not a laser but phototherapy of LED light therapy. Low-level light (LLL) treatment for hair regrowth was a serendipitous discovery and has gained a significant place in regrowing hair in the early stages of thinning. Laser hair therapy transforms small vellus hair into terminal hair follicles, increasing the density, colour and thickness. Laser hair treatment uses infrared light to upregulate HGF (a growth factor in the scalp), resulting in an increasing number of hair follicles with a decrease in inflammatory infiltrates.

Hair Loss In Men & Women

Hair loss affects men and women and results in a loss of confidence and esteem. Treating hair loss as soon as it is detected provides the best chance of halting thinning, regrowing hair that has been lost and increasing its thickness. Most hair loss is genetic, with significant relation to the AR gene. This gene causes DHT (dihydrotestosterone) to attack hair follicles, stunting hair growth and causing a risk of permanent hair loss.

50% of men experience hair loss by the age of 50. Of these. (99% of males with AR genes lose their hair), 60% of women experience hair loss. 45% of this is genetic, while the remainder is due to medical or environmental factors. Hypothyroidism, stress, medications, age and nutrition play a significant role in women.

Hair Loss Treatment in Women

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) or androgenic alopecia is women’s most common cause of hair loss. It is important to exclude underlying medical conditions before treating hair loss in women. Hair loss in women is less clearly understood, and because it is less studied than male androgenic alopecia, what effective treatments are less clear.

PRP injections are an effective hair loss treatment in women, increasing hair density and slowing hair loss. In addition, it is a lower cost and less complicated than a hair transplant. have confirmed the effectiveness of Minoxidil, promising early results for Low-Level Light Therapy. does not work for women.

Other Treatments For Hair Loss

Light Therapy for Hair Loss

The wavelengths of light include red light and infrared light, 655 nm and 780 nm. This therapy only works in the early stages of thinning, so start when you first notice a receding hairline. We always combine the PRP treatments with light therapy, and topical and oral medicines can be added.

Medications for Hair Loss

1. Minoxidil 2% is a topical medication for male and female pattern baldness available over the counter.; it is rubbed into the scalp directly at thinning areas twice daily. It is effective in a percentage of men and is best started early. However, it is not helpful for other forms of hair loss. At Pearl, we also provide compounded scripts for stronger 5-8% minoxidil combined with retinoic acid and caffeine. Treatment takes 12 weeks to be noticeable.
Side effects include scalp irritation and oiliness of hair or a contact allergic reaction. In addition, minoxidil must be used continuously, as once you stop, all hair is susceptible to loss again.
2. Finasteride is a prescription treatment for male-pattern baldness. It takes six weeks to see results. Finasteride is a DHT blocker that decreases new hair loss and can cause some regrowth. 85% of men stop losing hair while taking finasteride, but it can affect sex drive and fertility or cause impotence. When you stop taking finasteride, hair loss resumes.

3. Corticosteroid injections are used for alopecia areata patches, and oral medication for alopecia totalis or universalis is prescribed by a dermatologist.

Topical Hair Thickeners or Hair Fibres

There are several hair thickeners available in Australia. Made of keratin protein charged with static electricity, they merge with your thinning hair to create a cosmetic appearance of thicker hair. Toppik hair fibres are available at Price Line, creating an immediate camouflaging effect.

Hair Transplant

Hair transplants are performed under local anaesthesia. Healthy hair follicles are obtained from donor sites at the back and side of the head. It is a highly specialised and lengthy procedure that may require more than one session. The techniques used include FUE or FUT. FUE is newer, with a small punch plug of less than 1mm being transplanted into the bald sections, rather than the older FUT, which requires. Risks include failure, dissatisfaction with the density of hair regrowth, injections and scarring. We can provide a referral to a specialist in hair transplant surgery.

Limitations of hair transplant surgery include the level of satisfaction with treatment. More than half of people completing hair transplant surgery are unsatisfied with hair density. This is because they are limited by the zone for donor hair which is the narrow band at the back of the head. So starting early with treatments like PRP, which regrow hair becomes vital.

No Hair Loss Treatment or Embracing Baldness

It has become fashionable to embrace baldness by shaving your head. However, the stubble does grow back. Scalp micropigmentation can play an enormous role in normalising. A shaved head with a bald spot tattooed back to look like your natural hair looks fantastic.

Helmets For Hair Regrowth

Based on low-level light therapy not proven effective.

Hair Loss Shampoo

No shampoo will regrow hair. However, some shampoos can damage hair and lead to increased hair loss. Specialised topical lotions, including minoxidil, that are applied after shampooing are effective if initiated early.

Needling for Hair Loss

Microneedling has been reported to help stimulate hair growth. However, the effectiveness of needling is limited and based on observation. When the scalp is traumatised with either roller or Dermapen, it triggers a healing response that can stimulate short fine hairs or micro-vellus. Vellus hair does not continuously grow like terminal hair, so this vellus hair growth does not last very long.

Using hair rollers at home shows some benefits with an increase in vellus hair, but this needs to be performed continuously. In addition, there is some risk that needling may also break the hair or cause inflammation which could induce hair shedding. It is, however, not likely to result in damage to the follicle.

Please book online or call 07 3350 5447 for a consultation with Dr Aishah.