Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP Injection)
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy For Hair Loss
Platelet Rich Plasma is a therapy used to accelerate healing in various areas of the body, which also help restore hair growth. PRP treatment is a non-surgical medical method where the rich plasma protein is derived from the patient own blood and centrifuged in order to remove the red blood cells. The remaining rich plasma platelets has a greater concentration of growth factors than the whole blood. The PRP or highly concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP, including essential growth proteins, is then injected into the scalp using a special micro needle. Then the growth components in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated.
Who is PRP Treatment Suitable for?
PRP Hair Recovery is suitable for both women and men with hair thinning or hair loss problems. It is a safe and effective process to reverse hair loss and activate new hair growth. It is possible to use PRP Hair Loss Therapy alone to promote hair growth or it can also be used in combination with hair transplant or restoration surgery.
PRP Results for Hair Treatment
PRP Injection for hair treatment shows apparent results after just four to six weeks. However, it could be approximately 3.5 months before you see the results you were expecting. Thanks to the hair growth cycle, ideal results can take up to 3 sessions spaced one month apart.
Every procedure has its own recovery period, however, it will not stop you from doing regular activities, such as shower, shampoo, and condition your hair.
Health Insurance Cover
Health insurance covers the cost of wigs in most cases but you should check with your insurance company about the type of cover that they provide. You can claim the amount back at the end of the medical year with your out-patients expenses.
Medical Card Holders
The Wig Clinic is an authorised HSE registered wig supplier. If you are a medical card holder the HSE provide an allowance for medical related hair loss. The amount varies according to the HSE region. A specialist letter from your oncology nurse/consultant or a doctor’s letter and your medical card number are required. The Wig Clinic will claim this money on your behalf for your chosen wig.
You can claim for your wig through your private health insurance. The amount received will depend on your health insurance plan or policy. Please contact your health insurer for details.
MED1 Application Form
If you have neither of the above you can claim on a MED1 application form, which can be obtained from your local tax office or downloaded at www.revenue.ie.