Admit it, when it comes to concerns over ageing and appearance, hair loss has to be right up there! Youthful folly might mock comb-overs and styling mishaps, but as the years march on it becomes clear to most of us that it’s a battle of man over follicle.
Luckily, science meets grooming in a new treatment I trialled by specialist Dr Daniel Sister. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, or PRP therapy, is a technique honed by Dr Sister to treat all manner of skin and hair issues: from hair loss to soft tissue damage. Patented with our favourite name to date, ‘Dracula Therapy’ is the extraction of a small sample of your own blood (don’t get squeamish lads!), which is put through a centrifuge to extract the platelets, which then form a clear serum. In my case this was injected with a tiny, painless syringe into the hair follicles in and around my hairline.
Not just a cosmetic tour de force, Dracula therapy has been used to treat injury in sports people and to aid those with skin damage caused by scarring. Basically, by injecting your own regenerative cells back into trouble spots, the treatment aids the body in creating and generating new growth, without any nasty chemicals or additives involved. It really is the definition of self-help!
Unlike other hair loss treatments, which can be lengthy and time consuming, I found Dr Sisters procedure relatively quick and simple and in the following weeks my hair was noticeably thicker and more lustrous. So if like me you are in pursuit of a thicker head of hair, this could be the solution you’ve been covertly searching for!
Tester: Nick Cox
Verdict: ‘Hair Raising!’
Price: £550 per treatment
Available: at BeautyWorksWest – 8-9 Lambton Place, Notting Hill London, W11 2SH Ph: 02072212248 www.drdanielsister.com
1. Platelet injection
2. Centrifugal process
3. Dr Daniel Sister
4. Inside the MediSpa
5. Beauty Works West MediSpa - 8-9 Lambton Place, Notting Hill London, W11 2SjH