PRP Hair - Precare, Aftercare & Consent

Precare, Aftercare & Consent

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes your own body’s healing abilities to stimulate skin healing, repair and recovery. It has the power to trigger your body’s own tissue regeneration potential.  It is a natural treatment that uses the platelets from your own blood. When activated, platelets secrete and release at least 7 different growth factors which enhance the natural healing processes. They also stimulate growth of collagen to rejuvenate the scalp, improve the blood supply to the tissues and encourage hair growth and thickening.

This innovative technique involves taking a small blood sample from a patients arm, popping it into a centrifugal machine where it is then spun to separate the blood cells, serum and platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is then extracted and needled back into the scalp using our fantastic Electroporation Microneedling Device along with Micro Injections for ultimate scalp / hair follicle restoration.

Micro Injections of PRP to the areas that need it most. Specifically targeting thinning patches / hairline.

Microneedling is a procedure that creates invisible micro-channels to the scalp using tiny sterile needles. The purpose of treatment is to not only allow the PRP to penetrate into the scalp more efficiently but to also stimulate the growth of new hair.

The EPN Microneedling pen is the worlds first medically certified Microneedling device on the market which combines the benefits of dermal needling with the advanced delivery of Electroporation.

The stamping action of the EPN Pen's vertical tip creates invisible micro-injuries to the skin, while stimulating the skin’s natural ability to heal itself and increase the production of new collagen. In doing so, these micro-injuries encourage and harness the body’s innate ability to regrow and repair the skin through normal physiological processes and the skin becomes rejuvenated and refreshed.

Electroporation is a technique in which an electrical field is applied to cells in order to increase the permeability of the membranes, allowing products to be introduced into the cell more efficiently. 

The combination of Microneedling and Electroporation within one handheld device maximises the production of new collagen and elastin fibres, whilst delivering a safe and minimally invasive treatment. This revolutionary pairing of technology means that your results are MAXIMISED and PRP is induced into deeper dermal layers and hair follicles.




-Please ensure your scalp / hair has been washed prior to receiving your treatment. Ideally on the morning of.
Do not apply any products to your hair after washing.

☆ Tips for increasing blood flow; making the blood collection process as easy and as quick as possible...☆

1)  DRINK LOTS OF WATER! On your way to the clinic try to drink at least 1L of water.

2)  KEEP MOVING! On your way to the clinic keep your arm moving and clench and release your fist to increase blood flow to the area. 

Blood will be taken from the Median Cubital.


7 Days Before:

-You should avoid Blood Thinning Medication / Herbs / Supplements, Aspiriin or Anti Inflammatories for 1 week prior to your treatment.

-Avoid other hair treatments at least 1 week prior to your treatment. (Including colouring)

-Avoid extensive sun exposure / the use of tanning beds for 1 week prior to your treatment.
(We obviously advise that you stop using tanning beds altogether because they increase your risk of skin cancer and accelerate visible signs of aging).

3 Days Before:

-It is crucial that you do not consume alcohol for at least 3 days prior to undergoing Phlebotomy + PRP injections, as alcohol can thin the blood and increase the possibility of bruising as well as cause dehydration which can slow down your blood flow

-Drink at least 2L of water per day for 3 days leading up to your treatment.

Day of Appointment:

-Drink at least 2L of water on the day of your treatment and also eat a full healthy breakfast.

-Wash your hair on the day of your treatment and do not apply any products





Although the majority of patients do not experience any complications with PRP Microneedling / Micro Injections, it is important you understand that risks do exist. The Microneedling procedure is minimally invasive and uses a set of microneedles to inflict multiple, tiny, punctures/lacerations to the outermost layer of the skin.

I am aware of the following risks/complications that may occur:

  1. Mild to moderate discomfort or pain
  2. Slight redness or swelling
  3. Sun sensitivity
  4. Scalp sensitivity
  5. Pigment changes
  6. Scarring
  7. Allergic reaction
  8. Bacterial infection
  9. Minor peeling/shedding/flaking

I am also aware there is a risk of more serious side effects, including:

Possible scarring. Microneedling isn’t a good idea for people who are prone to keloid scarring. Anyone can get a keloid scar, but they're more common in people with darker skin, such as people from Africa and African-Caribbean and south Indian communities.

Unfortunately unless you have had surgery in the past or a deep cut where a scar has formed you will not know whether you are/are not prone to keloid scarring. Which is why it is important to know that there is a risk of this with Microneedling.

Infection. Microneedling creates tiny holes in the skin, which could let germs enter. But the risk of infection is very low. If you’re healthy, an infection from Microneedling is unlikely.

Skin Pigment Changes. Microneedling may worsen dark spots if your skin scars or becomes inflamed easily. If this is the case, Microneedling may cause more inflammation. Following this, your body will send white blood cells to fight off bacteria and infection. This can trigger the production of more melanin, which can then form dark spots or worsen those that are already there.

Granulomatous Dermatitis. Microneedling has been reported to cause Granulomatous Dermatitis, but it is rare.
If you notice small red lumps / circles appear on your skin following your Microneedling session I would contact your GP and arrange a face to face appointment with them. They will be able to give a prescription strength treatment to help heal Granulomatous Dermatitis at a much quicker rate. 

I confirm I do not suffer with any of the Contra-indications associated with PRP Microneedling for your Scalp:

  1. Pregnancy or Lactation
  2. Acute and Chronic Infections
  3. Skin diseases (i.e. SLE, porphyria, allergies)
  4. Cancer
  5. Chemotherapy treatments
  6. Severe metabolic and systemic disorders
  7. Abnormal platelet function (blood disorders, i.e. Hemodynamic
  8. Instability, Hypofibrinogenemia, Critical Thrombocytopenia)
  9. Chronic Liver Disease
  10. Anti-coagulation therapy (Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix, Aspirin, Lovenox)
  11. Underlying Sepsis
  12. Systemic use of corticosteroids within two weeks of procedure
  13. Herpes Simplex (cold sores or fever blisters)
    An anti-viral medication may be necessary prior to treatment
  14. Dermatitis
  15. Open skin lesions
  16. Uncontrolled diabetes
  17. Extensive sun or tanning 3 days prior and 3 days post treatment
  18. Accutane in the past 6 months to 1 year
  19. Prescription topical retinol products in the past 2 weeks
  20. Waxing of area to be treated in the past 7 days
  21. Skin must be healthy and intact
  22. An allergy to aspirin
  23. Active Infections (skin/scalp)
  24. Allergy/Hypersensitivity to certain skincare ingredients / topicals
  25. Granulomas
  26. Prone to Keloid scarring

I understand that the treatment may involve risks of complication or injury from both known and unknown causes, and I freely assume those risks. Prior to receiving treatment, I have been candid in revealing any condition that may have a bearing on this procedure.

I consent and authorise all therapist’s at Skin by Paige Alexandra to use all products and equipment that make up the PRP Hair Restoration treatment on me. I certify that I have read this entire informed consent and I understand and agree to the information provided in the form. My questions regarding the procedure have been answered satisfactorily.

I hereby release all therapist’s at Skin by Paige Alexandra from all liabilities associated with this procedure. This consent is valid for all of my PRP Hair Restoration treatments and all technologies in the future as well.




What To Expect:

Dryness/Mild Flaking
It is also completely normal to experience dryness & mild flaking post treatment.  It’s important to know everyone's scalp reacts differently to Microneedling.. If your scalp is super dry, it can sometime be a little itchy. To help with this you can take an antihistamine for the next day or 2. 

-Possible Headache / Migraine post treatment.



-Do not wash your hair or apply any haircare products for 12 hours

-Avoid exercise/sweating for 24 hours

-Avoid swimming, sauna’s and spa environments for 3-5 days

-Sleep on a clean pillowcase at night. Preferably Silk / Satin (Like this).

-Do not peel or pick at your scalp if it does begin to flake

-Golden Rule: Make sure that you are also avoiding direct sun exposure. Especially tanning beds.
(Preferably forever! But if you must, please wait 14 days)

-Drink LOTS of water!

-Last but not least, do not have any other treatments for 14 days following your treatment.
(Including Colouring)