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Growth Factor Injections for hair loss

Growth factor injections use your own immune system to promote new & healthy hair. It reduces hair fall & increases your hair thickness. This treatment is ideally combined with topicals to stimulate hair growth.

Key Points

  • It uses your own blood to extract growth factors
  • It extracts your platelets, concentrating them by a factor of 5
  • Concentrated platelets have high levels of growth factors
  • These growth factors are re-injected into balding areas
  • It slows down hair loss & stimulates new hair growth
  • With proper technique, over 80% of cases will be successful
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Growth Factor Injections at a glance

Best outcomes: 3-6 months
Procedure time: 15 minutes
Duration of results: Long standing
Back to work: Immediately
Recovery: 1 day
Anaesthetic: Not required
Your specialist: Nurse, dermatologist
How much: $-$$

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      What are growth factor injections?

      Growth factor injections are a scientifically proven treatment for hair loss. It works by utilizing your unique growth factors and proteins that are retrieved from your blood.

      Once processed, platelets and plasma are re-injected to rejuvenate the skin and encourage hair growth in thinning hair.

      Growth factor injections are often used in combination with micro needling, which is a minimally invasive treatment that uses tiny needles to puncture the skin and create micro injuries. This triggers the body’s natural healing response, resulting in the production of new hair follicles in turn giving thicker, fuller looking hair.

      How do growth factor injections work?

      Growth factor injections are thought to promote hair growth by stimulating the stem cells in the hair follicle, as well as increasing blood flow to the area. This occurs over a period of 3-6 months.

      Who is suitable for growth factor injections?

      Growth factor injections are suitable for anyone experiencing hair loss, but it is most effective in the early stages of hair loss.

      Growth factor injections are also suitable for patients who have failed to respond to other hair loss treatments, such as minoxidil or finasteride. If you are considering growth factor injections for hair loss, it is important to consult with a dermatologist to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

      When will I see results?

      Growth factor injections are a relatively new treatment, so there is limited research on its efficacy. However, initial studies have shown promising results, with an improvement in hair growth seen in up to 80% of patients.


      Most patients see visible results after 6-8 weeks, but it can take up to three months for optimal results. Overall, growth factor injections are a promising treatment for hair loss that is worth considering if you are looking for an alternative to traditional treatments such as minoxidil or finasteride.

      How long do results last?

      Treatment results vary, however, in most patients the results last up to 12 months after completing a course of 3 treatments. Touch-up treatments (every 3-6 months) will maintain the results.

      Can growth factor injections be combined with other treatments?

      Combination treatments are ideal as this gives the best response. They include-

      • Hair follicle life extenders
      • Low level laser therapy; DIY at home
      • DHT blockers, Finasteride for males

      Anti-androgens such spironolactone in females

      What is our best treatment for female pattern hair loss?

      A simple & effective program to reduce hair fall in females is-

      • Spironolactone daily
      • Growth factor injections every month for 3 months then maintenance twice a year
      • Option for home low-level laser therapy

      The above program will reduce hair fall in 90% of cases of female pattern hair loss.

      What is the best combination for male pattern hair loss?

      A simple & effective program to reduce hair fall in males is-


      • Finasteride daily
      • Minoxidil orally or topically
      • Growth factor every month for 3 months then maintenance twice a year
      • Option for home low-level laser therapy

      What does the growth factor injection treatment entail?

      Step One

      A small amount of blood is taken from your arm in the same way as if you were having a blood test. This is then placed into a centrifuge, a device that is used to separate blood products.

      Step Two

      The centrifuge separates the sample into several layers, namely platelet rich & platelet poor plasma. This separation of the layers produces specific cells rich in growth factors. These growth factors are what will encourage hair rejuvenation. GROWTH FACTOR” is isolated from the plasma and drawn up into a syringe.

      Step Three

      The Growth factor is activated & injected back into your scalp to stimulate the hair follicles to grow stronger & longer. Growth factor also stimulates collagen production and triggers the skin-rejuvenation process.


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      Why growth factor injections for hair loss?

      This treatment uses your own body and platelets to promote new & healthy hair growth. It has been shown to be more effective at treating hair loss than other non-surgical treatments on the market. This convenient treatment stops hair fall & regrows hair in over 80% of patients.

      What can Growth factor achieve over hair transplantation?

      Growth factor hair treatment is very different compared to hair transplantation. Hair restoration surgery including FUE transplants new hair follicles into bald areas, Growth factor excels at working with, & maximizing the hair that is already on your scalp. 

      Are there any side effects?

      Growth factor injections are safe & side effects are rare. However, in the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection site, treatment may be inadvisable.


      Mild bruising, swelling, and redness may occur at the injection site and usually resolve within a few days. As this is derived from your own blood products, allergies are non-existent.

      Is the procedure painful?

      Growth factor is well tolerated. During the treatment, you may feel some pressure but nothing too bad! For those who are a wee bit anxious, we can provide mild sedation with a tablet, or gas.  After the treatment, your scalp may be slightly tender for 24 hours.

      How much does a Growth factor Hair Treatment cost?

      One of the main benefits of a Growth factor hair treatment is that they are significantly cheaper than hair transplant methods.

      At Cutis Dermatology Brisbane, our Growth factor injections are priced below:

      • $890 for 1 course of treatment, performed by a consultant dermatologist

      Whilst one course of Growth factor may be all you need; we recommend purchasing all three for the best hair rejuvenation results. Growth factor is most effective when multiple treatments take place. Nurse led Growth factor injections are more cost effective. Please email for prices.

      Can Growth factor treat other forms of hair loss?

      Growth factor is most effective for male or female patterned hair loss. It is not recommended for telogen effluvium. It’s use for lichen planopilaris & other forms of alopecia is experimental.

      What other conditions can Growth factor treat?

      Growth factor has the most evidence in the management of hair loss & joints. Other reported cases studies include skin rejuvenation, acne scars & dark circles.

      Though we do not routinely offer Growth factor for these conditions, you can enquire as to who performs this treatment at Cutis Dermatology.

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