Ever Though of Growing More Hair, Regenerating Hair, or Thickening Hair?
Hair Restoration with PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma, (PRP) is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for men and women who require stimulation of hair growth to treat thinning hair. Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP therapy for hair loss is a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss.
PRP therapy has been used a medial adjunct therapy for over two decades for skin and wound healing. It has been used effectively in many specialty fields including oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery and burn/wound care medicine, sports medicine and orthopedics. In the field of hair restoration, it is an up and coming treatment option to help promote hair growth.
Using this procedure 95% of men and woman have experienced a 75% return of hair volume.
PRP comprises special cells called Platelets, that may cause the growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. These special platelet cells accelerate the rate and degree of tissue healing, cellular regeneration, response to injury, and formation of new cell growth. The main purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive hair follicles into an activedevelopment period.
Inside the platelets are many intercellular structures such as glycogen, lysosomes, and alpha granules. These granules within PRP contain clotting and growth factors that are ultimately release throughout the healing and repair process.
PRP specific cells that causes hair growth include:
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)—promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation;
Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b)—promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism;
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)—promotes blood vessel formation;
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)—promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation;
Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2)—promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation; and,
Insulin Like Growth Factor – (IGF)—a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body
What to expect with hair restoration:
Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having a routine blood test. It is then spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood. You should be well hydrated (drink lots of water) prior to your visit to maximize the amount of plasma we can yield from your blood draw. Before photos of the treatment area will be taken.
After the skin of the scalp has been numbed, the highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is delivered to the dermis using the Microneedling pen, and an additional quantity of PRP is injected into the scalp.
- The hair restoration procedure (not including blood draw or numbing time) takes approximately 40 minutes.
- It is suggested to be performed every 4 to 6 weeks for a total of 3 procedures.
- Maintenance would then be one treatment once or twice a year for most clients.
WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE PRP TREATMENT?
Patients with history of heavy smoking, drug and alcohol use. Medical diagnosis such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenia’s, hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic Infections, chronic liver disease, anti-coagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, metabolic and systemic disorders.
IS PRP FOR ME?
PRP has been used successfully in other medical and surgical disciplines for many years. The decision to use PRP is a personal decision and should be made after careful research, consideration and consultation with a physician. platelet rich plasma hair growth is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the good cells from your scalp and injects them directly back into the area where it is needed. There is absolutely no chance of getting a blood infection from another human being. PRP involves using your own cells that are not modified or changed, and it will not be rejected by your immune system. Men and women with hair loss or thinning of hair may consider this natural treatment.
Hair Restoration with PRP – Initial Series
Hair Restoration with PRP – microneedling PLUS injection of PRP, lidocaine block
Initial series of 3 procedures – $1,800
Hair Restoration with PRP – Maintenance Session
Single treatment – PurePRP, typically done once or twice a year
Microneedling PLUS injection of PRP – $750