What is Hair Restoration?
Hair Restoration is a simple injection of the patient’s own PRP (platelet-rich plasma) into sites throughout the scalp to improve hair density and reestablish natural hair growth without the side effects of surgery or drugs and very little downtime.
How does the procedure work?
3 Step Process of PRP Hair Restoration
Step 1: A special collection tube is used to draw your blood and is placed in a centrifuge.
Step 2: After several minutes of centrifugation the platelets are concentrated and drawn up into a syringe.
Step 3: Using a small needle, the platelets are then injected strategically into your scalp in the areas of focus.
How does the treatment work?
Platelets contain healing growth factors that communicate with the local tissue to regenerate and proliferate (multiply). The growth factors and stem cells work together to reverse miniaturization of the hair follicle and stimulate dormant hair back into the growth stage.
Research shows that PRP injections trigger and maintain natural hair growth by:
- Increasing blood supply to the hair follicle.
- Increasing the shaft size (thickness).
- Triggers and maintains the growth phase.
- Controls hair growth cycle.
- Decreases hair loss
Who is a good candidate?
Anyone wanting to improve thinning hair, reverse alopecia or optimize hair growth. However, it is always advisable to work with your doctor to determine a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
How many treatments are recommended?
Treatment will vary based on your need. Typically, at onset of hair restoration therapy, 4 treatments spaced 1 month is recommended, followed by one treatment every 3-4 months for maintenance.
Is there anything else I can do to prevent hair loss?
Though it is generally used in combination with other treatments for the hair it has been shown to work as well as a stand-alone treatment option. It is advisable to obtain appropriate lab analysis to determine the root cause of your hair loss. Diet, lifestyle and supplement recommendation may be recommended.
And what about Androgenic Alopecia aka “male pattern baldness”?
PRP is not a cure for the genetic predisposition to androgenic alopecia. Because there is a genetic component, without diet and lifestyle changes, alopecia will remain. However, there is evidence that with regular treatments one can slow down androgenic alopecia and increase hair density.