People experience the onset of hair loss differently. Some may notice it slowly over time. Have you said any of these recently?
•”Lately, I am noticing more scalp shining through.“
•”I’m finding a lot of hair on my pillow.“
•”I’m seeing my hairline recede slightly.“
•”I’m seeing more hair that usual in the drain.“
If you have said “yes” to any of these, we would love to discuss your options with you. When it’s right for you, we will be here to help restore your own living and growing hair.
How does it work?
A quick overview of the hair follicle shows how this process works. A hair follicle appears as a tiny opening in the skin and is the base from which each hair grows. Each hair’s root resides within the follicle, where it receives nourishment from the body’s blood supply. Providing an abundant blood supply to the area via PRP and PRP with amniotic fluid, this allows for regrowth to occur.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
A non-surgical therapeutic hair restoration option. PRP works by stimulating inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase. Your blood contains small cells called platelets that help stop bleeding. Platelets also contain specific growth factors that when “activated,” promote tissue regeneration and healing. These same growth factors can help grow or slow hair loss!
PRP is a treatment used on several areas of the body. This is a process that uses the patient’s own blood platelets to enhance hair growth. PRP contains a number of stem cells and is used in a variety of medical specialties for tissue regeneration and repair and is often used in hopes to avoid surgery or other risky procedures.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with Adipose Derived Stem Cells
Another great option. This will include more rich growth factors and contain more regenerative qualities than with PRP alone. These Adipose derived stem cells assist with regrowth. The process is similar as PRP alone, but with the added benefits of adipose stem cells with a higher concentration of stem cells.
What to expect at the treatment
To start a patient’s treatment, a nurse draws the patient’s blood. This is placed in a centrifuge for platelet separation. The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then mixed with the serum containing amniotic tissue or just PRP, depending on which treatment you choose. The doctor injects the solution into the top layer of the scalp. The doctor then performs microneedling on the scalp to help the platelet-rich plasma spread. A local anesthetic is used to reduce pain associated with injections.
The entire process from beginning to end takes about an hour. Patients return after 60-90 days, depending on need, for a second session. Annual maintenance treatments are also an option. Your doctor will want to monitor you for hair growth progress, so there may be a short visit every three to four months for that purpose. We will take photos, like those above, to track your progress.