What is PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma?
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma is a treatment derived from a person’s own blood platelets to enhance hair growth. PRP contains a number of growth factors which stimulate cell repair and damage control, including in this situation recruiting new hair growth. In the field of cell therapy and tissue regeneration research is continuing to progress regarding the use of PRP’s ability to attract, stimulate and orchestrate stem cell activity to improve wound healing and naturally rejuvenate skin and hair follicles. PRP, which also contains a number of stem cells itself, has been successfully used throughout a large variety of medical specialties (Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Dental & Facial Reconstruction, Neurosurgery, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, etc.) for tissue regeneration and repair and to help patients avoid surgery or other risky interventions.
What is PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma and How is it Used in Hair Loss for Hair Regrowth?
The PRP serum is delivered into the scalp, stimulating follicles and improving the number of hairs per follicle, resulting in thicker, healthier hair. Unlike some treatments, such as certain drugs, there is no risk of side effects such as loss of libido or allergic reactions.
Cytokines and growth factors locked within the platelets can be concentrated and released, then injected into the areas of alopecia (hair loss), stimulating hair regrowth.
How is PRP performed at Advanced Image Med Spa?
PRP has been used in hair restoration surgery since 2004 and its role is expanding as the benefits become better understood. It is extremely safe, since the patient is the donor there is no chance of rejection. A small sample of blood is obtained from the patient. This sample is processed in an FDA-cleared device to separate the platelets and plasma from other components like red blood cells. Platelets may then be ‘activated,’ releasing powerful molecules which have profound biologic effects on hair follicles and skin. Under comfortable local anesthesia, this powerful cocktail of growth factors, cytokines and other proteins is painlessly injected into the area of scalp where weak hair follicles exist.
Is there any downtime?
This is a comfortable, outpatient procedure that takes less than one hour to perform. Patients may resume all activities, including workouts, shampooing, etc. immediately afterwards as there is no recovery phase. Mild soreness and redness of the scalp, if any, resolves in less than a day and improved hair growth can be measured in a matter of weeks.
Are all PRP treatments the same?
This is where it can get confusing for patients and physicians. It has been said that “All PRP is NOT created equal!” The quality, strength and duration of the PRP hair regrowth treatments are directly related to the preparation protocols, centrifuge settings and preparation kits. Dr. Iannitelli only uses the highest quality kits for optimal results.
How do we measure results from PRP?
As with any hair regrowth treatment, results initially can be subtle. At Advanced Image Med Spa, we know that our PRP protocols are providing significant stimulation of hair regrowth and hair follicle rejuvenation. We use a special microscope to document hair growth but patience is still the key because it takes a few weeks for results to show. Initially you will see tiny hairs and you will be able to feel a “fuzz” with your fingers. Those baby hairs will grow and are the beginning of your new head of hair.
Does PRP need to be repeated?
It takes 3 to 5 injections approximately one month apart for maximum hair growth results.Unfortunately, the hair follicle-stimulating results of PRP treatment for hair regrowth is NOT permanent. Most patients who undergo PRP require a repeat treatment in about 12-24 months. PRP may need to be repeated depending on the patient’s response to therapy, hair loss condition, adjunctive treatments and goals. The addition of other therapies discussed below can help maintain and extend the results.
Is PRP Platelet Rich Plasma safe?
Yes. PRP is immunologically neutral and poses no danger of allergic, hypersensitivity or foreign-body reactions. A closed, sterile technique is used in every stage to prevent infection. A brief period of inflammation/redness at the site of application is normal and expected, indicating the action of the PRP. In order to determine if you are a good candidate for PRP Hair Regrowth we always provide a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jennessa Iannitelli.
PRP Offers Hope for Baldness with a “Vampire Cure”
Jasper Copping of , The Sunday Telegraph reported:Researchers found they were able to regrow hair on the bald patches on people’s heads by injecting them with a solution derived from their own blood. The so-called “vampire” treatment involves taking blood from the patient and processing it in a machine that extracts “platelet-rich plasma” (PRP), which is then injected back into the head. Scientists believe the solution then stimulates new stem cells below the skin which can aid the regrowth of hair. We also use “vampire” treatments in combination with MicroNeedling in our Vampire Facial, scar reduction, vampire breast lift, and in other cosmetic procedures.
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