Hair Loss Treatment
A new hair-loss treatment is giving hope to millions of people with thinning hair.
The treatment, called Platelet Rich Plasma therapy -- or PRP -- could help regrow and thicken hair without surgery, drugs or expensive treatments, experts say.
PRP relies on the patient's own platelets. The patient's blood is drawn and placed in a machine, where the plasma is separated from the blood and injected directly into that patient's scalp.
The platelets contain growth factors that stimulate the regrowth and thickening of hair follicles.
Non Surgical Hair Restoration
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), can stimulate a renewed blood supply and proper nutrients to deprived hair follicles, which can work to restore the hair growth process. The renewed growth helps to fill in areas of receding or thinning hair. PRP is a natural serum derived directly from your own cells to initiate regeneration.
A numbing agent can be applied to the desired treatment area to maximize patient comfort. The scalp may be tender for up to 24 hours after treatment, but this should quickly subside. One treatment per month for up to three months is typically required for optimal results, and long-lasting results can be maintained with follow-up treatments every 6 to 12 months.
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PRP Hair Loss Treatment
PRP is an exciting new non-surgical option for men and women who require stimulation of hair growth to treat thinning hair. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is your blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. Platelets contain numerous growth factors to help stimulate collagen and tissue regeneration.
Highly concentrated growth factors in the form of platelets have been shown to generate new hair growth, thicken thinned out hair, and make hair transplants grow thicker and healthier.
Am I a good candidate?
Not everyone is an ideal candidate to undergo this procedure. Anyone who has fine or thinning hair, androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness – hair loss at the top of the scalp and a receding hairline particularly along the temples), and women with male pattern alopecia can also benefit from the PRP Hair Loss Treatment.
Also, if hair follicles are completely lost, this procedure is less likely to help patients. Patients may need to opt for hair transplant surgery.
First, your blood is drawn in our office at Elevation. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge. The centrifuge then separates the PRP from the rest of the blood. A topical anesthetic is applied to the scalp so you are as comfortable as possible.
The patient’s hair is then washed and the micro needling takes place. The highlyconcentratedplatelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. is then injected into the scalp.This is a very safe procedure with virtually no side effects since you are utilizing materials from your own body.
Since an inflammatory process is initiated at the wound site, there may be mild pain or discomfort felt by the patient at the site where PRP is injected.
Patient are not advised not to take any anti-inflammatory medication since it may interfere in the natural healing process of PRP.
Eclipse PRP® is a proprietary system that is based on blood separation according to density using a unique separation gel. The PRP platform is available with an 11 mL PRP collection tube or 22 mL high concentration collection tube. The system allows for the preparation of pure Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with optimal platelet concentrations and cellular content.
Virtually, all Red Blood Cells (RBC) are eliminated from PRP and the concentration of pro-inflammatory Granulocytes (GRs) is highly reduced.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is prepared by taking a small sample of the patient’s own blood, then separating platelets from Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP), RBC and GRs via centrifugation. Next, the PRP is collected and may be applied to the treated site. The whole preparation process only takes up to 20 minutes.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically- determined ratios.
Platelet Growth Factors
Upon activation, platelets release growth factors and other molecules. These growth factors are regeneration-promoting signaling molecules, such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF), Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) and others. These molecules are shown to regulate the healing cascade, including inflammation and cell proliferation.
Platelets may be activated via addition of activating substances such as thrombin and calcium chloride. However, It has been postulated that in situ activation of platelets results in a slow release pattern of growth factors secretion, which may be beneficial.