Androgenic, or male pattern hair loss, is a very common problem and North America, affecting approximately 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 2 men in the lifetime.
As a result, there has been a plethora of research and development, with new and exciting treatments becoming available for hair loss more and more each year. One of the most effective and exciting treatments for hair loss in both men and women, is injection of platelet rich plasma or PRP, which is obtained by taking a sample of your blood and then placed in a centrifuge where the platelets are separated from other elements of the blood. These platelets are very high in growth factors which stimulate the body’s natural healing process and regeneration, including hair follicles.
Does it really work, and how?
There are now over 13 published Studies that prove efficacy of PRP for treatment of hair loss, with an average 30% increase in Hair Density and 31% increase in hair shaft thickness after 6 months. Platelet-rich plasma stimulates hair growth through the promotion of vascularization, as well as encouraging hair follicles to enter and extend the duration of their (anagen) growth phase. The process is accomplished through growth factor-mediated cellular proliferation and differentiation pathways, which are abundant within PRP.
Is PRP injection Safe?
With consensus forming around treatment protocols, studies are indicating that PRP is a safe and effective hair loss treatment. While minimal bruising may occur at the site of treatment, the injections are basically your own body's natural healing elements and are tolerated extremely well.
How do I know if I am a candidate for PRP hair treatment?
PRP treatments are effective in cases of androgenic alopecia, which is is the most common form of hair loss, responsible for over 95 percent of cases in men and women. Therefore, most patients are good candidates for PRP. However, certain conditions such as thyroid disease, scarring alopecia, and some blood or liver disorders need to be excluded, and current medications and nutrition should be evaluated. Again, in general, those in the early stages of hair loss, and patients with areas of “weak quality” hair growth (where functioning hair follicles can still be observed) are best candidates.
So how is this treatment actually performed?
• Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is done in a medical office setting and takes about 30 minutes.
• Your blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge for 15 minutes to separate out the platelets.
• The PRP is then injected into the scalp, topical numbing is utilized for comfortable treatment.
• There is no down time, but you are instructed not to wash your hair for 24 hours.
•For best results a combination therapy is utilized at Vboutique, where specifically formulated hair vitamins, Microneedling, and sometimes topical or oral minoxidil are added.
• 3 monthly sessions are needed for optimal results, with less frequent maintenance treatments down the road.
Which kind of PRP hair restoration is best?
At the Vboutique we utilize the FDA cleared SELPHYL PRP system, with consistent and superior results. Selphyl® has developed a new PRP system featuring a more efficient and better-controlled process, creating what is called Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix. Think of Selphyl® PRFM as the next generation PRP, with a proprietary process takes additional steps to further filter out unnecessary red blood cell (RBC) and white blood cell (WBC) contamination for the ideal solution. Converting the PRP to PRFM helps to better preserve the extracted platelets and sustain their release of growth factors for a longer period of time. This means a superior quality treatment and enhanced outcomes.
When to expect to see results?
Typically, results in some increase in hair growth and thickness can be seen in 3 months after the initial treatment, with maximum benefits achieved in approximately 6-12 months.
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Dr. V - Neda Vanden Bosch is an highly-trained physician and sought after injector of dermal fillers and neurotoxins. With over 10 years of experience in aesthetic medicine, she is a faculty member of the prestigious Galderma Injection Training Network (GAIN) and trains physicians how to perform cosmetic procedures. Dr. V was recently named to Galderma's Top 100 Injectors. She has had extensive training and experience with collagen stimulators, laser and radiofrequency treatment, as well as skin care. Dr. V is licensed in 10 states. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
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