PRP For Hair Restoration In Sykesville, Eldersburg
Hair loss at any age can be heartbreaking. Today’s advances in science and medicine point to some new methods to restore hair. They offer hope to those looking for holistic ways to regrow hair and decrease evidence of androgenic alopecia (male pattern or female pattern baldness). PRP for hair restoration involves injections of Platelet Rich Plasma infusions, created from one’s own blood, have become a popular therapy method available for those who are fit and suited for the treatment.
How Is PRP Created?
Often called “vampire treatments,” PRP therapy has been used in medical applications for years, mostly to treat musculoskeletal, and lately, skin conditions. Once an individual has been vetted and approved for treatment, their blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge. This process separates the blood’s different components – platelets, red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma.
After spinning in the centrifuge, the plasma component rises to the top. After separating the plasma, spinning it in the centrifuge again increases the platelet concentration in the plasma.
What’s Involved in the Procedure?
Once the PRP is collected from your own blood and processed with the centrifuge, we inject it into areas of hair loss on your scalp. The injection is made reasonably deep into the scalp, near the base of the hair follicle. The object is to stimulate your dermal papilla cells, which are critical to hair growth. Once you begin treatments, you should expect to have the procedure monthly for a total of three treatments. With a successful result, you will need to come in for maintenance treatments every six months or so.
How Does it Stimulate Growth in the Hair Follicles?
PRP contains six different growth factors that aid in the stimulation of your hair follicles.
- Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF): Works in the cells of your body to regulate normal physiology
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF): Promoter of cell replication, skin formation, and blood vessel growth
- Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF-2): Promoter of specialized cell growth and the formation of blood vessels
- Transforming Growth Factor – Beta (TGF-b): Promotes growth of between-cell matrix and bone metabolism
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF): Cell growth and differentiation promoted, and formation of collagen and blood vessels
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF): Promoter of healthy blood vessel formation
Can PRP Therapy Be Combined With Other Treatments?
PRP therapy can be effective at treating hair thinning and hair loss on its own. It can also be quite useful when combined with surgical hair transplant or restoration procedures and other treatments. Used with hair transplants, PRP promotes healing at the surgical site and has the side benefit of stimulating hair growth right away after surgery. At times, we might recommend that clients use DHT blockers or Minoxidil in combination with PRP therapy.
What Are the Risks?
Those who choose to try PRP therapy may experience some mild side effects that include pain, redness, headaches, and temporary hair shedding. People that have problems with bleeding disorders or autoimmune diseases are not good candidates for this treatment. Additional consideration must also be given if a person has a thyroid condition, vitamin D deficiency, or anemic.
Why Vitality Aesthetics Medspa?
With over 20 years of helping Maryland residents look and feel their best, we lean on our experience in dermatology, medical aesthetics, and cosmetic procedures. Our internationally renowned Medical Director and our medical professional team take the time to understand our clients’ concerns. This enables us to develop personalized treatment plans for you, custom-crafted to safely and comfortably address your concerns.
We design our hair restoration treatments to deliver lasting, natural-looking results, boost self-confidence and enrich the lives of the people we serve. We help men and women of all ages and ethnicities, with various hair and skin types, to look and feel their best.
There’s no need to travel to the city to find the services and expertise you want and deserve. Our payment and financing options are flexible and affordable to work for your convenience. We look forward to working with you to achieve your aesthetic goals. Come visit us and restore your vitality the safe, healthy way!
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