Recently there has been more supporting evidence of the role of PRP (platelet rich plasma) in hair loss restoration. The mechanism of action is not clearly understood. Some of the research available indicates that the release of growth factors from the platelets at the time of injection into the scalp, can prolong anagen (first part of the hair cell cycle), promote differentiation of stem cells to follicular cells, increase the growth of the dermal papillae and increase cell survival.
All of this contributes to the result of in an increase in hair density, hair count and hair thickness.
We have already noticed that intradermal injection of PRP can stimulates collagen, capillary and adipocyte growth in the dermis, its application in facial rejuvenation for face and neck (derma stamp, derma pens injections or microneedeling ).
Androgenic alopecia is seen in about 30% of men over 30, 50% of men over 50 and it is common in postmenopausal females. It is characterized by genetically determined gradual loss and minitiaturization of the normally thick hair follicle.
The cell cycle of hair consists of Anlagen which lasts anywhere from 2 to 6 year, Catagen a few days to a few weeks and Telogen lasting about 3 months.
To understand the hair loss that is experienced by those diagnosed with telogen effluvium, it’s first important to understand the hair growth cycle.
As your hair grows, it goes through four main stages. They include:
Anagen (active growth) – This is the longest stage of hair growth, lasting anywhere from two to six years and resulting in about six inches of hair growth every year. At this stage in the cycle, Dermal Papilla Cells (DPCs) are rapidly dividing in order to accommodate and encourage growth.
Catagen (transition) – Lasting anywhere from a few days to just two weeks, this stage includes the cessation of active hair growth and marks the point in the cycle where the hair follicles begin to be pushed from the papilla.
Telogen (resting/inactive) – Lasting from three to six months, this is the stage where cell activity is minimal and the club hair rests on the scalp. The term “inactive” is a bit misleading, however, as under the surface new anagen hairs are beginning to form.
Exogen (final) – While not always included in the hair growth cycle, the exogen phase is a critical part begin telogen and anagen transition. This is the point in the cycle where telogen hair begins to shed, anywhere from 50 – 100 hairs per day. This, in turns, makes room for the newly-formed anagen hairs, where the cycle will then begin again.
In telogen effluvium, something occurred to cause hair to either enter the telogen phase prematurely, or remain in telogen phase for a prolonged period of time.
A telogen effluvium is when some stress causes hair roots to be pushed prematurely into the resting state. Telogen effluvium can be acute or chronic. If there is some “shock to the system”, as many as 70% of the scalp hairs are then shed in large numbers about 2 months after the “shock”
According to the American Hair Loss Association, there are three ways in which telogen effluvium can present.
The first involves an external shock. This could be anything from a traumatic accident to surgery, and it leads to the sudden turnover of hair from the anlagen phase to the telogen phase. This leads to seemingly sudden hair loss over the next few months.
The second is much more subtle, and it occurs when hairs that have naturally entered the telogen phase remain in the phase for too long. This can be caused by illness, chronic stress, or an underlying medical issue.
The third way for telogen effluvium to present is in the form of shortened, quickly-cycled hair phases. This results in shorter hairs being produced, eventually leading to thinning and noticeable hair loss
Wake up those hair follicles with PRP
There is a multitude of causes for hair loss, but in most commonly men suffer from androgenic alopecia and females with female pattern hair loss.
Other causes include nutritional deficiencies, infection, autoimmune causes or genetic.
The treatment is generally directed to induction of anlagen, prolongation of anagen, or reduction of the levels of dihydrotestosterone.
The most common treatments, include, hair tonics such as Minoxidil which is known to increase anlagen, enhances dermal vascularity, and has direct antiapoptotic effects. Finasteride reduces the levels of dihydrotestosterone and prolongs anagen.
Hair transplants are increasing in popularity. They are recommended for both men and women and now automated. Removing hair and replacing it is a risk if the hair transplant does not take and the hair is then lost.
The treatment with PRP is performed at once, at weekly or monthly intervals with a course of hair tonics and vitamins after the PRP treatment.
The blood is collected into special tubes which contain a separator gel and it is then centrifuged. This will produce the platelet rich plasma which will then be injected in the dermis in the area of thinning or balding. The treatment is repeated generally two more times at one-month intervals,
The results can be seen after the first treatment but more often several months after the treatments are completed.
Most patients will notice an increase in hair density, and increase in hair count and hair thickness.
The treatment is recommended for patients who are experiencing hair loss but also for those who underwent hair transplants and want to improve or just maintain what thy achieved.
Results vary between individuals, skin condition and age and if you are a smoker your results may be less effective, overall health and diet.
Bespoke treatments for each patients needs.
PACKAGES THAT INCLUDES PRP THERAPY
For better results, we recommend you take a package. This will give you better, more visible results, that last much longer than single treatments.
REAWAKEN THINNING HAIR PACKAGE thicker fuller hair
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) 3 sessions
SKIN BOOSTER PACKAGE
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) one area ( face, neck or Décolletage chest) x 3
- Juvederm Hydrate – 2 ml / Skin Booster Vital 2 ml
CLEAR SKIN PACKAGE
- Micro needling
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
ADVANCED PRP+ PACKAGE
Combination of 3 techniques to infuse PRP into the different dermal layers of the skin.
Sessions to treat one area choose either Face, Neck, Décolletage or Back of Hands x 3
What should you contact us for hair loss restoration treatments ?
- Experienced Licensed Plastic surgeons PRP Treatments for Vampire face lift and hair transplant
- Special PRP Kits from Switzerland – US FDA approved Regen Lab BCT PRP kit
- Certified doctor
- Evidence based techniques and treatments
- Simple, non-surgical procedure
- Multiple injections; duration of the treatment around 1 hour
- Natural looking innovative method for hair restoration
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