For both men and women alike hair loss can be devastating. Often our hair stands as a form of aesthetic expression with the different ways we can style our hair. A great haircut can give us a boost in confidence or cause us to feel sad or stressed over a bad haircut. Similarly, thinning hair or early hair loss can cause low self-esteem or embarrassment if it is left untreated. Whether hair loss is caused by aging, disease, genetics, stress, or hormonal imbalance millions of people are searching for a solution. Vampire Hair Restoration is a technology using platelets, from your own blood, to stimulate hair growth as a permanent, effective and organic solution.
This procedure injects Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) into the scalp to encourage hair growth. To start a small blood sample will be taken by Dr. Lieman and then put through the Eclipse PRP centrifuge system to separate out the PRP, which is then administered through a series of injections over the full scalp. PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. The body reacts to the treated cells as it does to a wound and immediately starts repairing the tissue. This builds the underlying tissue with tightening, smoothing, and increased blood flow that makes hair regrow.
The procedure is well tolerated, however there may be a slight pinching sensation or feeling of pressure felt in some areas more than others. A topical numbing cream can be applied prior to the injections if requested, however most will find this isn’t needed.
Normal activities can resume right after treatment, although it is recommended to not wash hair until the next day. There can be mild tenderness to the treated area, which can be managed with Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Some minor swelling of the forehead can occasionally be seen 1-2 days after injections, this is normal and will resolve in 48 hours.
Within 6-8 weeks you should see improvement with continued changes for 4-6 months. Dr. Lieman recommends at least three treatments spaced four weeks apart for best results, although some may see changes with just one treatment.
The results of this treatment should last at least one to two years, but results may vary. Research to document the longevity of results is ongoing.
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a natural blood product with medical and cosmetic uses. Its growing popularity is due to the short time the procedure takes, the lack of side effects, and the visible results. A small amount of a patient’s blood is drawn, and spun in the FDA-approved Eclipse PRP centrifuge system, to separate the red and white blood cells from the platelets and plasma. The latter two components are combined to create plasma with a 5 to 10 times greater concentration of platelets, growth factors, and active proteins, which provide a variety of benefits when injected or micro-needled back into the body.
The growth factors and proteins within the PRP stimulate a stem cells response that promotes the regeneration of tissue, collagen growth, new blood vessel formation and the acceleration of wound healing. Growth factors play an important part in helping to regulate cellular growth and maintain a healthy skin structure and function, promote the formation of collagen and elastin fibers and stimulate biochemical pathways that promote tissue repair and regeneration. Therefore, having the ability to reuse your own growth factors within the PRP can help to rewind the appearance of aging and wrinkles. Benefits of PRP include:
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Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.