Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is used in hair restoration as a stand-alone hair loss treatment and in conjunction with other non-surgical and surgical treatment plans. PRP is created from your own blood, which is comprised of red and white blood cells along with platelets, and is used to stimulate hair regrowth with dormant or newly transplanted hair. PRP is concentrated blood plasma which contains three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood and transforming growth factors. The PRP is spun at high speed, resulting in higher concentrations of your platelets and growth factors. Using a thin needle, your own Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into the balding and thinning areas on your scalp. PRP contains platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF) and other bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing and as a safe and effective hair loss treatment for men and women battling hair loss.
PRP Hair Regrowth Factors Include:
PRP Hair Restoration procedures are non-invasive outpatient procedures performed in our hair restoration clinics and take between 45 minutes to an hour. The procedure involves drawing a small sample of your blood into a test tube. Then, the sample is processed in a centrifuge at high speeds to separate the platelets and other blood components, creating the platelet-rich plasma. A platelet activator, calcium chloride, is added. The PRP, which contains many growth factors, is then placed into syringes and re-injected into the area(s) of hair thinning or hair loss. Local anesthesia is offered to patients prior to the actual injections. After the initial injections, the next treatment is recommended at 6 months and then 12 months.
To further enhance this process, PRP, which contains large numbers of Adult Stem Cells, can be mixed with the ACell before it is administered. This premixing allows us to skip the step of waiting for the Stem Cells to migrate to the injection site, and speeds up its therapeutic action.
This is just one of the cutting edge technologies used by Keshlogy clinic to proactively treat hair loss with non-surgical options and to ensure the maximum level of success in hair transplants.
Much like sunlight helping plants to grow, laser therapy stimulates healthy hair growth through the safe use of light, not heat. Also known as cool laser, low-power laser, soft laser, or therapeutic laser, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is directed at the scalp and stimulates the blood and hair cells below the scalp to grow and reproduce. The hair follicles absorb the light in the form of energy, which stimulate cell metabolism, wipes out oxygen free radicals and improves blood flow. The result? Thicker, healthier looking hair, and in many, hair regrowth. Keshlogy clinic also administers a series of six post-operative LLLT treatments after hair restoration surgery as a healing method because of the technology’s ability to reduce swelling, repair the skin and speed up the healing and recover process.