PRP Hair Restoration
At Complexion Med Spa
PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA) HAIR RESTORATION
Recently, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has become one of the most popular regenerative treatments out there. The most well-known PRP treatment has been that of PRP Microneedling, but the use of PRP extends well beyond that. PRP has now become a revolutionary treatment for hair restoration, improving hair thickness and reducing hair shedding. Our certified physician and nurses at Complexion Med Spa are experts in PRP Hair Restoration and are dedicated to delivering improved hair growth and hair thickness to our patients looking to restore their appearance.
/ What Causes Hairloss?
A number of factors can contribute to hair loss in both women and men. Some of those causes are within your control, while others are not. Some factors that can lead to hair loss include:
- Hereditary issues
- Hormonal changes
- Certain medications
- Certain medical conditions
- Physical or emotional shock
- Certain hairstyles and hair treatments
/ PRP VS OTHER NON-INVASIVE SOLUTIONS FOR HAIR RESTORATION
PRP for hair growth has become an innovative treatment for patients dealing with androgenic alopecia, (male-pattern hair loss), as well as female-pattern hair loss and thinning hair along the top of the head. PRP has been proven as an effective regenerative treatment for a myriad of health and wellness concerns, from orthopedics to endodontics to dermatology. PRP hair restoration is a safe, natural, and simple way to improve hair growth without the need for invasive surgery or downtime.
/ The Science of PRP and how it works
PRP Hair Restoration at Complexion Med Spa works on the basis of restoring growth factors within the blood. Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products. These elements are essential to regenerate scalp tissue. Once the scalp tissue is regenerated, the hair follicles are able to produce the necessary hair growth.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) contains platelets which are key to stimulating hair follicles to generate hair growth which mainly target the Dermal Papilla, which is a component of the hair follicle. The platelets promote healing and the formation of new cell growth. PRP is an ideal component of hair restoration because it is highly effective in stimulating inactive hair follicles, causing them to revert to the growth phase.
/ SPECIFIC CELLS WITHIN PRP THAT CAUSE HAIR GROWTH
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF): Promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation
- Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b): Promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF): Promotes blood vessel formation
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF): Promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2): Promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation
- Insulin Like Growth Factor (IGF): A regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body
These platelets in the PRP contain proteins that are needed in order to promote the rate of tissue healing and regeneration within inactive hair follicles. Inside these platelets are a variety of intracellular structures such as glycogen (a form of glucose), lysosomes (which break down the proteins), and alpha granules (which contain clotting and growth factors that get released during the cell repair process). Platelet-rich plasma-derived growth factors can also play a part in stem cell differentiation within the wound healing process of the musculoskeletal system.
WHAT IS PRP (PLATELET-RICH PLASMA)?
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY TREATMENT?
Our physician or nurse will administer a series of these injections in the areas of your scalp where new hair growth is desired. The process will include around 30 or more shallow injections. Once you’ve received your PRP injections, you may resume all normal activities as there is virtually no recovery time.
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
HOW MANY PRP HAIR RESTORATION TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER MY TREATMENT?
WILL THIS TREATMENT WORK ON A BALDING AREA?
DOES PRP HAIR RESTORATION WORK FOR FRONTAL HAIR LOSS?
In recent studies in the journals Dermatologic Surgery and International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, PRP has been indicated as an effective treatment for hair loss. This hair growth and improvement has been demonstrated with patients who experience both androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata, which is defined as unpredictable hair loss in patches all over the scalp. Based on these significant studies, as well as those in Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and Men’s Journal, PRP is considered an effective treatment for hair loss throughout the entire scalp.
HOW LONG UNTIL I SEE RESULTS FROM PRP HAIR RESTORATION?
ARE THERE ANY POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS TO PRP TREATMENT?
There is essentially no downtime required post-treatment, but we recommend patients avoid exercise day-of, and any alcohol consumption or smoking should be avoided for at least 3 days. It’s also best to wait a full day before washing your hair post-treatment. In order to ensure the best possible outcome from PRP treatment, all previous medical history should be discussed with one of our professionals before starting the treatment, as well as a full assessment of the nature of the hair loss.
ARE PRP HAIR INJECTIONS SAFE?
Currently, PRP is in its early stages of scientific research and subsequent FDA approval. It is not meant to replace the current FDA approved options such as DHT blockers (example: Propecia) and Minoxidil. Regardless, it is an extremely promising and realistic option for those that are grappling with hair loss.
HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY HAIR AFTER PRP TREATMENT?
IS PRP HAIR TREATMENT PAINFUL?
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PRP HAIR RESTORATION?
/ Your Transformative Journey Awaits
Have further questions or looking for more info? Stop by Complexion Med Spa or give us a Call 248-737-6912 or stop by our facility. We will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to servicing you and remember, it’s all about your Complexion!