Non-Surgical Hair Restoration
If you are experiencing thinning hair, you may want to consider our non-surgical treatment to stimulate hair growth. We use PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) to stimulate hair growth in areas of thinning hair for both men and women. This treatment can be used as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with our Neograft hair transplantation procedure. You may also want to discuss some medical treatments of hair stimulation with Dr. Chiang, our dermatologist.
PRP therapy is a less invasive, non-surgical alternative treatment for hair loss than FUE and FUT, which are surgical options. It is considered to be safe and relatively inexpensive. The main objective of PRP therapy is to slow or halt hair loss. During PRP therapy for hair loss, platelets are extracted from your own blood. The Platelet-Rich Plasma is then injected into the areas of your scalp that show thinning hair.
The platelets in your blood contain signaling agents for cells that orchestrate healing systems and tissue rejuvenation. PRP therapy has not yet been approved by the FDA for hair loss. However, research shows that the treatment is effective for age-related hair loss and alopecia.
The PRP treatment session begins with drawing a small amount of blood which is then placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from other blood components. The plasma in your blood is the liquid that carries platelets as well as your white and red blood cells. The platelets are processed to concentrate growth factors. The PRP is then injected into the treatment areas on your scalp to slow the loss of hair.
PRP increases the blood flow to your hair follicles, lengthens the active phase of your hair cycle to promote new growth and stimulates new hair follicles. Doctors who perform PRP therapy report that the treatment stimulates hair follicles and slows the rate of hair loss. Sometimes it can generate new hair growth.
FUE (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUT (Follicular Unit Excision) are surgical alternatives to PRP therapy for hair loss.
PRP therapy for hair loss is non-surgical and does not present any significant safety risks. You may experience mild pain, redness and pinpoint bleeding during this session, and you may have minor discomfort or swelling for a few days afterward.
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