Discover Advanced Hair Regeneration with the Power of Platelet Rich Plasma!
If you are one of the millions of American men and women who suffer from some level of thinning hair or hair loss, you understand just how much of an impact hair loss can have on both your appearance and your self-confidence. For many years, men and women facing hair loss were faced with two stark choices: expensive, artificial-looking hair replacement surgery or simply accepting it gracefully. Today, however, there is a significantly better option: non-surgical, minimally-invasive hair restoration that utilizes the power of your own body to regenerate damaged hair follicles, so you can actually begin to regrow your own hair!
PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy is an advanced technique for boosting the power and effectiveness of hair regeneration treatments. When used in conjunction with laser hair restoration, PRP helps to stimulate the hair follicles for healthier, stronger, more robust hair growth. For many years, follicles that were no longer producing hair were thought to be completely dead; recent studies, however, now indicate that in many cases, these unproductive follicles are simply dormant, injured, compromised, or otherwise non-productive and in fact, may still be capable of hair growth for 5-8 years after first signs of appearing “dead”. The powerful growth factors found within your body’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) activate adult stem cells within these unproductive hair follicles, as well as promotes localized cell growth and the formation of new blood vessels to feed the regenerated hair follicles.
At Rejuvenate Medical Spa, conveniently located in Encino, California, our Medical Director Bijan Farah, MD is dedicated to offering the latest advancements in aesthetic medicine—such as PRP for hair restoration—to ensure that all of your aesthetic concerns are addressed as successfully as possible while keeping your discomfort and downtime to a minimum! We customize each and every treatment we perform, so you can be certain that your hair restoration procedure safely and effectively produces the full, healthy hair you have been dreaming about.
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Is PRP Hair Regeneration Right For Me?
PRP Injection Therapy is highly recommended for any man or woman with hair loss or thinning hair, but who is not interested in or ready for surgical hair replacement procedures. This revolutionary new solution for hair loss, or for the delay and prevention of additional hair loss is ideal for individuals suffering from a variety of specific medical concerns relating to hair loss, including:
- Hypotrichosis: genetic condition causing abnormal hair patterns and/or no hair growth
- Male Pattern Hair Loss: PRP has shown to be especially effective in the early phases of balding, or when the patient has a significant amount of miniaturized hair
- Female Pattern Hair Loss: PRP can be a highly effective countermeasure for female pattern hair loss in both the early and advanced phases
- Alopecia Areata: hair loss in round patches
- Alopecia Totalis: total loss of all hair from the scalp
- Other hair loss conditions related to metabolic complications, iron deficiency, and/or medication side effects
Your PRP-Enhanced Hair Restoration Procedure
PRP is an ideal way to boost the effectiveness of laser hair restoration, without adding significantly to treatment time or recovery time! PRP can be added to any laser hair restoration procedure, and has proven highly effective on the entire scalp or a localized area (i.e. eyebrows, beard). The typical PRP hair regeneration treatment involves the following steps:
- A small sample of your blood is drawn and processed in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet rich plasma (PRP) and activate the powerful growth factors within the PRP
- A local anesthetic is applied to the target area to numb that area of the scalp
- The PRP is injected into the target area, focusing primarily on areas where the hair loss is most severe. The injections are administered using a very fine gauge needle in a matrix pattern across the scalp to maximize the regenerative power of the PRP.
The recovery process after PRP therapy is usually very easy, and any discomfort can be mitigated with over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen. Some patients may experience mild swelling of the forehead for a day or two after the treatment. Patients should avoid intense physical activity until the swelling has completely disappeared. Normal hair washing can resume immediately after the treatment. Recovery times and specific post-treatment instructions will also depend on the required recovery instructions following laser hair restoration.
For many individuals, PRP offers amazing new hair growth and improvements in hair thickness and density as quickly as two months after the initial treatment, but optimal results will become visible in 4-8 months. Improvement will gradually continue for up to one year! Although most patients achieve excellent long-term results with just one treatment, follow-up visits (typically every four months) are required to track your progress and to determine whether additional procedures are needed to facilitate optimal hair growth.
Contact Rejuvenate Medical Spa
Our goal at Rejuvenate Medical Spa is to ensure that each and every patient receives customized treatments designed to meet their individual aesthetic goals, correct any pressing cosmetic concerns, and enhance their natural beauty. All procedures at Rejuvenate Medical Spa are overseen by our Medical Director, Dr. Bijan Farah, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and has been practicing medicine for nearly 40 years. Dr. Farah understands that importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly review all of your hair restoration options and procedural details so that you are completely comfortable and confident going into your treatment session.
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your hairline and are interested in learning more about the advanced hair restoration options available at Rejuvenate Medical Spa, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Farah!