What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma.
What is PRP therapy?
PRP therapy was developed based on new medical research and the advancement of technology within the medical community. Scientific studies recently published have reviewed PRP hair restoration technique as a noninvasive, all-natural procedure that’s been found to stimulate hair regrowth as well as reduce the effects of thinning. In one study that was published in the Dermatologic Surgery, Italian physicians conducting research found they were able to successfully use PRP in their clinical trial.
How can PRP aid in treating hair loss?
PRP therapy for hair regrowth works on the basis on utilizing growth factors within the platelets. There are seven growth factors that exist in normal platelets. These growth factors enter the hair bulb circulation and stimulate the stem cells. This promotes changes in the follicle.
PRP therapy hair loss treatment has a number of advantages. It is a simple, nonsurgical procedure with little or no downtime that produces safe and reliable results. A procedure involving multiple injections takes only approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour and results in minimal pain and discomfort. PRP hair treatment enhances the growth of active hair follicles and stimulates growth of inactive hair follicles for beautiful, completely natural-looking results.
Who is a good candidate for PRP hair rejuvenation therapy?
Ideal candidates for our Omni Centers Hair Rejuvenation Therapy are men and women with dormant hair follicles who want to reverse hair loss. This therapy can benefit people with thinning hair, a receding hair line, and hair loss at the top of the scalp and along the temples.
This procedure is designed to stimulate inactive hair follicles and reactive hair follicles that may be dying. Patients who do not have any hair follicles in the area may not fully benefit from this treatment. Dr. Lauren can evaluate your scalp and tell you if you are a good candidate for PRP therapy.
BENEFIT OF MICRO-NEEDLING IN COMBINATION WITH PRP
PRP is a natural way to enhance the healing of your skin cells from the micro-needling treatment. The two therapies (micro-needling and PRP) work in synergy to create a treatment that delivers accelerated results capable of bringing better outcomes than each part could alone. Results may be seen immediately following treatment with more results showing over the next 4-6 weeks. The largest of the results will occur over the next six months as your body naturally treats itself while utilizing the PRP to heal.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
It is typical to need at least 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart; however some people may experience desired results in fewer treatments.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT POST-PROCEDURE?
The skin will be red and flushed, similar to a mild sunburn, for the first 12 hours to 3 days. You may experience some mild tightness, swelling, and/or peeling. Side effects typically resolve within 3 days.
BENEFITS & GROWTH FACTORS DERIVED FROM PRP
PLATELET DERIVED GROWTH FACTOR (PDGF-AA, PDGF-AB, PDGF-BB)
– Stimulates cell replication
– Promotes angiogenesis
– Promotes epithelialisation
– Promotes granulation tissue formation
TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR (TGF-SS1, TGF-SS
– Promotes formation of extracellular matrix
– Regulates bone cellmetabolism
VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH FACTOR (VEGF)
– Promotes angiogenesis
EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR (EGF)
– Promotes cell differentiation and stimulates
– Re-epithelialisation, angiogenesis and collagenase activity
FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR (FGF)
– Promotes proliferation of endothelial cells and fibroblasts
– Stimulation of angiogenesis
“As soon as I began noticing hair loss I started seeking help from various Doctors. Once they ruled out health issues they said its just part of being in my late 40s. I started doing my own research and came upon PRP treatments for new hair growth. I was so excited to find Omni Centers in Olympia and even more with my results. I have seen new hair growth and even had my regular Doctor notice the growth! Thank you Karen and Dr. Lauren” A Happy Omni Patient
When will I see results?
After PRP is injected into the scalp, it will stimulate dormant hair follicles and promote hair growth during the following few weeks. In the days immediately after treatment, you may experience a sensation similar to a mild sunburn. As your hair follicles start to react to the enriched plasma injections and begin functioning again, your normal hair patterns will gradually return.
PRP hair restoration includes 6 months of treatment with 1 treatment each month. During the treatment protocol patients usually see some fuzz beginning to grow. PRP hair treatments not only stimulate hair growth but also strengthen hair follicles. Our patients tend to notice a difference within a month or two after PRP therapy.
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