What is Regenerative Hair Regrowth?
People who are looking for a non-surgical hair loss treatment to stimulate regrowth often choose the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Regenerative Hair Regrowth Procedure. This safe and effective revolutionary procedure takes advantage of growth factors, nutrients and hormones in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injected into the scalp to encourage hair growth.
In hair restoration, PRP is injected into the scalp. Research has shown that this application of special nutrients causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. PRP targets follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss.
How does Regenerative Hair Regrowth work?
The Regenerative Hair Regrowth treatment takes about 90 minutes to complete. First, a blood sample is obtained which is specially processed to remove your red blood cells and produce the Platelet Rich Plasma. A local anesthetic is then administered to completely numb the scalp treatment area. The PRP and associated nutrients are then administered via a series of injections over the full scalp or in a localized treatment area.
The recovery from the procedure is typically uneventful. Pain is easily managed in most cases with non-narcotic analgesic medication such as Ibuprofen. Some mild swelling of the forehead is occasionally seen 1-2 days after injections. This is normal and will resolve in 48 hours. Avoiding vigorous activity is recommended until the swelling is gone. There is no other downtime or noticeable effects of the procedure. Patients can wash their hair normally 12 hours after the injections*.
Research confirms that new hair growth can be seen in as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 4-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment. To date, results have been maintained without additional injections for up 2 years in many patients, but no long term data is yet available to conclude that hair growth is permanent*. We recommend a maintenance treatment every 3-6 months.
What types of conditions respond to the Regenerative Hair Regrowth treatment?
The Regenerative Hair Regrowth technique is a versatile tool in the treatment of hair loss for a number of causes including:
- Male Pattern Hair Loss – especially in the early stages of balding, or anytime there is a lot of miniaturized hair on the scalp
- Female Pattern Hair Loss – at all stages of hair loss
- Alopecia Areata
- Metabolic causes of hair loss – iron deficiency and medication induced hair loss
At Physician Artistry, the patient investment for Regenerative Hair Regrowth is not continued if no results are evident after 2 treatments.
*Results may vary