PRP- HAIR LOSS
Who doesn't love a full head of hair...
The use of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is "a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a number of scientifically based articles showing its efficacy increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle.
As with most procedures, there is a careful process involved in using PRP for hair regrowth, beginning with a standard blood draw from the patient's arm.
Next, "the tube of blood is put into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins the blood tube to separate out the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma, rich in platelets, is then injected directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles."
The process is meticulous — with injections beginning across the scalp, approximately at every half inch over the area of thinning hair — but typically, the entire procedure takes less than a half hour.
Frequently asked questions
1) What is Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Filler?
Filler is an injectable gel which is derived from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in the body. When hyaluronic acid combines with water found in the body, the result is an immediate restoration of volume in the injected area, while maintaining a healthy, hydrated appearance. The smooth consistency of the gel allows for a soft, natural look after the treatment is complete.
2) What areas are commonly treated with Hyaluronic Acid Filler?
3) How long will the filler last?
Due to the cross-linked nature of the molecules in dermal filler, the product is able to remain in the body for nine months to a year. Over time, the filler is absorbed by the body, returning the treated area to its original, pre-injected appearance.
4) What are the side effects?
Minor side effects may include redness, edema, tenderness and slight bruising at the injection site which will generally disappear anywhere between 3-14 days. It is important to note that the product is removable post injection if required.
5) Is the procedure painful?
The procedure itself is relatively painless thanks to Lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which is directly built into the product. Although the Lidocaine is quick to numb the treatment area, ice or numbing cream may be used to further ease any discomfort throughout the procedure.