Lu-Jean Feng, M.D.
Medical Director, Founder Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
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Hair Regeneration with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the latest and most technologically advanced solution for thinning hair in both men and women. The internal essence of your blood contains fundamental life-giving protein growth factors.
Approximately 30 million women in the United States experience hereditary hair loss, compared with 50 million men, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Interestingly millions of women struggle with thinning hair because of pregnancy, menopause, stress and other health conditions. Unlike men, women are not typically good candidates for hair transplant surgery because they lose or experience thinning hair everywhere. This widespread hair thinning makes it difficult to find a luxuriant spot on the back of the head from which to harvest the hair unobtrusively. Hair Regeneration with PRP involves a non-invasive single treatment that provided results for up to 5 years.
PRP contains cells called platelets, that can optimize the growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase.
Patients looking for a reliable solution to their hair-loss problems without a surgical transplant would be good candidates for hair regeneration with platelet rich plasma. Patients with early-stage hair loss can benefit most from this treatment. If you have pre-existing health issues like hemodynamic instability, hypofibrinogenemia, or thrombocytopenia, you may not be a good candidate for PRP hair restoration.
Patients will need to come in for a consultation regarding hair regeneration with platelet rich plasma. They will be asked questions about their medical history, including any medications that they are taking, any allergies, any past hair-restoration attempts, and any pre-existing health conditions.
The details of the treatment process will be explained clearly and concisely to ensure full understanding. This will include preparation and aftercare steps. An examination of the balding or thinning areas will also be performed. If patients have questions or concerns about the process, they can bring them up during the visit.
Patients are advised to avoid using any kind of haircare product for a period of six hours following the treatment. Patients should avoid going into areas with a lot of steam and humidity, such as saunas or steam rooms, for at least two days.
This zero-downtime treatment is combined with microneeding of the scalp to optimize results. Patients typically can see new hair growth in as little as 30 days and report having minimal discomfort during treatment.
Call our Cleveland office to learn more about this revolutionary PRP hair regeneration treatment.