About 80 million people in the United States suffer from hair loss or alopecia (al-o-PEE-shah). It’s not just men with balding spots. An estimated 30 million are women. Everyone loses some hair every day (around 50-100 hairs). If you are seeing baldness in some areas or a lot of thinning, you may be dealing with hair loss. But there is hope!
What are Stem Cells for Hair Loss Treatment?
Stem cells are young, robust cells that are believed to play a role in helping the body repair and regenerate itself. The numerous cell signalers are proven to increase blood flow, cell migration, and promote healing so that your hair follicles can recover their youthful activity. The stem cells are donated from umbilical cord blood of live healthy babies. The stem cells go through a process of extensive screening required by the FDA.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is processed from the patient’s own blood. PRP contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors. The growth factors in PRP will act on the stem cells in the hair follicles to promote the development of new follicles and blood vessels.
As a result, PRP is a safe and effective way of reversing hair loss and stimulating new hair growth.
How does the PRP treatment work?
Blood is drawn from your arm and placed in a centrifuge to separate out the PRP from the rest.
The PRP is then injected into the hair follicles.
The process takes approximately 1 hour. With no numbing needed, there isn’t any expected downtime from the PRP treatment.
PRP may also be used in conjunction with other treatments to give you maximum results.
An average of 4 treatments are needed. The treatment is done every four weeks. After that, a recommended maintenance program of twice a year.