No matter the cause, your balding or receding hairline may leave you searching for ways to hide your hair loss. Mark Greig, OMD, and Aaron Andrews, MD, at Youthful Reflexion in Tarpon Springs, Florida, understand the effects hair loss may have on your self-confidence. They offer hair restoration using platelet-rich plasma (PRP). To learn more about the all-natural hair restoration treatment, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Hair restoration is an aesthetic treatment offered at Youthful Reflexion. The team uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair restoration and treats many common causes of hair loss, including:
If you’re searching for an effective treatment to improve your hair growth, contact Youthful Reflexion to schedule a consultation.
PRP is an injection that contains a high concentration of platelets. It’s a type of regenerative medicine created from a sample of your own blood.
Your blood contains plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. When you have a cut, the platelets in your blood go to work forming a blood clot to stop the bleeding.
In addition to clot formation, platelets also supply your cut with the proteins and growth factors needed to heal the wound.
Though made popular by professional athletes to support healing of their sports injuries, PRP treatment also offers aesthetic benefits.
When injected for hair restoration, the specialized cells in the PRP stimulate hair growth by activating the stem cells and other cells within the microenvironment of the hair follicle.
The goal of PRP for hair restoration is to stimulate your inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growing phase.
The team at Youthful Reflexion tailors your hair restoration treatment plan to meet your specific hair loss needs and aesthetic goals. They review what you can expect at your consultation.
In general, the team first draws a sample of blood from your arm. They place your sample in the ECLIPSE PRP® centrifuge, which spins your blood to separate the platelets from the other components.
Once your PRP is ready, the team injects the healing properties into specific areas of your scalp. They may apply a numbing agent to your skin prior to your injections to minimize discomfort.
There’s no downtime after your hair restoration treatment.
The team tailors treatments specific to your needs. However, in general, most patients need a series of 3-6 hair restoration treatments every 4-6 weeks during the first year. After that, one treatment every four months helps maintain your results.
To learn more about hair restoration at Youthful Reflexion, call the office or book a consultation online today.