Platelet Rich Plasma
How does it work?
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) process involves drawing blood from a patient, then spinning the blood in a specialized proprietary tube. This process separates the part of the plasma that has a very high concentration of platelets. Platelets are important in clotting, but also in wound healing. Platelets contain hundreds of growth factors that have been found to be beneficial in stimulating the activation of hair follicles to grow hair. Once the PRP is generated, it is then injected back into the patient’s scalp. These platelets are from your blood which is a process known as an autologous injection.
How often are treatments done?
Treatment consists of three sessions spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. After a series of three sessions, a fourth treatment is given 6 months from your last treatment. Maintenance therapy is then initiated once or twice a year. The treatment is quick, easy, safe, and effective. We are also going to give you a Low Level Laser cap to wear at home to enhance the benefits of PRP. The cap that will be given to you is the Theradome by Eclipse Medical. This device is an $800 gift that we are giving you to encourage you to be part of your own therapy. We want you to succeed in having a nice head of hair.
Does it hurt?
We use a small vibrating device that distracts the nerves in your scalp which will decrease the sensation of the injection. We then inject the PRP during this vibration using a very tiny needle that might feel like little bee stings. While there is a little discomfort, it is quite tolerable, and the injections are finished very quickly. Afterwards, patients feel a sensation of “fullness” in their scalp because of the volume of PRP that has been injected. Typically patients can resume their normal activity without any problems.
What are they and how do they work.
Exosomes are extracellular vesicles that are microscopic in size, and found in all fluids of the body. Exosomes facilitate a range of important cellular functions. They transfer DNA, RNA, and proteins to other cells, thereby altering the function of the target cells.
Many Researchers believe that Exosomes may be more important than stem cells due to their unique ability to function as a “messenger” within the body, transferring information from cell to cell. This is valuable in suppressing inflammation, and regeneration of damaged and dormant (worn out) cell types. The hair follicle being one of them. Exosomal Therapy can be used in conjunction with PRP or by its self.
The Exosomal components that are used for this procedure are obtained from an outside company that specializes in harvesting of these components. They have been screened for all blood born diseases and are safe to use.