Richmond Cosmetic Clinic

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy in Hair Loss 

PRP FACIAL TREATMENT AND HAIR LOSS PREVENTION IN RICHMOND If you’re concerned about the appearance of unsightly wrinkles around your face, or the prospect of hair loss, consult with Richmond Cosmetic Clinic.

Platelet Rich Plasmatherapy (PRP) offers the opportunity for hair growth for those patients wanting a more aggressive nonsurgical approach to treatment. Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing.

The process has been used extensively for skin and wound healing for many years, and generally with positive outcomes. HAIR RESTORATION In the field of hair restoration, evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment.

It remains a positive non-surgical therapeutic option for hair loss patients. PRP contains growth factors that stimulate follicle growth. Treatments may be performed every 3 to 4 months or on a semi-annual basis. HOW IS IT DONE? Blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge.

The PRP is separated and removed. This step is accomplished by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. Platelet rich plasma is then injected into the scalp. No sedation or medication is given during the procedure.

PRP uses your own unmodified cells that will not be rejected by your immune system. THE SCIENCE PRP involves special cells called platelets, which promote healing and accelerate the rate and degree of tissue regeneration.

Platelets respond to injury and form new cellular growth. Inside the platelets are intracellular structures such as glycogen, lysosomes and alpha granules. These granules contain clotting and growth factors that help stimulate the repairing process.

PRP specific cells that cause hair growth include: Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)—promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation; Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b)—promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism; Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)—promotes blood vessel formation.

Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)—promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation; Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2)—promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation; and, Insulin Like Growth Factor - (IGF)—a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body Please be aware that individual results may vary.

FACIAL REJUVENATION Perhaps you have heard of “the vampire facelift” as a method for filling out wrinkles. Richmond Cosmetic Clinic provides a similar service where blood is drawn, spun in a centrifuge, and injected back under the facial skin where it may be combined with other fillers.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform. The number of treatments required depends on the individual. We recommend a series of 1 to 3 injection sessions spaced from 4 to 6 weeks apart for the best results. In some situations, it is possible to achieve your desired appearance after a single treatment.

At Richmond Cosmetic Clinic  we perform PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.

Recent scientific research and technology provides the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing. As a result of these scientific studies, we recognize PRP is an all-natural autologous medical procedure performed in physicians offices for scalp, skin, and hair stimulation.  

In a recent study published in Dermatologic Surgery, physicians in Korea published data supporting the clinical application of PRP in hair restoration. 

Platelet Rich Plasma

 

How does PRP work?

Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells, and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. Published medical literature from Europe and the United States confirms the safety and use of PRP therapy.

It has been used a medial adjunct therapy for over two decades for skin and wound healing. It has been used extensively in these specialties for the last twenty years with generally positive outcomes and success. In the field of hair restoration, evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth. No claim can be made of its efficacy. But it is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.

How does PRP work

 

How do you perform the procedure?

Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing.  The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood.

The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration.  An anesthesia block is given to nerves of the scalp so the patient does not feel any pain.

The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. The patient’s hair is then washed and the patient may drive home without any assistance. No sedation or any medication is given during the procedure to inhibit the ability to drive or use machinery.

PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth.  Some patient’s chose to have PRP performed every three (3) to four (4) months as early data suggests regular or semiannual PRP treatments that may stimulate hair growth.

The science of PRP

PRP contains special cells called Platelets, that can theoretically cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the micro environment of the hair follicle.

These special Platelet cells promote healing, accelerates the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, responds to injury, and formation of new cellular growth. Inside the Platelets are many intracellular structures such as glycogen, lysosomes and alpha granules. These granules within the PRP contain clotting and growth factors that are eventually released during the healing and repair process.

PRP specific cells that causes hair growth include:
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)—promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation;
Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b)—promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism;
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)—promotes blood vessel formation.
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)—promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation;
Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2)—promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation; and,
Insulin Like Growth Factor - (IGF)—a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body

The science of PRP

 

Does PRP work?

Individual results vary with each patient. No guarantees of success can be made but PRP preliminary studies indicate patients can respond to PRP therapy. Some hair restoration surgeons apply PRP to the scalp for those patients who are not surgical candidates every three (3) to four (4) months.


PRP is a potential emerging non-surgical based therapy for natural hair follicle stimulation for thinning hair. Larger clinical studies are pending but the current medical literature contains numerous optimistic results. Although a few controlled studies exist, anecdotal and case reports are the primary sources reflecting success with PRP therapy.

 

Is PRP for me?

PRP has been used successfully in other medical and surgical disciplines for many years. The decision to use PRP is a personal decision and should be made after careful research, consideration and consultation with a physician. PRP is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the good cells from your scalp and injects them directly back into the area where it is needed.

There is absolutely no chance of getting a blood infection from another human being. PRP involves using your own cells that are not modified or changed, and it will not be rejected by your immune system.

Extensive clinical trials are not complete and medical data is not yet published to establish the absolute effectiveness of PRP therapy in hair restoration. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. No claim of PRP efficacy in promoting hair growth can be made because there is no FDA approval that would allow such claims to be made.

 

CONCLUSION

In summary, PRP therapy offers the opportunity for hair growth for those patients wanting a more aggressive nonsurgical approach to treatment.  Results will vary from patient to patients, and PRP as a non-surgical option has not been helping  patients with miniaturization and hair thinning improvement in hair caliber and thickness.