The easiest way to describe this treatment is as follows. Blood is extracted from the patient and is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red blood cells, and creates an incredibly rich plasma. This is injected back into the scalp, and is intended to stimulate activity in the hair follicles. The treatment has been used in cosmetic applications for years. Scientifically proven to work. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Our blood is made up of 93% red blood cells, 6% white blood cells, 1% platelets and plasma. Platelets are best known for their function of blood-clotting to stop bleeding. Platelets, however, are much more significant than this, as human platelets are also a critical component in injury healing.
Platelets are naturally extremely rich in the connective tissue growth and healing factors. The bodies first response to tissue injury is to deliver platelets to the area. Platelets initiate repair and attract stem cells to the injury. Injecting these growth factors into damaged hair follicles stimulates the natural repair process. In order to maximize the healing process, the platelets must be concentrated and separated from the red blood cells.
The goal of PRP is to maximize the number of platelets while minimizing the number of red blood cells in a solution that is injected into the dermis layer of the scalp to stimulate the shrinking hair follicles. In summary, PRP creates, stimulates, and accelerates the bodies natural healing process.
Normally the platelet rich plasma is injected into the areas of the scalp that have hair loss. We believe that this is not the best way to receive the best results because it isolates only a small area that you are receiving the rich plasma. You may not notice other areas of the scalp that are in the process of your hair becoming dormant because it is not visible yet. We use our patented machine which has an external tube holding the PRP, with a tube attached to the needle.
We can control how much serum comes out and can introduce more serum to areas of scalp that needs more.Serum is delivered at time of puncture allowing every area of your scalp to receive the necessary amount of PRP to help regrow your hair. The use of our machine also gives better blood flow throughout your scalp, better blood flow to the hair follicles will allow the hair follicle to be healthier and grow.
Our machine delivers 40,000 punctures within 10 minutes. The results are absolutely amazing in a short amount of time.
The invention provides a microneedling machine that permits microneedles to be easily inserted into skin with minimal or no damage, pain, or irritation to the tissue. The invention further provides a microneedling machine for the administration of soluble lotions, pharmaceutical agents and cosmetic agents to skin through the site where the microneedle is inserted. The microneedling machine is manipulated by an operator to insert microneedles into a desired site in the skin. Microneedles used in conjunction with the microneedling machine are shaped to be gradually finer from the base to the tip and have sharp tips for insertion into skin. The microneedles may comprise a variety of shapes, for example circular cone or polygonal pyramid such as triangulate pyramid, quadrangular pyramid, hexagonal pyramid and octagonal pyramid. In addition, the microneedling machine comprises a reservoir having an internal cavity that holds lotion, pharmaceutical agents or cosmetic agents.
Tubing runs from the base of the reservoir to carry the lotion, pharmaceutical agents or cosmetic agents held therein to the tip of the microneedle at the point of insertion into the skin. The reservoir is made of a deformable material that can be compressed to deliver the lotion, pharmaceutical agent or cosmetic agent stored therein to the tip of the microneedle. The microneedling machine allows for different lotions, pharmaceutical agents or cosmetic agents to be delivered to the skin by the microneedle in a controlled and varied manner by the operator of the machine.
We will determine the areas of your scalp that are losing hair and how long you have been losing hair to determine if you should do the PRP or SMP. PRP for Hair Restoration is recommended for clients that are thinning or have lost hair within the last 5 years.
You will come in for a consult and sit with the technician and our Phlebotomist or Nurse PA will draw your blood. Then the blood is spun in a centrifuge to separated the platelets from the red blood cells. The technician will than start the procedure using our patented machine to go over your entire scalp, using more serum (PRP) in the areas needing more attention. You will benefit even in areas that you can’t yet see that might be starting to thin out.
Hair coloring is fine up to 3 days before the procedure SUPPLEMENTS: Discontinue blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, Essential Fatty Acids and least one week before your treatment. Please stop multivitamins one week before your procedure as well. It’s fine to continue iron and vitamin D. ALCOHOL & SMOKING: Avoid alcohol for three days before your PRP session If possible, stop smoking or limit smoking for three days prior to your procedure. The longer you refrain, the better as we find it really impacts on the healing process! Please increase your intake of fluid the day before your procedure by simply drinking 2 glasses of water in the morning before your PRP session, 2 glasses at lunch and 2 glasses at dinner. On the actual day of your procedure simply have a bottle of water (500 mL) before your session.
It’s best to be well hydrated prior to having blood drawn and it will also keep your plasma at a thinner consistency. Please eat a normal breakfast or lunch the day of your PRP session. SHAMPOOING Feel free to wash your hair the morning of the PRP session (or at least the day before) SHAMPOOING: You may continue other hair loss treatments such as minoxidil, laser, hormone blocking tablets before your procedure. MEDICATIONS: Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Iburprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti inflammatory medications for 3 days before your procedure (if possible please avoid for 7 days). We want inflammation to occur as this is one mechanism by which PRP works! You may take Tylenol for any pains, discomforts or joint pains you may have.
After your Hair PRP Platelet Rich Plasma procedure we will massage our specially formulated hair serum into your scalp to add more nutrients to your hair follicles. Do not wash your hair until next day. Use Sulfate Free Shampoo, avoid any hair applications like gel, moose for 72hrs. Tiny punctures in the scalp need to close to avoid infection. Not all individuals experience this but, It is normal to have limited pain limited swelling if any right after procedure. This will subside the following day after procedure.
SUPPLEMENTS: Do not use blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, Essential Fatty Acids and least one week after your treatment.
FOODS & CAFFEINE: Avoid alcohol, cigarettes for the next three days. SMOKING Avoid smoking for three days (if possible) we find it makes a big difference to healing.
MEDICATIONS: Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti inflammatory medications for 3 days after your procedure (if possible try for 7 days). We want inflammation to occur!
Hair thinning in women which affects nearly 40 million American women is mainly due to heredity and can start any time after puberty. However, we also know that female pattern hair loss can be strongly influenced by age, nutrition, stress, surgery, medications, illness, social/lifestyle factors, hair care and more. As hair follicles weaken and stop producing hair, hair loss occurs.
In men we know that hair loss follows a very specific, progressive pattern that is passed on through heredity and is triggered by hormone specifically dihydrotestosterone or DHT. An estimated 60 million American men are suffering with male pattern hair loss. As hair follicles miniaturize and weaken, coverage of the scalp diminishes leaving thinning or balding areas.
Androgenetic alopecia, orpattern hair loss, causes the hair follicles to gradually shrink, so that they produce thinner and thinner hairs until, eventually, they stop producing hair altogether. Injecting platelet rich plasma into the dermis of the scalp can stimulate these shrinking hair follicles to become healthier and larger, reversing the thinning process and facilitating fuller, thicker hair growth.
Although you will start to see improvement in hair texture, thickness of hair shaft and growth of new hairs in the treated area within two weeks after treatment, you may also see faster growth but it typically takes three to six months from your initial treatment to see measurable results. Depending on your hair loss you can expect to do 4 treatments 6 weeks apart then every 3 months until hair is restored. With 2-3 treatments hair loss stops completely.