Hair Restoration Q & A
What are platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy for hair loss?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated sample of your blood. Dr. Karampahtsis spins your blood down in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets to take advantage of their vast healing and growth factors. The growth factors in the PRP wake up your dormant hair follicles so they grow hair again.
Stem cells are special cells in your body that can transform into any type of cell when healing is needed. Stem cells can be part of a hair transplant and help stimulate hair growth from seemingly unfunctional follicles.
Who is a candidate for hair restoration therapy?
PRP and/or stem cell hair restoration therapy works well on people who have thinning hair, patches of baldness, or an overall loss of volume.
If you have early hair loss, the procedures work especially well. You may need a few extra treatments if you’ve had hair thinning or balding for a while.
How many treatments will I need to restore hair growth?
Dr. Karampahtsis creates a customized plan that includes multiple treatments. Many people do best with an initial series of three sessions over the course of 4-6 months.
You may need more depending on the extent of your hair loss and how you respond to treatment. Regular touch-up treatments keep your follicles stimulated so you maintain hair fullness.
How long does it take for stem cells and PRP to restore hair growth?
You may need several months to get hair growing again. You’ll first notice a decrease in hair loss and over time see more regrowth and increased hair length.
Why should I consider platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell therapy for hair restoration?
Research shows great potential for PRP hair restoration therapy. Using stem cells or PRP is completely natural, so you don’t have to be concerned about chemical or drug reactions. Your body won’t reject the treatments since they come from your own body. There are no incisions or long recoveries as you may incur with hair transplants.
For a free consultation to find out about hair restoration options, call Lipogenex Anti-Aging Center or book an appointment online.