Human hair comes out of hair follicles present within the scalp. Damaged or dead hair follicles cannot support the growth of new hair. Fortunately, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells through a new revolutionary technology can now be used for activating damaged and dead hair cells. PRP and stem cell therapy supports the growth of new follicles and indirectly new hair through transplantation.
Scaffolding that gets injected into the scalp is fortified with stem cells and PRP. Through the treatment, hair follicles orient themselves for regrowth combating baldness in many people. Stem cell therapy for this reason doesn’t just combat hair loss but also improves the quality and texture of hair.
Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides PRP stem cell therapy for hair restoration to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding communities.
Understanding Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection treatment is a new and revolutionary procedure for restoring natural hair growth in the scalp. This is done by rejuvenating damaged follicles in a minimally invasive manner. The procedure has the highest rate for hair restoration. Hair re-growth is triggered in a natural way through PRP.
A small blood sample would be taken by your treatment provider and put through a centrifugal system. This will separate the blood from the PRP cells. This will also rejuvenate any growth factors present within the PRP. Local anesthesia or a numbing agent will be used by your treatment provider on the scalp before injecting the PRP to make you as comfortable as possible.
PRP would be injected in areas with the most hair loss by using a fine gauge needle. You can enhance results by combining the PRP hair restoration treatment with a low-level laser therapy.
Treatable Hair Loss Types
PRP hair restoration treatment can prove to be effective in the following conditions:
- Alopecia Areata
- Alopecia Totalis
- Female Pattern Hair Loss
- Male Pattern Hair Loss
- Hair loss because of iron deficiency, drug side effects and metabolic conditions
Procedure for Stem Cell Therapy
These are the steps that would be followed by your treatment provider:
- Removing blood or fat
- Isolating stem cells from the procured sample
- Eliminating a portion of the hair follicle while leaving some part intact
- Injecting stem cells with the donor follicles for encouraging regrowth
- Transplanting new hair follicles and stem cells on bare areas within the scalp for encouraging growth in these areas as well
Hair implants and stem cell injections are quite painless. Patients may not have to get the therapy again after undergoing a series of sessions.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
These are a few benefits of stem cell therapy for regrowing hair:
- Safer than other alternatives
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Fewer sessions required
- Positive results within a month
- Minimal discomfort
Stem cell transplants can have different rate of success. Italian researchers in a June 2019 study observed that stem cell therapy resulted in a 20% increase in hair density after 23 weeks. Cosmetic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for PRP stem cell therapy for hair restoration.
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