Growth factor hair stimulation offers innovative non-surgical therapeutic treatment options for patients who are considering non-surgical treatment to address their hair loss.
The medical community has acquired a new understanding of wound and tissue healing due to recent scientific research and technology.
These scientific studies have enabled doctors to recognize growth factor hair stimulation therapy as a completely natural autologous medical treatment which can be undertaken in-office for skin, scalp, and hair stimulation.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center (MBody), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides growth factor hair stimulation therapy to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.
The Science behind Growth Factor Hair Stimulation
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) comprises special cells, known as platelets, which can promote the growth of hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the hair follicle’s micro-environment.
These special platelet cells enhance healing, speed up the rate and amplify the degree of tissue healing and regeneration, respond to injury, and support the development of new cellular growth.
The main goal of using PRP growth factors to restore hair is to stimulate dormant or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth stage.
PRP-specific cells that promote hair growth include:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF): stimulates the growth of blood vessels, cell replication, and skin formation
- Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b): enhances the growth of the matrix between the cells, bone metabolism
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF): stimulates the development of blood vessels;
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF): promotes cell development and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2): stimulates the growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation
- Insulin-Like Growth Factor – (IGF): a regulator of normal physiology in almost every type of cell in the body
How does Growth Factor Hair Stimulation Work?
Mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products that comprise essential and specific growth factors aiding in tissue healing and regeneration are found in human blood.
Published medical literature from the US and Europe establishes the safety and use of growth factor hair stimulation therapy. For over two decades, growth factors have been used as a medial adjunct therapy for skin and wound healing.
In the area of hair restoration, there is evidence to support that growth factor hair stimulation therapy is a promising treatment option to enhance hair growth. PRP is still in the initial stages of scientific research in hair restoration.
Therefore, growth factor hair stimulation is not meant to replace current FDA-approved treatments such as Minoxidil and DHT blockers. But it presents a promising non-surgical treatment alternative for people experiencing hair loss.
How do you perform the Procedure?
A tiny amount of blood is taken from the patient’s body and spun in a centrifuge. This separates the PRP from the rest of the blood. The growth factors are taken from the patient’s body and are specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration.
The patient is given an anesthesia block in the nerves of the scalp so that they remain comfortable during the procedure.
These highly concentrated hair stimulation growth factors will then be injected into the scalp. After this, the patient’s hair is washed, and they are ready to return home.
More than Once a Year
PRP contains numerous growth factors that promote the growth of hair follicles. This therapy can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or postoperatively. Some patients may choose to undergo PRP every three to four months as initial research indicates that regular or semi-annual PRP treatments promote hair growth.
Cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for growth factor hair stimulation therapy.For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
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