Hair Loss Treatment
Stem cell and Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary new advanced procedure for restoring natural hair growth. It makes use of the body’s natural growth factors for rejuvenating hair follicles that are damaged. This is a minimally invasive process and has a high potential for hair restoration. Stem cell and PRP treatment can trigger hair regrowth in a natural way.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides PRP and stem cell therapy for hair restoration to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding locations.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells are naturally present in the body. They have a unique ability for transforming into other cell types when required. Stem cells are effective in treating a wide range of injuries and medical conditions due to their regenerative abilities.
The hair restoration specialist, in this treatment, will extract stem cells from your body’s fat deposits. This is usually from the belly, hips, thighs, or buttocks. The fat would then be injected in the scalp. Stem cells stimulate hair follicles that have gone dormant. This allows for new hair growth in the scalp.
The biggest advantage of stem cell-based hair restoration treatment is the lack of adverse side effects. This is because the stem cells are harvested from the patient’s body.
Understanding PRP Therapy
Researchers, for the longest time, believed that hair follicles died when they stopped producing hair. Recent studies have shown that hair follicles may stop generating hair because they are damaged, injured, or dormant. These hair follicles can be rejuvenated in the long run. PRP hair restoration treatment can help patients attain their hair regrowth goals.
There is naturally occurring platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the human body. This contains powerful growth factors that are injected into the scalp by the treatment provider during PRP treatment. This helps in activating dead or dormant stem cells in adults that are present within the hair follicle. Growth factors help towards regenerating localized cells and new blood vessels for revitalizing hair follicles.
PRP Treatment Procedure
A small blood sample will be taken by your treatment provider and run through the centrifugal system. This is done to separate blood and PRP. The process works towards rejuvenating growth factors present within the PRP as well.
The treatment provider will make use of a numbing agent or local anesthesia on the scalp before injecting the PRP. Places with the most hair loss are usually injected with PRP. Your treatment provider will use a fine gauge needle for injecting the PRP.
Treatable Hair Loss Types
The following medical conditions can be effectively treated by PRP hair restoration treatment:
- Male pattern hair loss
- Female pattern hair loss
- Alopecia Totalis
- Alopecia Areata
PRP and Stem Cell Therapy Results
Patients, in most cases, will notice a significant increase in the growth of new hair after undergoing stem cell and PRP therapy. They may also notice significant improvement in thickness, elasticity, and hair density within a few weeks. Cosmetic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for PRP and stem cell therapy for hair restoration.
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