Platelets are cells in our body that are integral to the natural tissue and wound healing process. They are filled with many growth factors, proteins, and activating substances. Because they are so rich in tissue healing and stimulating factors, when concentrated, they can be used as a potent therapeutic substance in medicine. In fact, concentrated platelet preparations have successfully been used in other areas of medicine for years. More recently, we’ve found that concentrated platelets (i.e. platelet rich plasma (PRP) stimulate hair growth. The growth factors in PRP stimulate the base of the hair follicle where stem cells are located and begin to grow new hair, longer and thicker hair.
The PRP Hair Treatment Process
The process is simple, natural, and non-surgical. A sample of your own blood is taken and the test tube is placed in a centrifuge to allow the separation and isolation of the platelets from everything else. Meanwhile, your scalp is cleaned and numbing cream applied. The PRP is then injected into the areas of hair loss on the scalp and a micro needling device is used to massage the area, stimulate the hair follicles and allow greater penetration of the PRP. The whole process takes less than an hour.
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Dr. Steele Johnson trained with hair loss expert and hair transplantation surgeon, Dr. Alan Bauman in Boca Raton, Florida to learn this advanced technique and bring it to her patients in the Atlanta area. Previously, there were few to no non-surgical treatments for male and female pattern hair loss that were safe and effective. Dr. Steele Johnson’s expertly delivered PRP hair treatments makes hair re-growth a reality for a whole new group of patients who previously may have been helpless in watching their hair loss progress. Now there’s something we can do.
Are You a Candidate?
To be eligible for the PRP Hair treatment you can:
- Be Female or Male
- Be Any Race or Ethnicity
- Have Thinning Hair
Dr. Steele Johnson will need to evaluate your medical history and do a thorough examination of your scalp to properly diagnose your condition and make sure that your hair follicles are healthy enough to respond to treatment. In cases of male and female pattern hair loss, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium and traction alopecia, the hair follicles are there and can grow hair with stimulation.
How Many PRP Hair Treatments are Required?
The best results are achieved in use with combination with ACell (extracellular matrix) which is added to the PRP. While PRP contains the factors necessary for stimulating hair growth, ACell contains the foundational elements/building blocks for hair follicles and hair composition. The hair growth results are better with this combination and fewer treatments overall are required. You have 1 treatment then a booster session 6 months later. A full session is only required once every 1-2 years after initial treatment. With PRP alone, treatment is given once a month for 3 months then 6 months later.
Are There Other Treatments/Products Required?
Yes. Successfully treating hair loss requires multi layered approach. The proper shampoo, conditioner and daily topical stimulating agents will be recommended as well as the proper nutritional/vitamin support for your new hair.
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