Hair Rejuvenation

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HAIR REJUVENATION

Hair loss can be a source of insecurity for many people, but most hair restoration treatments typically are cost-prohibitive and involve painful surgical procedures and long recovery times. At Regen Medical Centers, we use platelet rich plasma for hair rejuvenation as a non-surgical alternative for patients looking to combat hair loss. Platelet rich plasma helps to strengthen and stimulate weak, underactive, or undersized hair follicles and enables them to produce thicker and stronger hair. Platelet rich plasma works best for rejuvenating hair in thinning areas and may not be effective on areas of complete hair loss.

Are you interested in learning more about how platelet rich plasma is used for hair rejuvenation? Contact Regen Medical Centers today to schedule a consultation!

How is platelet rich therapy used for hair rejuvenation?

Platelet rich plasma is derived from the patient’s own blood and contains five to ten times the amount of platelets found in the blood circulating in the body. These platelets contain growth factors that stimulate the stem cells associated with the hair follicles, which in turn stimulates hair growth. Platelet rich therapy encourages the growth of fuller, thicker, and healthier hair and can produce results comparable to hair transplants.

Benefits of PRP therapy for hair rejuvenation

  • Stronger hair follicles
    New hair growth
    Thicker, healthier hair
    What can I expect during a treatment?

The platelet rich plasma is prepared by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm and separating the platelets and the plasma in a centrifuge. We will then concentrate the platelets using special techniques and purify the PRP. Once it is ready, the PRP will be injected into specific areas of the scalp. A local anesthetic will be used to reduce any discomfort you may experience as a result of the treatment.

When will I see results?

The visible effects of platelet rich plasma therapy develop gradually over time. Most patients are able to see results three to six months following treatment. Your results may vary depending on the condition of hair loss prior to treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Platelet rich plasma treatments are derived from your own blood, otherwise known as an autologous treatment, and there is no risk of allergic reaction to this treatment. Adverse reactions to PRP treatments are extremely rare. Some patients may experience some mild to moderate scalp tenderness in the first few days after the treatment. This tenderness can be managed with over-the-counter medication and typically subsides within a few days of the procedure.

Is there any downtime?

This is a minimally-invasive treatment and does not have any downtime associated with it. Many patients are able to return to their normal activities following a treatment. Some patients may experience some mild scalp tenderness is following a treatment, but this discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Do you want to find out if using PRP therapy for hair rejuvenation is the right choice for you? Schedule a consultation with Regen Medical Centers today!
PRP Frequently Asked Questions

What Is PRP And How Does It Work?

PRP stands for “platelet rich plasma.” Platelets are the blood cells responsible for healing and rejuvenating damaged tissue. When you cut yourself or break a bone, platelets are the key players that repair the damage. They have tremendous regeneration properties. PRP is commonly used in medicine for hair restoration, wound healing, facial cosmetics, sports injuries, inflammation, and more. EllisonHair™ focuses on hair restoration.

 

Platelets contain many different types of “growth factors.” Growth factors are the chemicals that platelets release to heal the body. When we perform PRP treatments in the office, we are concentrating and inducing your platelets to release large quantities of growth factors at a targeted area in the scalp to induce hair growth.

What Types Of PRP Treatments Does Ellison Hair™ Perform?

PRP Advantage specializes in hair restoration. Our PRP treatments are used for the purposes of growing or maintaining hair. Dr. Ellison has extensive experience with facial PRP and does provide this service upon special request.

How Long Has Dr. Ellison Been Doing PRP?

Dr. Ellison has specialized in PRP since 2009. He was among the first physicians in the region to use it in clinical practice. He has extensive experience in facial and hair rejuvenation with PRP. He began using PRP for hair in August of 2015 and to date has performed over 250 cases with an exceptionally high satisfaction rate. Dr. Ellison is a pioneer in the PRP field and teaches other physicians to perform PRP. Dr. Ellison has developed his own proprietary PRP collection device and methods and is in the process of obtaining FDA approval for his device.

How Is PRP Done?

With a simple blood draw we collect your blood. We then spin your blood in a centrifuge to separate its components. Using specialized techniques, your platelets are concentrated and then selected out of the blood sample. These concentrated platelets are then used for your treatment.

PRP is administered superficially under the skin using a small needle. Local anesthesia is used and the procedures are generally very well tolerated.

Are PRP Treatments Painful?

Although everybody’s pain threshold is different, PRP hair treatments are generally very well tolerated. The treatment is delivered with a small needle that is inserted under the skin, so there is some discomfort. Local anesthesia is used to help make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Most of our patients report being pleasantly surprised based on the reviews they have read on the internet.

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

The procedure itself takes 30 minutes or less. Including preparation and checkout time, most people are in the office for about an hour and a half to two hours.

Who Is A Good Candidate?

PRP works well for thinning hair in the majority of people. The best candidates are healthy people with thinning hair but who still have actively growing hair follicles. PRP does not work to regrow hair in completely bald areas (i.e., shiny scalp). Those with underlying and correctable medical conditions such as low thyroid or another disorder should be treated prior to, or in conjunction with, receiving PRP.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

PRP is not a one-size-fits-all treatment and the results vary from one individual to the next. We have seen the spectrum of patients and responses. Based on our experience we recommend three initial treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. We have seen spectacular results after two treatments and have had other who require more than three treatments to achieve their goals. Once the desired hair growth is achieved it must then be maintained. See below for comments on maintenance.

What Is The Response Rate?

Depending on the literature or the PRP center, the reported response rate for PRP is highly variable. Dr. Ellison’s response and satisfaction rate is greater than 90%. Measuring satisfaction is subjective, so it is critical to ensure that a client’s expectations reasonably match what PRP can deliver and that proper candidates are chosen.

What Results Can I Expect With The Recommended Number Of Treatments?

Generalizable answers can be difficult with PRP. However, our under-promise/over-deliver answer to this question is that an appropriately selected candidate can expect a 40% increase in the thickness and density in their hair. We have seen many cases of complete resolution of mild to moderately thinning areas, but this is not an expectation we set for everybody.

With many clients we have witnessed and received feedback of remarkable improvement in hair texture and softness as well. We have clients who have achieved complete resolution of their thinning areas who have returned for treatments due to an improvement in hair texture and quality.

Refer to our before and after pictures which depict a good representation of our average outcomes.

Is PRP Done The Same At Every Medical Center?

No. Not all doctors who do PRP use the same collection, processing and treatment methods. Outcomes can be related to a number of factors including each of these variables. The kits, equipment and devices used for processing and treatment are important.

Is PRP Permanent?

Yes and No. For the right candidate, PRP will stimulate new hair growth and provide significant improvements in appearance. Once hair growth is achieved, however, it must be maintained. If one maintains the new hair growth it will become their new baseline. If one stops PRP and has no other method of maintenance, hair status will gradually return to baseline, probably within 12 to 18 months.

How Do I Maintain The Results Of My PRP?

There are a number of methods to maintain your new hair growth from PRP.

Ongoing PRP treatments: the duration of benefit is individual, and there is no set follow up maintenance schedule that applies to all, but in general a PRP treatment every 6 months to 1 year is sufficient for maintenance.

There are other methods to maintain or even grow additional hair, and these should be considered as part of your ongoing treatment. A proper lifestyle, using the right products and taking advantage of the latest medications, supplements and laser medical devices are the best methods to maintain your new, healthy hair.

How Much Does PRP Cost?

Our treatments are $1,175 per procedure, however, REGEN Practitioners generally do not recommend a single treatment. The efficacy of the program requires multiple procedures for the greatest results.

To promote a multiple approach with the greatest promise of success, REGEN offers the Advantage Membership Program (3 Procedures over 7 Months) that lowers the procedure to $975 per treatment at zero carrying charges for the patient. The seven month program does require a down payment of $1,175 with a subsequent six month installment payment plan of $291.67 for the remaining six month plan.

Upon the successful completion of your membership program, REGEN Practitioners highly advice the Membership Maintenance Program. This program is a recurring six month program with the cost per procedure lowered to $877.50 (with no down payment) and a monthly payment of $146.25.

Optimal success with PRP for Hair is repeatedly observed by patients who follow this recommended treatment program.

Does Ellison Hair™ Do Stem Cell Therapy For Hair?

Yes. Dr. Ellison has performed stem cell therapy since 2009 through the collection and processing of adipose-derived stem cells. These are stem cells harvested from the patient’s own adipose (fat) tissue. We do not use embryonic stem cells, and the use of stem cells for hair regeneration is not the same as genetic cloning.

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