Hair Restoration | PRP | PRFM
There is nothing like a full head of hair, so if your hair is thinning or falling out, it is important to find out the cause and stop it from progressing! Hair Restoration at East Bay Innovative Medicine can help!
Using topical treatment is not very effective and surgery is expensive and not always permanent.
“Platelet-rich plasma” (PRP) is an inexpensive option that can stop the progression and stimulate new hair growth. This non-surgical procedure is research-proven to stimulate the development of new hair follicles, grow new hair and thicken existing hair. Since you are using your own cells, there are no adverse reactions. The level of pain is minimal and there is no scarring to be concerned about.
How does it work?
Platelet Rich Plasma is produced from the patient’s own blood. After a blood sample is obtained from the patient, the blood is put into a special centrifuge to separate the PRP from the blood. The platelets are the cells in the blood that helps clotting, but it also helps the healing process and to grow new cells.
This “platelet rich plasma” is then injected into the scalp throughout the areas that are thinning. The plasma and platelets are enriched with robust growth factors that are released after they are injected, stimulating the body to make new hair follicles.
Is this procedure painful?
We will locally anesthetize the scalp so the PRFM injections will be virtually pain-free. We also use a very small needle to inject the PRFM.
Will I have to take time out of work?
No. You can go back to work immediately and resume full activity including strenuous workouts.
How many treatments are required?
In most cases 2-3 treatments will be recommended, each approximately 4-6 weeks apart.
How soon will I see results?
Effects can be noticed as soon as three months after the last treatment. New growth can be seen as soon as three months after treatments are begun. Full effect may take up to 12 months.
How often will I need to have treatments?
Hair loss may well continue, however, we will look for possible causes and suggest treatment options. It is best to anticipate annual treatments to maintain the hair follicles that would otherwise be lost.
Can I use it if I’ve had a hair transplant?
Yes. In many cases, it is an ideal complement to keep the transplanted follicles strong and encourage the development of new follicles.
Who are the best candidates?
The best time to begin is when you first notice hair beginning to thin. If you have had recent hair thinning but still have some hair follicles left, you are a good candidate. On the other hand, if it has been many years since any growth has occurred and you have a completely bald scalp, this may not be your best option. The longer the follicles have been silent, the harder it will be to stimulate their growth.
What are the adverse effects?
There are few side effects from the procedure. However, some people, although not often, do not respond to these treatments. Otherwise, there are no effects to be concerned about.
After the treatment is there anything that needs to be done?
There are several options to support optimal hair growth. One is the use of a compounded topical cream. This cream includes products such as; minoxidil, finasteride, thyroid hormone, biotin, melatonin, and progesterone to support hair growth.
Another option would be to use growth hormone boosting injections. Growth hormone has been shown to stimulate the development of new cells, therefore it will likely have benefit when it comes to making new hair follicles. We use a 30-day cycle of an injectable, prescription “Semorelin” to stimulate maximum safe growth hormone production.
In addition, we recommend oral supplements to support best hair growth including our unique blend “Cashmere Luster” that has a mixture of biotin, Saw Palmetto and other supplements to stimulate hair growth.
It should be noted that none of these treatments are FDA approved for growing new hair and are based on clinical research and our experience.
- The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Hair Regrowth: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.
- Randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind study
- Randomized Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Half-Head Study to Assess the Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma on the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia.
Add “Growth Hormone” Booster to any PRP treatment
Growth hormone is essential for new tissue generation. Its use can improve the texture and quality of the skin, collagen, and other components of soft tissue.
At East Bay Innovative Medicine we utilize a protocol using injectable growth hormone boosters to enhance the effect of our anti-aging treatments. This does not involve using growth hormone itself, but rather an injection of the hormone that stimulates your body to produce more of its own growth hormone. The needles that are used are very small and nearly painless as they are injected. The recommended cycle of treatment is for 30 days.
The booster treatment is appropriate for most of the anti-aging modalities. The use of this booster can be discussed at your consultation.
ADD “The Firm” Intravenous Collagen Booster to any PRP treatment
Vitamin C is a critical component in the formation of collagen. By giving high-dose Vitamin C intravenously, along with other collagen forming vitamins (such as biotin) and supplements, the effect of your treatment can be enhanced.
We recommend an intravenous infusion the day of your treatment, and then weekly for two doses. This will maximize the benefit during the time that the healing is most active from the treatment.
The intravenous boosters are safe and painless. They take about 30 minutes to infuse.
If you’re interested in learning more about Hair Restoration | PRP | PRFM by East Bay Innovative Medicine, call (401) 437-0120 or send us a message to schedule your appointment!