At PM&R Associates, we use Platelet Rich Plasma to help relieve chronic ligament and tendon sprains that other treatments have failed to treat. But PRP is also useful in helping with cosmetic treatments to help you boost your self-confidence, allowing you to enjoy life! We are proud to offer PRP Hair Restoration at our clinic!
The most common cause of hair loss is Androgenic Alopecia or male pattern baldness . This accounts for 96% hair loss in men and is usually genetic. Androgenic Alopecia is also the most common cause in women where it produces diffuse thinning. Hormone disorders, such as thyroid disorders, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, nutritional deficits, such as iron deficiency and traction alopecia which is too tight pony tails or braids, along with certain medications can all add to hair loss.
Hair loss risk factors include too little iron and protein, weight loss or weight gain, smoking, certain medications, physical or emotional stress and over-styling.
Current strategies for hair restoration include medications such as minoxidil and finasteride which can have unintended and unpleasant side effects. Other strategies include hair transplantation and regenerative medicine.
There are many growth factors that aid in hair restoration: PDGF, EGF, VEGF, IGF, FGF, NGF. These growth factors are all in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). At PM&R Associates, we use real PRP, drawn and processed at the time of treatment, not an off-the-shelf product. The use of true PRP is more expensive, but since we offer stem cell therapy, we can offer the use of PRP at a cost well bellow market cost. We can also produce a larger volume so there is extra PRP for the client to use at home.
There are many studies showing that PRP for hair restoration works. These studies show that the results are better if the PRP is delivered inside the scalp with small needles and a microchanneling device, and if the treatment includes laser treatment and topical minoxidil for home use. All of this is included in our treatment, plus there is a sample minoxidil, PRP for home use, and information on a home laser treatment apparatus.
In our healthy hair protocol, we encourage a series of three PRP treatments and laser treatment done at the same time, and we encourage the use of minoxidil (free one month supply included with each treatment), low level light therapy (information provided), vitamins (Viviscal Pro, biotin and iron if low), and DHT blocking shampoo.