Fine hair, thinning hair, bald spots … Hair loss can be devastating for self image and emotional well-being, especially for women.
According to the American Hairloss Association two-thirds of men will experience some degree of hair loss by the age of thirty-five. By age fifty, approximately 85% of men see significantly thinning hair. Women actually make up 40% percent of American hair loss sufferers. Hair loss may affect self esteem, interpersonal relationships, as well as the professional lives of those affected.
For a lot of people – men and women – thinning hair is a sensitive issue and they don’t think much can be done about it. Did you know Skin Deep Medical Aesthetics is offering Platelet-Rich Plasma Hair Restoration?
Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelet cells from a person’s own blood. Platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are important in wound healing and tissue regeneration. Concentrating the platelets and thereby the density of growth factors and re-injecting them into the scalp will induce and maintain hair growth and improve hair thickness in the desired areas.
PRP was first developed in the 1970s for blood transfusions for patients with a low platelet count. Since then it has seen a wide-range of uses – from wound healing therapy, reconstructive jaw surgery, application in sports medicine, and in combination with aesthetic beauty treatments such as microneedling.
In 2006 the potential of PRP with regards to hair growth was first explored with hair transplant surgery. Since then, activated PRP has been used to increase the proliferation of the dermal papilla in the hair follicle. In terms of hair anatomy, dermal papilla in the scalp provides oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle itself so that healthy new hairs may grow.
In recent years, the systems and processes to capture PRP have made significant advancements and ensure a more purified PRP supply. Skin Deep’s Eclipse PRP® system allows for the preparation of pure platelet-rich plasma with optimal platelet concentrations of 87% (± 10%) from minimal blood volume. With a single blood draw and centrifuge spin in a matter of minutes, a treatment for hair restoration injections is approximately 30 minutes with minimal downtime. Most clients require a series of three treatments to achieve the desired results, spaced four to six weeks apart.
At Skin Deep Medical Aesthetics Dr. Kara Flaherty has specialized in this procedure. She will determine during an initial consultation if a client is a good candidate and the number of recommended treatments. While results will vary from client to client, the treatment will significantly increase hair re-growth and decrease hair thinness. Read more about the procedure at www.skindeepvt.com, or call us at (802) 879-3742 to schedule a consultation.