Vampire PRP Hair Rejuvenation
Hair loss is one of the most distressing problems that can happen to both men and women. Hair loss can lead to poor self-confidence and even depression in many individuals affected by this condition. For those that are looking to reverse the effects of hair loss, PRP therapy is a useful non-surgical option. Dr Chandra has been trained by Dr Charles Runels, inventor of Vampire PRP procedures, and the renowned expert in PRP hair restoration, Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport. Dr Rapaport feels this non-invasive procedure is a therapy option that can work on both men and women.
Scientific studies have recently been published discussing PRP hair restoration technique as an all-natural and non-invasive procedure that has been found to stimulate the growth of hair and to reduce the effects of thinning. There are many studies in animal model and humans to the effectiveness of PRP therapy. In a recent study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology (August 2017), hair growth started after the first session of PRP treatment. The patients’ satisfaction was more than 75% in 18 patients, on patients’ subjective hair growth assessment scale. In post-PRP-treated patients of male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), increase in the number of vellus and total hairs, increased hair shaft diameter, and reduction in yellow dots were appreciated after 3 sessions.
PRP Therapy works on the basis of utilizing growth factors released from the platelets. Seven growth factors exist in normal platelets. The growth factors enter the hair bulb circulation and stimulate the stem cells. This leads to changes in the follicle. In a recent study published in European Journal of Medical Research (October 2017), PRP was found to promote blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) in mice which is postulated to stimulate hair growth.
PRP has been used effectively and safely in many other medical fields. These fields include, but are not limited to, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Cosmetic Surgery, Oral Surgery and Neurosurgery. PRP does not work for all types of hair loss. It is important that patients are correctly evaluated by a physician expert prior to commencing therapy to determine if they are candidates.
Following is a list of the specific cells within PRP that may cause hair growth:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) — promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation
- Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b) — promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) — promotes blood vessel formation
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) — promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) — promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation
- Insulin Like Growth Factor (IGF) — a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body
Platelet derived and mesenchymal growth factors are essential to regenerate scalp tissue. Once the scalp tissue is regenerated, the hair follicles can produce the necessary hair growth. In terms of the safety of this product and the procedure, PRP has been the topic of medical literature from the United States, Asia and Europe. Not only is the product heralded as a revolutionary way to stimulate and restore hair growth, but it is also one safest cosmetic hair growth options on the market today.
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, essentially contains platelets that are key to stimulating hair follicles to generate hair growth. They mainly target the Dermal Papilla, which is a component of the hair follicle. The platelets, when used to regenerate hair growth within follicles, promote healing and the formation of new cell growth. In addition, the platelets also accelerate the rate and degree of regeneration so that you can expect to see results in a timely manner. PRP is an ideal component of hair restoration because it is highly effective in stimulating inactive hair follicles, causing them to revert to the growth phase.
As of now, PRP for hair growth is in its early to intermediate stages of scientific research and subsequent FDA approval. It is not meant to replace the current FDA approved options such as DHT blockers (example: Propecia) and Minoxidil, or Hair-Transplant. Regardless, it is still a very promising and realistic non-surgical and non-drug option for those that are grappling with hair loss, without the side effects of medications.
The procedure is extremely convenient and non-surgical. To begin with, upon visiting the office, a medical professional will draw blood. Afterwards, the medical staff will spin the blood through an FDA approved centrifuge and the PRP is separated from the rest of the blood. Once the centrifugation process is complete, the vital platelet rich growth factors from your blood are separated.
The second step requires that you be given topical numbing. Next, Dr. Chandra will inject your scalp with the platelet rich plasma (PRP). The PRP stimulates the follicles so that your hair can regrow.
For the most advanced results, some patients choose to have PRP therapy in New Jersey performed monthly for four months (Rapaport protocol). This ensures that the hair follicles remain stimulated and that the hair growth is progressing as it should be.
Out of all of the products that you can find on the market today regarding hair growth (both over the counter and prescription products), PRP is probably the most effective. Like with any cosmetic procedures, it is also important to understand that results are going to vary and there is never any guarantee of success. However, New Jersey’s PRP is an effective non-surgical procedure that works well to stimulate the follicle in order to induce hair growth. It reverses hair thinning and causes the growth of new hair. People with miniaturization as well as active hair loss have been shown to improve in 2 to 4 months. People with hair loss of less than three years may demonstrate regrowth. “Shock loss” does appear in approximately less than 2% of treated individuals. Some physicians feel that shock loss is likely to be greater when PRP is combined with Acell or treatment is more superficial or traumatic. Some people might require regular maintenance treatments to keep up the hair regrowth. Use of topical natural healing and hair growth factors after PRP treatment is known to prolong the benefits of PRP hair restoration treatment.
The best candidates for PRP treatment are those that do not have a history of Telogen Effluvium or scarring Alopecia, and those without endocrine problems like thyroid disorders.
PRP Therapy is a great option for many men and women that are looking to restore their confidence and to regain hair growth. Before getting PRP Therapy done, it is important to consult with a trained physician regarding your choice. Overall, this procedure is a safe and natural option for many individuals. In addition, you also want to keep in mind that PRP is still being analyzed as a means to restore hair growth and to reverse thinning hair in men and women. Therefore, there can be no claim that PRP therapy 100% promotes hair growth. In addition, FDA has not yet approved the treatment.
If you prefer not to have surgery or are not a candidate for hair transplant surgery, then PRP hair therapy in New Jersey at Anara Medspa is an excellent alternate option, in conjunction with ongoing topical therapy and in some cases periodic maintenance treatments on an as needed-basis.
- These statements have not been verified by Food and Drug Administration
- Individual results may vary. Currently PRP treatments are considered off-label indications.