What is PRP/PRF hair restoration?
Both PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) hair restoration rely on plasma from your blood to stimulate hair growth. PRP and PRF contain growth factors that can stimulate neovascularization and angiogenesis (new cell development within the tissues). PRP has been used throughout the medical community since the 1960s, and now the power of growth factors has been adopted for hair restoration for men and women. The PRF is a second-generation platelet concentrate which is an improvement over traditionally prepared PRP.
How does PRF work?
Venous whole blood is extracted from the patient’s arm. It is then placed in a special centrifuge where it is spun at a lower speed than PRP so that the layers of the blood do not separate out as distinctly. As a result, more of the white blood cells and stem cells remain within the platelet layer that is collected for treatment. Thus, there are more growth factors within PRF than is normally seen in PRP. Also, lower-speed spins result in far less fractionation and damage to the individual cells of the blood, allowing more white blood cells, progenitor cells, and stem cells to remain in the final PRF product. Another key difference between PRP and PRF is the fact that the use of PRF requires no anticoagulant. Without any anticoagulant in the final product charged with serum and platelets is converted to fibrin by thrombin much sooner during the healing process.
While the PRF is being prepared, a local anesthetic is applied to the area being treated. When ready the fibrin is extracted, placed into a syringe, injected directly into the already numb areas of the scalp, and then applied with a Micro-needling treatment using an FDA-approved RejuvaPen. Patients with higher sensitivity are also offered a choice of self-administered Pro-Nox under the supervision of medically trained staff. Many of our patients often experience the most benefit from combining local anesthesia and PRO-NOX to reduce pain and anxiety.
When can you see the results?
Results vary case per case, however, to enhance the success rate of PRF treatment, Beso advises its patients to undergo a set of at least 3-4 sessions, spread 4-6 weeks apart. After which, booster therapy sessions are recommended once every 6-12 months. In many cases, prior to undergoing the PRF/PRP treatment regimen, patients are highly advised to use the FDA-cleared Capillus laser cap daily as a clinically proven companion to PRF/PRP.
Results are commonly seen as early as 8 weeks, but most see drastic changes between 4 and 6 months time.
Why Beso Wellness and Beauty?
At Beso Wellness and Beauty, not only do we provide you with PRF/PRP therapy to help restore your “crowning glory” from hair loss, and hair thinning, but also, use the Functional Medicine approach to identify and treat root causes of hair loss. In many cases, hair loss treatments extend far beyond PRF treatments which are mostly geared to treat androgenic alopecia. Very often some Medpas, fail to address non-androgenic causes, like imbalance of thyroid function ( i.e Hashimoto), Chronic autoimmune illness-related, like lupus, hypothalamic dysfunction, prolactinoma (benign tumor of the pituitary gland) or low estradiol.
Our well-trained specialists are experts in numerous medical disciplines such as dermatology, endocrinology, and rheumatology and approach hair loss treatment from different angles by addressing hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, nutrition, and proper supplementation.
Virtual or In-Office Consultations
If you are a male or female suffering from thinning or shedding hair, you are welcome to schedule a free consultation with our expert practitioners on the benefits of PRF/PRP, Capillus Laser Caps, and whether you are a good candidate for either or both of the treatments. Beso Wellness and Beauty is committed to finding the best hair restoration and scalp treatment services for your specific needs. We’ll decipher the cause of your hair loss and work to restore the growth of your hair follicles in the shortest and most economical way possible.
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