HAIR RESTORATION (no transplantation)
WHAT IS HAIR RESTORATION WITHOUT TRANSPLANTATION?
This procedure is perfect for anyone who has thinning hair and is not interested in having hair transplanted.
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?
Hair Regeneration appears to reverse the hair thinning cycle and stops continued hair loss when injected into the skin at different levels including the dermal and fatty layer. It appears that Dr. Rumer’s Hair Regeneration system helps the body’s production of hair follicle adult stem cells called progenitor cells. Progenitor cells are known to decrease in people who are suffering from hair loss as published by studies from the University of Pennsylvania. This Hair Regeneration appears to restore the cells and signals that are sent from the dermal papillae to the bulge area of the hair follicles to produce and continue growing hair. Hair that was previously thinning and weak grows progressively thicker and stronger. It has also been observed that hairs that were gray become darker after treatment. The hair follicles become healthier and more active, producing thicker and thicker hair. This reverses the previous hair loss problem where the hair follicle activity lessened and hair became progressively thinner. The Hair Regeneration treatment is so effective in thickening hair that many people who undergo the treatment don’t feel they need a hair transplant. Dr. Rumer performs hair transplant in patients with more advanced hair loss. The Hair Regeneration system makes hair transplant surgery more successful by:
- Improving graft survival.
- Thickening hair that was thinning.
- Improving donor area healing.
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE?
Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing at your primary care physician’s office. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma, otherwise known as stem cells) is separated and removed from the rest of the blood.
The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. After centrifugation, the platelets and other vital growth proteins raise to the top of the tube. Under a topical anesthesia, a special micro needling device is used to stimulate the dermis of the scalp. This micro needling stimulation causes micro trauma to the dermis that induces other healing and growth repair cells into action. The highly concentrated PRP is then injected into the scalp and applied topically.
The PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth. PRP can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively. Some patients choose to have PRP performed every three to four months as early data suggests regular or semiannual PRP treatments can stimulate hair growth.