Hairloss is Not Unavoidable
Hair loss can be an unexpectedly devastating issue to have happen to you. They say you never know what you have until it’s gone—or in this case, going. For those of you losing your hair, how many of you have stepped up to the mirror in the morning and glanced at your hairline or noticed just a bit more scalp was showing in certain areas? It can be a psychologically intimidating experience to undergo. For many people, hair represents vitality itself. One of the hallmarks of someone who has aged well is a thick, full head of hair relative to their age. Thankfully, new techniques involving microneedling and PRP are proving to be effective ways to stimulate new hair growth!
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma is known as autologous conditioned plasma. It’s essentially a concentrate that is made up of platelet-rich proteins that come from blood. Otherwise known as blood plasma. This concentrate is obtained by spinning the blood in a centrifuge so that red blood cells can be filtered out and all that remains is the PRP. PRP has been seeing great interest in many areas of medicine and the tissue repairing effects it promotes are the basis by which hair restoration can occur using PRP.
Consider that whenever PRP is used in a patient-oriented service, the ultimate benefit of it is that it is highly customized to the patient compared to any other product. This is because PRP is obtained from the patient’s own blood and so any issues of product compatibility can be ruled out.
What is the Hair Restoration Process Aesthetic Rejuvenation Center Uses?
We use a combination of PRP and microneedling to achieve hair follicle stimulation which can lead to growth/new growth. Microneedling is a process in which a specialist will use a tool (called a roller) that contains several needles that are typically between 0.25 and 3 millimeters long. The device is rolled along the scalp, creating micro-injuries. The concept is similar to weight lifting, whereby putting your muscles under stress you create micro-tears that will heal up and become stronger through supercompensation.
In this case, the tiny injuries on your scalp will promote growth processes such as increased collagen production and great fiber counts. The hair follicles also benefit from this procedure. After the rolling is done, the PRP is applied on top like a balm. It is believed that microneedling may also increase product absorption—so growth products such as minoxidil (Rogaine) or in this case, PRP, may be more effective than just microneedling alone.
What are the Side Effects of Microneedling?
Because you’re creating tiny wounds on your scalp, it goes without saying that many people will feel some discomfort such as itching, irritation, or inflammation. You will likely be sensitive to direct sunlight for a few days after the procedure, if you go outside it is recommended to wear sunscreen and/or a hat. While it isn’t common, infection is always a possibility whenever wounds are opened. However, as long as you follow a responsible care/cleaning regimen, there is very little chance of infection.
Hair Restoration Treatments in Englewood, New Jersey
Overall, microneedling with PRP is a fantastic way to stimulate hair growth without using prescription medications. The procedure is minimally invasive and quite safe for anyone in good health. At Aesthetic Rejuvenation Center, you can bet that your procedure is going to be performed by experts with decades of collective experience. Our mission at ARC is to achieve and maintain a healthy, youthful-looking disposition through our mastery of a wide array of anti-aging procedures. If you would like to inquire more about hair restoration with PRP or other anti-aging services, stop by our contact page or give us a call at (201)-568-0606.