Vampire Hair Regrowth®
Vampire Hair Regrowth® is a simple procedure that helps people suffering from Alopecia (hair loss). The procedure uses Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to stimulate hair regrowth. This therapy is the latest, natural 21st Century medical therapy and quickly becoming the single most effective non-surgical treatment available today.
About the Procedure
First, the doctor or nurse applies a numbing lidocaine cream to the areas of the scalp to be treated. Then blood is drawn from the arm in the same way as with any blood test. Next, a centrifuge and special method is used to isolate platelet rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood.
The platelets are transferred into another tube where a few drops of calcium chloride solution trick the platelets into thinking that they are in the body and the body has been injured. The platelets release growth factors into the liquid of the tube. The liquid is transferred into a syringe and injected into the treatment areas of the scalp using a tiny needle and in a way that distributes the growth factors in the proper way.
Most patient s can return to work immediately, but washing hair and exercise should be avoided for 12-24 hours. There can be minimal discomfort for a few hours and most patients will experience slight swelling, bruising, redness and possible scabbing in the area of treatment.
After a few weeks, the stems cells and the scalp tissues in the injected areas grow and regenerate, causing an increase in blood flow and hair regeneration by stimulating the growth of healthy hair by strengthening and elongating of hair follicles. It also stimulates the regrowth of old hair follicles and shafts in dormant follicles into an active growth phase. Patients who have PRP utilizing the Vampire Hair Regrowth® procedure average a 20% increase in hair thickness.
Vampire Hair Regrowth® FAQs
How does PRP work on hair loss and thinning?
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.
How long will the effects last?
Results vary depending on the extent of hair loss and the viability of existing hair follicles. Effects can last up to a year or longer; however, ongoing maintenance treatments may be needed to achieve lasting results, since hair follicles continue to age. To maintain your results and the thickness of your hair, we recommended you have maintenance treatments every 6-12 months.
Who is the ideal candidate for a Vampire Hair Regrowth®?
Patients with the most significant results are those in the early stages of thinning hair who still have viable and at least somewhat active hair follicles. Men and women who have natural thinning and overall good health have the most optimal results. Smokers have varying results and are encouraged to stop/quit smoking prior to have any PRP treatments. Women may respond better than men and usually require fewer total treatments.