Hair Restoration with PRP and KeraFactor
Platelet-Rich Plasma Can Restore Thinning Hair in Madison, WI
Thinning hair is common, impacting both men and women for a variety of reasons. In cases where the problem is hereditary—not connected to stress or diet or medications—PRP and KeraFactor hair restoration at Madison’s Radiance Skin Therapy can make a noticeable, natural-looking difference.
The “PRP” in PRP hair restoration stands for “platelet-rich plasma.” The treatment involves using platelets manufactured in your own body. Platelets are red blood cell fragments responsible for helping with wound closure and keeping tissues and muscles tight and strong. PRP has a well-documented history of use in the medical field, including orthopedics, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery. This successful track record has prompted the leaders in PRP research to recognize the endless possibilities PRP offers for facial and hair rejuvenation. More recent studies have shown that PRP for hair restoration can stimulate follicles to produce new growth in adults with thinning hair.
How PRP Hair Restoration Works
Hereditary hair loss is a condition that causes follicles on the scalp to shrink over time, so that they gradually “shut down.” This results in hair loss that progresses in a predictable pattern. For men, the problem typically presents as a receding hairline and a growing bald spot on the back of the head. For women, the issue is more general thinning across the entire scalp, with an ever-widening part in the middle.
When powerful platelets are focused in one area of the body, they can promote healing and rejuvenation. In the case of PRP hair restoration, there is evidence that the platelets serve to revive dormant follicles by encouraging nourishing blood flow, strengthening vital cells, and more. Once revived, the targeted follicles “wake up” and begin to function again as they should. The result is a fuller head of hair. Note that PRP hair restoration can address thinning, but is not a treatment for reversing actual baldness.
PRP hair restoration is not a one-time treatment, but requires several sessions at the outset, and then recurring maintenance treatments to keep follicles active for a longer period of time.
Because the follicles are already present in the scalp, hair growth is natural.
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What to Expect from a PRP Hair Restoration Session
First, a small amount of blood is taken from your arm. This blood is placed into a centrifuge, which spins and separates the blood into various components. The portion used for PRP hair restoration is a concentrated plasma serum rich in platelets. This serum contains very large quantities of growth factors that have many beneficial properties, including stimulating hair follicles.
Your clinician then injects small droplets of PRP into areas on the scalp that are thinning. Most clients will desire a series of three or more treatments spaced four weeks apart. The expected number of PRP hair restoration sessions can be discussed at an initial consultation along with what to expect from your maintenance treatments.
PRP hair restoration patients can expect typical injection-related side effects, including minor swelling, bruising, redness, and possible discomfort. These effects fade on their own in the days after an injection session. Since there are no incisions or transplanted follicles, there is no down time required for recovery and no visible scarring.
Remember that hair growth takes time, so you should plan for the effects to appear gradually as follicles wake up and begin to push out new hairs.
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Who Is the Ideal PRP Hair Restoration Candidate?
Since platelet-rich plasma is intended for clients whose thinning hair is due to the hereditary condition known as “androgenic alopecia,” it is important to discuss the appropriateness of the treatment during an initial consultation. In some cases, hair loss may be tied to a medical condition, medication, diet, stress, or other factors. Patients dealing with any of these issues would be better served by a solution other than PRP hair restoration. A lifestyle change may be all that is needed, or you may simply need to wait until a treatment course—such as chemotherapy—is done.
Men and women with history of heavy smoking, drug use, or alcohol consumption may be advised against PRP hair restoration, along with people who have specific medical diagnoses, such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenias, hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic infections, chronic liver disease, anticoagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer, and metabolic and systemic disorders.
How KeraFactor Hair Restoration Works
Radiance Skin Therapy offers a treatment using a highly concentrated serum made up of growth factors and skin peptides known as KeraFactor. Thousands of micro-channels are created in the scalp throughout the treatment to allow the serum to be delivered to the scalp and hair follicles. This process is done using a machine called Genius RF Microneedling by Lutronic. This treatment can dramatically improve thinning hair for men and women. It also improves the overall health and quality of the hair and scalp.
How KeraFactor Hair Restoration Works and What to Expect
First the area will be prepped by cleaning the scalp. The hair will be parted into sections, focusing on the area(s) of thinning. Next, thousands of little micro-channels will be created in the scalp to allow the KeraFactor serum to absorb into the scalp. The KeraFactor serum will remain in the hair until the following day.
KeraFactor treatments work best on individuals that have thinning hair. It will not work if you are already bald.
Most clients will desire a series of 6 treatments, with a spacing of 2 weeks between each treatment.
Who Is Not the Ideal KeraFactor Candidate?
Patients with history of skin cancer on the scalp or treatment area, scarring alopecia, alopecia areata, frontal fibrosing alopecia, lichen planopilaris, or central centrigular scarring alopecia.
Other Rejuvenation Treatments
In addition to helping with PRP hair restoration, microneedling can be used to revitalize facial skin for a smoother, more even, and youthful look. Another popular rejuvenation treatment is Genius RF Microneedling for firming and lifting areas of the face and neck. Radiance Skin Therapy also offers AquaGold®, which is a device that uses incredibly fine microchannels to deliver BOTOX®, Dyport®, and Jeuveau™, as well as various dermal fillers, into the skin for a rejuvenated appearance.