Hair PRF Restoration.
Refresh the head and the heart.
The Hair PRF Restoration procedure is a signature program that combines platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) – an advanced version of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with additional vitamin supplements to help restore the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth. Hair PRF Restoration treatments can be used to combat thinning hair, receding hairlines, and various forms of alopecia. PRF will help increase hair growth, reduce scalp visibility, and restore functioning follicles.
PRF is a procedure that uses a patient’s own blood to separate red blood cells from plasma, rich in platelets & growth factors, that is combined with a fibrin matrix and then injected directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles. PRF is a great treatment option for hair loss as it has shown efficacy in increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle.
Hair PRF Restoration Details.
What is Platelet-Rich Fibrin(PRF) therapy for hair loss?
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) – an advanced form of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) – is a combination of (1) your own body’s growth factors with (2) a fibrin matrix that releases concentrated, specialized platelets at injection sites over a longer period of time to better regenerate tissue & improve hair growth. Platelet rich plasma, commonly referred to as “PRP’, on its own is a process by which important growth factors and platelets to the body’s natural healing process are extracted from a patient’s blood and injected into the scalp to regenerate hair follicles and boost hair growth. A medical professional draws your blood, spins in a specifically designed centrifuge to provide the highest concentration of platelets, and injects directly into problem areas of the scalp to stimulate hair growth in thinning areas.
Your PRP is converted to PRF with the addition of a precise amount of calcium chloride, which initiates the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin, as part of the clotting cascade. The fibrin matrix serves as a three dimensional scaffold to maintain the platelets at the site of injection. The scaffold also serves to protect the platelets so their release of growth factors can be sustained over a longer period of time for optimal results.
Platelets and plasma are what your body uses to stimulate new tissue growth and rebuild damaged tissues. When applied to the scalp, the platelets stimulate new hair growth, while building fullness and strength of existing hair. This ensures that thicker hair can grow at the injection site, but it is also less susceptible to breaking or falling out
How long is the procedure?
Approximately 30 minutes to spin/centrifuge the blood and another 30 minutes to perform the injections.
How often should I get Hair PRF Restoration treatments?
To achieve optimal results, a qualified Hair PRF Restoration program typically consists of three treatments in a 3-month period, each spaced out 1 month apart, with on-going maintenance treatments as needed.
When will I see results and what is the recovery time?
Following this treatment protocol (three treatments in a 4-6 week period), anticipated results can first be seen within two to three months. For the best results, consistency is key.
Hair PRF treatments have very little recovery time. Usually you can return to work immediately after your procedure, or continue on with your day. There is little pain or discomfort associated with the treatment, aside from a little redness around the injection site.
What are the steps to a PRF procedure?
In a typical PRP procedure:
- A healthcare professional will draw a sample of your blood. The amount of the sample depends on where the PRP will be injected.
- The blood is placed into a centrifuge to “spin the blood” and cause the blood components to separate. The separation process takes about 15 minutes.
- A technologist takes the separated plasma and prepares it for injection into the affected area.
- A fibrin matrix is added to the PRP to convert into PRF.
- Your doctor will then inject the PRF into the affected area of the scalp.
What are the health risks?
Because PRF therapy involves injecting your own blood into your scalp, you aren’t at risk for getting a communicable disease.
Still, any therapy that involves injections always carries a risk of side effects such as:
- nerves injury to blood vessels or nerves
- calcification at the injection points
- scar tissue
You should discuss these potential risks with your doctor, as well as the steps your doctor will take to minimize these risks.