After producing a multitude of cells that become squashed together and die, forming a new section of a hair strand, the follicle goes into a resting phase. As we age, some of our follicles, usually close together on a localized region of the scalp, never seem to come out of the resting phase to once again produce hair cells. This leads to hair loss.
The number of hair loss treatment options are too numerous to mention here but include special creams and shampoos, transplants and protein-rich injections. The latter has been shown to be the most effective because the follicles are actually given a health boost. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is often used to kickstart a rejuvenation of the hair follicles that results in a more normally and naturally scheduled cell growth phase.
About Platelet-Rich Plasma
This treatment was originally developed to accelerate the healing of damaged muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is now used to stimulate hair growth through the healing of damaged, permanently resting-phase hair follicles. It won’t help regrow hair from follicles that are dead and gone, but for those with thinning hair in a localized area of the scalp, it has a proven track record.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is created by drawing a small amount of blood from the client and spinning it in a centrifuge. This separates the plasma and platelets from the red cells. The plasma is then spun further and some of it removed. The resulting liquid has a very high concentration of blood platelets, perhaps as much as 10 times the normal concentration in plasma.
The platelets are full of growth factors including several types of proteins. These aid in healing when we injure ourselves. The same principle applies to the rejuvenation of hair follicles.
How It’s Performed
The PRP is mixed with a thin gel and injected below the skin in areas where hair loss is being experienced. Sometimes it is rubbed onto the scalp after the skin has been subjected to microneedling. The protein-laden PRP stimulates the cells of the hair follicle to reproduce more rapidly, and the newly formed cells are healthier than those they replace.
Results aren’t immediate, but most clients should see visual improvement after about four or five treatment sessions, performed over a period of six or eight weeks. Since the procedure uses only the client’s own blood, there is no chance of cross-contamination or platelet rejection. This makes it a very safe procedure. The only side effect is a pinkish hue to the scalp caused by additional blood and nutrients being sent via the bloodstream to the affected area.
Some Important Information
So long as the client isn’t under a doctor’s care for a serious medical condition and isn’t taking certain blood thinners, PRP for hair loss is considered a safe method for using the blood to stimulate healthy tissue growth.
Get more information about PRP and how it can help you with your hair loss. At Orlando Dermatology, we offer complete consultation services and are ready to schedule yours. Contact our office in Orlando today to schedule your first appointment!
Hair loss is no picnic. It can happen to anyone. It is most common as you get older, but it can strike younger people as well. No matter what you try on your own, there is a good chance that you aren’t going to make any progress in saving your hair by yourself. You can invest in an expensive wig only to find out that they really aren’t comfortable. They’re hot and they cling to your head. They make you self-conscious because you wonder if anyone else notices what you are wearing. You can wear a hat, but the hat has to come off eventually. You can shave off the rest of your hair and embrace baldness, an extreme that many would rather avoid. If none of those options are appealing to you, think about PRP for hair loss at our office in Orlando. It could be exactly what you need to give your spirits and your hair growth a boost.
Why All the Buzz About PRP?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is nothing new. It’s how it is being used that is causing all the excitement in the world of medicine. PRP is produced by your body and is in your blood. It contains an abundance of growth factors. When you have an injury, PRP helps in the healing process.
Cosmetic surgeons and doctors are now tapping into the potential of PRP by preparing injections in highly concentrated amounts. While PRP has restorative powers on its own, it can become more effective when it is concentrated and administered specifically to an area where you need it most. It has been used to treat pain and wipe away the signs of aging. When it comes to hair loss, PRP injections target any area on your scalp in which you are experiencing hair loss. You’re choosing a natural method for hair restoration that could work for you.
What Can You Expect from PRP for Hair Loss in Orlando?
When you seek PRP hair loss treatments in Orlando, our provider will take a blood sample as the first step in order to separate the PRP from the portions of your blood that are not necessary for the treatment. Your scalp will be treated with some type of anesthetic in order to ensure it is numb before your PRP is injected anywhere that your hair has already fallen out or is becoming much thinner than you would like to see. After your treatment is completed, you will need to allow it to take time to be effective.
The PRP hair loss treatment is designed to stimulate your hair follicles so that hair growth will be restored. It will take several months for your hair to start filling in, but it will be your hair. PRP hair loss treatments can help you avoid painful procedures or the use of chemicals that you would rather not apply to your skin.
Orlando residents are interested in looking their best. Not only do many of the people who live in the Orlando area work hard to consume healthy food and exercise on a regular basis, but many of the same people are also interested in cosmetic treatments that will help them look their best. One of these treatments is Kybella®. If you live in the Orlando area and are interested in getting rid of unwanted fat underneath your chin, you can learn about the benefits of this treatment below.
Kybella® is an treatment that is specifically designed to get rid of submental fat. If you are unfamiliar with the term, you may know it better as a double chin. Submental fat refers to the fat that you have right under the chin. Kybella® is an injectable product that immediately goes to work destroying the fat cells in that area. As time goes on, the body is going to naturally get rid of these fat cells, which will leave you with a slim chin and profile.
One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is that you can get rid of your double chin without the need to resort to surgery. In the past, patients could only turn to liposuction if they wanted to get rid of that stubborn fat under their chin. While a lot of people have had great results using this treatment, there are a lot of risks that are associated with using surgery to get rid of fat. You do not have to consider any of these risks when you use Kybella® to treat your double chin.
Kybella® offers an easy way for you to get rid of a double chin that you cannot get rid of on your own. The sad thing about dealing with submental fat is that there’s not much you can do to get rid of it with diet and exercise alone. You can live a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly and consume healthy foods and still have a double chin. You may actually be a very slim individual and still have excess fat underneath your chin. Since there is no way to control where your body loses fat, it can be very easy for you to get frustrated. Kybella® gives you control, allowing you to say goodbye to that unwanted fat once and for all.
These are just a few of the benefits that you can receive using this treatment. At Orlando Dermatology, we are pleased to offer Kybella® to clients who are unhappy with stubborn fat underneath their chin. Contact our office in Orlando today to schedule a consultation to learn more.
Orlando Dermatology is a state-of-the-art clinic located in Orlando, Florida. It includes a medical wing devoted to treating conditions like eczema, rashes and skin cancer and a medical spa called the Beau Terre Med Spa. We proudly offer a variety of treatments, including Mommy Glow services!
Dr. Farooq Lateef is our dermatologist, and he has board certification in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. He earned his medical degree from the Medical School at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where he graduated with honors. He continued studying internal medicine at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital and then practiced internal medicine for a year at Ridgefield Park Medical Center. Afterwards, he studied dermatology for four years at the New York Medical College.
Dr. Lateef is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Florida State University School of Medicine. He has also written scientific articles for the “Archives of Dermatology” and the “Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.” He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Physicians.
What Kinds of Services Does Orlando Dermatology Provide?
We provide a range of medical and med spa services. Popular services include:
• Dermal fillers
• Body contouring
• Hair restoration
• Laser hair removal
• Mommy Glow
What are Mommy Glow Services?
Mommy Glow services include a collection of products and services designed for pregnant women. While pregnancy is an exciting time for a woman, the accompanying hormonal and physical changes can often affect her skin and leave it discolored, dull or covered with acne. The services and medical-grade products were carefully chosen by Dr. Lateef himself and our resident medical esthetician, Astrid Irizarry.
Mommy Glow services come in three packages that each cost $150. The Healthy Glow Package is designed to simply strengthen already healthy skin. It may include microdermabrasion as a treatment. The Mommy Acne Package is for clients with acne caused by the hormonal changes that accompany pregnancy. The Brightening Package is offered to women who develop skin discoloration like melasma or “the mask of pregnancy.” It also makes a woman’s skin tone more even.
The ZO Stimulator Peel is a chemical peel that uses a mixture of glycolic acid and citrus acid to stimulate skin exfoliation and, thus, encourage the skin to shed dead skin cells. The Ice Facial is described as a “super hydrating facial” that infuses the skin with hyaluronic acid and uses Coolifting technology to fill in wrinkles and fine lines.
Getting Started with Mommy Glow Services
The Mommy Glow services offered at Orlando Dermatology in Orlando are safe for both the mom and the baby. If you are interested in taking advantage of these beneficial services, contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started.
You’re not ready to say goodbye to your hair, but that is what you see happening when you look in the mirror. You have a bald spot that is only going to get bigger and some other areas that are thinning out. You’ve tried products that are available over-the-counter, but they have troubling side effects. You’re not crazy about the effects of medications either. You can’t wear a wig or a hat for the rest of your life. You just want your hair to make a comeback. PRP hair restoration could be the answer for you.
What is PRP Hair Restoration All About?
PRP hair restoration is a natural solution for hair loss that won’t cause bothersome side effects. It involves using a sample of your own blood to tap into its potential. PRP, otherwise known as platelet-rich plasma, is separated from your blood and injected into your scalp in any areas where you have experienced hair loss. The PRP contains growth factors and will go to work to rejuvenate damaged hair follicles on your head. You will need to be patient as your hair begins to grow again. PRP injections trigger hair growth and can be repeated as needed over time.
Is PRP Hair Restoration the Right Choice for You?
If you do not want to use chemicals on your head and you aren’t crazy about the idea of surgery, PRP hair restoration offers you an effective alternative that helps your body to do what it should. The results will be natural and look natural as your hair grows in again. It’s best to start treatments in the earliest stages of hair loss for optimal results. PRP hair restoration is effective for both men and women.
Learn More About PRP Hair Restoration
If you are tired of watching your hair fade away, it’s time to do something about it. Make an appointment at Orlando Dermatology to learn more information about PRP hair restoration. You can look at photo galleries of other clients who have been in a similar situation. The journey will take some time, but it will be worth it when your own blood helps your hair to grow. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Orlando!