Hair loss is often an avoided topic of conversation, as the general belief is that nothing can be done. Not only is hair loss distressing to the patient for cosmetic reasons, but can lead to feelings of embarrassment and decreased self-confidence. Recent developments in the treatment of hair loss have opened new doors. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a promising treatment for hair loss secondary to age-related hormone depletion (Androgenic Alopecia) and some autoimmune conditions (Alopecia Areata). we are excited to offer this innovative, safe treatment.
Hair transitions through three cycles: anagen, catagen, and telogen. Anagen is the cycle during which hair grows; therefore, the length of hair is determined by the duration in this cycle. Interestingly, 85% of your hairs are in anagen cycle at any given time. At the end of anagen, which lasts 2-6 years, the hair will transition into catagen. Catagen lasts approximately 2-4 weeks and is a short transitional time where the hair follicle is able to renew itself. The hair shaft grows upward and detaches itself from the base of the hair follicle; therefore, growth is stopped, as it no longer receives nutrients. Telogen is known as the resting phase of the hair cycle. This is the final stage when the hair will shed. Telogen lasts for approximately three months before the cycle begins again, and the hair follicle enters the growing phase (anagen).
Hair loss occurs when the hair follicles shrink over time. Adult skin is not able to make new hair follicles. The follicles can grow new hair as described in the cycles above; however, over time the hair shaft becomes shorter and finer, and will eventually stop producing hair. Even though hair may not be present, the hair follicle is still alive which suggests that it is possible for us to regenerate new hair shafts. The purpose of PRP is to stimulate the inactive hair follicles, causing them to revert to the growing stage (anagen).
Hair Loss Prevention and Regrowth
PRP is an exciting, non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions. It allows you to grow new hair, permanently, with greater coverage and density than existing hair replacement methods. We can report a 90% success rate, and patients experience a 20% growth rate or more. It is also a superb tool to stop hair loss when it starts.
Hormone and Nutrition Evaluation
Millions of people all over the world are affected by hair loss. Alopecia areata (female pattern baldness), hereditary androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) fungal infections, autoimmune disorders, traumatic damage (such as compulsive pulling), as a result of nutrient deficiencies) or chemotherapy – these are all causes of hair loss.
Proper evaluation is necessary to diagnose the root cause of any hair loss. Medical history, nutritional status and hairdressing habits all play a role in hair loss and hair quality.
Blood tests may be needed if the doctor suspects a medical illness (such as lupus) or a thyroid problem, iron deficiency or sex-hormone imbalance. Some of the testing at Doctors Studio may include:
- HORMONE TESTING (ESTROGENS, TESTOSTERONE, CORTISOL AND PROGESTERONE)
- NUTRIENT (MINERALS, VITAMINS, AMINO ACIDS, OMEGA 3 FATTY ACID LEVELS)
- BLOOD TESTS FOR ASSESSING THE THYROID FUNCTION AND IRON STATUS
- AUTOIMMUNE PROFILE
PRP Hair Regrowth
A wide range of elements—including heredity, stress, illness, medical treatment and nutritional issues—can lead to unwanted conditions of thinning hair and hair loss. For example, 40% of women experience thinning hair because of menopause, and one in four women are predisposed to hereditary hair loss. And, according to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss by the age of 35, and by the age of 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair.
PRP Stem Cell Hair Boost procedure combines a proprietary vitamin complex with stem cell transfer, micro-needling and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy to stimulate new growth, enhance existing hair follicles and hair density and prevent shedding.
Best performed in thinning areas, the treatment can also achieve a degree of new growth where hair is missing completely. Prior to the treatment, the patient undergoes a three-to-four month regimen of nutritional supplements designed to prepare the hair and scalp for optimum results. The in-office protocol itself includes four key steps:
- Vitamin Boost. A special Vitamin D and Vitamin B complex is injected into the site to nourish the cellular structure.
- PRP Boost. The patient’s own blood is refined to produce platelet-rich plasma that is injected into the site to increase the production of new blood cells in the hair follicles.
- Micro-needling. Finally, tiny needles, no larger than a hair’s width, are inserted into the site to speed up blood circulation, reduce the “resting” phase of the hair follicle and put those follicles on notice that it’s time to get busy!
PRP is comprised of platelets from the patient’s own blood. In the office, the patient’s blood is drawn and spun down to separate the plasma rich platelets (PRP) from the other blood components. This PRP liquid is then injected into the patient’s scalp using a series of injections into the areas of hair loss. Within the body, PRP releases numerous growth factors which stimulate hair follicles to heal and regenerate. This process not only increases the density of hair, but speeds up the rate of hair regeneration, resulting in faster results for patients.
The PRP hair restoration treatment is quick and causes minimal discomfort. After the solution is prepared, the patient may remain seated or in a reclined position, depending on the area to be treated. A series of quick injections are then administered to the area of treatment. A cooling machine is used during the injections to calm any transient mild discomfort felt by the patient. In total, the injection portion of the office visit lasts less than 10 minutes. While the number of treatments needed for desired results may vary, most patients will need a series of 3-4 treatments, spaced four weeks apart.
Maintenance treatments after the initial sequence may be necessary. Patients are encouraged to continue on any oral hair restoration treatments (Viviscal, Propecia, Nutrafol) while undergoing PRP injections, and topical Rogaine may be considered, if appropriate. It is recommended patients have a full assessment with their primary care provider to ensure their hair loss is not secondary to medications, thyroid disease or other medical issues.
Why Nutrafol Works
Nutrafol is the only super-supplement for hair that addresses all four critical stages of hair health.
- REBALANCE — Helps rebalance harmful levels of stres hormones to reduce follicle damage.
- REPAIR — Supports hair follicle restoration and helps reduce micro-inflammation
- REVITALIZE — Helps revive dormant follicles and increase scalp circulation to improve follicle function
- REGROW — Supports your hair’s growth cycle and helps you grow fuller, healthier hair.
Call Age Less Wellness & Aesthetics today to schedule your hair restoration consult with us. We look forward to helping regrow, restore, and revive your luscious locks!
Both men and women can enhance sexual performance and restore their confidence levels. PRP not only rejuvenates the physical appearance of the vagina, which commonly loses elasticity and firmness over time, it also provides a powerful “boost” to a woman’s sexual functionality. Our Orgasm Shot technique produces physiological rejuvenation, stimulating cells and leading to more lubrication, more elasticity and heightened sexual pleasure. We have also discovered that the technique is effective for managing urinary incontinence. As part of the protocol for men, the Penile RPR -shot uses blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate aging erections by increasing collagen and elastic fibers, smoothing muscle mass and stimulating growth of new blood vessels and nerves. Patients experience stronger and longer-lasting erections with variable size enhancement.
Cell therapy, the science of harnessing and using the body’s own healing and reparative properties, is the latest development in anti-aging technology. Long available as a means to stimulate healthy tissue and bone repair after injury, the technique is now being applied to heal and correct the damage of time and environmental factors to the face and body. Developed in 2010 by Dr. Charles Runels as alternatives to expensive and invasive surgical procedures, the PRP Facelift® and PRP Facial® are popular Hollywood treatments with global demand.
The PRP® series of treatments get its name from its use of platelet rich plasma (PRP), which is extracted gently from a patient’s own blood. Typically after injury, these cells are stimulated to begin rebuilding lost tissues. In the case of the PRP Facelift®, the cells are reintroduced to the treatment area to stimulate and produce new collagen growth for up to eighteen months. Juvederm®, the world’s most popular dermal filler from Allergan, is used in concert with the PRP Facelift® to provide instant results and bridge the gap between the initial treatment and the final result. The process for the PRP Facial® is similar but doesn’t include injections to treat lost volume, it concentrates to improve and enhance skin. It has been used to treat acne scars, scars, skin irregularities, etc.
PRP can provide youthful appearance to the hands which is highly recommended to coincide with the facial rejuvenation.
The PRP Facial® represent the clinic’s commitment to bringing the safest, most effective, and most innovative treatments to you.
Anti-Aging and Sexual Dysfunction
The Orgasm Shot is a very specific method of using blood-derived growth factors that stimulate stem cells to grow healthier vaginal tissue.
- A Tighter Vagina.
- Younger, Smoother Skin Of The Vaginal Lips.
- Increased Lubrication.
- Increased Clitoral Size.
- Greater Arousal From Clitoral Stimulation.
- Stronger And More Frequent Orgasms.
It’s not only about the cosmetic & sexual benefits. The Orgasm Shot has been shown to decrease the effects of Urinary Incontinence and The Orgasm Shot is the only alternative to off-label medicines and therapy.
- Numbing cream is applied to the vagina 30 – 40 minutes before the procedure.
- 2 teaspoons of your own blood is drawn.
- A state-of-the-art PRP machine spins the blood to a high concentration of powerful platelet rich plasma.
- PRP is then carefully injected into the small tissue between the Clitoris & Urethra.
- Radio Frequency is used to enhance the PRP and smooth out vaginal tissues.
- There are no allergic reactions because your own body’s fluids are used.
- Little to no pain at all.
- See and feel instant results.
Patients are encouraged to repeat this treatment every 18 months for continued and optimal results