HAIR RESTORATION WITH PRP IN LUBBOCK, TX
Hair loss can be an embarrassing issue. Male and female pattern hair loss is a genetic problem that can leave you feeling helpless. Options, like prescription drugs, are often partially effective and carry the potential for unwanted side effects. Surgical hair restoration can be expensive and does not treat the underlying medical problems.
Regain and retain your youthful look with the latest innovation for hair restoration with platelet rich plasma (PRP).
If you are a patient experiencing hair loss, you owe it to yourself to seek advice from a doctor who has had years of experience with PRP and treating people with hair loss in order to be properly diagnosed.
Dr. Owen believes in using PRP by itself and with other treatments. Along with PRP injections, Dr. Owen uses special vitamins and hormonal optimization (BioTE) often resulting in better outcomes.
Hair loss is one of the most disappointing cosmetic issues that can happen to both men and women. Hair loss can lead to a drastic deterioration in confidence. For those that are looking to reverse the effects of hair loss, PRP therapy is a great non-invasive option that can work on both men and women.
Scientific studies have recently been published discussing PRP hair restoration technique as an all-natural and non-invasive procedure that has been found to stimulate the growth of hair and to reduce the effects of thinning.
THE SCIENCE OF PRP: HOW DOES PRP WORK?
PRP Therapy works on the basis on utilizing growth factors within 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.
PRP does not work for all types of hair loss. It is important that patients are correctly evaluated by Dr. Owen to determine if they are candidates.
PRP Therapy works on the basis of restoring growth factors within the blood. Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products. These elements are essential to regenerate scalp tissue. Once the scalp tissue is regenerated, the hair follicles are able to produce the necessary hair growth.
In terms of the safety of this product, PRP has been the topic of medical literature form both the United States and Europe. Not only is PRP a revolutionary way to stimulate and restore hair growth, but it is also one safest cosmetic hair growth options on the market today.
HOW IS THE PRP PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
The non-invasive procedure is performed in Dr. Owen’s office. Our medical professional will draw your blood and then will spin the blood through a centrifuge in order to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood.
In order to spin and remove the PRP from the blood, a highly advanced gel technology is used. Once the centrifugation process is complete, the vital growth proteins from your blood are separated.
Next, Dr. Owen will inject your scalp with the platelet rich plasma (PRP). The PRP stimulates the follicles so that your hair can regrow.
Dr. Owen recommends repeating the procedure every 4-6 weeks for four to six months. This ensures that the hair follicles remain stimulated and that the hair growth is progressing as it should be.
THE SCIENCE OF PRP
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, essentially contains platelets that are key to stimulating hair follicles to generate hair growth. The platelets, when used to regenerate hair growth within follicles, promote healing and the formation of new cell growth. In addition, the platelets also accelerate the rate and degree of regeneration so that you can expect to see results in a timely manner. PRP is an ideal component of hair restoration because it is highly effective in stimulating inactive hair follicles, causing them to revert to the growth phase.
Below are a list of the specific cells within PRP that cause hair growth:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) — promotes blood vessel growth and cell replication,
- Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b) — promotes growth of matrix between cells
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) — promotes blood vessel formation
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) — promotes cell growth, blood vessel formation, and collagen formation
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) — promotes growth of cells and blood vessels
- Insulin Like Growth Factor (IGF) — a regulator of normal physiology at the cellular level