Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, a skin rejuvenation technique used for a treatment called the Vampire Facial, has recently been gaining popularity as a natural method of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
However, this same technique can also be used for hair restoration. Dr. Semira Bayati, a Newport Beach plastic surgeon, recently discussed PRP therapy as a way for her patients to regrow their natural hair and boost their self-confidence after hair loss.
According to Dr. Bayati’s recent blog post, titled New Method Of Non-Surgical Hair Restoration, “A full head of hair is commonly associated with vitality and youth, and if your hair begins to thin, your self-esteem may suffer as well.
” Therefore, Dr. Bayati says, hair loss treatment has the potential to dramatically impact a patient’s appearance as well as make them feel better about the way they look. With PRP therapy, Dr. Bayati says patients can reinvigorate their hair follicles naturally and regrow lost hair without the need for invasive surgery.
In order to stimulate new hair growth, PRP therapy is designed to harness the power contained within the patient’s own blood. The treatment begins by drawing some blood from the patient in the same manner as a routine blood test.
Then, the stem cells found in the blood are isolated before they are reintroduced into the scalp for a natural method of hair restoration. These stem cells are injected into the areas suffering hair loss with the Eclipse MicroPen™, a technique designed to stimulate a renewed supply of blood and nutrients to hair follicles that have been deprived of them.
Ultimately, the stem cells can trigger the body’s healing process and reactivate inactive hair follicles.
“While surgical treatments have shown effective results, these procedures are invasive and can be costly,” says a follow-up blog post by Dr. Bayati, titled Regrow Your Hair The Natural Way. Dr. Bayati says PRP therapy is the latest among alternatives to surgical hair restoration techniques, joining a list of options that includes DHT blockers and Minoxidil.
Dr. Bayati tells her Orange County plastic surgery patients that, although PRP therapy can effectively combat pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) on its own, it can also be combined with other hair restoration methods to potentially achieve even greater results. She notes that PRP therapy can be performed on both men and women.
About Semira Bayati, MD, FACS
Dr. Semira Bayati is a board-certified plastic surgeon. She entered medical school immediately after high school, and graduated with honors from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bayati is an active member the American Medical Association, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
She also holds a Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons. At her private practice, she offers her Newport Beach plastic surgery patients a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including facelift, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, the CoolSculpting® liposuction alternative, and BOTOX® Cosmetic.