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Vampire PRP Hair Growth_South Florida Health Wellness - Dr Alan Bauman

Vampire PRP Hair Growth_South Florida Health Wellness - Dr Alan Bauman

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Hair Loss? Your own blood may hold the key to regrowth!
New ‘Vampire’ PRP Treatment May Rejuvenate Dying Follicles

What do Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Kobe Bryant, Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie have in common?

The answer is that they have all reportedly used their own blood as a cutting-edge non-surgical regenerative medical treatment. Studied in over 6,500 published scientific papers, the use of concentrated blood platelets, or “platelet-rich plasma,” has been used as a regenerative treatment for decades in the fields of dentistry, orthopedics and plastic surgery. PRP has recently gained increased attention from professional athletes for its ability to accelerate injury recovery – and Hollywood celebrities have also flocked to it as a way to maintain a youthful facial appearance without surgery.

More recently, PRP, often referred to as the “vampire” cell therapy treatment, is also becoming more widely used among hair restoration specialists due to its hair regrowth potential. In fact, a recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology found PRP to perform better than standard medical treatments for patients with the autoimmune hair loss disorder known as ‘alopecia areata.’

But how does the new vampire therapy breathe new life into failing follicles?

Why Use Platelets for Hair Growth?
Platelets are tiny cells that are critical to healing and are the body’s primary source of natural bioactive growth factors for wound healing and tissue regeneration. Platelets contain many powerful proteins, cytokines and growth factors, such as:

• Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF)
• Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PGDF)
• Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-β)
• Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
• Insulin Growth Factor (IGF)
• Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)

Published studies suggest that these blood-derived growth factors can play an important role in regulating hair follicle function - making them an effective treatment for both alopecia areata and the more common ‘androgenetic alopecia’ (i.e., male- and female-pattern hair loss). The basic premise is that when these growth factors are highly concentrated in PRP and reinjected into the affected areas of the scalp, they send cellular signals to reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles, helping them produce hair which is thicker, longer and stronger—providing a fuller head of hair, better coverage and less shedding. Some of the scientific reports and our own experience in treating hair loss patients with PRP at Bauman Medical Group have shown dramatic reversal of areas of balding scalp. [see photo]

How is a PRP treatment performed?
A PRP hair growth treatment is a quick outpatient procedure that takes less than one hour in the doctor’s office. At the time of treatment, a small blood sample is obtained from the patient and stored in a sterile test tube (just like at a regular doctor’s visit). The test tube is then spun at high speeds in a special centrifuge in order to separate the platelets from the different components of the blood and create platelet-rich plasma. After preparing the scalp, the PRP is painlessly injected into the areas of weak hair growth. As part of the treatment, an Eclipse MicroPen™ microneedling device is used to create microtrauma on the surface of the scalp immediately following the injection. This further stimulates the release of the growth factors from the platelets and enhances their influence on cellular activity at the level of the follicles.

What are the risks of PRP treatment?
Results can vary because every patient is unique. After the procedure, most patients will only require Tylenol to help with mild discomfort, if any. There is no downtime or recovery period with PRP, so patients can go about their normal routines immediately after treatment and can even shower and shampoo their hair that same night.

Since the treatment is autologous—i.e., made from cells within your own body—th
Hair Loss? Your own blood may hold the key to regrowth!
New ‘Vampire’ PRP Treatment May Rejuvenate Dying Follicles

What do Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Kobe Bryant, Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie have in common?

The answer is that they have all reportedly used their own blood as a cutting-edge non-surgical regenerative medical treatment. Studied in over 6,500 published scientific papers, the use of concentrated blood platelets, or “platelet-rich plasma,” has been used as a regenerative treatment for decades in the fields of dentistry, orthopedics and plastic surgery. PRP has recently gained increased attention from professional athletes for its ability to accelerate injury recovery – and Hollywood celebrities have also flocked to it as a way to maintain a youthful facial appearance without surgery.

More recently, PRP, often referred to as the “vampire” cell therapy treatment, is also becoming more widely used among hair restoration specialists due to its hair regrowth potential. In fact, a recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology found PRP to perform better than standard medical treatments for patients with the autoimmune hair loss disorder known as ‘alopecia areata.’

But how does the new vampire therapy breathe new life into failing follicles?

Why Use Platelets for Hair Growth?
Platelets are tiny cells that are critical to healing and are the body’s primary source of natural bioactive growth factors for wound healing and tissue regeneration. Platelets contain many powerful proteins, cytokines and growth factors, such as:

• Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF)
• Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PGDF)
• Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-β)
• Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
• Insulin Growth Factor (IGF)
• Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)

Published studies suggest that these blood-derived growth factors can play an important role in regulating hair follicle function - making them an effective treatment for both alopecia areata and the more common ‘androgenetic alopecia’ (i.e., male- and female-pattern hair loss). The basic premise is that when these growth factors are highly concentrated in PRP and reinjected into the affected areas of the scalp, they send cellular signals to reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles, helping them produce hair which is thicker, longer and stronger—providing a fuller head of hair, better coverage and less shedding. Some of the scientific reports and our own experience in treating hair loss patients with PRP at Bauman Medical Group have shown dramatic reversal of areas of balding scalp. [see photo]

How is a PRP treatment performed?
A PRP hair growth treatment is a quick outpatient procedure that takes less than one hour in the doctor’s office. At the time of treatment, a small blood sample is obtained from the patient and stored in a sterile test tube (just like at a regular doctor’s visit). The test tube is then spun at high speeds in a special centrifuge in order to separate the platelets from the different components of the blood and create platelet-rich plasma. After preparing the scalp, the PRP is painlessly injected into the areas of weak hair growth. As part of the treatment, an Eclipse MicroPen™ microneedling device is used to create microtrauma on the surface of the scalp immediately following the injection. This further stimulates the release of the growth factors from the platelets and enhances their influence on cellular activity at the level of the follicles.

What are the risks of PRP treatment?
Results can vary because every patient is unique. After the procedure, most patients will only require Tylenol to help with mild discomfort, if any. There is no downtime or recovery period with PRP, so patients can go about their normal routines immediately after treatment and can even shower and shampoo their hair that same night.

Since the treatment is autologous—i.e., made from cells within your own body—th

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hat do Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, KobeBryant, Kim Kardashian and Angelina Joliehave in common?The answer is that they have all reportedly used their own blood as a cutting-edge non-surgical regenerative medicaltreatment. Studied in over 6,500 published scientific papers,the use of concentrated blood platelets, or “platelet-rich plasma,” has been used as a regenerative treatment for decades in the fields of dentistry, orthopedics and plastic sur-gery. PRP has recently gained increased attention from pro-fessional athletes for its ability to accelerate injury recovery – and Hollywood celebrities have also flocked to it as a wayto maintain a youthful facial appearance without surgery.More recently, PRP, often referred to as the “vampire” celltherapy treatment, is also becoming more widely used amonghair restoration specialists due to its hair regrowth potential.In fact, a recent study published in the British Journal of Der-matology found PRP to perform better than standard medicaltreatments for patients with the autoimmune hair loss disor-der known as ‘alopecia areata.’But how does the new vampire therapy breathe new life intofailing follicles?
Why Use Platelets for Hair Growth?
Platelets are tiny cells that are critical to healing and are the body’s primary source of natural bioactive growth factors for wound healing and tissue regeneration. Platelets contain many powerful proteins, cytokines and growth factors, such as:• Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF)• Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PGDF)• Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-
β
)• Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)• Insulin Growth Factor (IGF)• Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)Published studies suggest that these blood-derived growthfactors can play an important role in regulating hair folliclefunction - making them an effective treatment for bothalopecia areata and the more common ‘androgenetic alope-
HAIRLOSS?
 Your Own BloodMay Hold the Key to Regrowth!
New ‘Vampire’ PRP TreatmentMay Rejuvenate Dying Follicles
PRP is a tissueregenerating treatmentmade from your ownblood platelets.

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