Hair loss affects millions of people in the United States. Male-pattern baldness is the most common type in both men and women. More than 50 percent of all men over 50 will be affected by male pattern baldness to some extent. It can occur at any age which is why it is so important to be proactive about your hair health. For those with early stage hair loss and thinning due to genetics, hormone shifts, or environmental factors, there are now powerful non-surgical ways to get back your lovely locks. One of the most effective methods of non-surgical treatments for hair loss is hair restoration with Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF).
Hair Restoration with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has been in use since the 1980’s. The procedure has advanced and evolved over the last 40 years and now most hair loss physicians have switched from PRP to Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF). Using PRP or PRF, this is a three-step procedure. The first step involves having your own blood drawn from your arm. Second, your blood is put into a special centrifuge made for hair loss procedures that separates your blood into layers, with the top layer being platelet- rich fibrin and the bottom layer being red blood cells. The PRF is taken off the top and put into a syringe. It is then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth. Most PRF therapy for hair loss requires three treatments four to six weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4-6 months.
Locally, Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru provides non-surgical hair loss therapy. Dr. Norris adds, “PRF Hair Restoration is a natural way to treat hair loss in men and women as we are utilizing your own blood, which includes growth factors and interleukins to stimulate hair growth. Most patients will realize a 30-40% improvement in quantity and quality of their hair shafts during our treatment regimen. There is no down time from the procedure and each treatment takes an hour or less. Our treatment protocol consists of 5 treatments over a 12-month course and includes medical-grade hair supplements customized for women and men. We also have patients switch to appropriate shampoo and conditioner for hair loss. The treatment works best for non-smokers, those with normal platelet counts, and those not on blood thinners. There are very few side effects of the procedure,but could include a bruise at the site where blood in drawn or bruise on the scalp. There is a minimal risk of infection. The key to treating hair loss is to start early. If you have noticed areas of thinning hair or a receding hairline, it is probably time to start treating it. Once there are areas void of any hair, your best option is hair transplantation surgery.”
If you are interested in learning more and want to say goodbye to hair loss, call Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa for your free Hair Restoration Consultation. This summer they are offering a Hair Restoration package which includes 5 treatments with Platelet-Rich fibrin (PRF), hair loss supplements, hair loss shampoo/conditioner, and a discounted touch up a year after your initial treatment ($1000 savings).
Call 815-780-8264 for your appointment.