Hair loss can take a toll on your self-esteem, but thanks to advances in nonsurgical cosmetic medicine, it doesn’t have to be permanent. At Laser & Vitality Institute in Fountain Valley, California, Angelina Devera, MD offers a selection of hair regeneration procedures that not only conceal hair loss, but actually help you naturally regrow your hair, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, stem cell regeneration, and microneedling. To learn more, call today or schedule an appointment online.
Dr. Devera administers hair generation procedures that involve stimulating your body to grow back hair.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can be used as a hair regeneration procedure that takes advantage of your blood’s innate healing properties. The process involves extracting a small amount of your blood, then extracting the plasma from the blood draw and injecting it directly into the areas of scalp with thinning hair. Dr. Devera can also combine PRP with a fluid derived from stem cells, which multiply rapidly and can turn into many different kinds of cells.
The platelets in your blood’s plasma help wounds heal and form blood clots to prevent bleeding. These platelets contain proteins called “growth factors,” which, as they sound, help stimulate cell growth. PRP therapies have existed in some form for over a decade, and recent research has demonstrated their effectiveness as a hair regeneration treatment for hair loss.
PRP hair regeneration can work best if you have androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness, and it can work better the more recently you’ve lost your hair, since your hair follicles haven’t been “asleep” as long. Within three months of your PRP treatment, you can expect to see denser hair and more coverage in the treatment area.
Microneedling involves the use of tiny needles to create “micro-injuries” on the skin, after numbing the area with a topical anesthetic, which triggers the body’s healing response. Microneedling is popular as a facial skin care treatment because it helps generate new collagen (the protein that makes up most of your skin), and it’s recently caught on as a treatment for hair loss as well. As a hair loss therapy, microneedling can have rejuvenating effects to stimulate hair growth when administered on the scalp.
Microneedling has produced documented results for people experiencing hair loss as a result of pattern baldness, as well as hair loss resulting from hair pulling, stress, or immune system problems.
There are a number of products on the market claiming to be remedies for hair loss. However, many of these hair growth products are not FDA-approved. Because of this, some of these products may not only be ineffective, but they could potentially be unsafe as well.
Of the two most commonly recommended FDA-approved hair loss medications, the prescription drug finasteride (Propecia) can be effective, but carries the risk of potential sexual side effects, while minoxidil (Rogaine) can, at best, temporarily slow down hair loss. You’ll get much better results from the hair regeneration procedures Dr. Devera offers at Laser & Vitality Institute because these treatments can rejuvenate your body’s natural ability to grow hair.
To discover how the effective hair regeneration treatments can help you fight hair loss, call the office or book a consultation today.