Beautique Medical Anti-Aging has always prioritized patient wellbeing and sense of self-worth. We know that one of the first things people notice about you is your hair, and hair loss can have a major impact on your self-esteem. Vampire Hair Restoration is a modern technique to combat hair loss using proven methods. So what is it about Vampire Hair Restoration that makes it so special?
What Is Vampire Hair Restoration?
If you’re familiar with the “vampire facial” then you already know a little bit about how this hair restoration method works. The name of the treatment comes from the fact that it actually uses your own blood to bring your hair back to life. We quite literally extract blood from your body and process it to produce a powerful anti-aging agent: Platelet-rich Plasma, or PRP.
We then apply the PRP directly to your scalp using microneedling. This method allows us to deliver the medicine directly to where it’s needed for optimal results. PRP works best when it’s in direct contact with the cells that need it most.
But how does it manage to restore your hair? The reason it works so well is that it uses your body’s own healing ability to cause healthy hair to grow again.
The magic of PRP lies in the platelets in your blood. Although they make up just a tiny percentage of the volume of your blood, they are quite powerful. Platelets are your body’s first responders whenever you get a cut or suffer an injury.
The first response is to seal any open wounds and minimize bleeding. Platelets bunch together and release clotting factors that cause your blood to clot and stop the bleeding. But it’s what happens next that we’re most interested in.
Your body then responds by swelling, which increases the amount of platelets in the area. Once platelets have been concentrated enough, they release growth factors. These growth factors tell healthy cells to multiply in order to repair the damage done. They also find damaged cells and remove them from the area.
How PRP Uses Your Body’s Healing System
When we produce PRP, we’re essentially creating an even stronger version of your body’s natural healing mechanism. Your body concentrates platelets in order to heal itself, so we can trigger the same response by concentrating the platelets ourselves and injecting them wherever we want.
Once we apply PRP to a specific area, it releases those same growth factors. Your scalp will become healthier as the PRP tells your body to replace damaged cells and create new ones. The hair follicles in the area will benefit as well.
By using your body’s own healing mechanisms, we get a real, authentic transformation. You don’t have to worry about the side effects of medication or having to use a complex combination of chemicals. Your body does the work for you and gives you the same hair you had when you were younger.
The Effect of PRP on Your Hair
Hair loss, regardless of the underlying cause, happens when hair follicles stop producing healthy hair cells. Poor quality follicles produce thin or brittle hair. Hair falls out more easily when it’s not rooted to a strong follicle. Eventually, the follicle will stop producing hair entirely.
But PRP can bring those follicles back to life. One major study evaluated PRP’s performance in treating androgenic alopecia, the medical term for male pattern baldness. It found that hair count increased by over 30%! Patients in the study were extremely satisfied with their fuller head of hair.
That same study showed that hair became stronger and more resilient, with thicker strands of hair coming out of every follicle. These patients had already tried other treatments and had no success.
Who Is a Good Candidate for PRP Hair Restoration?
The Vampire Hair Restoration treatment works on both men and women, regardless of the reason for hair loss. However, there are a couple of factor to consider if you’re contemplating hair restoration treatment.
First, the sooner you act the better your results will be. While PRP can restore dormant follicles, it works best when the follicle is still functioning. If your hair loss is severe, you may need multiple treatments to see best results.
Another important factor is your ability to produce high quality platelets. For most people, this isn’t a problem at all. However, some medications and preexisting conditions can cause problems with platelet production. In these cases, you may need to take a break from your medication, or if that is not possible, seek out donated PRP.
How Safe Is PRP?
PRP is by far one of the safest treatment options available. Since we produce it using your own blood, there’s no risk of rejection or complications. We do not add anything to the mix that could harm you.
PRP has been in use for over 50 years and is well documented. It’s been used to help professional athletes recover from injury, improve outcomes for burn victims, reduce surgical recovery time, and more. Cosmetic applications are relatively new, but even these have been studied for well over a decade.
In short, PRP hair restoration presents virtually no risk to you at all. It’s a tried and true anti-aging treatment that works in dozens of ways.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
A single session of PRP treatment usually takes between an hour or two. The first step is to draw a small amount of blood to produce the PRP for the treatment. We put your blood into a centrifuge which quickly separates the platelets and plasma.
From there, we apply a topical anesthetic so that you don’t feel the microneedling. It takes a few minutes for this anesthetic to take effect. Once you’re comfortable, we begin to apply the PRP directly to your scalp.
You will typically see results within the first couple of weeks, but that’s not the end of the transformation. Over the next two to three months, you’ll see more hair restoration. Additional treatments can improve your results even further. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.