In a 2014 survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, roughly 35 million men and 21 million women are affected by hair loss. While hair loss is common, at Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Care in Paramus, New Jersey, David Singh, MD, offers state-of-the-art hair restoration treatments using platelet-rich plasma injections along with natural hair growth supplements called Viviscal®. To inquire about which hair restoration treatment is right for you, call the office today or book your appointment online.
What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedure that stimulate and nourish your hair follicles, encouraging them to grow. This reduces the shrinking of your hair follicles, known as miniaturization. PRP contains growth factors, stem cells, and natural proteins which help improve the health and density of your existing hair.
What can I expect during my hair restoration procedure using PRP injections?
Prior to your treatment, Dr. Singh and his staff will inform you to clean your scalp and not use any products to style your hair. On the day of your treatment, Dr. Singh’s staff draws a sample of blood from your arm and places it into a centrifuge. This spins your blood at a high velocity and separates its contents. Once your platelets are isolated, Dr. Singh or his staff recombines them with your blood plasma, creating platelet-rich plasma. Dr. Singh injects PRP into and around your hair follicles to reverse or halt hair loss. In total, your treatment shouldn’t last longer than 60 to 90 minutes
Following your treatment, you’ll be able to resume your daily activities, as there’s no downtime associated with PRP injections for hair restorations. While side effects are uncommon, you may experience mild tenderness and swelling at the injection sites for a few days following your treatment.
Although it varies from patient to patient, Dr. Singh recommends two PRP treatments at six-week intervals. After this, he’ll ask you to come back to reassess your improvements. Typically, he’ll suggest follow up treatments twice a year to maintain optimal results.
How can Viviscal professional dietary supplements help me?
Another option Dr. Singh offers is Viviscal professional dietary supplements. These supplements nourish your thinning hair and promote hair growth.
These supplements are designed to work over a six-month period in four different stages. The four stages are:
Stage 1: Your hair follicles are nourished by the supplements
Stage 2: The Viviscal supplements strengthen your thinning hair.
Stage 3: Your hair thinning continues to decrease
Stage 4: Your hair becomes healthier, shinier, and stronger
If need be, Dr. Singh can recommend Viviscal supplements alongside PRP injections to maximize your hair restoration.
If you suffer from hair loss and would love to halt or reverse the process, call Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Care today or book your appointment online.