Hair today…gone tomorrow. NOT what most of us are hoping for in the hair department! Hair loss is often hard for men (and women) to take. Hair loss can often be blamed on a family history, aging or changing hormones. And as a rule, the earlier it starts the more severe it will be.
As mentioned, hair loss and therefore, hair restoration surgery is NOT just for men. Many women find that their hair thins or recedes (either at the top or at the temples). It’s important to understand that all hair replacement techniques use your existing hair. The goal of surgery is to find the most efficient uses for what you have left.
I provide hair restoration surgery services at W Cosmetic Surgery. I’m double board certified and have had advanced training with some of the world’s most accomplished hair transplant surgeons. I’ve also presented research and written about my techniques in books that are read by doctors during their residencies.
Now, I’m excited to bring a new technique I’ve been working with to W Cosmetic Surgery. I’ve found a great way to Increase the actual number of hairs, plus improve the thickness of what’s there with a simple new hair treatment called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
PRP uses your own body’s stem cells and growth factors to stimulate and create new hair growth. PRP is the first stem cell and growth factor treatment of its kind to help regrow the hair. Our PRP system isolates your own body’s stem cells and growth factors that are necessary for new hair growth. In our practice, we have seen it produce 20 percent new hair growth without surgery (which is consistent with the many studies that have been done with PRP) and look forward to similar results as we roll it out in Philadelphia.
This is cutting edge technology in hair restoration and a very exciting addition to our practice. You can even combine PRP with hair transplants. PRP Hair Transplants can yield up to 20 percent more hair growth than traditional hair transplants. You can expect results in as little as 3 months!
I’d love to see you in the office to talk more about hair restoration.
Image Source: V. Cervelli, S. Garcovich, A. Bielli, et al., “The Effect of Autologous Activated Platelet Rich Plasma (AA-PRP) Injection on Pattern Hair Loss: Clinical and Histomorphometric Evaluation,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2014, Article ID 760709, 9 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/760709