How Does Injectable Hair Restoration Work?
Hair loss can affect men and women. There are a variety of causes including: stress, infection, trauma, hormonal changes, and more. There are a number of treatments, including topical hormones/blockers, oral hormones/blockers, and surgery (micrograft transplants).
More recently, we have seen significant improvements in the quality of hair (strength, color, texture) and density of growth using injectable hair restoration techniques.
Injectable hair restoration uses your body’s own natural healing factors to stimulate follicular activity. The healing factors are extracted from your own blood as plasma. When reinjected, the plasma stimulates neovascularization, resulting in new blood vessel growth directly to the follicle. In addition, the plasma can have a direct stimulatory effect on the follicular cells. The injections appear to improve the anagen (active growing) phase of the follicle by restarting and extending anagen. NOTE: In the scalp, the normal typical phases of growth are: anagen phase (active growth) 3-4 yrs, catagen phase (follicular regression) 2-3 wks, and telogen phase (resting period) 3 mo.
Injectable hair restoration treatments typically take less than an hour. There is no downtime following the procedure. The treatments are usually repeated monthly until new growth is observed (usually over 4 months). Following stimulation of new hair growth, patients may choose to have another 1-2 treatments monthly to optimize their results. Subsequently, a single treatment every 6-12 months is recommended to maintain the results. Topical therapy (DHT blockers) and supplements (eg pumpkin seed oil), as well as a multivitamin containing B-vitamins and minerals, can be used to support the injectable treatments.