Hair thinning and baldness can be a natural part of aging. However, for some people, dramatic hair loss can lead to insecurity and low self-esteem. At Live Medspa in Miami, FL, we believe that everyone deserves to be happy, healthy, and confident in their appearance. To help you look and feel your best, we perform hair restoration treatments, such as PRP and PRF.
PRP Hair Restoration Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been used for various medical applications over the last five decades. It involves using platelet-rich plasma extracted from your blood to heal injuries and promote cellular growth.
How Does the Treatment Work?
The treatment works by injecting platelet-rich plasma into your scalp. PRP stimulates new hair growth from previously dormant hair follicles while strengthening and thickening existing hair strands.
Most candidates require up to three treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. To achieve your desired hair growth, you may need maintenance treatments every four to six months.
How Is It Performed?
Hair restoration using platelet-rich plasma is a three-step treatment. Here’s what you can expect during the treatment:
We start your treatment by getting your blood drawn first. Typically, we take blood from your arm then spin it in a centrifuge, where its components are separated.
Platelet-rich plasma is extracted from your blood after the centrifuge spins for several minutes. Platelet-rich plasma is the blood component that we will use to restore and enhance hair growth.
We’ll collect the platelet-rich plasma using a syringe and inject it into the areas of your scalp where you need to promote hair growth.
After two to three months, you should notice an improvement in your hair volume. The full results of the therapy will show within six months to a year.
Is This Treatment Right for You?
Ideal candidates for the therapy have good overall health. However, we may recommend a different hair loss treatment if you have thyroid issues or autoimmune conditions.
In addition, if you are taking blood thinners, you might not get the most significant results from the PRP because these medications cause your platelets to become less effective.
PRF Hair Restoration Therapy
Platelet-Rich-Fibrin (PRF) hair restoration is a revolutionary, non-surgical treatment that can rebuild and restore dormant hair follicles. The therapy promotes tissue regeneration and repair using cell growth factors, leading to restored hair growth and thickness.
Although platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapies have some similarities, certain key differences set them apart.
What Is the Treatment Like?
First, we collect your blood sample and spin it in a centrifuge, where the PRF is extracted and collected. Next, we will numb your scalp using a topical anesthetic lotion, making sure that you’re comfortable during the treatment.
The PRF is injected into the scalp areas where hair loss or thinning has occurred. There is no downtime, and you’ll be free to go and resume your normal daily activities.
What Makes It Effective?
The higher platelet concentration, white blood cell, and stem cell combinations make PRF more effective. When PRF is collected, your blood is spun at a lower speed. As a result, some white blood cells and stem cells remain in the platelet layer and are used for the injection.
Basically, PRF has more healing factors than PRP, making it superior for hair restoration.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Do you have hair follicles that are still capable of producing hair but are becoming increasingly dormant? The treatment is ideal for reawakening dormant hair follicles and is excellent for both men and women who are experiencing hair loss in the early stages.
The treatment also works well for women who have traction alopecia, a type of hair thinning caused by pulling the hair too tightly, thus stifling hair growth. It is a great way to treat hair loss without needing to take medications for the long term.
Maintaining the Effectiveness of Your Hair Restoration Treatment
There are a few things that you can do to enhance the results of your treatment. With the right health and lifestyle changes, you can make our treatments deliver even better results.
Following treatment, we’ll advise you to maintain a nutritious diet that’s rich in iron and vitamins. Limiting your intake of simple carbohydrates and sugary foods is also good for your hair growth. Insulin resistance, caused by high carbohydrate consumption, can lead to hair loss.
Additionally, we advise that you make sure you’re getting all of the vitamins and minerals that your hair needs to stay healthy. Taking a nutritional supplement can be one way to enhance your health and boost hair growth.
Smoking is terrible for your health, especially for your hair growth. Fortunately, you can still reverse the effects of smoking if you quit early. Still, it’s never too late to stop smoking if you have been doing so for several decades. To maintain the best results from your hair loss treatments, quitting tobacco can prevent hair thinning in the future.
Taking biotin pills or increasing your biotin intake through food might is one way to maintain healthy hair growth. You may also use shampoos containing biotin, which can directly nourish your scalp. Hair products that contain ketoconazole can also help preserve the healthy hormone balance in your hair follicles.
Restore Optimal Hair Growth and Look Your Best
Would you like to boost your self-confidence and see how our hair loss treatments can improve your self-esteem? It’s never too early or too late to get the treatment you deserve. Our licensed medical staff can help you figure out the best hair restoration treatment plan that can restore your optimal hair growth and make you feel like yourself again. We’ll guide you every step of the way and serve you with our best!