Whether hair loss is caused by aging, disease, genetics, stress, or hormonal imbalance millions of people are searching for a solution. Vampire Hair Restoration is a technology using platelets, from your own blood, to stimulate hair growth as a permanent, effective and organic solution.
As with most procedures, there is a careful process involved in using PRP for hair regrowth, first, with a standard blood draw from the patient’s arm. Secondly, the tube of blood is put into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins the blood tube to separate out the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma, rich in platelets, is then injected directly into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles. The injections beginning across the scalp, approximately at every half inch over the area of thinning hair — but typically, the entire procedure takes less than a half hour. The body reacts to the treated cells as it does to a wound and immediately starts repairing the tissue. This builds the underlying tissue with tightening, smoothing, and increased blood flow that makes hair regrow.
The procedure is well tolerated, however there may be a slight pinching sensation or feeling of pressure felt in some areas more than others. A topical numbing cream can be applied prior to the injections if requested, however most will find this isn’t needed.
Normal activities can resume right after treatment, although it is recommended to not wash hair until the next day. There can be mild tenderness to the treated area, which can be managed with Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Some minor swelling of the forehead can occasionally be seen 1-2 days after injections, this is normal and will resolve in 48 hours.
Within 6-8 weeks you should see improvement with continued changes for 4-6 months. It is recommended at least three treatments spaced four weeks apart for best results, although some may see changes with just one treatment.
The results of this treatment should last at least one to two years, but results may vary. Research to document the longevity of results is ongoing.
*Patients should note that to achieve optimal results, a multi-therapy approach might be required, depending on the severity of the hair loss and their personal goals.