PRP Used to Treat Hair Loss in Women

PRP use in female hair loss

“When you hear people complain about having a bad hair day, you almost can’t bear it.  You’re like, ‘Honey, you have no idea.’ ”  — Lina Telford to the NYTimes

Per a recent NYTimes article, Linda has battled hair loss for quite some time.  The article says, “After 20 years of trying every drug, supplement, diet and procedure for hair loss — including driving four hours twice a week for laser therapy — Lina Telford, a graphic artist, gave up on her “comb over” (her description) and shaved her head. From then on, she alternated between a $1,500 wig and a $4,000 wig.

In February, though, Ms. Telford, 46, flew from her home in London, Ontario, to Sarasota, Fla., for a new $1,400 hourlong treatment known as platelet rich plasma (P.R.P.), which is said to stimulate dormant hair follicles. The procedure involves drawing blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to extract the plasma, adding various nutrients (like more protein), then injecting the resulting mixture in one-inch intervals in a grid on the top of the scalp, which has been numbed with a local anesthetic.

Like the long-suffering friend who inspired her to undergo the procedure, Ms. Telford quickly saw an improvement in her hair. New hair growth usually take at least four months, but at the two-month mark, she has already spotted some baby hairs. “Not a gazillion,” she said, “but it’s a start.” She’s planning to return for follow-up treatments every six months, and has high hopes of ditching the wigs and wearing her hair in a pixie.” Read the entire article here.

Your practice may have lots of patients like Linda who are suffering with the emotional and social impacts of hair loss or thinning hair.  Visit the TotalBodyContouring.com website to read more about PRP and contact us if you would like to learn more about offering it in to your patients.

Top Aesthetic Medicine Trends for 2013: Stem Cells for Skin Rejuvenation

According to the International Association for Physcians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM), “…with the Affordable Healthcare Act now moving forward, successful physicians will need to incorporate synergistic non-insurance based modalities into their practices, from advanced acne treatments to hCG for weight loss. Also, price will be a factor in 2013.  While the economy is improving, more and more patients are using social media to seek out aesthetic services in their area, at the best price.”  

Introduction

As our population ages and more Baby Boomers find themselves working past traditional retirement age, more professionals are turning to aesthetic medicine to help them be more comfortable as they try to stay competitive.  The IAPAM published an article listing the treatments it sees as increasing in popularity for 2013, as driven by this baby-boomer market.  In a short blog series, we will look at IAPAM’s list of the top treatments.

Stem Cells for Skin Rejuvenation

We start our blog series on the top trends by looking at Stem Cells used for Skin Rejuvenation.  According to the IAPAM article,

“Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cells enriched treatments are evolving.  In 2013, PRP therapy will become more mainstream as: its popularity grows, physicians become more aware of this therapy as being used by competitors and colleagues, and the cost of the therapy declines so that it is comparable to botox and dermal filler treatments.

PRP therapy has been widely used in sports medicine and wound management since the late 1990’s.  However, in the early 2000’s, it was found that the topical application of the growth factors contained in PRP “stimulated the rejuvenation of photoaged facial skin, improving its clinical appearance and inducing new collagen synthesis.” Further, the injection of PRP has gained popularity in the last decade, “since it secretes various growth factors with roles in skin regeneration and may induce the synthesis of collagen and other matrix components by stimulating the activation of fibroblasts, thus, rejuvenating the skin.” (Source:  Dae Hun Kim MD et al. Annals of Dermatology. 2011 November; 23(4): 424–431.)”

The Vampire Facelift

Step into 2013 by offering your patients the very best in PRP procedures:  The Vampire Facelift developed by  Dr. Charles Runels.   The Non-surgical Vampire Facelift® Procedure using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from RegenLab has been found, in recent studies, to be effective in the rejuvenation of photo-aged skin and wrinkle reduction when used as a dermal filler.  In his comments about the Vampire Facelift, Dr. Alan Gondinet is quoted as commenting, “This treatment, which has also been titled in the press as ‘Dracula therapy,’ is designed for patients that are looking for a natural treatment without the risk of allergic reactions or rejections like there is with (other filler substances like botox) .  The patient acceptance is superior to most other aesthetic treatments and it is facinating to see what results our own biological material can achieve…”  

The Vampire Facilift can expect to grow in popularity as the trend towards “organic” treatments continue, as expected by the IAPAM.  Learn more about Vampire Facelift.

Vampire Facelift featured on The Doctors.

The Real Vampire Facelift With Regenlab Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Vampire Facelift is fast becoming popular with doctors practicing aesthetic medicine who are looking for dramatic ways to turn back the clock with great facial results for their clients. As the therapy promises dramatic results, it is a great choice for your patients looking for natural treatment that yield result while eliminating risks of allergic reaction or even rejection of substances commonly found in other dermal fillers like Botolinum Toxin or Hyaluronic Acid.

 PRP :  a natural alternative

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has a long history of effective treatments in surgical fields. The Vampire Facelift mainly targets regeneration and revitalization of face, hand and neck- as the platelets stimulate collagen for healing. This remains a favored choice as a non-surgical solution with zero-downtime. The PRP has high concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma- 1,000,000 platelets per mm3. This concentration is almost 2-3 times the normal concentration of blood at pH7.

How Does it Work?

About 8ml of the patient’s blood is drawn and is then spun in the centrifuge for almost 7 minutes. This process separates the blood into its base components- plasma and cells. The plasma is processed and Vampire facelift injectionsextracted from the tube to be injected into the concerned area/s to be treated for Vampire Facelift. Selected areas or the entire face can be treated.

It is the platelets that stimulate collagen for healing. The platelets are processed and are turned into a gel which is called platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM). This gel contains growth factors having capacity to activate the stem-cells and regenerate new cells/skin with promises of dramatic result in the concerned area. The gel is similar to other dermal-fillers used for the process, however as it is prepared from the concerned patient’s blood, it has no risks of infection.

The official choice- RegenLab (R)

RegenLab (R) is the source for the official Vampire Facelift. With Regenlab’s superior products, you are sure to get excellent results. The Regen Lab plasma has high quality fundamental protein that helps promote growth factors. It is these growth factors, secreted f

What are the results?

Vampire PRP before and after

A full face Vampire Facelift treatment might require 2 full tubes of PRP, while treating the eye-area might require just one. The results achieved lasts for about 4-6 months, however how many sessions needed depends on area to be treated, age, the results achieved, the results desired after the first sessions.

Vampire Facelift offers a non-surgical “facelift” with almost zero chance of infection and practically no downtime.  For your patients who are not prepared for a more invasive procedure but who want to see dramatic results, the Vampire Facelift will get them on the road to a fresh appearance with reduced wrinkles and fewer deep lines.

See additional before and after photos.

PRP featured in magazineDownload magazine article chronicling how Nicole Bell trials Regen Lab’s platelet-rich plasma procedure for anti-aging and aesthetic rejuvenation.

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