A: The primary causes of hair loss are due to heredity and or conditions such as: hormonal imbalance, skin disorders, medication, radiation, certain hair styles, etc. The majority of cases are due to male pattern baldness or female pattern baldness, both show predictable patterns such as receding hair lines, spot baldness and thinning hair. Topical medications are a temporary solution, they are sometimes successful, however, must be applied daily and forever. PRP and Stem Cell Hair Growth therapies are on the rise and may offer better and longer lasting results.*
Q: WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR PRP / STEM CELL HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS?*
A: Once the doctor determines the underlying cause of your hair loss or thinning hair, he will be able to accurately determine the best treatment option. PRP hair loss injections are different than Stem Cell hair regrowth therapy. The best way to explain these two options is to understand what the roles of PRP vs Stem Cells are. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is derived from your own blood. Blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge which isolates and concentrates the platelets. The concentration of platelets after being centrifuged is approximately five times greater than normal. Platelets are what is needed to kick start the healing process and or to recruit stem cells to the area needing treatment. Stem Cell Therapy is a little bit more advanced. These cells are derived from cord blood and are capable of not only maturing into the new tissue that has been damaged or no longer works, but also being able to coordinate the healing response. The doctor may choose to start with PRP or Stem Cells and or both treatments. Only after your initial consultation he will be able to determine the best treatment option.
Q: HOW LONG DOES A SINGLE TREATMENT TAKE?*
A: Depending on the size of the area needing treatment, typical sessions last approximately 30 minutes.
Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL BE NEEDED?*
A: The number treatments needed is dependent upon the volume of hair thinning / loss and the underlying cause, typically 1 to 3 treatments will be enough and may require an annual boost.
Q: HOW MUCH DOES PRP / STEM CELL HAIR RESTORATION COST?*
A: The costs will vary depending on the best therapy chosen for your case. In some instances, PRP injections will be sufficient, in other cases, Stem Cells will be needed. It is also possible to combine these two therapies together to get the absolute best results. Costs will range between $800 and $5000.
Q: WHEN WILL HAIR REGROWTH BE NOTICED?*
A: You will begin to see results as early as 4 to 6 weeks and through 3 and 4 months after.
Q: DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?*
A: No, pain medication or local anesthesia is administered before the injections. It is also possible to administer stem cells via an IV drip.
Q: WHAT TYPE OF NEEDLE IS USED?*
A: Dr. Towhidian uses a European multi-needle which covers 7 areas per injection.
Q: ARE THERE ANY PRECAUTIONS OR SIDE EFFECTS?*
There are no precautions to be taken prior or during your treatment, however, if you are alergic to Sulfa drugs and are only a candidate for Cord blood, you must notify the physician so precautions can be taken to avoid an allergic reaction. After the treatment, swelling and bruising may occur and last between 4 and 7 days. PRP and Stem Cell Therapy for hair loss is not FDA approved. In patients over 50 years old stem cells are derived from Cord blood because your own cells may not be strong enough to produce the regenerative effect needed to treat your condition.*
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*Individual results vary. Photos and reviews do not guarantee outcomes and no prediction of outcome is implied. Individual healing characteristics and unexpected complications can affect the outcome of any surgery or procedure.