With over 36 years devoted to staying on the forefront of the latest hair restoration and replacement treatment, hair loss specialist and board certified dermatologist Dr. Edmond Griffin utilizes innovative techniques to provide patients with safe and effective hair loss solutions. Most recently, scientific research in the field of stem cells has led to a breakthrough in hair loss restoration showing benefits of using platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat various hair loss conditions. PRP therapy has proven to be a safe and effective non-surgical hair restoration option for patients at The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research in stimulating hair growth and natural-looking results.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is an outpatient non-surgical procedure that requires minimal to no downtime. Dr. Griffin begins the PRP therapy by drawing blood in-office from his patients, similarly to the manner in which a general practitioner’s office would draw blood to be tested. The collected blood is then put into a centrifuge that spins the blood cells down to a high concentration, separating and removing the platelet rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Under a topical anesthesia and using a micro needling, the platelet rich plasma is then injected into the dermis of the scalp through hundreds of miniscule injections. The micro needling causes micro-trauma to the dermis and prompts the cells to engage in the natural healing process of the damaged cells. The injected PRP containing the valuable growth factors are released into the infected areas and stimulate that healing process while simultaneously accelerating the speed and degree of regeneration of the damaged tissue.
Since PRP is derived from each patient’s own blood, PRP therapy is a safe and natural treatment and has shown benefits for both women and men who are in the beginning stages of hair loss, thinning or who suffer from alopecia areata. PRP therapy’s ability to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into active growth makes it a desirable treatment to restore the hair to its original size and improve hair thinning. Treatments generally last less than an hour from the time the blood is drawn, and results can last up to 12 months per treatment. Dr. Griffin evaluates each patient and recommends treatment options, whether surgical or non-surgical, to advise the most natural hair loss solution. In general repeat treatments are recommended at 3 and 12 months after the first. These have been helpful in patients who do not tolerate finesteride.
If you’re interested in learning about platelet rich plasma therapy or other surgical and non-surgical hair restoration treatments, please contact us today to schedule your consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Griffin on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for all the latest news and updates on hair loss and restoration.