I am continually amazed at the number of women suffering from hair loss. With men… it’s pretty obvious. As my wife said, “Men can shave their heads and it’s cool and stylish. What are women to do?”. In my practice, men AND women are achieving great results with hair loss treatments utilizing a combination of PRP mixed with other proprietary growth factors and vitamins.
The Vampire Hair Restoration procedure utilizes your own platelet rich plasma to increase the number and thickness of hair. The injections stimulate a wound response that signals your body to send platelets and other nutrients to that area for healing. Your own body utilizes it to heal yourself when there is damage to tissue, like when you skin your knee as a child. This same response is what is occurring when we inject or microneedle the scalp with PRP.
First, I’ll draw blood from your arm and spin it in a specialized centrifuge to separate out the red blood cells from the plasma. It then continues to spin, which concentrates the platelets within the plasma. This is then mixed with our custom formulation of growth factors. The platelets and extra growth factors, stimulate stem cells which results in an increase in the number and thickness of hair follicles. While the blood is being prepared, a numbing cream will be applied to your scalp. Once the scalp is numb, I’ll inject it with a local anesthetic before the PRP injections. This gives you the most pain-free experience possible.
The procedure usually takes about an hour.
What are the Vampire Procedures?
The underlying premise is the same for all of the Vampire Procedures. Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm, and that blood is placed in a very specialized centrifuge. This centrifuge first separates the red blood cells from the plasma. Then, it concentrates the platelets. We then utilize this platelet rich plasma (PRP). These platelets contain growth factors that stimulate your own body to regenerate tissue within the area injected. It attracts and “fertilizes” stem cells to become collagen, elastin, blood vessels, adipose tissue, etc. (depending on the area where it’s injected). As an example, if it’s injected into a knee, it will cause the growth of cartilage tissue.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been used in dentistry and in orthopedics for years. Sports stars such as Tiger Wood and Peyton Manning have shortened their wound healing time considerably using this procedure.
In my practice, I am using platelet rich plasma to regenerate tissue in aesthetics (the Vampire Facelift and Facial), in men who suffer from erectile dysfunction (the P-shot), in women to help with sexual issues and urinary incontinence (the O-shot), as well as to help restore breast volume and shape (the Vampire Breast Lift). I have also been using PRP in both women and men, to restore hair growth (the Vampire Hair Restoration Procedure). The PRP that’s injected resorbs within 3-5 days. Then in about 2-4 weeks tissue growth begins, with maximal results being seen at 3 months. The duration of effect is between 12-24 months, depending on the individual and which procedure is chosen.