At Mens Clinic Center, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your hair restoration goals by using the latest treatments and techniques possible. We have assembled a highly-skilled surgical team that will help you understand your hair loss and the treatment options available. After our comprehensive evaluation, we will provide you with a detailed, individualized hair care plan. We offer competitive pricing rates and financing. Learn more about our surgical, cellular, and topical treatment options and schedule a free consultation today!
What Are My Options?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – A natural, non-surgical approach to hair restoration via a series of injections into the scalp with thinned hair. A patient’s blood is drawn, spun down in a centrifuge device to stratify the blood products, the platelets are removed and then injected back into the scalp. Activated platelets have several growth factors such as IGF-1, EDGF, TGF-B, and PDGF that stimulate the dermal papilla cells of the hair follicle leading to hair growth. PRP has been shown to maintain hair, thicken the caliber of the hair up to 30%, and increase the length of the growing phase of hair (if your hair is growing for a longer period of time, it will become longer and thicker). Maximum benefit is typically seen 4-12 months following the series of 3 injections, with annual injections needed thereafter to maintain efficacy.
What is PRP Hair Loss Treatment?
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, utilizes natural healing and growth factors found in your platelets to maintain and regrow hair. This is accomplished by a simple blood draw, and then centrifuging the blood to remove the red blood cells and concentrate the platelets. We then inject the concentrated platelet plasma, PRP, in a grid-like fashion across the entire scalp to promote hair growth. The PRP injections stimulate hair growth by encouraging non-growing hairs to enter the growing phase and therefore lengthen and thicken.
This method is natural, safe treatment with minimal side effects (mild scalp tenderness and mild swelling). The entire treatment is completed within 30 minutes. The recommended treatment schedule is three treatments spaced 6 weeks a part, and then one treatment every 6-12 months thereafter to maintain the result. Patient satisfaction scores with PRP hover around 92%. It is a terrific treatment for maintaining the hair you have and stimulating regrowth. Most patients following the treatment go back to work or continue with their daily activities and errands without concern.
Does PRP Hair Treatment hurt?
As expected, injections into the scalp can cause some minor discomfort. At our Center, we use ice, vibration, and topical numbing to make the procedure comfortable and well tolerated. Most patients report pain from the procedure at a 2-3 out of 10 on the pain scale. Scalp soreness after the procedure is common, but is usually mild, and quickly resolves.
Are PRP Hair Loss Treatments safe?
PRP is a very safe treatment. We are drawing your own blood in a sterile environment, so there is no risk for allergy and the infection risk is exceedingly rare. After your procedure, you will receive a take-home sheet that details how to care for your scalp after the procedure and how to manage any side effects like scalp tenderness and swelling. You are also free to call us at any point with questions or concerns following the procedure.
Minoxidil and Other Topical Treatments – Minoxidil is a topical, FDA-approved, treatment that promotes the transition of dormant, miniaturized telogen hairs to growing, anagen ones. Minoxidil also stimulates hair growth by increasing the growth phase of hair follicles. These hairs are thicker and longer. We also offer unique, personalized, prescription foams that combine effective hair growth ingredients into one convenient daily use product.
Oral Finasteride – Finasteride is a once-daily oral medication that is one of the most effective treatments for male pattern hair loss. Finasteride reduced the hormone, DHT, which in studies leads to halting of further hair loss in up to 91% of patients with 65% of those patients experience hair regrowth.