At Hair Transplant Vegas, Dr. Brown is proud to introduce Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) into our practice. The procedure is also known as the Vampire Hair Growth Procedure for which we are authorized to perform. PRP for hair growth and rejuvenation is showing lots of promise though there are no long term large scientific studies as of yet.
If you're tired of your thinning hair, please contact Dr. Brown in Las Vegas at 702-260-7707 to schedule your free consultation today. Our experienced surgeons can help you regain your self-confidence through hair transplant surgery and treatments.
The procedure to collect PRP is fairly simple. A small amount of blood will be withdrawn, placed in a medical centrifuge and spun at a specific speed to separate the RBC’s from the plasma. A second centrifuge is then performed to isolate the Platelet Rich Plasma from the Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP). This second step is very important as it concentrates the platelets much more than the single centrifuge systems seen in the market. As PRP is processed from the patient’s own blood, there is no risk of allergy or rejection with this treatment.
Once the scalp is numb with local anesthesia, the prepared PRP will be injected throughout the thinning areas on the scalp. Microneedling using the Dermapen 3 is then performed by Dr. Brown to assure full application of the PRP and to stimulate the scalp.
The other exciting use for PRP is during a Neograft® Hair Transplant procedure. The PRP is used on the fresh grafts as adjuvant to the storage solution and also placed on the scalp over the recipient sites which were just made. Not only do we see a faster rate of growth for the transplanted follicles, but they appear to be thicker in diameter.
Platelets are key components in hard and soft tissue repair mechanisms. They provide the essential growth factors such as fibroblast growth factor (FGF), platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor (TGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). These numerous growth features are involved in stem cell migration, differentiation and proliferation. The stimulation of fibroblasts and endothelial cells induces new extracellular matrix deposition and neo-vascularization. Plasma is essential for cell survival as it contains nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes and proteins.
PRP works well in women and men. As thinning in women is due to a different mechanism than in men, usually only one PRP hair treatment is needed. In men, we recommend two treatments spaced eight weeks apart.
The Vampire Facial or Vampire Facelift procedure can be performed at the same time. This is another exciting use of PRP along with the Dermapen device to improve facial skin tone and appearance for a more youthful look. We can treat numerous conditions from wrinkles and blemishes to improving acne scarring.
If you're interested in Vampire Hair Growth, please call our Las Vegas office today at 702-260-7707 to schedule your free consultation. Dr. Brown serves clients in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada and nearby Nevada areas.