As we age, there are a number of different parts of life we must all get used to, and inevitable aspects that simply must accept. These aspects of life include things like impaired hearing, wrinkles and fine lines, and for many, especially men, the loss of our hair. According to Dr. Richard Swift, the best plastic surgeon New York City has to offer, studies have shown that nearly 80 million men and women across America suffer from a hereditary hair loss condition known as alopecia. Alopecia is an interesting condition as it can affect every hair on your body, or even just one single on from your scalp. While this condition is obviously more prevalent in adults, it can actually happen in some younger persons as well, albeit quite rare, and the younger we are the less it truly matters as we tend to replace hair at a much faster rate – even if we were to lose 100 hairs per day throughout the main years of our lives they will be replaced, however as we age, at some point the replacement hairs will simply stop coming in. this form of hair loss can be either permanent or temporary due to variety of different causes. However, one of the best methods of treating hair loss and improving the strength and overall health of your existing hairs is through Selphyl hair restoration, or Selphyl PRP hair restoration. This method works by using a process known as PRP therapy or platelet rich plasma therapy. Platelet rich plasma is a natural method in which we are able to separate two parts of our blood – one being the platelet-rich plasma, rich in stem cells and protein growth factors and the other being the remnants of the blood. Using the platelet-rich plasma, we are able to help patients to combat hair loss – to find out how, read more about Selphyl hair restoration below.
When it comes to Selphyl PRP hair restoration, the first thing we must understand is that it makes use of PRP therapy in order to strengthen the existing hair follicles, and reinvigorate the hair follicles that were seemingly dormant for a number of years at a time. PRP therapy is a three-step process – the patients blood is drawn, processed and then injected into the scalp. According to Dr. Swift, the best plastic surgeon New York City has in practice, PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft, and with the blood comes things like oxygen, other nutrients and the specialized stem cell growth factors that natural help to improve our hair follicles and cells all throughout the body in fact. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications. When it comes to the Selphyl hair restoration method, Selphyl creates a specialized form of PRP known as PRFM in order to treat alopecia. PRFM is short for platelet-rich fibrin matrix – a regular form of PRP however, with an added rejuvenation ability through the addition of a specific amount of calcium chloride. Not only is this method great for hair restoration but it is very helpful t improve things like acne scars, hyperpigmentation, facial rejuvenation and much more. The fibrin matrix creates a scaffold to localize platelets to the site of injection and allows for sustained growth factor release, migration of stem cells and reservoir for regenerative signaling.
How Does PRP Hair Restoration Work?
In order to help patients understand the process behind PRP hair restoration its important to go step by step with thorough detail. Firstly, the fact is that according to Dr. Swift, the best plastic surgeon New York City has to offer, that by using PRFM by selphyl as opposed to traditional PRP, we are able to create growth factors that sustain their growth phase for a longer and much stronger time period – as well as to ensure that it is not only more effective, but it is able to cover a much wider distance than it otherwise would be able to, with just traditional PRP. In order to understand the full PRP hair restoration process however, you must follow these steps.
· Step 1: Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities). In this instance however, rather than a traditional centrifuge, it will be treated with Selphyl’s device in order to create the fibrin matrix using the addition of calcium chloride to the compound PRP.
· Step 2: Generally, the blood is separated into 3 layers red blood cells, platelet-rich plasma, and platelet-poor plasma.
· Step 3: It is then injected into the scalp along areas most in need of regrowth.
The thing to understand is that the majority of the hair follicles are often still able to grow hair they are just somewhat dormant – and therefore by using PRP or PRFM, we are able to reinvigorate those follicles and ensure that they begin to grow again. Plus, the hair that has begun to grow thinner, and is far less healthy, will become stronger and healthier overall as a result. For more information on Selphyl PRP Hair Restoration NYC, be sure to contact Dr. Richard Swift today.