Hair Restoration in Toronto Using PRP
Why We Perform Hair Restoration
Hair loss happens to both men and women, and can cause a great deal of distress. Male and female pattern hair loss can be genetic, and both men and women can report hair thinning in their late twenties. In addition, both Drs. Beber and Zhong have seen many of their young breast cancer patients lose hair prematurally due to effect of chemotherapy or the anti-estrogen medications that they have to be on for the rest of their lives. In fact, one of the primary driving forces for the Beber Zhong Centre for skin and hair restoration is help provide a solution for this common problem that their breast cancer survivor patients have faced. Options, like prescription drugs, are often partially effective and carry the potential for unwanted side effects, especially in previous breast cancer patients where hormonal therapy is contraindicated. Surgical hair restoration like hair transplantation can be expensive and does not treat the underlying medical problems.
At the Beber Zhong Centre for Skin and Hair Restoration Toronto, we now provide both an effective, safe, and affordable method for you to regain your hair density back without surgery or harmful side effects. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair restoration involves injection of your own platelets into the vascular layer of your scalp surrounding your hair follicles.
The benefits of PRP for Hair Regrowth are numerous. Although the exact mechanism of action is poorly understood, the positive effects are real and long-lasting. It is thought that PRP promotes hair growth through the following mechanisms:
- Increases blood supply to the follicle
- Increases shaft size (thickness of the hair)
- Triggers and maintains the growth phase from dormant phase
- Decreases hair loss
What is the PRP Hair Restoration Procedure?
PRP Therapy is a hair loss treatment which involves multiple injections to the vascular layer of your scalp that restores miniaturized hair follicles that are in a dormant phase. The injection helps stimulates follicular progenitor cells to become healthier and larger, promoting thicker hair growth while reducing hair loss. These injections are performed only by the highly experienced and skilled plastic surgeons at the Beber Zhong Centre for Skin and Hair Restoration.
Whether you are male or female, suffering from hair loss from genetic causes or previous medical treatment, PRP therapy can stimulate hair to regrow and produce results.
Disclaimer: This is not the treatment of choice for those people who have had long-standing hair loss for many years or decades.
PRP scalp injections are extremely effective for people who have early signs of thinning and wish to reverse this unwanted appearance. However, the recommended treatment is 3-5 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Hair growth cycle takes 6 months, and therefore, it can take months before the results are readily appreciated after the last treatment session.
How does the PRP Hair Restoration Procedure Work?
Our procedure always begins with a consultation in which we provide a specialized assessment of hair loss and a recommendation for an appropriate procedure.
The blood is then spun through a centrifuge, leaving only the plasma that is rich in platelets and their growth factors. The highly concentrated platelets contain protein that promotes growth of cells and hair follicles, essential for stimulating hair restoration.
Once deposited into the vascular layer of your scalp, PRP works by nourishing and strengthening your own existing hair follicles. One reason for thinning hair is follicles with low hair density. PRP can actually activate follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells), to cause weak hair follicles to become healthier and larger, resulting in a more active hair growth.
The recommended treatment is 3-5 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart depending on your response and the degree of your hair thinning. New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 6-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.
Post-PRP Hair Restoration Regimen
Only at the Beber Zhong Centre for Skin and Hair Restoration, you are provided both a comprehensive and complimentary post-PRP hair restoration regimen.
We provide all of our patient complimentary SURETHIK® hair re-growth shampoo and conditioner products that will help maintain and promote the results of their PRP injection treatments.
SURETHIK® hair products have been uniquely formulated using our 30 years experience in the surgical and non-surgical hair loss industry. Extensive research and clinical trials have led to the formulation of SurThik products using the finest ingredients sourced from Switzerland & throughout Europe, Canada and the USA. Natural based extracts, proteins, botanicals and hair re-growth ingredients are featured in every product. All of the products are free from harmful alcohol, sulfates and parabens.