Forty percent of women experience hair loss by age 40, and 85% of men have visible hair loss by age 50. A healthy head of hair can be important, not only for your overall appearance but for your self-esteem as well. Thinning hair can be devastating for women of any age. Depression is seen in 89% of women who experience hair loss. It can take a real emotional toll, yet not everyone wants—or can afford—hair replacement surgery. Vampire Hair® restoration in Glastonbury, CT may be the answer!
The Vampire Hair® Treatment takes advantage of your body’s natural healing and tissue building abilities by using PRP (platelet-rich plasma). Platelets are special cells in the blood that contain a host of crucial growth factors and proteins that can stimulate hair growth.
We first apply a special numbing cream to the scalp. While the numbing cream is taking effect, we draw your blood (just like having a routine blood test). While you wait, we process your blood in our on-site laboratory to extract and concentrate the platelets to make the PRP. Once the PRP is ready, we then apply some special nerve blocks around the scalp to numb the target area(s) even more. Once you’re completely numb, we then inject a special mixture of vitamins under the scalp. The vitamins help supply nutrients for the new hair. Finally, we inject the PRP under the skin on the scalp where we want to stimulate new hair growth.
There is an increasing number of practices and clinics offering the Vampire Hair® Treatment procedure. But they're not all alike!
You need to be patient. It takes a LONG time for hair to regrow. It can be up to six months, even up to a year.
Most patients require a single PRP booster injection (not the entire series of 3 treatments) every 1-2 years or so depending on their individual response.
If you have been completely bald in a given area for 3 years or more, then this treatment will not work. There needs to be at least some active hair follicles that can be stimulated. So, the sooner you start treatment as your hair thins, the better your results will be. Also, if your hormones, such as testosterone, DHT, and estrogen, are out of balance, then we will need to optimize these first. Finally, smokers do poorly with ANY regenerative medicine treatment. This is because smoking decreases the amount of blood and oxygen (and therefore the number of nutrients) delivered to the skin and underlying tissues, and also cigarettes introduce a host of toxins and poisons into the body that adversely affects healing.