According to statistics, millions of people experience hair loss. If you’re one of them, chances are you’re looking for a solution that meets your needs. Natural Growth Factor therapy is an emergent treatment that has quickly developed a proven track record of success.
Natural Growth Factors are organic substances that have long been advocated for their ability to facilitate tissue regeneration and wound healing. Every person has the substance in their blood, making it safe and convenient. Growth factors are obtained through a simple blood draw and centrifuge (spinning) process. Centrifugation of the blood separates the needed growth factors from red blood cells and other products.
There are epithelial growth factors and vascular growth factors, as well as fibroblast and connective tissue growth factors. As each type of growth occurs, vital processes are triggered, including inflammation, blood vessel regeneration, tissue remodeling, and cell proliferation.
Natural growth factor treatments for hair loss stimulates hair follicle activity. Inactive follicles may be prompted to return to an active phase of hair growth. Injections of growth factors into the scalp may also help newly implanted hair follicles enter their active phase. Growth factors play a role in this process.
Growth factors can be introduced into scalp hair follicles in two ways.
Microneedling is one technique that creates micro wounds in superficial tissue. Afterwards, growth factors are applied topically so they can penetrate the scalp. During the healing process, the microchannels begin to close, but not before stimulating nutrients are absorbed.
Another technique for restoring hair with natural growth factors is to inject growth factor serum directly into the scalp. An anesthetic is applied to the head to numb the superficial tissues. To separate growth factors from red blood cells, we spin the blood after drawing blood in a centrifuge, a piece of equipment. The scalp is then injected with the appropriate injections.
Activating dormant growth cycles through the injection of growth factors into dormant hair follicles stimulates a regenerative process. To achieve optimal results, most patients require a series of treatments.
The first step of the injection treatment is a brief blood draw that takes less than a minute. During the second step of centrifugation, a topical numbing medication is applied to the scalp. Injections are placed every half inch across the area of thinning during treatment. The entire process typically takes under thirty minutes.
Generally, there is no downtime after the natural growth factor hair treatment. The injections stimulate the inflammatory cascade that repair tissue, so patients should avoid taking anti-inflammatory medicines during the procedure. After injections, our staff will discuss appropriate medications or strategies to minimize discomfort.
For natural growth factor hair restoration to be successful, consistency is crucial. In most cases, treatments are scheduled on a monthly basis for a couple of months. It usually takes two to three months for patients to notice improvements. Based on the individual’s response and results, injections are repeated every three to six months after the initial series of treatments.
Natural growth factors are a promising hair restoration product for several reasons. Growth factors come from blood; they are completely organic. The treatment is safe, convenient, and effective. Hair restoration surgery and medications such as Minoxidil can both be combined with natural growth factors as a form of treatment.
For patients with crown and hairline alopecia resulting from androgenic hormones, natural growth factors may be an appropriate treatment option. Growth factor treatments may also be beneficial for women with alopecia and diffuse thinning.
There is very little risk of complications associated with growth factor hair treatments. There may be minor discomfort at the injection sites, itching, swelling, and a dry scalp as side effects.
It has long been believed that hair loss is a normal part of aging. It doesn’t have to be. Natural growth factor treatments have demonstrated promising results for people who want to improve the volume and density of their hair. Discover how natural growth factor treatments can restore your hair. Contact us to schedule your consultation.