PRF HAIR RESTORATION – Brockton, MA
PRF is the newest, most innovative and advanced non-surgical hair restoration treatment. PRF leverages the amazing cellular regeneration of stem cells to reverse both male and female pattern hair loss, restore hair of the beard or eyebrows, and treat thinning hair resulting from iron deficiency, metabolic causes and medication. Stem cells have been used in in regenerative medicine to restore joints for more than a decade. Now this revolutionary technology has been harnessed to reverse hair loss and restore thicker, fuller hair on the head, eyebrows or beard.
Dr. Vikas Merchia MD is among the first and only physicians in the greater Boston area to offer non-surgical, state-of-the-art PRF stem cell hair restoration treatments. Schedule a consultation to see if PRF hair loss therapy is right for you.
How PRF Hair Loss Treatment Works
Baldness, hair loss and thinning hair occurs when the hair follicles stop producing healthy hair shafts. This can be the result of aging, heredity, pregnancy, medication, iron deficiency or even an underlying disease or autoimmune disorder. PRF (plasma extracted from the patient’s own blood) contains concentrated levels of “growth factors,” stem cells and fibrin – which heal and repair the inactive or dormant hair follicles.
During PRF hair loss treatment, the patient’s own blood is drawn just like a simple blood test. The blood is then centrifuged to separate out the PRF (“Platelet Rich Fibrin”). The concentrated PRF is then re-injected back into the patient’s scalp in the areas of hair loss – either through microneedling or injection.
This then stimulates the dormant hair follicles, 100% naturally triggering hair regrowth, and increasing the thickness of the new individual hair shafts being produced.
How PRF Hair Loss Treatment Works
PRF is extracted from the patient’s own blood, so it is 100% natural and contains no additives. This makes the treatment extremely safe, with no risk of allergic reaction and very little risk of infection or complication.
PRF is short for “Platelet Rich Fibrin”. The PRF plasma or “serum” contains fibrin, stem cells, white blood cells, and an even higher concentration of growth factors than PRP. PRF is the next generation of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) hair restoration. In addition to having more growth factor than PRP, PRP does not contain fibrin, stem cells or white blood cells like PRF does – all of which both contribute to tissue regeneration.
The stem cells in the PRF are “undifferentiated” cells that literally morph into the cells needed to repair the follicles, to restore their functioning and regrow hair. The fibrin in PRF acts as a kind of cellular “scaffolding” that serves to keep the growth factors and stem cells in the injection area around the follicles. This keeps these regenerative substances from diffusing away from where they are needed. As a result, more growth factor is released, for a longer period of time, to more effectively heal the follicles.
While results vary from person to person, typically four consecutive treatments spaced a month apart are needed to treat hair loss. A customized schedule of maintenance treatments will be recommended for the patient’s unique needs. And, after a year, maintenance frequency can be reduced, based on the patient.
Dr. Merchia will apply some topical numbing cream to make the PRF injections more comfortable for you. And while patients may experience some soreness after the procedure, this doesn’t last long – so there is no real “downtime” after the procedure.
PRF hair loss treatment is much less expensive and far less painful than hair restoration surgery. And, because it is 100% natural, there are not the risks of surgery, and there is no long recovery period. Additionally, with PRF hair loss treatments, your hair will grow in naturally – and no one will know you’ve had anything done!