Say Goodbye to Hair Loss with PRF
Did you know that 85% of men and 50% of women will deal with some type of hair loss over the course of their lives?1,2 If you're one of the many people affected by hair loss or thinning, PRF may be the solution you've been searching for! This cutting-edge treatment is revolutionizing the way we address hair thinning and loss.
We sat down with Lovely Laban GNP-C, MSN, the Founder and CEO of Skin by Lovely, to get answers to the most asked questions about hair restoration treatments using platelet-rich fibrin (PRF).
What is PRF for hair restoration?
Skin by Lovely’s PRF for Hair Restoration is a natural, safe, and effective way to restore hair growth and thickness. The treatment consists of drawing a patient’s blood, spinning the blood in a centrifuge, and then extracting the patient’s own platelets that are rich in growth factors to be re-injected into the scalp areas.
By using your own platelets, PRF jumpstarts dormant hair follicles and stimulates new hair growth. It also improves blood supply to the hair follicles and decreases inflammation, resulting in thicker and healthier hair. PRF is 100% natural.
Who is a good candidate for PRF Hair Restoration treatments?
Many of us suffer from factors that can cause excessive hair shedding and thinning of the hair. This includes stress, inflammation, inadequate nutrition, genetics, hormonal imbalances (including, but not limited to, thyroid imbalances, post and peri-menopausal patients as well as post-partum patients), and physical stressors such as harsh chemical hair treatments. PRF is a great way to help combat these stressors and give our hair the nutrients it needs to stimulate new and thicker hair!
While PRF is a safe and effective treatment for most individuals, there are a few circumstances where it may not be successful. Scarring alopecia, permanently inactive follicles, or skin that has grown over the follicles are examples where hair loss cannot be treated with PRF. In these cases, patients should consider hair transplant surgery.
When can a patient expect results from PRF?
Patients should expect to commit to at least three monthly PRF treatments, followed by three bi-monthly treatments, to see the best results. While it may take up to six months to see optimal hair growth, improvement in hair thickness and length is typically seen after the third month. With regular maintenance treatments and recommended supplements, patients can maintain a healthy amount of new hair growth.
Improvement in hair thickness and length is most commonly seen after the third month, but it can take up to six months for optimal growth to be seen.
Are PRF treatments permanent?
This treatment is a natural approach for treating hair thinning and does stimulate thicker and new hair growth. However, we normally shed hundreds of hairs a day, and this includes any new hair growth from PRF treatment.
Although the new hair growth is not “permanent,” by continuing maintenance treatments and our recommended Nutrafol supplements, we can help patients maintain a healthy amount of new hair growth.
How does PRF compare to surgical hair restoration options?
Compared to surgical hair restoration options, PRF is a more affordable and less invasive option that not only corrects but also maintains and prevents future hair thinning. And with minimal downtime, PRF Hair Restoration is an excellent choice for those looking to restore their hair without interrupting their daily routine.
What are the best supplements to support PRF for Hair Restoration treatments?
Nutrafol supplements help to address several root causes of hair thinning to adequately boost our hair restoration treatments. The supplements are from natural ingredients and help supply our body with adequate nutrients to fight stressors, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and other factors related to hair thinning.
Don't let hair loss hold you back any longer, take the first step towards fuller, healthier hair. If you're dealing with hair loss or thinning and want to learn more about PRF Hair Restoration, you can schedule a free consultation at Skin by Lovely to discuss whether this treatment is right for you.
Skin by Lovely’s expertly trained medical providers focus on only a handful of the safest and most effective FDA-approved treatments on the market today. “Whether this is your first injectable procedure, or you’ve gotten them for years, our team will ensure that you are comfortable and prepared every step of the way. We serve a wide variety of patients and from the moment they enter our clinical spaces, it is important to us that everyone feels welcomed and embraced in an atmosphere that will help them feel beautiful,” says Skin by Lovely founder and Medical Director, Lovely Laban MSN, GNP-C.
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