prp hair loss treatment Toronto
Drawing platelet rich plasma from the patient’s own blood and then reinjecting it into the scalp is a method of promoting hair growth that harnesses the body’s own natural cells to counteract the hair loss process.
Thinning hair is a source of embarrassment for many adults, both men and women alike, and it can be difficult to decide which treatment option is best for you. Dr. Ashlin Alexander takes pride in going above and beyond in his commitment to producing truly natural-looking results, while other physicians may be content with an automated, mechanical process that leaves your hairline looking unnaturally even.
In addition to FDA-approved medications and surgical options for combating hair loss, he is proud to offer a new, cutting-edge treatment that harnesses the body’s own natural growth properties to stimulate hair production: platelet rich plasma.
PRP hair loss treatment in Toronto is ideal for treating male pattern hair loss, in addition to female pattern hair loss or other facial hair loss (i.e. beard or eyebrow transplant in Toronto). If you are looking to achieve natural results from a hair, eyebrow or beard transplant, feel free to reach out to Dr. Alexander and ask about his PRP hair loss treatment options.
The Science Behind Platelet Rich Plasma
The human body is equipped with a complex system for repairing injuries and replacing old and dying tissue. Our blood contains stem cells that can develop into connective tissues as needed, as well as essential and specific growth factors that promote growth, regeneration, and healing. When blood is separated in a centrifuge to isolate platelet-rich plasma (PRP), these factors are present in higher concentrations.
Although the use of PRP in treating hair loss is a relatively recent development, the efficacy of which has yet to be thoroughly studied.
PRP therapies have been used for decades in addressing skin regeneration and wound healing. They have also been shown to be effective in various fields, including:
- Plastic surgery
- Oral surgery
- Sports medicine
The idea of using PRP to treat hair loss is that the growth-stimulating properties of the plasma may be able to induce activity in previously inactive hair follicles, jump-starting the body’s natural methodology of producing hair.
Because the use of PRP in treating hair loss is such a recent development, few substantiated claims can be made regarding its efficacy, though early data suggests that as many as 50% of patients treated using PRP may experience some positive benefit.
All PRP is not equal. Dr. Alexander uses the most technologically advanced PRP system on the market. This delivers approximately 5X the concentration of PRP that the majority of PRP systems produce. While not every patient responds to PRP treatment, the Regen Lab system is the best PRP Toronto has to offer and gives the highest possible outcome. Rather than superficial gun-delivered PRP injection techniques which do not penetrate to the level of the hair shaft and supporting tissue for hair growth, your PRP treatment will be delivered precisely.
This is the difference that FACE Toronto PRP injection treatment gives our patients. You will be given honest advice on whether PRP injections may be an ideal procedure for you as well as advice on other options to stabilize and encourage better hair growth.
PRP for hair restoration is not a substitute for hair transplant, however, it can be a great choice for patients with earlier stage hair loss, women with hair loss, and patients who are already undergoing hair transplantation in order to optimize their results.
The Regen Lab System & PRP Hair Loss Treatment
Because delivering the highest possible concentrations of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) directly to your scalp is vital to harnessing your body’s regenerative power and stimulating the natural process of fighting hair loss, we are proud to offer the Regen Lab System.
This next-generation technology is the gold standard for creating the highest concentrations of PRP on the market. The system is used with a natural, successful non-surgical process for hair restoration in Toronto. You get powerful, concentrated natural proteins that trigger your body to produce new hair. It is proprietary technology with a precise platelet sensor and automation that delivers high yield PRP consistency. With this system, we know what we are delivering and you know what you are getting. Shopping mall spa PRP treatments using needle gun devices give low-yield PRP concentrations and inconsistent delivery. Why waste your time? We believe in getting the job done right and we stand by the high standards the Regen Lab System provides.
How the Process Works for the Patient
When you undergo PRP therapy for hair loss, the first step will be drawing some of your blood, typically from the arm, just as would normally be done by your primary care physician to perform lab tests.
The blood is then processed in a sterile centrifuge, a rapidly spinning piece of machinery that separates the blood into its different components — one of which will be platelet rich plasma. The doctor will most likely administer some sort of local numbing medication to your scalp in order to minimize discomfort, before reinjecting the PRP into the scalp.
How long does PRP hair loss treatment take?
The entire process takes roughly 60-90 minutes, and any discomfort experienced is minimal. Because PRP therapy is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment option, no scarring will occur, and you will be able to drive yourself home immediately after the procedure.
Results typically begin to become visible roughly 4-6 months after the initial treatment, and it is generally recommended to undergo subsequent treatments every 3-4 months to maximize results. PRP can be used on its own or in conjunction with other treatment modalities to minimize or reverse hair loss in healthy adults. Try arguably the best PRP hair loss treatment Toronto has to offer.
PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
Updated March 26th, 2020
After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we decided to close the practice until at least April 7th. We will need to reassess closer to this date to determine whether or not we can open at that time or if we must remain closed a while longer.
Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.
Effective immediately the following will occur:
- All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until at least April 7th.
- The office will be staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
- We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
- Surgeries will be rescheduled.
We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.
We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the Ministry of Health and Public Health. These include:
- Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
- All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to FACE if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
- Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
- We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
- Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
- Social distancing and social isolation are also critically important. Please stay home if you can!
Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not rest until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to answer your questions.
Looking forward to moving past this and being able to continue to help our patients look and feel their best!