Vampire® Hair Regrowth
Are You Experiencing Thinning Hair?
40% of women experience hair loss by age 40! 85% of men have visible hair loss by age 50. Thinning hair is not caused by aging alone. Women in their 20s and 30s are losing hair more than ever before.
Having a healthy head of hair is important to self-esteem. Thinning hair can be devastating for women of any age. 89% of women report hair loss causes depression. The hardest part for women is not knowing why they are losing their hair.
Some hair loss, like that experienced with pregnancy, stress, and certain medications, may only be a temporary side effect. It is perfectly normal for a woman to lose some hair every day without resulting in thinning hair.
Hair loss that results in thinning is typically not temporary and should prompt a thorough evaluation with your physician.
There are several causes of Alopecia (Hair Loss):
- Hormone Imbalance
- Prescription medications
- Over-processing hair
- Lifestyle factors
The main type of hair loss in both women and men is Androgenic Alopecia, which is a genetic condition resulting in hair loss. In men, hair loss is characterized by a receding hairline, in the typical “M” distribution, as well as thinning and eventual baldness at the crown. Women experience a general thinning over the entire scalp (first noticing a widening of their part), with the most extensive hair loss at the crown.
Despite extensive research, the factors involved in female androgenic alopecia remain unknown.
You should make an appointment for a thorough exam and appropriate laboratory studies. Frequently, a discussion of your medical history and complete patient profile will reveal the cause behind your hair loss and the most effective treatment plan.
What is Vampire® Hair Restoration?
The Vampire® Hair Regrowth procedure uses your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injected into the scalp to encourage new hair growth. Effective forboth male and female pattern hair loss, Vampire® Hair Regrowth has also *regrown hair in alopecia areata, eyebrow hypotrichosis and other patient cases with non-hereditary hair loss.
How Does Vampire® Hair Regrowth Work?
The Vampire® Hair Regrowth treatment takes about 90 minutes to complete. First, a blood sample is obtained which is processed to remove the PRP. A local anesthetic is then administered to completely numb the scalp treatment area. The PRP is then administered via a series of injections over the full scalp or in a localized treatment.
*New hair growth can be seen as early as two months, but is typically evident between four to eight months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment. To date, results have been maintained without additional injections for up two years in many patients, but no long-term data is yet available to conclude that this hair growth is permanent.
What Types of Conditions Respond to the Vampire® Hair Restoration Treatment?
The Vampire® Hair Restoration technique is a valuable procedure in the treatment of hair loss for a number of causes including:
- Male Pattern Hair Loss – especially in the early stages of balding, or anytime there is a lot of miniaturized hair on the scalp
- Female Pattern Hair Loss – at all stages of hair loss
- Hypotrichosis (fine/reduced hairs) of the eyebrows or beard
- Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis
- Metabolic causes of hair loss – iron deficiency and medication induced hair loss
Dr. Runels, creator of the Vampire® PRP techniques explains the Alopecia Areata Vampire® Treatment: