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Eclipse® Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Treatment For Hair Thickening

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A new hair loss treatment is giving hope to millions of people suffering from thinning hair. Eclipse® Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy can help regrow and thicken hair without surgery or drugs.

PRP For Hair Thickening

PRP relies on your own platelets. Your blood is drawn and placed in a machine, where the plasma is separated from the blood and injected directly into your scalp. The platelets contain growth factors that stimulate regrowth and the thickening of your hair follicles.

SAFE & EFFECTIVE

PRP is produced from your own blood, so there is little risk of side effects like rejection or an allergic reaction.

NO DOWNTIME

You can return to your regular routine immediately after a PRP treatment.

FAST RESULTS

Results may be visible as soon as three months after your first treatment.

Learn Why PRP is Right for You

Platelet-rich plasma treatment works well for both men and women whose thinning hair is caused by androgenic alopecia. This condition causes hair follicles to shrink, and a distinctive pattern of hair loss to occur.

 It is also useful in the treatment of crown thinning where a hair transplant isn’t appropriate. PRP may also be an option for people who cannot undergo a hair transplant or take medications like finasteride.

How Does PRP Work?

There are three steps in a PRP treatment. We will ensure your comfort at each point of the process and will track your progress after every session.

 Step 1: We take a small amount of blood from your arm (similar to when a doctor draws blood to test your cholesterol and such) using a customized Eclipse PRP® kit blood collection tube.

Step 2: The collected blood then goes into a centrifuge where it is spun at high speed. This separates out the various blood components. During this step, platelets are activated – which spurs the release of essential growth factors and signaling proteins. Those are the key components that make platelets so useful for stimulating scalp health.

 Step 3: A topical anesthetic is then applied to the scalp to ensure the patient’s comfort. Then the newly platelet-concentrated plasma is injected into hair follicles on the scalp. Specifically, it’s a series of injections spread over an area of thinning hair roughly ½ square inches to provide dense coverage.

 Treatments are typically performed monthly for the first 3-4 months, and then every 3 to 6 months thereafter. This schedule is optimal for stimulating hair growth factors and stem cells associated with reducing hair loss.

Why Choose PRP?
  • Effectiveness: PRP has been proven to combat hair loss in more than 70% of cases.
  • Inclusivity: Both men and women can benefit from PRP treatments, as can those who are unable to take finasteride or undergo a more invasive protocol.
  • Speed: A PRP treatment takes only 30-45 minutes. With the Eclipse PRP® kit, the blood draw takes just a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation. The time involved in the application varies based on the size of the area being treated.
  • Comfort: The procedure involves only minor discomfort and may even be completely painless.
  • Visible Results: Improvement in hair growth and thickness can be seen within 3-6 months, with full benefits in 6-9 months.
  • Safety: Eclipse® PRP is a very safe procedure with virtually no side effects since you are utilizing materials from your own body. Because PRP is produced from your own blood, there is minimized risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
  • No Downtime: PRP treatment has a short healing time, and you can return to your daily routine immediately.
  • Price: PRP is less expensive than hair transplant procedures.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - PRP FOR HAIR LOSS Q&A

What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma that contains approximately three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. In addition to the platelets, it contains growth factors and other bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing and hair growth.

What does the PRP treatment do?

PRP is used to halt or reverse miniaturization, the process that causes common baldness.

How does PRP work?

Your doctor uses PRP to stimulate the growth of follicles, thereby reversing the hair miniaturization (thinning hair) seen in androgenic alopecia (common baldness).

What are the benefits of treatment with PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma offers an additional way to stimulate hair growth, especially in people who cannot use other forms of treatment. For example, it may be useful if someone is not a candidate for a hair transplant, or cannot use finasteride. It is also useful in the treatment of crown thinning where a hair transplant may not be appropriate.

 

What is the treatment schedule?

If PRP hair loss therapy is appropriate, we can begin your treatment at the time of your consultation. We will administer the next two treatments at 6-week intervals. You will be asked to return 3 months later. At this visit (6 months from your first treatment) your response will be assessed. If you show improvement, follow-up treatments will be given twice yearly depending upon your progress.

When should I expect to see the results?

Patients usually see results in 3 to 6 months. However, the response time may be variable.

How long does PRP treatment take?

It’s done during a simple office visit; about 30-45 minutes.

Can I go back to my regular routine after the treatment?

Yes.

Will it work on a balding area?

It works best where there is existing thinning hair.

How well does the treatment work?

Platelet-rich plasma treatment is relatively new, but there is substantial anecdotal evidence that it is useful. We will be monitoring your progress with serial photographs to assess the results.

Will it work for me?

There is an individualized response to this treatment with a spectrum of effectiveness. It does not work in all cases. Patients are monitored to assess the benefits of therapy.

Is the treatment used in both men and women?

Yes

Is there a consultation fee?

Yes, before PRP treatment you will need to have an evaluation by the physician. The consultation fee will be applied to your first treatment.

Can I have a treatment at the time of the consultation?

If you are a candidate, the doctor may be able to perform the PRP procedure at the time of the consult. If the procedure cannot be performed at the time of consultation, you can schedule one very soon after. In either case, the consult fee will be deducted from your first treatment.

Will my head be sore afterwards?

You may have some very temporary soreness and swelling, but many patients experience nothing.

How many injections are done throughout the scalp?

It depends on the area. The doctor will determine this at the time of the treatment.

Are there any cons to having PRP treatment?

There is some inconvenience in that you need to have your blood drawn and there may be some temporary swelling in the treated area. Platelet-rich plasma seems to be extremely safe since we are using your own serum, but it is not successful in growing hair in all cases.

Will PRP work in other areas of the body?

We are only using platelet-rich plasma to treat hair loss on the scalp at this time.

How many treatments do I need?

Typically, we recommend at least three-four, then a maintenance treatment every 9-12 months or as needed.

How long does the PRP process take?

With the Eclipse PRP® kit, the blood draw takes just a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation. The time involved in the application varies based on which procedure is being performed.

How many PRP sessions are required?

Your medical professional can create a treatment plan based on your individual needs.

Can a PRP procedure be painful?

Eclipse PRP® is close to a physiologic pH, which means the product is less likely to cause a stinging or burning sensation. There may be some temporary discomfort or possible redness and inflammation at the application site. It is recommended you consult with your health care provider.

Is PRP safe?

Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from a patient’s own blood, there is minimized risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. Please refer to the Safety section on this page.

How much does PRP treatment for hair cost?

Each PRP therapy session will cost $600. It usually requires 3 to 6 sessions one month apart initially. Result should start to be evident at around 6 to 9 months.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma.

How does a provider collect PRP?

Step 1: Utilizing a specialized blood collection tube from the Eclipse PRP® kit, a practitioner draws a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.

Step 2: The tube is then placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from the other components of the blood.

Step 3: Once the platelets are concentrated into the plasma they can be applied to the patient. Activation causes platelets to release essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are responsible for the wound-healing process.

What are the growth factors and effects of Platelet Rich Plasma?

Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
Promotes angiogenesis, which is the physiological process involving the synthesis of new blood vessels.

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
An important signaling protein involved in both angiogenesis, promoting the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.

Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
Promotes angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization.

Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the application site. Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis and the formation of the extracellular mix, also known as fibrin mesh.

Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
Activates fibroblast differentiation. Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.

Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
Stimulates granulocyte and macrophage proliferation for the growth of healthy tissue and blood cells.

Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
Keratinocyte migration, differentiation, and proliferations may optimize conditions.

How long does the PRP process take?

With the Eclipse PRP® kit, the blood draw takes just a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation. The time involved in the application varies based on which procedure is being performed.

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“I think PRP is a breakthrough because it’s a natural substance that can regrow hair, with virtually no side effects, It’s also used to speed up the healing process in any procedure that disrupts the epidermis, such as a laser and micro-needling, and by orthopaedic surgeons for tendon injuries and bone recreation.”
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