Hair restoration with natural growth factors is a non-surgical procedure used to promote hair growth and improve hair thickness in individuals experiencing hair loss or thinning. This technique involves the use of the patient’s own blood, which is processed to concentrate the platelets, growth factors, and other bioactive proteins present in the plasma.

The mechanism of action behind this type of hair restoration is believed to involve the growth factors present in the platelets stimulating the hair follicles, promoting hair growth, and improving hair thickness. While the therapy for hair restoration has gained popularity, its effectiveness can vary among individuals, and multiple treatment sessions may be needed to achieve

Here’s an overview of the procedure of hair restoration with natural growth factors

  1. Consultation: Dr. Dula will have a consultation to discuss your health and determine if you are a candidate for treatment. She will do a complete history and see if any labs are needed.
  2. Blood Collection: The procedure begins with the collection of a small amount of blood from the patient, usually from the arm, similar to a routine blood draw.
  3. Centrifugation: The collected blood is then processed in a centrifuge machine, which spins at high speeds to separate the various components of blood. During this process, the platelets and plasma are separated from the red blood cells.
  4. Growth Factor Extraction: Once the centrifugation is complete, the growth factor is extracted from the separated blood components. It contains a high concentration of platelets, which are rich in growth factors known to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration.
  5. Preparation of the solution: The extracted growth factor is then prepared for injection. Depending on the specific protocol used by the healthcare provider, it may be activated with calcium chloride or other agents to enhance its effectiveness.
  6. Injection into the Scalp: The prepared solution is injected directly into the scalp at targeted areas experiencing hair thinning or hair loss. The injections are typically administered using a fine needle and are distributed across the affected areas of the scalp.
  7. Microneedling into scalp: The prepared solution is then also used following microneedling, so both procedures stimulate hair regrowth and tissue formation of follicles
  8. Post-Treatment Care: After the treatments, patients are then advised to avoid washing their hair 24 hours and to refrain from vigorous physical activity for 2-3 days.
  9. How Many Appointments Are Needed? Appointments are recommended every 3 months for 1 year, then every 6 months then as needed