Cutting Edge Breakthrough in Hair Growth: Selphyl/PRP
Hair loss and hair thinning are very real issues for so many of my patients – men and women, of all different ethnic backgrounds.
Most of my patients are not interested in surgery and its accompanying extensive recovery times. This is why I am so excited to announce that I am now offering an in-office, cutting edge, NON-SURGICAL treatment called Selphyl, which makes your hair thicker and fuller and prevents further hair loss.
The Selphyl procedure is based on “Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy” or “PRP.” I take a small sample of your own blood from your arm and then I place the blood sample in a centrifuge. The centrifuge works to separate the platelet rich plasma or “PRP” from the remaining blood.
The yellow plasma I remove from the centrifuge is rich in growth factors that will stimulate your hair to grow. In fact, each shaft of hair gets thicker as a result of the treatment, more hairs grow in for increased density, AND less hair falls out!
This treatment works equally effectively for men and women and for all ethnicities!
Your Virtual Appointment:
Our first step will be to assess whether you are a candidate for Selphyl.
I will advise you not to take Aspirin or Ibuprofen for ten days before your procedure and tell you that you should not drink alcohol for two days prior to the procedure.
The day of your procedure, you will want to come to the office well hydrated after having a light meal (without caffeine – don’t worry, keep reading). One of my awesome assistants will draw about 2 tsp (read: just a little bit) of blood from your arm, and then you can either go grab a coffee (phew!) or wait while we centrifuge the blood in order to separate the platelet and growth factor-rich plasma from the rest of the blood components.
I then clean the scalp in the areas where the hair is thinning with alcohol and use a tiny needle to inject little bits of this activated plasma into the area of the scalp where hair follicles grow.
After your appointment, I will give you specific care instructions for your hair including: (1) do not wash your hair for 24 hours, (2) do not swim for 3 days and (3) do not sit in a sauna, hot tub or Jacuzzi for 3 days following your treatment.
Although each patient is different based upon their goals and needs, I typically recommend a series of three treatments. These treatments are spaced out by one month intervals. After the third treatment, we wait for 8 weeks to assess whether any additional treatments are needed.
Cost: Approximately $1200 per treatment.
Side effects: The most common side effects are very mild! Because we are using your own blood, we minimize the risk of an allergic or adverse reaction. The most common side effects are mild irritation, swelling, bruising, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection sites which resolve after two days.
If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning and don’t want to have surgery, this might be an ideal treatment for you. The results have been very impressive and with such minimal downtime, you can get back to your life right away!