Natural Rejuvenation / Hair Restoration
Men and women alike often experience hair loss or thinning hair. Through a combination of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy) & Nano-Fat Transfer, we can naturally provide hair restoration in Chicago, IL.
Hair loss can be caused by many factors from genetics, stress, diet or the environment. While androgenic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness) is by far the most common form of hair loss, several hundred diseases have hair loss as a primary symptom. Latest research shows high concentrations of PRP injected into the scalp in the area of loss stimulates growth and density. Further, research has shown that even one session of Nano-Fat injection into the scalp has resulted in new hair growth for up to 12 months.
Dr. Mary has extensive knowledge and experience using the regenerative properties of your own fat. Many of her non-surgical solutions involve harnessing your body's own natural ability to heal.
For hair restoration, Dr. Mary prefers to use both nano-fat transfer and PRP for best results.
Naturally regrow your own
A simple 30 minute in office procedure is performed to extract a small amount of your own fat. The fat is then processed to yield Nano Fat containing a high concentration of stem cells.
Stem cells are known as "pluripotential" cells. What that means is that they are able to transform into any kind of cell. Stem cells can differentiate into bone, fat, nerves, blood, collagen, skin cells or other organs depending upon where they are injected. The stem cells in the hair follicles are integral in regeneration. Your own fat cells are one of the best sources of stem cells. In fact, it is exciting to know that your age does not affect the viability of stem cells.
We can harvest small amounts of fat from anywhere on your body, process the fat and immediately inject the Nano Fat into the thinning areas on your scalp to generate new hair growth.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP uses your own blood platelets to stimulate hair growth where you are thinning.
Platelets contain large amounts of growth factors which stimulate your body's natural healing capacity. PRP harnesses that power to promote hair growth when follicles are present.
Your blood is taken in office and processed to produce PRP. Not all PRP is alike. We use a system that is capable of giving us an extremely high concentration of platelets. The PRP is then injected into the area of hair loss and thinning.
When done expertly, this procedure is very easily tolerated and has no negative after effects or downtime. You can return to normal activity immediately.
Our protocol for restoration uses Nano Fat and PRP in a series of 3-4 treatments. New hair growth is noticeable within months and continues for 12 months. We like to repeat one treatment/year to continue positive results.
*PRP promotes hair growth when follicles are present. People with extreme hair loss or non-existent follicles are generally not candidates for this treatment.