What is a Vampire Hair Restoration®?
Vampire Hair Restoration® uses PRP Therapy to combat hair loss and thinning hair in men and women in a procedure that uses injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood. A Vampire Hair Restoration® at the Urban Aesthetix Clinic can naturally thicken existing hair and encourage the growth of new hair – without the need to undergo surgery for a hair transplant.
PRP has been an alternative to surgery in regenerating skin tissue in wound healing, orthopaedics, ENT, neurosurgery and maxillofacial surgery by promoting safe and natural healing. The technique in non-surgical aesthetics was first used by Dr Charles Runels, creator of the Vampire FaceLift®.
PRP in a Vampire Hair Restoration® is used to treat thinning patches on the scalp or bald patches as it stimulates dormant hair follicles, encouraging them to start growing again.
Blood platelets contain growth factors that stimulate collagen synthesis, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration. Plasma contains fibrinogen, a protein that catches platelets at a wound site to form a clot. Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy is therefore a completely natural way for your skin to rejuvenate and repair since it uses your own blood and your body’s own healing powers in inducing tissue growth.
An amount of blood is drawn, just like in a blood test, and spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets and plasma from the other components of blood. The PRP is usually then activated with calcium (chloride or gluconate) to trick the platelets into thinking that they are in the body and the body has been injured.
The PRP is then injected multiple times in your scalp with a tiny needle, creating the equivalent of mini-wounds. Nerve blocks are used for pain free treatment. Multi-potent stem cells already in your skin therefore become activated ‘believing’ that new and younger tissue is needed. As a result, new tissue that includes new collagen is grown, new fatty tissue is produced for skin smoothness and new blood vessels (neovascularisation) are formed to increase blood flow for better quality skin.