Thinning hair and going bald is a part of life for many and is a natural occurrence that happens to both men and women as they age. While the stigma for men of being bald is not as harsh as it used to be thanks to many high-profile celebrities who sport a hairless head, it’s still a source of embarrassment and emotional distress for many men and women. Whether it’s the result of genetics or a medical condition, the loss of hair can be a significant source of stress.
At Avalon Laser, we understand that thinning and balding hair is an aesthetic concern for many. That’s why we offer a state-of-the-art medical treatment to address this issue. Led by Dr. Reza Tirgari, we offer the Avalon Hair ReStore treatment to help restore the remaining hair you have and stimulate the growth of hair. By using the Selphyl® PRFM System, we can address your concerns about thinning hair and help to revive your confidence in the way you look.
If you’d like to learn more about the Avalon Hair ReStore treatment, please fill out the form on this page or give us a call at 800-896-1138 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We proudly provide services to those who live in San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar, and other nearby areas of California.
How Does Avalon Hair ReStore Work?
For hair restoration, we use the Selphyl® PRFM System. This revolutionary new system takes conventional platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment to a new level. PRP has been in use in various medical treatments for nearly a decade as it’s shown to have restorative properties. PRP has generally been used in areas of medicine such as orthopedic medicine and reconstructive surgery to aid in the healing process after procedures.
The system Selphyl® uses creates a platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), which enables the platelets to be maintained longer at the injection site. This means that the benefits of PRP are experienced for longer periods, helping the regenerative, restoration, and growth factor processes to work more for you over a longer period of time.
This prolonged-release stimulates the stem cells, dermal cellular survival, and angiogenesis, which is a physiological process where new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels. It’s these factors that help hair increase in thickness and the survival of hair follicles. This treatment has shown to be a viable alternative to hair transplant surgery for those who suffer from mild to moderate hair loss and thinning. However, for more severe cases of hair loss, surgery may need to be considered.
The benefits of this system for hair restoration include:
- Non-surgical treatment
- No scarring
- Pain-free treatment
- No recovery time needed
- Much less cost compared to surgery
- Quicker results (surgical hair restoration often suggests one year for final results)
- No temporary hair loss post-surgery
Because the PRFM used is taken from your own blood, there is virtually no risk of side-effects or allergic reaction to treatment. However, as with any injectable treatment, there are some minor effects that individuals may experience at the site of injection. This may include:
- Temporary, mild irritation
- Minor swelling, itching, and/or bruising
- Temporary discoloration
Because there is no risk for side-effects, Avalon Hair ReStore treatment with the Selphyl® PRFM System can be used for nearly anyone experienced thinning and balding, although, it’s recommended to have a thorough consultation with our doctor to determine if this treatment is right for your type and severity of hair loss.
The Avalon Hair ReStore Procedure
The whole procedure is relatively quick, with each session generally only taking up to one hour. Once it’s been decided that the Avalon Hair ReStore treatment is right for your needs, your appointment will begin with the doctor drawing a small amount of your own blood which is placed in a collection tube with separating gel. This is then placed in a centrifuge to extract the platelet-rich plasma from the red and white blood cells. Once this occurs, the PRP then sits for a short period with a solution of calcium chloride to create the PRFM.
After the PRFM is ready, the doctor will use a topic anesthetic on your scalp to temporarily numb the area being injected. The PRFM is then injected into the target areas.
Depending on the level of hair thinning and loss, a series of three treatment sessions roughly four to six weeks apart may be needed to complete the restoration process. After the final injection, it may take anywhere from three to six months to see visible results.
After the procedure, it’s recommended that you refrain from massaging or aggressively rubbing your head for at least 72 hours. This also includes taking precautions to gently wash your hair and trying not to sleep on the treated areas during this time to fully allow the matrix of PRFM to release into your scalp.
Contact Our San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon Today
Dr. Reza Tirgari has been a leader in cosmetic surgery in the San Diego area and has extensive experience helping people look and feel their best. He’s happy to provide this treatment to those suffering from mild to moderate hair loss and while other facilities offer PRP treatments, only Avalon Laser offers the advanced Selphyl® PRFM System for your hair restoration.
If you’d like to learn more about this treatment and how it may help you, please give us a call at 800-896-1138 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We proudly provide services to those who live in San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar, and other nearby areas of California.