Time to Ditch the Rogaine®: Hair Stimulation & Restoration With Exosomes or PRP

When you experience hair loss, your self-esteem can suffer, affecting your entire disposition. Both men and women dealing with thinning hair often seek out treatment because this problem is so difficult to hide. There are 4 options most people will choose from: hair pieces, hair transplants, topical solutions, and hair restoration with exosomes or platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Hair Transplants

While a hair transplant guarantees results, it’s a serious surgical procedure that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Recovery time alone can take several weeks, and patients will have areas of shaved hair and many restrictions, like sleeping in an uncomfortable, propped-up position. Those who aren’t scared away from the surgery itself often decide to go with another option after they learn the cost of the procedure. Depending on the severity of baldness, hair transplants can cost anywhere between $4,000 and $15,000 per procedure, out-of-pocket. Continual hair loss may require additional surgical sessions.

Minoxidil (Rogaine®)

Those who are searching for a more affordable option will often choose a topical solution such as FDA-approved Rogaine which is available in oral and topical forms. Unfortunately, this product don’t always work, especially in areas that have gone completely bald. Some people who use topical solutions for hair loss experience less-than-appealing side effects such as acne and irritation around the treated area. Even though the upfront cost is relatively low compared to other options, payments can add up over time. Perhaps the biggest deterrent: topical solutions only work while they are being actively used.

Propecia (Finasteride)

Propecia, which uses the active ingredient finasteride, is also used to treat male pattern hair loss (in men only) through an oral medication that reduces DHT—a steroid hormone that can cause hair loss. Most users start to see results after at least 3 months of daily use, but results reverse within a year if use is stopped.

Hair Restoration With Exosomes or PRP

A happy medium between a hair transplant, topical solutions, and oral medication is hair restoration with exosomes or PRP. This nonsurgical hair loss treatment requires no downtime and provides a natural solution to balding.

How Does exosomes or PRP Therapy Work and Why Do I Recommend It?

Exosomes are cell-free solutions containing significant number of growth factors and cytokines that can stimulate hair growth with a single treatment session.  PRP therapy works by injecting or massaging your own platelet-rich plasma into your scalp to stimulate new hair growth and a more robust hair shaft and requires usually at least 6 sessions per year.   As a clinical investigator for alternative methods of hair stimulation, I recommend it because it’s the only solution to baldness that will offer natural results without the risks or drawbacks that come with surgery.

What’s Involved With Exosome or PRP Therapy?

Exosomes are prepared under strict FDA guidelines and regulations and delivered in a frozen state in vials of 1cc, 2cc, and 5cc. After a 5 minute thaw, the solution is ready for usage as an intradermal injections over the thin areas of the scalp.  At this time, investigators and consultants believe that a single session of exosomes will stimulate mature terminal hair growth that is capable of lasting about 2.5 years.  As a consultant, we are under preparation for a multicenter Investigational Review Board study on the saftey and efficacy of exosome treatments.   

PRP therapy is done by first drawing the patient’s blood. After the blood is placed into a centrifuge, it will separate from the platelet-rich plasma, which is then injected or infused into the scalp. Treatments can take anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes, and most patients require 4 sessions to achieve optimal results.

At Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center, we perform hair restoration for Los Angeles residents by using 1 or 2 methods. We either inject cell-free exosomes or  platelet-rich plasma into the scalp.  Microneedling on the scalp is performed after either injections to further stimulate the hair follicles to grow.  

Schedule Exosomes or PRP Hair Restoration Today

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