hair restoration in West Bloomfield
Vampire® Hair Treatment
Natural solutions to hair loss.
Hair loss can be devastating for both men and women.
Cratus Medical Vitality Institute in West Bloomfield often sees patients experiencing hair loss as either a side effect of poor diet and circulation, or as an unrelated genetic condition. The revolutionary Vampire® Hair Restoration procedure uses your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injected into the scalp to encourage new hair growth. The application of PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more vigorous hair growth. Follicular progenitor cells become activated, and PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid development of new blood vessels and localized cell growth.
What it Treats
- Increases blood supply to the follicle
- Increase shaft size (thickness)
- Triggers and maintains the growth phase
- Controls hair growth cycle
- Decrease hair loss
How it Works
After an initial consultation regarding hair restoration we will schedule an appointment for a day and time that works best for you.
The Vampire® Hair Regrowth and restoration treatment we offer at our Michigan clinics takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes to complete. First, we draw blood from your arm, which is then centrifuged to produce the PRP. We then administer a local anesthetic to completely numb the scalp treatment area. We are then able to inject PRP into the scalp to encourage hair growth. PRP contains numerous growth factors which promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. The body reacts to the treated cells just like it does to a wound and immediately starts repairing the tissue. This builds the underlying tissue with tightening, smoothing, and increased blood flow that makes hair regrow.
What to Expect
There is no real downtime or noticeable effects of the procedure.
We ask that patients refrain from washing their hair the day of the injection, but can resume as normal the following day. The majority of patients do not need any pain medication; for those that do, you can easily manage any pain with non-narcotic pain relievers such as Tylenol. Some patients occasionally experience mild swelling of the forehead for one to two days after injections. This is normal and will typically resolve in 48 hours. We do recommend avoiding vigorous activity until the swelling is gone.
A series of 3 to 6 treatments each spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, is typically recommended for optimal hair restoration. The effect may start in as little as a week. But it may take at least 6 months to see noticeable results.