Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness, our Hair Restoration Procedure is believed to be a truly beneficial way to reverse hair loss for both men and women. Our Hair Restoration Procedure is not a hair transplantation procedure. Instead, it is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive hair regeneration procedure that will allow you to naturally re-grow your own hair by stimulating dormant or injured follicles. The Hair Restoration Procedure doesn’t move hair follicles around on the head; instead, it seeks to regenerate and rejuvenate follicles in place.
In many cases, follicles appear dead because they are no longer producing hair. In fact, these follicles may simply be non-productive, injured or otherwise dormant, compromised, sick, or dying; recent studies indicate that within five, and even up to eight years after a follicle has become non-productive, it may still remain alive. Current clinical studies indicate that the Hair Restoration Procedure can bring many, and in some cases most, follicles back to full or near-full productivity. The Hair Restoration Procedure works by utilizing leading-edge Regenerative Medicine technologies that restore the ability of weak or non-productive follicles to produce vibrant new hair, reversing thinning or receding hair and returning existing and once lost hair to its youthful, rejuvenated, full thickness.
The search for the treatment by Dr. Arbella Sarkis at Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness was spurred on by some incredible statistics clearly demonstrating the emotional, social, and economic toll hair loss plays on our self-worth and well-being. These statistics underscore the importance of this procedure currently under clinical study. According to a July 26, 2012 study performed by Relevant Research, Inc., sponsored by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery:
- 35 Million men in the US are experiencing hair loss,
- 21 Million women in the US are experiencing hair loss,
- 47% of hair loss sufferers would spend their life savings to regain a full head of hair,
- 60% of hair loss sufferers would rather have more hair than money or friends,
- 30% of hair loss sufferers would give up sex if it meant they would get their hair back.
Our Hair Restoration Procedure is a proprietary blend of advanced medical technologies in which some of the components are employed in new, creative, off-label ways at Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness in Los Gatos, CA. Seeing the lives of patients who regain even some of their hair after just one treatment brings us our greatest reward, as we see desperation and hopelessness overtaken by hope, exuberance, higher self-esteem, and greater self-confidence. When the Hair Restoration Procedure exceeds expectations as it does in most cases when hair loss has been within a few years, the energy, joy, and additional rewards our patients experience is boundless.
HOW IS OUR HAIR RESTORATION PROCEDURE DIFFERENT?
The Hair Restoration Procedure works by providing a fusion combination of Regenerative Medicine techniques, Hormonal and Metabolic balance and when appropriate, autoimmune system healing and correction.
For example, long-term follicular immunity from many conditions such as dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that causes most genetic male pattern hair loss in the first place. It allows patients to both regain their hair in the treatment area, but also gain long-term retention of remaining hair within the treatment area.
Moreover, patients with recent hair loss due to factors such as chemotherapy, hormonal imbalance and autoimmune system imbalance may see up to a 70% restoration of hair which had not grown back naturally. Our Hair Restoration Procedure can under the right circumstances not only enhance the speed of return of the lost hair, but achieve near full return of hair in these cases.
Individuals who have recently begun losing hair have experienced greater enhancement results because the treated follicles are in the early stages of compromise or dying.
The secret behind the Hair Regeneration Procedure is the fusion of the body’s own healing process combined with state-of-the-art medications, biologics, techniques, and medical experience. The basic elements of the Hair Regeneration Procedure include, but are not limited to:
- Utilizing the natural wound healing components of platelet rich plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood;
- Processing your own PRP into High Density PRP (HD-PRP) to begin wound healing;
- Combining the HD-PRP with a specific proprietary cocktail of state-of-the-art medications and biologics when desired, to form a highly robust, regenerative healing medicinal cocktail;
- Carefully injecting the custom-blended cocktail into the target area using a proprietary medical methodology;
- Medically stimulating the scalp to “jump-start” the regenerative healing process and rejuvenate the scalp and follicles, thereby developing a favorable environment for follicular cell regeneration and thus enabling your hair to begin to grow once more.
The carefully-formulated wound healing cocktail is intended to heal both the scalp and each compromised or possibly dying follicle in the treatment area. The treatment does not work in areas where follicles are already dead or completely absent or too much scarring has occurred. However, if a follicle is just barely hanging on to life, it is possible the HD-PRP Procedure can reverse the damage and, within 2-6 months, create a fully viable hair-producing follicle that is once again able to produce one or more strands of hair as it did prior to becoming compromised.
Please visit our PRP Hair Regeneration page to learn more: PRP Hair Regeneration
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