Hereditary hair loss and other disorders characterized by hair thinning continue to challenge researchers in the search of a solution. From just hair transplants, interest has shifted towards minimally-invasive techniques such as PRP and Vivace RF microneedling to increase hair volume with minimal risks.
So how does using PRP with Vivace RF microneedling for hair restoration work? PRP with Vivace RF microneedling is a hair restoration procedure that works in combating hair loss by encouraging the secretion of factors necessary for healing in hair follicles. This is a non-surgical procedure that combines 3 procedures in one, which have good efficacy and safety profiles.
How PRP With Vivace RF Microneedling Works
Microneedling treatment entails the creation of microinjuries through the tiny needles in its handheld device called a derma roller. This stimulates the natural healing process of the scalp to induce hair growth. Radiofrequency, on the other hand, entails the exposure of the scalp to a certain wavelength of light to encourage blood flow to the scalp, which helps with proper nourishment and oxygenation.
Vivace RF microneedling works for hair regrowth by combining the functionality of microneedling with radiofrequency, making it a minimally-invasive technology. Healthy hair growth is also encouraged by combining this procedure with platelet-rich plasma injections.
PRP hair restoration treatment is a natural solution wherein a blood sample taken from a patient is processed through rounds of centrifugation to concentrate platelets that release growth factors from which the regenerating properties of the formula arise.
Growth factors mediate hair regrowth by facilitating healing and regulating the cycle of hair growth to lengthen the hair follicles stay in the anagen phase (active phase).
Safety Of PRP With Vivace RF Microneedling
Vivace RF microneedling only has minimal side effects that subside on its own, as evidenced by its status as an FDA-approved procedure. Similarly, platelet-rich plasma injections for hair restorations also have minimal side effects which also go away on their own due to their natural components.
Specifically, the side effects of Vivace RF microneedling are as follows:
- mild swelling
- mild redness
- pinpoint bleeding
On the other hand, the side effects of PRP injections are as follows (note that these may be associated with the injection and not by the formulation itself):
- scalp pain
- mild swelling
- mild redness
- mild itching
- injury to nerves and adjacent tissues
- injury to blood vessels
While contraindications or the medical conditions of those who can’t undergo PRP therapy are as follows:
- low platelet count
- hemodynamic instability
- acute and chronic infections
A numbing cream such as topical lidocaine may also be asked to be applied by the healthcare provider to minimize the discomfort associated with the PRP injections and microneedles. Just always remember to forego this measure if you have an allergic reaction to lidocaine.
Recovering From PRP With Vivace RF Microneedling
Patients can immediately return to their normal routines as soon as the procedure has finished. Because of the mild side effects associated with PRP and Vivace RF microneedling, there’s little to no downtime for this procedure.
The side effects mentioned above resolve on their own and can even be managed by over-the-counter medications and home remedies. It’s good to note though that blood thinners must be avoided with the guidance of a healthcare professional at least a week prior to the treatment to minimize bruising associated with the procedure.
NSAIDs must also be avoided before and after the procedure, although pain medications that aren’t NSAIDs like acetaminophen can be used to manage pain after the procedure. Antihistamines may also be used to manage the itching associated with the procedure.
Note also that while these procedures are effective, their results aren’t long-lasting so they must continuously be maintained for optimal benefits. Maintenance treatments are recommended to be done every 1 to 2 years to keep the results you want.
Other Hair Restoration Medications And Procedures That Complement PRP
Other than Vivace RF microneedling, PRP injections may also be done in combination with other procedures because of their good safety profile. Other than being safe, these combination therapies are also proven to have better efficacy when used together with PRP. Some of these procedures include:
- Triamcinolone Acetonide – A study has demonstrated that the combinatory use of triamcinolone acetonide and platelet-rich plasma injections are beneficial for patients with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease characterized by hair loss. Patients who received these formulations together showed hair regrowth and larger hair fiber diameter.
- Topical Minoxidil – A study comparing the efficacy of a combination of PRP with minoxidil with the individual use of each of the formulations showed that the combination therapy showed the highest increase in hair density, followed by PRP-alone, minoxidil-alone, and placebo. This means that combination therapy yields better benefits than alone therapies, while these alone therapies are better than placebo.
PEP Factor: A High-Quality Hair Restoration Treatment
Another formulation that can complement platelet-rich plasma injections for hair growth is FACE Med Store’s PEP Factor. It’s a high-quality, ready-made formulation made of natural ingredients such as peptides and other nourishing components. Its active ingredients include the basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) which encourages cell renewal. It also has copper peptides that act as antioxidants.
Because it’s made of natural ingredients added to the fact that it’s applied topically, PEP Factor has minimal side effects so it can be safely combined with other procedures such as PRP and Vivace RF microneedling for optimum hair growth results.
Similarly, these products and procedures may also be used for skin rejuvenation. They’re also fit for all skin types because of their high efficacy and safety profiles.
Get High-Quality Hair Restoration Treatments and More at FACE Med Store
Platelet-rich plasma injections with Vivace RF microneedling is an effective procedure with promising benefits for increased hair growth. They have good efficacy and safety profiles due to their minimally-invasive nature and their ability to encourage hair growth through the regulation of healing cells.
At FACE Med Store, we offer high-quality products that are helpful for hair restoration, such as PEP Factor and platelet-rich plasma hair-growth injections among other beauty and medical supplies. We also offer courses for healthcare professionals to learn more about the techniques and benefits of restoration treatments. Contact us today at email@example.com.