Stem Cell, PRP and Amniotic Fluid Hair Restoration
Studies show more than half of all men and one in three women will experience hair loss in their lives. It’s a major source of insecurity for adult men and women worldwide, especially when it happens at a young age. Thankfully, technology and science are producing simple, effective, non-invasive ways to promote hair growth for both women men.
Three of the most exciting treatments available are stem cell (derived from cord blood), platelet-rich plasma therapy—often called PRP- and Amniotic Fluid (using AmnioFix*) hair restoration by practitioners.
Stem cell treatment for hair loss is a product derived from Cord blood, a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells and mesenchymal stromal cells, similar to those found in bone marrow. These cells have the ability to develop into many different cell types. They are attracted to the site of degeneration- dormant and degenerating follicles and signal cells to regenerate new, healthier cells, activating follicles to produce new hair growth.
PRP and Amniotic Fluid therapy was originally used to speed up the healing process for injuries. Today, these naturally regenerative sources of cellular building-blocks, rich in cytokines and other growth factors are also being used for facial rejuvenation and to stimulate hair growth. PRP and Amniotic Fluid treatments are quick, affordable and are administered with very little pain. A free hair restoration consultation with a Doctor or Naturopath at KOI Wellbeing can help you learn what’s possible based on your genetics, hair loss, age, and hormones.
*AmnioFix® is a product developed by MiMedx, a tissue processing company that develops collagen-rich products from placental tissue. AmnioFix contains 226 different growth factors and cytokines known to enhance healing and stimulate hair growth.**
Causes of Hair Loss
There’s a chance you’re genetically predisposed to hair thinning, which means you may see a progressive, gradual reduction in hair volume. In these instances, certain hair follicles are sensitive to hormones – and this sensitivity causes follicles to gradually shrink and produce slightly finer and shorter hairs with each passing hair growth cycle.l.
This means your hair loss is the result of a trigger. Excessive daily hair shedding (which is know as telogen effluvium) is not reliant on having a genetic predisposition, it occurs as the result of an internal imbalance or upset, such as a nutritional deficiency, severe stress, crash dieting or an illness.
Further causes of hair loss include:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
- Iron deficiency or anemia
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
Treating these various causes by addressing their root cause and making adjustments to your diet, lifestyle and by using therapies such as bio-identical hormone balancing and other effective treatments we offer at KOI Wellbeing may prove effective in restoring your hair’s natural thickness and growth. Hair loss is not always permanent and in cases where it is caused by some imbalance, stress or vitamin deficiency, a consultation with an MD or Naturopathic Doctor and functional lab testing may ultimately best address and remedy the problem.
In the interim, PRP and Amniotic Fluid hair restoration treatments can be used to stimulate hair regrowth and restore thickness in conjunction with the root cause treatments prescribed or recommended by the doctor.
For hair loss that is more progressive and caused by aging or genetic predisposition Amniotic Fluid and PRP hair restoration alone is among the most effective treatment options available today.
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**The free consultation is limited to determining whether one of the treatment options available at KOI Wellbeing is appropriate for the type of hair loss or thinning you are experiencing. To determine the underlying cause(s) of your specific hair loss and whether they can be addressed with other treatments or lifestyle changes we recommend booking a one hour consultation with one of the doctors at KOI Wellbeing.
About the doctor
Dr. Patricia Lutfy, MD, DC is an expert in regenerative medicine which includes the use of PRP, and Stem Cell derivatives such as Amniotic Fluid. Her practice array and expertise includes treating hair loss and thinning hair with PRP and Amniotic Fluid, ultrasound-guided Amniotic Fluid, PRP and Traumeel injections to treat body pain and injuries, cold laser therapy for pain and weight-loss, and treatments for migraine headaches, spasticity, dystonia, and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) with botulinum toxin products (Botox and Xeomin).
Dr. Lutfy provides same-day consultation and treatment at our La Jolla KOI Wellbeing offices. A 30 minute consultation with Dr. Lutfy costs $150 and if she determines these therapies are right for you the cost of your consultation is applied to the cost of treatment.
Dr. Lutfy is a Board Certified Doctor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has treated hundreds of patients using advanced techniques in regenerative medicine and ultrasound guided injections. Before attending medical school and graduating with honors Dr. Lutfy was a Dr. of Chiropractic Medicine. She applies her comprehensive knowledge of the whole body and years of practice to deliver exceptional results and spends time with her patients, explaining treatment options and expectations for treatment outcomes and giving post-treatment guidance and support.
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