PRP Hair Restoration in Orange County

PRP Hair Restoration in Orange County

Regrow & Restore

You may have already heard about the power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) when used to improve skin tone and texture as part of vampire facials or PRP facials. The same technique has also shown promise in addressing another issue that both men and women struggle with: hair loss.

PRP hair restoration uses a patient’s own blood cells to stimulate hair follicles, promote new hair growth and slow down hair loss altogether. 

And it’s been proven to work.

To create the injections, your provider will take a sample of your blood and place it into a centrifuge. That centrifuge undergoes a process that separates the platelet-rich plasma from your blood cells. What’s left behind is that plasma, full of platelets that will do their work to stimulate hair regrowth wherever injections take place.

PRP hair restoration has been shown most successful in patients with male or female pattern baldness or thinning hair at the top of the head. If you’re ready to boost your hair’s volume and to see whether you’re a good candidate for PRP hair restoration, contact our experts at Med Lounge. 

Benefits of PRP Hair Restoration

Stimulate hair growth

Boost hair thickness

Activate hair follicles

Minimal discomfort

Zero recovery time

Targeted injections

Extremely safe

Improvement over time

Slow down hair loss

Confidence boost

Frequently Asked Questions

PRP hair restoration is a treatment for hair loss and thinning hair that uses your body’s blood cells to stimulate healing at the root of your hair follicles. Platelets separated from your blood are injected into areas of concern all over the scalp. PRP, in other applications, stimulates your body’s healing process. In the case of this unique hair loss treatment, PRP stimulates your hair follicles to spur on new growth, return lost volume and slow down your hair loss.

Anyone looking to improve the appearance of thinning hair is a good candidate for PRP hair treatment. The treatment is ideal during the first signs of thinning hair in both men and women, so many younger men and women who notice their hair is losing its volume turn to PRP hair restoration to stop hair loss in its tracks. 

PRP hair restoration is not appropriate for patients on certain blood thinners, anyone with blood-related conditions, or women who are pregnant or nursing.

Yes, PRP hair restoration works for hair regrowth, showing much more promise than bottled pharmacy treatments. The treatment is particularly effective in patients with androgenetic alopecia, a type of hair loss more commonly known as female or male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss typically has genetics to blame and most often occurs as hair loss at the top of the head.

Some patients use PRP hair restoration in combination with other hair loss treatments, as well, and have found longer-lasting results with that method. Your provider will be able to talk you through your options to find the best plan for you.

The cost of PRP hair restoration will depend on your treatment plan, including how many treatments your provider will recommend to address your concerns. Many patients see ideal results after three treatment sessions. One session simply won’t be enough to stimulate the kind of hair growth most would like to see with their results as hair grows in stages.

Many PRP hair restoration patients experience slight discomfort during the procedure, including their blood draw. If you feel you are sensitive to pain, talk to your provider. They may suggest a topical numbing agent, icing the area or cool compresses to make you feel more comfortable during your treatment. There is also no recovery time after PRP hair restoration, so you can expect to get back to your day-to-day activities after your treatment.

How long your results last can depend on how thin your hair was to start, your lifestyle and day-to-day habits, even the quality of your platelets. Some patients see their results last anywhere from 12-18 months, with touchup injections scheduled about once per year. PRP restoration does require maintenance sessions to continue enjoying the benefits of the treatment, but sessions can become less frequent as time goes on and you get your hair regrowth closer to where you’d like it to be.

See the amazing difference in our clients, before and after treatment.

Before After
Before After
Before After
Before After

What to Expect With PRP Hair Restoration

For the best results and to reduce the chance of any side effects after your treatment, our experts at the Med Lounge have a few tips around what to expect with your PRP hair restoration in Ladera Ranch before and after your procedure.

PRE-TREATMENT

  • Let your provider know if you are on any blood-thinning medications before scheduling your treatment. You may not be a good candidate depending on prescribed medications.
  • If you have any improvements to make in terms of exercise and diet, the time to do so is before your treatment. A healthy immune system will benefit how much PRP your provider can extract from your blood and improve your chances of longer-lasting results after your procedure.
  • If you know you are sensitive to pain, talk to your provider about managing pain during and after your treatment. You may take acetaminophen as needed before your first round of PRP hair restoration, especially if you have experienced pain during previous treatments.
  • It is recommended that you avoid smoking cigarettes for at least three days before your treatment. Smoking can affect the quality of your platelet delivery.
  • Avoid alcohol for at least a full day ahead of your treatment. 
  • Arrive at your PRP hair restoration appointment well-hydrated. Drink at least two full glasses of water in the few hours before your treatment.
  • Wash your hair thoroughly ahead of your treatment, but keep your hair free of any products. That means no gels, hairsprays or styling foams.
  • Come to your appointment without any hairpieces, extensions or non-surgical hair replacement systems.

POST-TREATMENT

  • Maintain a high level of hydration after your treatment. A hydrated body is a healthy body, a key component to the success of your procedure.
  • Avoid wetting your hair or applying any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment. Try to go at least a day or two before resuming any regular hair coloring, heat styling or processing treatments. 
  • Try to avoid touching, rubbing or massaging the treatment site for at least 8 hours after your treatment.
  • Be gentle with your body in the days after your treatment. That means light exercise and staying out of extreme sun and heat. Sweating can not only affect your treatment but further, irritate your scalp.
  • Alcohol and smoking should be avoided for at least the first three days after your treatment. Both may affect your results and your body’s natural healing processes.
  • You may experience some redness, swelling or bruising at the treatment sites after your procedure. This is normal and should go away over the next five days. If you’re in any pain, feel free to take acetaminophen as needed. Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs like Advil, Aleve or aspirin that may affect the results of your procedure.
  • Your provider may recommend certain products in the days following your PRP hair restoration, such as pH-balanced shampoos. Follow any given recommendations for your best chance at longer-lasting results.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle after your treatment. That healthy immune system that you worked on to allow for high-quality PRP to be injected into your scalp will serve you well as your body heals post-treatment.

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Important Information

 

Indications

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is indicated in adult patients for the temporary improvement in the appearance of:

– Moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity

– Moderate to severe lateral canthal lines associated with orbicularis oculi activity

 

– Moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis activity

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION, INCLUDING BOXED WARNING

 

WARNING: DISTANT SPREAD OF TOXIN EFFECT

Postmarketing reports indicate that the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic and all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area of injection to produce symptoms consistent with botulinum toxin effects. These may include asthenia, generalized muscle weakness, diplopia, ptosis, dysphagia, dysphonia, dysarthria, urinary incontinence, and breathing difficulties. These symptoms have been reported hours to weeks after injection. Swallowing and breathing difficulties can be life threatening and there have been reports of death. The risk of symptoms is probably greatest in children treated for spasticity, but symptoms can also occur in adults treated for spasticity and other conditions, particularly in those patients who have an underlying condition that would predispose them to these symptoms. In unapproved uses and approved indications, cases of spread of effect have been reported at doses comparable to those used to treat cervical dystonia and spasticity and at lower doses.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

BOTOX® Cosmetic is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components in the formulation.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Lack of Interchangeability Between Botulinum Toxin Products

The potency units of BOTOX® Cosmetic are specific to the preparation and assay method utilized. They are not interchangeable with other preparations of botulinum toxin products and, therefore, units of biological activity of BOTOX® Cosmetic cannot be compared to nor converted into units of any other botulinum toxin products assessed with any other specific assay method.

Spread of Toxin Effect

Please refer to Boxed Warning for Distant Spread of Toxin Effect.

No definitive serious adverse event reports of distant spread of toxin effect associated with dermatologic use of BOTOX® Cosmetic at the labeled dose of 20 Units (for glabellar lines), 24 Units (for lateral canthal lines), 40 Units (for forehead lines with glabellar lines), 44 Units (for simultaneous treatment of lateral canthal lines and glabellar lines), and 64 Units (for simultaneous treatment of lateral canthal lines, glabellar lines, and forehead lines) have been reported. Patients or caregivers should be advised to seek immediate medical care if swallowing, speech, or respiratory disorders occur.

Serious Adverse Reactions With Unapproved Use

Serious adverse reactions, including excessive weakness, dysphagia, and aspiration pneumonia, with some adverse reactions associated with fatal outcomes, have been reported in patients who received BOTOX® injections for unapproved uses. In these cases, the adverse reactions were not necessarily related to distant spread of toxin, but may have resulted from the administration of BOTOX® to the site of injection and/or adjacent structures. In several of the cases, patients had pre-existing dysphagia or other significant disabilities. There is insufficient information to identify factors associated with an increased risk for adverse reactions associated with the unapproved uses of BOTOX®. The safety and effectiveness of BOTOX® for unapproved uses have not been established.

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Serious and/or immediate hypersensitivity reactions have been reported. These reactions include anaphylaxis, serum sickness, urticaria, soft-tissue edema, and dyspnea. If such reactions occur, further injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic should be discontinued and appropriate medical therapy immediately instituted. One fatal case of anaphylaxis has been reported in which lidocaine was used as the diluent and, consequently, the causal agent cannot be reliably determined.

Cardiovascular System

There have been reports following administration of BOTOX® of adverse events involving the cardiovascular system, including arrhythmia and myocardial infarction, some with fatal outcomes. Some of these patients had risk factors including pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Use caution when administering to patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

Increased Risk of Clinically Significant Effects With Pre-existing Neuromuscular Disorders

Individuals with peripheral motor neuropathic diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or neuromuscular junction disorders (eg, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome) should be monitored when given botulinum toxin. Patients with neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of clinically significant effects including generalized muscle weakness, diplopia, ptosis, dysphonia, dysarthria, severe dysphagia, and respiratory compromise from onabotulinumtoxinA (see Warnings and Precautions).

Dysphagia and Breathing Difficulties

Treatment with BOTOX® and other botulinum toxin products can result in swallowing or breathing difficulties. Patients with pre-existing swallowing or breathing difficulties may be more susceptible to these complications. In most cases, this is a consequence of weakening of muscles in the area of injection that are involved in breathing or oropharyngeal muscles that control swallowing or breathing (see Boxed Warning).

Pre-existing Conditions at the Injection Site

Caution should be used when BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is used in the presence of inflammation at the proposed injection site(s) or when excessive weakness or atrophy is present in the target muscle(s).

Dry Eye in Patients Treated With BOTOX® Cosmetic

There have been reports of dry eye associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic injection in or near the orbicularis oculi muscle. If symptoms of dry eye (eg, eye irritation, photophobia, or visual changes) persist, consider referring patients to an ophthalmologist.

Human Albumin and Transmission of Viral Diseases

This product contains albumin, a derivative of human blood. Based on effective donor screening and product manufacturing processes, it carries an extremely remote risk for transmission of viral diseases and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). There is a theoretical risk for transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), but if that risk actually exists, the risk of transmission would also be considered extremely remote. No cases of transmission of viral diseases, CJD or vCJD have ever been identified for licensed albumin or albumin contained in other licensed products.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most frequently reported adverse reactions following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic for glabellar lines were eyelid ptosis (3%), facial pain (1%), facial paresis (1%), and muscular weakness (1%).

The most frequently reported adverse reaction following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic for lateral canthal lines was eyelid edema (1%).

The most frequently reported adverse reactions following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic for forehead lines with glabellar lines were headache (9%), brow ptosis (2%), and eyelid ptosis (2%).

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Co-administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic and aminoglycosides or other agents interfering with neuromuscular transmission (eg, curare-like compounds) should only be performed with caution as the effect of the toxin may be potentiated. Use of anticholinergic drugs after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic may potentiate systemic anticholinergic effects.

The effect of administering different botulinum neurotoxin products at the same time or within several months of each other is unknown. Excessive neuromuscular weakness may be exacerbated by

administration of another botulinum toxin prior to the resolution of the effects of a previously administered botulinum toxin.

Excessive weakness may also be exaggerated by administration of a muscle relaxant before or after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

There are no studies or adequate data from postmarketing surveillance on the developmental risk associated with use of BOTOX® Cosmetic in pregnant women. There are no data on the presence of BOTOX® Cosmetic in human or animal milk, the effects on the breastfed child, or the effects on milk production.

 

Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Prescribing Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

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BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Important Information

 

Indications

BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is indicated in adult patients for the temporary improvement in the appearance of:

– Moderate to severe glabellar lines associated with corrugator and/or procerus muscle activity

– Moderate to severe lateral canthal lines associated with orbicularis oculi activity

 

– Moderate to severe forehead lines associated with frontalis activity

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION, INCLUDING BOXED WARNING

 

WARNING: DISTANT SPREAD OF TOXIN EFFECT

Postmarketing reports indicate that the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic and all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area of injection to produce symptoms consistent with botulinum toxin effects. These may include asthenia, generalized muscle weakness, diplopia, ptosis, dysphagia, dysphonia, dysarthria, urinary incontinence, and breathing difficulties. These symptoms have been reported hours to weeks after injection. Swallowing and breathing difficulties can be life threatening and there have been reports of death. The risk of symptoms is probably greatest in children treated for spasticity, but symptoms can also occur in adults treated for spasticity and other conditions, particularly in those patients who have an underlying condition that would predispose them to these symptoms. In unapproved uses and approved indications, cases of spread of effect have been reported at doses comparable to those used to treat cervical dystonia and spasticity and at lower doses.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

BOTOX® Cosmetic is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components in the formulation.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Lack of Interchangeability Between Botulinum Toxin Products

The potency units of BOTOX® Cosmetic are specific to the preparation and assay method utilized. They are not interchangeable with other preparations of botulinum toxin products and, therefore, units of biological activity of BOTOX® Cosmetic cannot be compared to nor converted into units of any other botulinum toxin products assessed with any other specific assay method.

Spread of Toxin Effect

Please refer to Boxed Warning for Distant Spread of Toxin Effect.

No definitive serious adverse event reports of distant spread of toxin effect associated with dermatologic use of BOTOX® Cosmetic at the labeled dose of 20 Units (for glabellar lines), 24 Units (for lateral canthal lines), 40 Units (for forehead lines with glabellar lines), 44 Units (for simultaneous treatment of lateral canthal lines and glabellar lines), and 64 Units (for simultaneous treatment of lateral canthal lines, glabellar lines, and forehead lines) have been reported. Patients or caregivers should be advised to seek immediate medical care if swallowing, speech, or respiratory disorders occur.

Serious Adverse Reactions With Unapproved Use

Serious adverse reactions, including excessive weakness, dysphagia, and aspiration pneumonia, with some adverse reactions associated with fatal outcomes, have been reported in patients who received BOTOX® injections for unapproved uses. In these cases, the adverse reactions were not necessarily related to distant spread of toxin, but may have resulted from the administration of BOTOX® to the site of injection and/or adjacent structures. In several of the cases, patients had pre-existing dysphagia or other significant disabilities. There is insufficient information to identify factors associated with an increased risk for adverse reactions associated with the unapproved uses of BOTOX®. The safety and effectiveness of BOTOX® for unapproved uses have not been established.

Hypersensitivity Reactions

Serious and/or immediate hypersensitivity reactions have been reported. These reactions include anaphylaxis, serum sickness, urticaria, soft-tissue edema, and dyspnea. If such reactions occur, further injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic should be discontinued and appropriate medical therapy immediately instituted. One fatal case of anaphylaxis has been reported in which lidocaine was used as the diluent and, consequently, the causal agent cannot be reliably determined.

Cardiovascular System

There have been reports following administration of BOTOX® of adverse events involving the cardiovascular system, including arrhythmia and myocardial infarction, some with fatal outcomes. Some of these patients had risk factors including pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Use caution when administering to patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

Increased Risk of Clinically Significant Effects With Pre-existing Neuromuscular Disorders

Individuals with peripheral motor neuropathic diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or neuromuscular junction disorders (eg, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome) should be monitored when given botulinum toxin. Patients with neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of clinically significant effects including generalized muscle weakness, diplopia, ptosis, dysphonia, dysarthria, severe dysphagia, and respiratory compromise from onabotulinumtoxinA (see Warnings and Precautions).

Dysphagia and Breathing Difficulties

Treatment with BOTOX® and other botulinum toxin products can result in swallowing or breathing difficulties. Patients with pre-existing swallowing or breathing difficulties may be more susceptible to these complications. In most cases, this is a consequence of weakening of muscles in the area of injection that are involved in breathing or oropharyngeal muscles that control swallowing or breathing (see Boxed Warning).

Pre-existing Conditions at the Injection Site

Caution should be used when BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is used in the presence of inflammation at the proposed injection site(s) or when excessive weakness or atrophy is present in the target muscle(s).

Dry Eye in Patients Treated With BOTOX® Cosmetic

There have been reports of dry eye associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic injection in or near the orbicularis oculi muscle. If symptoms of dry eye (eg, eye irritation, photophobia, or visual changes) persist, consider referring patients to an ophthalmologist.

Human Albumin and Transmission of Viral Diseases

This product contains albumin, a derivative of human blood. Based on effective donor screening and product manufacturing processes, it carries an extremely remote risk for transmission of viral diseases and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). There is a theoretical risk for transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), but if that risk actually exists, the risk of transmission would also be considered extremely remote. No cases of transmission of viral diseases, CJD or vCJD have ever been identified for licensed albumin or albumin contained in other licensed products.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most frequently reported adverse reactions following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic for glabellar lines were eyelid ptosis (3%), facial pain (1%), facial paresis (1%), and muscular weakness (1%).

The most frequently reported adverse reaction following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic for lateral canthal lines was eyelid edema (1%).

The most frequently reported adverse reactions following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic for forehead lines with glabellar lines were headache (9%), brow ptosis (2%), and eyelid ptosis (2%).

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Co-administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic and aminoglycosides or other agents interfering with neuromuscular transmission (eg, curare-like compounds) should only be performed with caution as the effect of the toxin may be potentiated. Use of anticholinergic drugs after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic may potentiate systemic anticholinergic effects.

The effect of administering different botulinum neurotoxin products at the same time or within several months of each other is unknown. Excessive neuromuscular weakness may be exacerbated by

administration of another botulinum toxin prior to the resolution of the effects of a previously administered botulinum toxin.

Excessive weakness may also be exaggerated by administration of a muscle relaxant before or after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

There are no studies or adequate data from postmarketing surveillance on the developmental risk associated with use of BOTOX® Cosmetic in pregnant women. There are no data on the presence of BOTOX® Cosmetic in human or animal milk, the effects on the breastfed child, or the effects on milk production.

 

Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Prescribing Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.

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