What are Growth Factors?
Injections using a patient’s own growth factors may be used to promote hair growth in areas that are thinning or showing less hair density. Growth Factors is injected into the scalp stimulating the hair follicles to produce a more dense and more youthful appearance.
Why Consider Injections Using Growth Factors?
Growth Factors is a fantastic treatment for patients who are frustrating with the loss of fullness and density in their hair but are not candidates for a full hair transplant surgery. For patients suffering androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness) and are starting to shed hair, Growth Factors are the first-line treatment to stop this process. Growth Factors treatments are typically a no downtown procedure that allows patients to gain some visible density in their hair without undergoing a bigger procedure. Growth Factor uses your own blood and concentrates the platelet portion which contains many growth factors and cytokines that can stimulate the activity of hair follicles to produce new growth.
Growth Factors FAQs
Growth Factor injections are done in the office and take approximately 30min-60 minutes to complete. First, blood is drawn from the patient and then processed into Growth Factor which concentrates the growth factors and signaling messengers in the sample. This is then injected within the hair follicles with small syringes and needles. Once the treatment is complete the patient is allowed to go home and encouraged to wash their hair that evening.
It is recommended to have 3-4 treatments for maximum benefit. Typically the treatments occur every 1-2 months and maximum results are judged 4 months. After the first set of treatments are completed, additional upkeep treatments every 6 months are recommended to maintain results.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Kirk Lozada?
Dr. Lozada is a Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon and Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon. Dr. Lozada is committed to providing the highest quality aesthetic and reconstructive services for all his patients in Philadelphia and New Jersey. At our office a personalized treatment plan is essential and we allow sufficient time during consultation to develop a unique understanding of each patient’s desires. Dr. Lozada completed his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and has trained with the top Facial Plastic Surgeons in Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey. Dr. Kirk Lozada is currently a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and has numerous publications and presentations in the field of facial plastic surgery. Contact the office for your consultation today!