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Growth Factor Hair Stimulation: Non-surgical Hair Loss Treatment (PRP Therapy)

Growth Factor Hair Stimulation: Non-surgical Hair Loss Treatment (PRP Therapy)

Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center provides innovative hair loss treatments, including hair transplant and non-invasive solutions. Traditionally, hair transplant surgery and certain topical treatments have been used to address the conditions of hair loss. However, MBody now offers a new, cutting edge non-surgical treatment for hair regrowth.
Led by board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, MBody receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and surrounding communities.

PRP Therapy

Patients suffering from shortening or thinning of hair and pattern baldness now have a non-surgical treatment option in the form of platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP therapy is an almost non-invasive technique for hair regeneration. It involves a process to stimulate the damaged or dormant hair follicles in order to pave way for natural hair regrowth. Unlike surgical hair transplants, PRP therapy does not involve relocation of hair follicles on the scalp.
The goal of PRP therapy is to rejuvenate the follicles that are already in place. The procedure may be performed as a standalone treatment or in combination with other procedures such as FUE surgery. In both cases, this innovative treatment can produce very encouraging outcomes. Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center offers PRP therapy to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and nearby areas.

What is PRP?

On average, the blood plasma in the human body contains about 10 percent of platelet cells. PRP therapy involves a process of structurally modifying the patient’s own blood in a controlled manner to enhance the concentration of platelets in the plasma. This modified plasma contains almost 90 percent platelets, and is therefore called “platelet rich” plasma (PRP).
This PRP is prepared for injecting into the affected areas of the scalp. Its natural wound healing properties support the regeneration of damaged hair follicles and improve the appearance of thinning hair.

How does PRP Therapy Work?

Studies have shown that hair follicles that have been identified as “non productive” due to injury, dormancy or another cause, can still remain alive for about five to eight years. PRP therapy can be applied to trigger or stimulate activity in these weakened follicles or newly implanted hair follicles to cause them to return to their active growth phase.
While research is still continuing in the area of PRP hair regeneration therapy, early results have shown that leveraging the natural power of platelet growth factors and utilizing their wound healing properties can help restore many hair follicles back to full or near-full productivity. Patients can experience reversal of the effects of thinning or receding hair and gradually achieve fuller and thicker hair.

Results

With PRP therapy, the patient can experience visible improvement in hair growth. Hair thickness will be apparent in about two to six months. PRP injectable treatment sessions may be scheduled every three to nine months in order to maintain optimal stimulation and growth of hair follicles.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin  and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit 

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and surrounding communities.

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LightDaySunscreenDermascope ACA winner logoFor quite some time, it has been known that the melanin in our skin is capable of producing free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells. They accelerate the aging process of our skin, aide in the destruction of the cardiovascular system and lead to the progression of cancer. Along with free radicals, it must also be stated that there are many post-radiation reactions following exposure to ultraviolet. It seems that the first 3 to 4 hours are most critical for certain kinds of reactions. In the Light Day Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF-37, by Circadia by Dr. Pugliese, you will find two very powerful antioxidants Lipochroman-6 and Preventhella. Dr. Pugliese, for many years, has been a very strong advocate for the use of antioxidants in sunscreens to prevent these reactions. The importance of antioxidants in your sunscreen can help protect you long after your time spent outdoors. At the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, we care about the integrity of your skin.
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Microneedling Therapy for Hair Loss

According to recent estimates, over 50 million men and 30 million women in the US are affected by the condition of hair loss. A number of surgical as well as non-surgical treatments have emerged over the years to address the problems of hair loss and hair thinning. One of the latest cutting edge treatments that has attracted widespread attention of researchers and scientists focusing on hair regrowth solutions is micro needling therapy.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides state of the art non-invasive solutions for hair loss and other aesthetic conditions. M-Body receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and surrounding communities.

Encouraging Results

Recent scientific studies to evaluate potential solutions for hair loss have focused on the innovative micro needling therapy for the scalp using unique derma roller devices. Results with this non-invasive therapy to fight back hair loss and hair thinning, and promoting the growth of new hair on the scalp have been very encouraging. Some of the clinical studies have also shown that a combination of micro needling therapy and minoxidil treatment on the scalp may produce highly effective outcomes.
Microneedling therapy essentially involves gentle pricking into the layers of the skin of the scalp. This process is designed to open the pores for optimal absorption of treatments such as minoxidil or others. Sustained application of this treatment combination has revealed outstanding results in the scalp health and hair regrowth. Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center provides this treatment to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and nearby areas.

How does Microneedling Work?

Natural hair growth is dependent on the genetic make-up of an individual to support the development of new hair cells. This cellular regeneration occurs within the hair follicles, which are the tiny openings that cover the scalp. A combination of chemicals is required to trigger the production of these cells, including a very important factor called the human growth factor.
Microneedling therapy is designed to trigger the targeted production of this human growth factor. When the micro needles are pricked into the scalp, it causes superficial and minor wounds to the tissue surface. This prompts the body to set the mechanism in motion for skin regeneration in the area of the wound. Human growth hormone and related growth chemicals are released in this process.
Scientists are using this principle to cause the stimulation of the growth of hair in the affected area of the scalp. Micro needling has already been extensively used in the area of skin care and aesthetic enhancement of the skin. Now researchers are increasingly supporting the use of the same treatment principle for hair regrowth.

Minoxidil

Experts recommend the use of proven hair loss interventions such as minoxidil in combination with micro needling therapy. Minoxidil is the leading physician-recommended topical treatment for hair loss and has been approved by the FDA.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin  and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit 

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and surrounding communities.

Understanding Hair Loss

Causes of Hair Loss | Hair Restoration Treatment Northern Virginia | DCModern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides state of the art aesthetic treatments for both women and men. Hair restoration is one of the key treatments provided at MBody, including invasive as well as non-invasive treatment approaches.
MBody receives patients for hair loss and other treatments from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and surrounding communities.

Hair Life Cycle

The head of an average adult contains about 100,000 to 150,000 hairs. Hair loss is a natural phenomenon, and a person loses up to 100 hairs per day. At any given point of time, about 90 percent of the hair on the scalp is growing. Each hair follicle has its own lifecycle that is impacted due to heredity, disease, aging, and other factors. The three main phases of this lifecycle are as follows:

  • Anagen: This is the active stage of hair growth that may last for around two to six years.
  • Catagen: This is the transitional stage of hair growth that may last for about two to three weeks.
  • Telogen: This is the resting stage that will last for about two to three months.

Once the Telogen phase ends, the hair is shed and becomes replaced by a new hair, and the growth cycle restarts. Aging, genetics, and other factors may cause the slowdown in the rate of hair growth. Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center provides advanced hair transplant as well as non-invasive solutions for hair loss to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and nearby areas.

Types of Hair Loss

Hair loss can be broadly classified into the following types:

  • Involutional Alopecia: This is a natural condition where hair thinning occurs with age. Hair follicles increasingly go into the resting stage, and the number of remaining hairs continues to reduce.
  • Androgenic Alopecia: This genetic condition may affect both men and women, and is also known as male and female pattern baldness. Men experience a receding hairline and gradual loss of hair from the frontal scalp and crown. Women experience a general thinning of hair across the scalp.
  • Alopecia Areata: This condition usually causes patchy loss of hair in children and young adults. In some cases, the condition may result in total baldness.
  • Alopecia Universalis: This condition may cause loss of all hair, including body hair.
  • Telogen Effluvium: Changes in the hair growth cycle may cause temporary hair thinning and this temporary hair thinning over the scalp occurs because of changes in the growth cycle of hair. A large number of hairs enter the resting phase at the same time, causing hair shedding and subsequent thinning.

Hair Loss Causes

Causes of hair loss may vary from one individual to another. Some of the common factors that may trigger hair loss in men and women include hormonal imbalances, genetic profile, stress, illness, childbirth, certain medications, autoimmune disease, unbalanced diet, and burns or injuries.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin  and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit 

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond and surrounding communities.

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