Hair Restoration Specialist

Integrative Medica

Naturopathic Doctors & Functional and Holistic Medicine located in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Hair loss can really get you down, but with innovative treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP), hair restoration isn’t just possible, it’s convenient, nonsurgical, and can be performed in-office. At Integrative Medica, naturopathic physician Jake Schmutz, NMD, provides hair restoration for men and women in Salt Lake City, Utah. Using concentrated growth factors and platelets from your own blood, Dr. Schmutz can stimulate regrowth of your own hair follicles without the need for surgery or medications. Learn more about PRP and call Integrative Medica or schedule via the web.

Hair Restoration Q & A

What causes hair loss?

People normally lose about 100 hairs every day, but if you’re losing excessive amounts of hair, it could be due to several reasons, such as hormonal changes.

Hormonal changes

Hormonal fluctuations, caused by pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, or thyroid problems can lead to hair loss.

Alopecia

Alopecia is a medical condition resulting in scalp infections and patchy hair loss.

Medication

Some medications and drugs, such as radiation therapy, can cause hair loss as a side effect.

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Dr. Schmutz provides platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat hair loss.

PRP refers to a highly concentrated preparation of platelets and growth factors. In human blood, the platelets release growth factors and other molecules that are particularly responsive to tissue injury. The growth factors initiate and promote the conditions for cell regeneration, healing, and restoring hair growth.

You might be familiar with the vampire facial — the natural therapy that involves the use of your own blood to restore a more youthful facial appearance and plump and smooth your skin. Your own blood can also be used to treat hair loss and regenerate your hair follicles.

How does PRP work for hair restoration?

With hair restoration, microneedling is intelligently combined with platelet-rich plasma to stimulate your hair growth in a more natural way.

PRP for hair growth can be simply and conveniently performed in-office.

Dr. Schmutz takes a sample of your own blood from your arm and runs it through a special machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates and concentrates the platelets, making them much richer.

Dr. Schmutz carefully injects the platelet solution into specific areas on your scalp at the level of the hair follicles using a strategic microneedling process. Dr. Schmutz maps the injections across your scalp at approximately every half inch over the area of thinning hair. The entire PRP hair restoration process can usually be completed in less than an hour. You might notice results within a few days, but the best results usually occur after several months.

Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment using ultra-fine needles that trick your skin into thinking it’s been injured. The micro-wounds induce cell regeneration and elastin and collagen production. Combining PRP with microneedling further accelerates your body’s natural healing process and triggers natural hair growth.

PRP with microneedling effectively enhances the blood supply to your hair follicles and boosts the thickness of your hair shaft. PRP is completely safe and uses your own blood, so your body won’t reject it.

To find out more about this innovative treatment for hair loss, click to schedule online or call Integrative Medica.