July 28, 2011--
The secret to a full thick head of hair might come from your own blood.
A new treatment helps "hard to treat patients" re-grow hair, and it's working in both men and women.
Hair restoration specialists are trying an experimental home grown elixir - made from a syringe - of your very own blood.
The patient's blood is spun down - in a special container and two kinds of fluid are carefully removed.
The first is PRP, short for platelet rich plasma, it contains stem cells, growth factors - and cell fragments - used in clotting.
The second is platelet poor plasma, it typically goes to waste, but by using filters, Doctors create a super concentrated solution called Oro-Gen plus made specifically for the patient.
They stimulate follicles and then the patient is ready for injections of the plasma mixture.
It's experimental at this point but patients say they are seeing the benefits from the treatments.
These treatments are not cheap, each one can cost up to a thousand dollars. it is not covered by insurance.