Vampire Hair Regrowth

Vampire Hair Regrowth is a procedure first developed and trademarked by Dr. Charles Runels MD of Fairhope, Alabama.  Dr. Burke is currently one out of only 2 doctors in the entire state of Maine who is approved and trained to perfom Vampire Hair Regrowth as well as other Vampire Procedures.

Regrow Lost Hair Using Your Own Blood . . .

Hair loss can be a traumatic problem for both men and women, and at all stages of life.  While there are many cosmetic treatments for hair restoration available, not all treatments work for everyone, and the most aggressive treatments involve invasive surgery.

Numerous studies from Korea, Italy, and Israel over the past several years have shown that using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be an effective therapeutic option for anyone experiencing hair loss.  The trademarked Vampire technique, developed by Dr. Charles Runels, uses substances within the platelet-rich portion of the patient’s own blood to stimulate new hair growth.

prp_hair_growthAs blood is drawn from the patient and spun down in a specially-developed, FDA-approved centrifuge, the person’s scalp is anesthetized with a strong local and topical anesthetic cream.  The PRP is separated from the rest of the blood, and then reinjected into the scalp in the areas of thinning and balding.

The science behind the Vampire Hair Therapy is the same as with the Vampire Facelift.  The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that I harvest from your blood through the blood-drawing and centrifuge process activates the stem cells in the treated area, and essentially stimulates the hair follicles to do what they are programmed to do.

For the Hair Regrowth, the PRP is injected directly into the scalp in a grid pattern over the entire hair-growth challenged area.  Following the injections, PRP is also applied topically.  On this step, I use a microneedling device.

microneedling_scalpThe microneedling creates thousands of microscopic channels into the skin, allowing the PRP to penetrate by absorption into the dermal layer.  The combination of the microneedling and PRP intensifies the skin’s natural healing process, which results in an even higher concentration of growth factors.

Since we are trying to stimulate rejuvenation of hair in the scalp,  the patented sequence of treatment in and out of our office has had high success rates  Even better, this procedure comes without the expense and scarring of more aggressive treatments such as hair transplants.

Generally, patients have redness and swelling over the treated scalp immediately following the procedure, which may last for several days.  The general rule of thumb is that swelling will last 3 days, and regrowth from each procedure will start after about 3 weeks.  However,  some patients claim that they noticed changes in the first week.

In order for this hair regrowth treatment to work best for you or someone you know, it is superlative that patients adhere to the following schedule within the procedure:

  1. 3 injection/microneedling sessions at least 1 month apart,
  2. Use of Rogaine twice daily (no more, and no less), and
  3. Daily doses of recommended vitamins.

Dr. Burke has trained and certified in several Vampire techniques by Dr. Runels including the Hair Regrowth Procedure.  I have started treating patients for hair loss in the past week and will use Dr. Runels protocols to achieve the highest success rates.

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