As many of you know, I have been using platelet-rich plasma to treat thinning hair in women and developing baldness in men for the past several years using a trademarked method known as Vampire Hair Regrowth. Charles Runels M.D., who also developed the Vampire Facelift and Facial treatments, developed this procedure.
I have had excellent success using this technique to stimulate hair regrowth in the scalp areas. However, I came across an interesting article about a unique use of these same techniques in a different area of the head.
The full eyebrow look has recently made a comeback. Because of this improbable returning trend, many women are regretting their years of plucking and waxing, which have left their eyebrows incapable of thickening back up again.
A woman dermatologist from Miami, Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy, recently noticed this eyebrow trend. It gave her the idea to use a variation of Vampire Hair Regrowth methods to help women reclaim their eyebrow thickness.
In the same way as with the other Vampire procedures, blood is drawn and placed in a specially designed tube and centrifuge. This FDA-approved method of handling the blood results in concentration of platelets in the plasma (i.e. the clear portion of the blood after centrifuge finishes its work).
This resulting platelet-rich plasma also contains growth factors that stimulate or rejuvenate many of the functions of the skin back to levels of the past. In the case of Vampire Facelifts, we see collagen stimulation. In the case of Vampire Hair Regrowth, we see new hair follicles develop and preexisting follicles thicken.
Dr. Jegasothy of the Miami Skin Institute has been able to get women to regrow their eyebrows through the PRP injections into the region of where the eyebrows should be. She has been featured in New Beauty magazine for this method, and it certainly is an interesting variation of treatment for a frustrating problem to many women.
As always, I will keep you posted on new developments in the fields of aesthetic medicine as I discover them in my ongoing reading and research. If you have any questions on this article or any other skin care related issues, please do not hesitate to call us at (207) 873-2158 to ask and/or schedule a consultation.