HAIR IS FAR MORE COMPLEX THAN IT APPEARS ON THE SURFACE
A Leading-Edge Cell-based Solution for Hair Loss & Hair Thinning in both Men and Women
A Ground-Breaking Approach to Looking and Feeling Your Best!
Hormonal imbalance, stress, aging, and many other things in life can lead to hair loss. Researchers have discovered new ways to activate and promote hair growth using PRP and stem cells.
Boost your confidence and restore your identity. Ensure your outside matches how you feel inside - youthful, energetic, and eager to live your best life! Learn about innovative and groundbreaking hair restoration technology that will help you boldly face the world with self-assuredness. We understand that experiencing hair loss and hair thinning can be upsetting and that it can happen to anyone at any age. However, while this is a condition that millions of men and women face worldwide, rest assured, there are solutions that can help you feel like yourself once again. We are pleased to approach your situation with customized and individual solutions that fit your needs. Our entire team is dedicated to providing our clients with the best in hair restoration technology and we have developed revolutionary treatment methods that will allow you to look and feel your best. Take the next step in countering the effects of hair loss and thinning schedule a consultation today.
Let's Start With a Few Facts:
- Hair loss affects both men and women.
- It involves significant physical or emotional stress - both cause and effect.
- Certain medications, supplements, and most cancer chemotherapy treatments cause significant hair loss.
- It is also a disease - conditions like alopecia areata.
- Certain hormonal changes (as in pregnancy) and substantial weight loss can contribute to hair loss.
- Male pattern baldness accounts for over 95% of all cases.
- Two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of hair loss by the age of 35.
- By the age of 50, approximately 85% of men will experience some hair loss and thinning.
- Genetics has a lot to do with it. The DNA from your mom has the strongest influence and we even isolated the gene to prove it. Go, blame your mother!
- Racial differences - A University of Michigan study found that Asian women saw their hair grow the fastest while women with African heritage experienced the slowest growth.
- You have about 100,000 - 150,000 hair follicles in the scalp, and lose about 100 of them each day.
- Approximately, 40% of hair loss sufferes are women. By the age of 50, about half of women have some degree of thining hair.
So, if you are older than 50, and still have a good head of hair, you are in the minority!
How Hair Loss Differs Between Men and Women?
Hair loss occurs slowly over a long period of time and it manifests differently for men and women. Men often experience what is called male-pattern baldness, while women tend to experience an all-over thinning but more pronounced on the temple area.
As women tend to associate hair with feminine beauty, men consider a full head of hair a sign of masculinity, virility and confidence. Hair loss and thinning can make you feel less attractive, less confident, and can negatively impact self- esteem causing debilitating emotional and physical stress. With the latest advances in regenerative medicine, stem cell and PRP, Dr Tehrani is now able to turn back the clock and help both men and women with hair loss and thinning.
According to The American Hair Loss Association, an organization committed to educating and improving the lives of all those affected by hair loss, the common male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By the age of thirty-five two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of 50 approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. Approximately 25 percent of men who suffer with male pattern baldness start experiencing hair loss and thining in their early 20's.
How Does Hair Grow?
Hair, on the scalp grows from tiny structures in the skin called hair follicles. Hair starts growing at the root, which is the complex structure beneath the surface of the skin. These structures are surrounded and nourished by tiny blood vessels in the area. Emerging from the pit of each of these follicles is the hair shaft itself that grows slowly over time. At any given time, about 10 percent of the strands are in a resting stage and after about two to three months, the dead hair is shed and a new hair is formed.
You can read more about this in our Guide to PRP and Stem Cell Hair Growth and Regrowing Hair.
What is DHT? And, how is it involved in hair loss.
There are several factors that can diminish, or destroy hair growth all together. Two main factors are the lack of nutrients delivered by the tiny blood vessels; and the presence of caustic agents that can permanently damage the follicle, namely DHT.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), is related to the male sex hormone testosterone, and it is widely recognized as the main substance destroying the hair follicles in the scalp. Simply said, under certain conditions DHT kills hair follicles. For many years, scientists thought that male pattern baldness was caused by the predominance of the male sex hormone, testosterone, which women also have in trace amounts. We now know that while testosterone is at the core of the balding process, DHT is thought to be the main offender.
Research has demonstrated that the 5alpha-Reductase enzyme is involved in the development of some 95% of all hair loss cases. The inhibition of this enzyme seems to be the goal of several anti-hair loss treatments in the market for more than 20 years.
We all want a full, thick head of hair. It is considered by most to be at the core of appearing youthful and attractive. Until now, we only had limited treatment options for hair loss but the new advances in regenerative medicine, stem cells and PRP has opened up a whole new era in natural and non-surgical treatment options for millions of people.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is an exciting new area of medicine which aims to repair and replace tissues damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital conditions. This field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the body by stimulating the body's own natural healing processes to heal itself. Regenerative medicine isn't new - we have used our own cells and growth factors to regenerate tissues and organs for decades. Today, new advances in molecular and cell biology, immunology, and other fields have unlocked opportunities to develop new treatment modalities. The practice of Regenerative Medicine today involves using stem cells and cell-based therapies to rejuvenate and regenerate damaged tissues.
Old vs. New Treatments & Surgical vs. Non-Surgical
Hair transplantation generally involves removing hair from one part of the scalp and placing it in another. Earlier treatments involved removing strips of hair which left tremendous scars in the back of the head. Today, newer techniques involve removing hair follicles in small groups, the "Follicular Units" and transplanting these units with much less scarring and discomfort. All these surgical hair restoration techniques take on the average between 4-8 hours to perform, cost between $4,000 - $15,000 or more, and have a long and painful recovery period associated with certain risks and downfalls. Needless to say, these are considered minimally invasive!
However, modern advancements in Regenerative Medicine, PRP, and stem cell therapies have led to new non-surgical treatment options to stimulate hair growth without transplantation, incisions, surgery, or long recovery times. PRP and stem cells hold tremendous healing potential shown to be extremely effective in their ability to stimulate new hair growth.
An Entirely New Approach
Today, regenerative medicine, stem cell and cell-based technologies, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are widely used in many treatment protocols in plastic surgery, aesthetics, orthopedics, sports injuries, and certain chronic diseases. Regenerative products are rich in natural growth factors and substances with great healing potential that are known to trigger natural regeneration and healing in many tissues. Multiple investigations have shown a combination of cell-based products to be an effective treatment option for hair loss with virtually no down-time or side effects, and extremely cost effective.
Kevin Tehrani is one of only a handful of physicians trained in the most advanced stem cell extraction and isolation techniques available in the United States. He is therefore able to offer this modern and more superior technique in conjunction with PRP to achieve noticeable improvement in the quality of hair growth. Patients typically see noticeable results within the first few weeks of treatment, with maximum results within six months to one year. Using all natural cells and growth factors from the patient without any foreign or donated tissues and cells. "From Me to Me, for Maximum Healing Power".
What is PRP?
PRP, the corner stone of regenerative medicine, works to harness the body's own healing potentials to stimulate and regrow hair and slow hair loss. Platelet rich plasma, PRP injections for thinning hair has been well studied and is routinely performed in the United States to trigger hair follicles to stimulate growth. PRP is a blood product made by drawing a small tube of blood, similar to a standard blood test, which is then spun in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the red blood cells from platelets and plasma. The platelet rich plasma is packed with natural growth factors and proteins used to treat a number of degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis of knees and joints and hair loss in both men and women. PRP and stem cell injections for hair loss in both men and women in our Beverly hills clinic is preferred as it is natural and minimally invasive.
How Does PRP stimulate Hair Growth?
PRP is rich in proteins, growth factors, and other substances which trigger the body to begin the natural healing process. Either injected alone or when combined with stem cells, they signal dying or dormant hair follicles to once again produce healthy, thick strands of hair. PRP and stem cells are often injected into the scalp in a very safe and comfortable procedure with virtually no down time or recovery, and no side effects. When injected, these versatile growth
Going Beyond PRP, Introducing SVF and Stem Cells
A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, August 2018, (https://academic.oup. com/asj/article-abstract/38/8/811/4938563?redirectedFrom=fulltext) evaluated the effectiveness of a single injection of stromal vascular fraction (SVF), which is rich in adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs) in combination with platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the upper scalp as a new autologous treatment option for male pattern baldness. They showed significant increases in hair density after 6 weeks and 12 weeks post injection (P = 0.013 and P < 0.001). In hair-to-hair matching analyses, new hair growth was shown to result from active follicles. Furthermore, nonfunctioning hair follicles filled with hyperkeartotic plugs, up to today assumed incapable of forming new hair, proved to grow new hair. No side effects were noted after treatment.
This study gives us evidence that a single treatment of PRP combined with regenerative stem cells derived from adipose (fat) tissue injected in the scalp of patients with male pattern baldness significantly increased hair density within 6 to 12 weeks.
We use the latest technology, that Dr Tehrani helped develop, to extract the highest number of regenerative cells and growth factors from the smallest amount of adipose tissue harvest. Harvest may sound a bit scary but it is actually very comfortable and it's considered a minor procedure. Removing stem cells through this method results in a much higher cell counts, which in turn can provide the best possible outcomes. The cells we extract are your cells which are prepared and given back to you in under two hours. All protocols used in this process are within strict guidelines set forth by the Global Alliance of Regenerative Medicine USA (GARM-USA). GARM-USA is internationally recognized in the field of regenerative medicine, using both stem/stromal cell-based and bio-cellular therapies for a number of health conditions.
In addition, and when indicated, we do purchase and use umbilical tissue, cord blood or other allogenic (from a donor) stem cells from trusted FDA compliant tissue banks commercially available.
Beverly Hills PRP and Stem Cell Hair Loss Treatment
To get the maximum benefits from a PRP and stem cell hair loss treatment we need to address several factors that contribute to hair loss and thinning. To regrow hair, we have to increase the blood flow and the supply of nutrients to the hair follicles (angiogenesis), and by stimulating each follicle to increase hair growth by reducing inflammation in the surrounding area (anti-inflammation). Inflammation has been shown to significantly reduce the normal hair growth processes at the follicles, and even causing hair growth to stop.
Adipose (fat) derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to increase microvascular growth and the production of new blood vessels. MSC stem cells, in addition, have a very strong anti-inflammatory effect. Much to our benefit, the unwanted fat we carry around our waist and flanks is a rich source of these versatile MSCs.
During stem cell hair loss treatment at our Beverly Hills office, Mesenchymal stem cells are extracted and isolated from the patient's own body fat in under two (2) hours. These stem cells are then injected in combination with PRP into the scalp to stimulate hair regeneration by "angiogenesis" and "anti-inflammation".
Where is The Treatment Performed?
Summit Surgical Center is a fully certified and accredited (AAAASF and Medicare) outpatient facility in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. All our providers, in addition to their training in regenerative medicine, are medical experts in their particular fields and hold board certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
What to Expect From a PRP/Stem Cell treatment?
When compared to the surgical hair transplant techniques, topical creams and ointments, shampoos, pills and voodoo, there is no comparison. There are numerous benefits to PRP/stem cell therapy, and no significant side effects.
- It is a safe and quick procedure done in under two hours, often much less
- Involves no incisions and no scarring
- No downtime. A true lunch-hour procedure!
- Well-tolerated with very few side effects and can be repeated multiple times
- All-natural, "By the Patient for The Patient" without additional medications or treatments
During an initial consultation, Dr. Tehrani will explain the different treatment options and determine a treatment plan for you to get the most benefit in the shortest amount of time. In general, it is recommended that patients receive at least three treatments in eight weeks (3X8), and once every six months to maintain the effectiveness of the natural hair growth.
The entire procedure is often performed in less than two hours with little to no downtime - the real lunch-time makeover. Many patients are able to return to work the same day they have their procedure performed. Since PRP for hair loss uses your own blood, there is no risk of a negative reaction to the procedure.
You may experience mild soreness and redness at the injection site. You should avoid normal hair maintenance for a day or two following PRP therapy. A warm shower can help to stimulate the area and help the healing process.
Who is a Candidate for PRP/Stem Cell Hair Loss Treatment?
Thinning or losing hair, or just want to maintain the fullness that you so love and desire, then you may be a good candidate for the revolutionary treatment. Stem cell and PRP injection for hair loss works with your body's regenerative powers to keep hair follicles healthy. If you are in the early stages of hair loss, you should not waste any time and let your precious follicles undergo further damage. PRP and stem cell treatments for hair restoration may be used in conjunction with other hair restoration treatments, such as topical products.
Recovery From a PRP/Stem Cell Hair Loss Treatment?
You will most likely have an easy recovery period from this revolutionary hair loss treatment. You may have some discomfort for a day or two from the lipo-aspirate donor site which will not in any way interfere with your routine daily activity. You may also have slight redness or sensitivity in the scalp injection sites for a short time which resolves without any scarring or noticeable signs. You can exercise, and resume heavy activities in 1-2 days. One day after injection, you can continue your normal haircare routine, though you should refrain from chemical coloring or harsher hair treatments for at least one week to ten days (7-10 days).
Why Choose Dr. Kevin Tehrani?
Dr. Kevin Tehrani is a respected, accomplished, board-certified physician with over 25 years of experience in Beverly Hills, California.
Dr. Tehrani is currently the medical director and a managing partner at FLB Regenesis and the founder and CEO of Regen Health, two independent healthcare/technology companies involved in the research and development of the latest treatment protocols in the field of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies.
Dr. Tehrani has a special interest in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy and its' application in non-surgical hair restoration, sports medicine and Ortho-Biologics. Regenerative Medicine is a revolutionary new area of medicine which aims to repair and replace tissues damaged by disease, trauma or congenital conditions. Regenerative medicine isn't new - the first bone marrow and solid-organ transplants were done decades ago with tremendous success.
Today, with the recent advances in molecular and cell biology, "we are able to unlock new opportunities to refine stem cell and regenerative therapies". Dr. Tehrani, along with the superb team of physicians at Summit Surgical Center, are in the forefront of this exciting new field of medicine. "We are now able to offer the latest in stem cell technology and treatment protocols as viable alternative to invasive surgery".
A typical stem cell hair restoration procedure may include any of the following treatments:
A novel combination of PRP and stem cells, deliver the highest concentration of growth factors and active cell signal proteins to stimulate the hair follicles. We perform three (3) treatments over an eight (8) week period.
- Meet the treating physician. Go over the entire process. Answer any questions.
- In-depth examination.
- PRP, Mechanical Stem Cells, and / or Enzymatic Stem Cells application as indicated. Talk with a wellness coordinator or just come in for an appointment. 310-859-9988
You can read more about this in our Guide to PRP and Stem Cell Hair Growth and Regrowing Hair.