Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance we use to enhance the outcome of a variety of our medical procedures. While PRP is used in a variety of cosmetic procedures, it also has proven to be exceptionally beneficial for hair transplants and slowing the progression of hair loss.
Dr. Darling typically uses follicular unit extraction (FUE), as well as traditional strip or linear harvesting, to extract hair follicles from the donor site. The traditional approach usually works best for women due to shaving not being necessary, lower costs, and the incision is easily hidden under long hair. Dr. Darling will help you choose the best harvesting method for your desired outcome.
The crown, also known as the vertex, is an area of the scalp that can begin losing hair in isolation or in conjunction with other areas of the scalp. Procedures involving the crown are the most technically demanding of hair restorative procedures. This is due mostly to the various angles the hair grows from in this region. Recreating the natural angles of the crown requires a meticulous hand and creative eye.
Restoring ethnic hair requires more than a artistic eye. When performing a hair restoration procedure for an individual of non-caucausion descent, Dr. Darling considers the differences in the shape, thickness, growth patterns, and more that are inherent to each ethnicity’s hair characteristics.