Hair restoration is a combination of microneedling with PRP and A-Cell injections. Radiofrequency that assists with collagen stimulation and overall skin rejuvenation while using the assisted power of radiofrequency to tighten the skin. It has less downtime than traditional microneedling. We are often recommending Vivace treatments over traditional microneedling for our clients 40+ years old due to the extra benefit of skin tightening via radiofrequency.
Avoid natural sun exposure and tanning beds for 2 weeks prior to treatment
Avoid self tanner, spray tan or any lotions that contain gradual tanners for 2 weeks prior to treatment
Avoid hair treatments for 7 days prior to treatment
To decrease the risk of bruising/ bleeding, we recommend avoiding the following for 3 days prior to your treatment (unless medically contraindicated):
Herbal supplements: Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, Garlic, Ginkgo, Ginseng
Any supplements or medication that increases the chances of blood thinning
If you have a meat (pork) allergy, please inform your provider as A-Cell contains porcine cells; treatment can be done without A-Cell.
Arrive at the office with the treatment area clean and free of makeup, lotions, creams or products prior to treatment; wash hair day or treatment if possible.
Bring a clean or new hat to your appointment
Avoid washing scalp until next day to optimize treatment
Avoid vigorous exercise, heat, saunas, hot tubs, swimming pools and sweaty activities for 48 hours
Avoid blow dryers for 4 days due to possible sensitivity to heat
Avoid natural sun exposure and tanning beds for 2 weeks post treatment
Avoid hair dye or coloring for 1 week
1 hour and 15 minutes
PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing process and stimulate hair regrowth. PRP begins with whole blood that is obtained through a blood draw then spun in a centrifuge, which separates the plasma out. PRP will then be applied topically on the skin and injected during the hair restoration treatment. PRP can be injected to naturally stimulate the development of new hair follicles.
ACell is an FDA approved cellular regeneration product used in wound healing that has recently been combined with a patient’s own stem cells and has shown to improve hair regrowth for both men and women. In hair restoration, ACell is combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma) and injected into the scalp.
Post treatment you can expect the following:
Mild redness (may feel like a sunburn) and mild swelling immediately after that should resolve in 24 hours
Scalp will feel tight and dry immediately after treatment followed by a sandpaper texture that may last 2-7 days
Skin may flake off and peel for 3-5 days
Itching, discomfort, pinpoint bleeding, bruising, scabbing or darkening of the treated area may happen
Yes, the contraindications for hair restoration include:
Pregnancy or breastfeeding
Recent sun exposure (in the last 2 weeks) or use of self tanners
Patients who have used isotretinoin (Accutane) within the last 6-12 months
Patients with a history of skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma
Patients with a history of autoimmune disease (HIV, hepatitis or Lupus.
Patients who have medical conditions that may affect wound healing
Neurotoxin injections in the treatment area in the last 2 weeks
Dermal fillers in treatment area in the last 30 days
Patients that do not have enough viable hair follicles in the treatment area.
Patients that have experienced a previous adverse reaction to a hair restoration or microneedling treatment.
You can expect to see results in 4-8 weeks after the procedure as it takes this long for new hair growth.
The number of treatments will depend on your skin and your desired results. Your provider will discuss and customize a treatment for your individual needs. We recommend 3 treatments (and offer a package of three treatments) with a maintenance treatment every 6 months for optimal results. Sessions are spaced 6-8 weeks apart for 3 treatments.
Complications, though rare, can occur and should be discussed and understood. The patient must understand the importance of the post care instructions, and that failure to comply may increase the potential for complications.
Scarring, though rare, can occur following collagen induction therapy
Hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin) or hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin)
Contact our office immediately if you notice these symptoms at 617-658-3421.
For a true aesthetic emergency after office hours, contact Ashley Hilmes at 509-714-6889 or for a medical emergency, please call 911.
Consultations at Vega Vitality are complimentary and always encouraged! This gives you an opportunity to meet with one of our aesthetic providers and discuss one on one your aesthetic goals and desired outcomes. Our providers will listen to your concerns, answer questions, explain options and together, develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Yes! Vega Vitality uses multiple rewards programs for botox and dermal fillers through our pharmaceutical companies. Get the most out of your visit by signing up ahead of time or asking your provider for details at your next appointment.
Allergan’s program: Brilliant Distinctions (can be found in the App store).
Galderma’s program: Aspire.
Revanesse’s program: Prollenium.
Unfortunately, there is no rewards or loyalty program for hair restoration collagen induction therapy but we do offer discounted packages.