Hair Restoration

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.

PRE-TREATMENT

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):

Alcoholic beverages
NSAIDs (advil/ibuprofen/aspirin)
Warfarin
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

POST-TREATMENT

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

FAQ

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)

Skin infection

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.

Meredith Gizmunt

Master Aesthetician

Meredith has 14 years of experience in the medical aesthetic field. She has worked with both plastic surgeons and dermatologists which has allowed her formulate a holistic and therapeutic approach. Meredith’s goal is to educate the patient about their best skin practices, for their individual needs. Each treatment is customized, and is focused on treating specific skin concerns. 

She understands that her patient’s skin types are different, and tailors each session to treating individual needs. Meredith appreciates that her patients are making an investment in their skincare by visiting her. She ensures her facials deliver effective results and works to build lasting relationships. Her signature “Party Peel” gave her a cult following, reviewed and recommended by Goop.

Marwa Osman

Brand and marketing director

Marwa Osman is a branding specialist with over 8 years of experience in the lifestyle industry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. After graduating, Marwa quickly realized she not only loved shaping the messaging of a brand, but she enjoyed being invested in the journey of the small business. She is passionate about being involved in Vega Vitality’s growth. Marwa is an integral part of our team, and she is responsible for creating our newsletters, designing the website and managing our Instagram presence, etc. She loves the camaraderie of working alongside Vega Vitality’s team of intelligent and supportive women, and she enjoys getting to know Vega Vitality’s wonderful patients.

ABBY CUSHMAN, MS

VICE PRESIDENT of Operations

At Vega Vitality, we believe that wellness and beauty go hand in hand. For example, we not only offer a skin peel that can improve acne, but we also have a functional nutritionist available to assist with dietary changes that may address the root cause of the problem. The more we can improve our lifestyle through mindful eating, movement, and mediation, the better our skin and body will be.

For a decade, prior to starting at Vega Vitality, Abby was employed in grueling and intense roles in corporate America. After suffering from crippling ocular migraines, she decided that her health was too important to continue down that path. She left her job and took a year off to focus on her health and well-being. While on this journey she found Vega Vitality. She accepted an offer to join the team in 2017.

At Vega Vitality, Abby is responsible for day-to-day business operations, regulatory and legal compliance, and the financial and human relations aspects of the practice. She oversees short and long-term strategies, executes systems implementation, and consistently works to improve organizational behavior and operational efficiencies within the practice. Abby has supported CEO’s for over a decade, and she now works closely with Vega Vitality’s Founder, Ashley Hilmes, to ensure the practice runs seamlessly. She is grateful to be a part of team comprised of such intelligent and kind women.

Abby graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a MS in Leadership & Administration and cum laude from Regis College with a BA in Communication. She holds a certificate in The Science of Well-Being from Yale University. Before joining the Vega team, Abby worked at Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Investments, athena health, Trinity, and Reebok International. Abby loves to travel, learn, read, volunteer, and spend time with her friends, family, and dog, Doodles.

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