After the COVID-19 pandemic, many survivors found themselves battling a new obstacle: hair loss. After weeks or months of panic and fear about their health, many patients post covid are now grappling with their hair falling out in chunks. While it’s completely normal for hair to fall out in times of stress and illness, that doesn’t stop it from delivering a blow to your self-confidence.
Fortunately, there is a treatment that can help you get your old self back. Don't give up on yourself! In just a few months, you can see drastic results, and start moving forward with your life post-COVID.
The Selphyl hair restoration procedure can help produce brand new, natural-looking locks. It’s not recommended for people with total hair loss but is the perfect fit for a COVID survivor or someone who has lost hair due to stress. If that sounds like you, keep reading, because this may just be the new start you’re looking for.
The procedure is pretty simple! The first step will be a small blood draw, then your blood gets placed in the centrifuge to separate platelets from red and white cells. But those are just details - what you need to know is that these collected platelets get injected back into the area where you want hair growth. This causes a prolonged release of hormone-stimulating stem cells, which grow better than ever before thanks to all this new encouragement they're getting.
The Selphyl process is a series of three injections, spaced about four to six weeks apart. The first injection will require you to avoid touching your head too much for up to 72 hours following the procedure, but you won’t see any time. The procedure will have you in and out of the dermatologist’s office in a couple of hours, and most of the time you’ll be able to drive yourself home.
Studies show that Selphyl treatments extend the growing phase of hair follicles, so it's possible for most patients to see results within 3-6 months. Not only do the treatments keep hair follicles healthy enough to survive long periods of stress and damage, but they stimulate growth overall – getting you on the way back to your old self in half the time it would take if you were regrowing naturally.
COVID-19 has been rough on all of us. It’s time to say hello to yourself in the mirror again and get back into a sense of normalcy! Talk to us today to develop a care plan, and get your road to recovery on the books!