fol­lic­u­lar Re­gener-8 (fr-8) for hair growth

FR-8 is a new hair growth treat­ment in which the pa­tient’s blood is pro­cessed and in­jected into the scalp

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The pa­tient re­port

Hair loss and thin­ning has be­come a grow­ing and de­press­ing con­cern for women, so FR-8 was an ex­cit­ing dis­cov­ery af­ter the lo­tions and po­tions hadn’t worked. The tech­nol­ogy was first used in wound care and surgery and was re­cently in­tro­duced as a way to stim­u­late hair fol­li­cles and to in­crease blood flow to the scalp, so it re­ally should be done by an ex­pert.

“Blood was taken from my arm (way less painful than it sounds) and pro­cessed to sep­a­rate out the growth fac­tor com­po­nents. My scalp was in­jected with anaes­thetis­ing nerve blocks, which was like series of stings. Af­ter that, I felt noth­ing – in fact, it was re­lax­ing enough for the doc­tor and I to chat through the 90-minute pro­ce­dure.

I was told to bring a hat to cover up any blood and to have a pain killer at hand, but the dis­com­fort was mi­nor: a ten­der scalp that night and when I washed my hair the next day, then ev­ery­thing was nor­mal. Re­sults take up to six months, but three months later, my hair looks thicker and the hair­line loss seems to have halted.” – Jeanette The cost R7 410 at Med­i­cal Hair Restora­tion, 021 425 7755 The pain me­tre

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