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
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