What Is CIT for Hair Restoration?
CIT (collagen induction therapy) is a cutting-edge, non-surgical treatment with many health and cosmetic benefits, one being hair restoration. If you suffer from hair loss or thinning, a CIT serum can be injected into your scalp to grow thicker, fuller hair. Dr. Elain provides CIT for hair restoration to men and women in Orange County. To regain confidence and a full head of hair without surgery or downtime, choose CIT!
What Is Collagen Induction Therapy?
Blood mainly consists of a liquid called plasma that contain red blood cells, white blood cells, and growth factors. Growth factors are commonly used by medical professionals to heal injuries. Collagen induction therapy features more growth factors than what is typically found in your blood. Plasma with a high concentration of growth factors can be 5-10 times richer than normal plasma.
In order to develop and prepare the growth factors, Dr. Elain draws a small amount of your own blood. Using the centrifuge in her practice, she then separates the growth factors from other blood cells in order to increase their concentration. The increased concentration of growth factors is then combined with the remaining blood.
How Does CIT Hair Restoration Work?
Studies show that the increased concentration of growth factors can speed up the healing process. Growth factors are used to treat tendonitis and can improve healing after surgery, as they accelerate tissue regeneration and promote new cellular growth. For hair restoration, growth factors can be injected into the scalp in order to stimulate inactive hair follicles into active growth.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
When you come in for the procedure, your scalp will be given an anesthesia block to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. A small amount of blood will be drawn, in the same way that routine blood samples are taken in a lab. Dr. Elain will then prepare the serum by centrifuging your blood sample. The centrifuge machine has a rapidly rotating container that uses centrifugal force to separate the growth factors necessary for the next phase of the treatment.
She will then add the serum to a syringe and inject it into your scalp. Injections are made in order to deliver the highly-concentrated growth factors into the skin at the level of any weak hair follicles. The entire procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete, but you will be able to drive yourself home afterward and resume your regular routine. There is no downtime!
What Can I Expect From the Results?
Patients usually see improvements in hair thickness, texture, and growth within a few weeks after treatment. It can take several months to see measurable results. Dr. Elain usually recommends 3-4 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart, for best results. You will need maintenance treatments every 1-2 years to maintain the results of your hair restoration treatment. No procedure can change your genetic predisposition for hair loss, so subsequent sessions are strongly encouraged.
Request a Consultation In Irvine, California
If you suffer from hair loss or thinning hair, schedule a consultation at Wellness By Dr. Elain. During your consultation, Dr. Elain will assess your scalp and create a custom treatment plan for you. To get started, call (714) 556-8664 or request your consultation using the form below.