Are you experiencing increasingly thinning hair or a receding hairline?
An innovative new treatment method can restore hair growth and bring back the volume and density of your mane. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, used for years to expedite healing in sports medicine, orthopedics, and oral surgery, has recently been found to promote hair re-growth.
PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to:
- stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase.
- In fact, they've been used in medicine to treat a range of health issues, including arthritis, signs of aging, etc.
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is drawn from your arm and is specially prepared by being spun down in a centrifuge separating PRP from the rest of your blood. A local anesthetic can be given to block nerves of the scalp in order to minimize the pain although, most patients tolerate the treatment without numbing. First we scalp massage with high frequency, then inject the highly concentrated platelet rich plasma and follow up the treatment with PRP being topically infused via microneedling pen. The patient’s hair is then washed and the patient may drive home without any assistance.
The good news is for anyone who is experiencing thinning hair the growth factors can help stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth.
New PRP + ACell Hair Regrowth Therapy is an exciting new treatment for Hair loss
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. The application of ACell + PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. ACell activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss, ACell + PRP has also regrown hair in alopecia areata, eyebrow hypotrichosis and other patient cases with non-hereditary hair loss.
ACell’s MatriStem® technology is a naturally occurring, non-crosslinked, completely resorbable, acellular material. MatriStem devices are unique from other scaffold technologies in that they fundamentally change healing by triggering abundant new blood vessel formation and recruiting numerous cell types to the site of injury. It appears that these cells, including progenitor cells, have the potential to differentiate into numerous types of site specific tissues. During the healing process, the scaffold is degraded and completely resorbed, leaving new tissue where scar tissue would normally be expected. This proprietary UBM scaffold technology can be used in a broad range of medical applications such as wound care, general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, urology and plastic and reconstructive surgery.