PRP-ACell Treatment for Hair Loss is the latest innovation in non-surgical hair restoration. It is an injection therapy that not only helps control hair loss but also regrows hair. PRP-ACell treatment is primarily used to treat hair loss in women struggling with female pattern baldness. However, a significant number of men are also benefiting from this non-invasive hair loss treatment, just because they are not interested in surgery or can’t afford surgical hair restoration. If you are also seeking non-surgical solution for your continuously thinning head of hair, PRP-ACell Treatment for Hair Loss may be worth considering.
PRP is the acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma – a blood plasma that is rich in autologus platelets. In simple words, you can call it a concentration of growth factors and other cytokines, derived from the patient’s own blood. These growth factors are used to stimulate healing of bone and soft tissues. PRP has much more platelets than blood typically has. Blood sample is centrifuged in a specially designed apparatus to separate platelets from red and white blood cells. The serum thus obtained is known as Platelet Rich Plasma.
ACell’s Extracellular MatriStem system is a natural biological material that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating a wide range of medical and cosmetic problems. It is primarily used for stimulating wound healing, considering its ability to repair and remodel damaged skin tissues.
ACell has a broad range of applications in surgical procedures and surgeons all around the world have been successfully using it to speed up recovery process after major surgeries. But it was only recently that hair transplant surgeons started using it in combination with PRP to stop hair loss and regrow hair. When used as hair regrowth agent, it works by strengthening androgenically miniaturized hair follicles. This ultimately triggers more robust hair growth.
Unlike Hair Transplant Surgery, PRP-ACell Treatment for Hair Loss is a simple lunch hour procedure that takes anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes. Surgical hair restoration, on the other hand takes 4-8 hours and its recovery is also spanned on months. The surgeon begins by taking blood sample to produce Platelet Rich Plasma. Powdered ACell is mixed with PRP serum and injected into the entire scalp using injection gun. Special attention is paid to the areas with hair thinning or bald patches. The scalp is numbed by administering local anesthesia before injecting PRP-ACell mixture. This is to make the procedure virtually painless.
How ACell/PRP Therapy works?
When injected into the skin, Growth factors in PRP are absorbed by the scalp tissues and activate adult stem cells present there. This strengthens dormant follicular units, stimulating them to produce more robust hair growth. ACell’s Extracellular Matrix, on the other hand, strengthens miniaturized hair follicles.
Recovery process and results:
Recovery from PRP-ACell treatment for hair loss is generally quick, smooth and uneventful. Since a series of injections is administered to the entire scalp, expect it to remain sore and tender for a couple of days. Some patients also report slight swelling and bruising at injection sites, so swelling in the scalp or forehead should not intimidate you, unless it lasts for more than a week. Cold compressions and effectively alleviate these symptoms. Washing head is not allowed for 24 hours, after that you can wash your head as usual. Also avoid exposing your scalp to direct sunlight for 4-5 weeks at least.
Results of PRP-ACell treatment for hair loss normally begin to appear within 4 to 6 months following the initial procedure. However, it takes up to a year before the results become more obvious. Usually a single session is enough for a year. You may need a reinjection after that to maintain the results.
Benefits of PRP-ACell therapy:
More and more people are opting for PRP-ACell treatment for hair loss for various reasons. Some of the notable benefits of PRP injection therapy are listed below:
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