PRP and ACell + PRP Hair Regrowth Injection Therapy
PRP therapy is a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.
Recent scientific research and technology provides the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing. As a result of these scientific studies, we know PRP is an all-natural medical procedure performed in physicians offices for hair loss or conditions causing hair thinning.
Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. Published medical literature from Europe and the United States confirms the safety and use of PRP therapy. PRP therapy has established itself to be effective as a medical treatment modality in the specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopedics.
PRP specific cells that causes hair growth include:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)—promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation;
- Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b)—promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism;
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)—promotes blood vessel formation;
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)—promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation;
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2)—promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation; and,
- Insulin Like Growth Factor – (IGF)—a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body.
PRP and ACell + PRP Injection Therapy has been shown to be effective in many men and women in early hair loss. This is an especially exciting treatment for women who cannot use Propecia (finasteride). Results vary and only during a consultation with Dr. Boden can you determine if this treatment modality is appropriate for you hair loss condition.
How is ACell combined with PRP in Hair Restoration?
ACell + PRP Injection Therapy works to preserve and thicken hair in patients who are genetically predisposed to hair loss. The treatment can be effective for both men and women. As a non-surgical solution, the ACell + PRP injection procedure is a short 90 minute visit with limited down time. Unlike prescription medications or topical applications that must be used as part of an ongoing daily routine, ACell + PRP Therapy does not require daily maintenance.
ACell MatriStem – Extracellular Matrix (ECM) can be used in hair restoration treatments when combined with PRP to stimulate stem cells and rejuvenate and repair the skin and hair follicles. ACell has been shown to improve wound healing whenever a cut or incision is made in the skin by reducing the amount of scar tissue formation.
Extracellular Matrix technology is the scaffold on which new tissue growth is constructed. It is the structure that makes new tissue regeneration possible.
MatriStem is the only commercially available ECM made of urinary bladder matrix (UBM). It facilitates the body’s own regenerative capabilities and helps restore normal site-appropriate tissue.
ACell + PRP Results coincide with the typical hair growth cycle, about 4 to 8 months after the injection procedure. Hair will feel and appear thicker and more dense depending upon the area treated, with results in the hair line typically being more noticeable to patients.