What is Regenerative Hair Growth?
People who desire a non-surgical regrowth strategy that is safe and effective choose the Regenerative Hair Regrowth Procedure. This revolutionary procedure combines ACell, PRP and nutrients injected into the scalp to encourage hair growth. ACell’s MatriStem technology (an FDA approved medical device) works at the cellular level to repair and remodel damaged tissues. ACell has a broad range of uses in surgical procedures, and is a naturally occurring matrix of proteins’ found in tissue layers. When ACell is placed into a surgical site or wound, it is resorbed, stimulating adult stem cells in the damaged tissues. This process will regenerate dormant follicular tissues, thereby producing improved quality in hair growth.
In hair restoration, ACell is combined with PRP (platelet rich plasma) and injected into the scalp. The application of ACell, PRP and special nutrients 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.
How does Regenerative Hair Growth Work?
The process of an ACell + PRP procedure starts with acquiring a blood sample from the patient. Then local anesthetic is applied to the scalp, eyebrows, or beard. The injections are administered once the patient is completely numb. The process takes about 90 minutes and recovery is quick, with a sore scalp lasting about 48 hours.
The recovery from the procedure is typically uneventful. Pain is easily managed in most cases with non-narcotic analgesic medication such as Ibuprofen. Some mild swelling of the forehead is occasionally seen 1-2 days after injections. This is normal and will resolve in 48 hours. Avoiding vigorous activity is recommended until the swelling is gone. There is no other downtime or noticeable effects of the procedure. Patients can wash their hair normally immediately after the injections.
New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 4-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment. To date, results have been maintained without additional injections for up 2 years in many patients, but no long term data is yet available to conclude that ACell induced hair growth is permanent.
ACell + PRP Injections help combat the physical trait of hair loss. This procedure offers an opportunity to do something to slow and even stop hair thinning before needing to repeat the process or take further steps toward restoration.
The goal with treating genetic hair loss early is to maintain hair for as long as possible, improve density, and keep the results for months and years to come, pushing back against the need for more aggressive solutions until further down the road.
What types of conditions respond to the Regenerative Hair Regrowth treatment?
The Regenerative Hair Regrowth technique is a versatile tool in the treatment of hair loss for a number of causes including:
• Male Pattern Hair Loss – especially in the early stages of balding, or anytime there is a lot of miniaturized hair on the scalp
• Female Pattern Hair Loss – at all stages of hair loss
• Hypotrichosis (fine/reduced hairs) of the eyebrows or beard
• Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis
• Metabolic causes of hair loss – iron deficiency and medication induced hair loss
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