Regenerative Hair Growth
Regenerative Hair Growth is a non-surgical, safe, and effective way to generate new hair growth, which combines PRP with ACell MatriStem to encourage new hair growth. ACell is an FDA approved product used in plastic surgery that helps to repair wounds, and generate new tissue.
Regenerative Hair Growth PRP/Acell combination is administered by injection to help activate the hair follicle into becoming healthier and more productive. This results in new and robust hair growth, as ACell acts as progenitor stem cells, and the PRP helps direct them to start growing the new hair follicles.
You can expect your treatment to take 60-90 minutes. First, your blood will be drawn to make the PRP. Then, the doctor will use a local anesthetic to numb your scalp. Once the PRP is made, it will be mixed with the ACell. Then injected in a grid like pattern over your areas of thinning hair.
The recovery from this procedure is usually uneventful, and pain is manage easily, in most cases, with non-narcotic analgesic medication such as Tylenol. Mild swelling of the forehead is often seen 1-2 days following your treatment. This is normal, and will resolve itself within that time. Avoiding vigorous activity is recommended until the swelling is gone. Patients can wash their hair normally the day after the injections.
New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically normally seen between 4-8 months. This will continue to improve over the year after your treatment. Results have been maintained without additional injections for up 2 years in many patients, but no long term data is yet available to determine that PRP/ACell induced hair growth is permanent.
What types of conditions respond to the Regenerative Hair Regrowth treatment?
- Male Pattern Hair Loss – best if done in the early stages of balding
- Female Pattern Hair Loss – at all stages of hair loss
- Hypotrichosis (fine or reduced hairs) of the eyebrows or beard
- Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis
- Metabolic causes of hair loss – iron deficiency and medication induced hair loss