Of all the treatments designed to slow down or stop hair loss, one of the most powerful is a combination therapy that works to reinforce a hair transplant. ACell + PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is designed to stimulate the body’s own healing capabilities while, at the same time, supercharging the effects of hair transplant surgery.
The two components at the heart of this innovative procedure are ACell + PRP. They combine to be a regenerative technology that helps a hair-restoration patient respond positively to the transplant.
What Is ACell + PRP?
ACell is an extracellular matrix protein complex that acts as a support for new tissue growth. PRP, which is a concentrated portion of platelets from your own blood, is loaded with growth factors that promote the rapid development of fresh blood vessels – thereby improving follicular cell function.
When these two are combined and implemented during a hair transplant procedure, they offer significant hair restoration benefits, including:
- The stabilization of hair loss
- Improved quality of natural hair
- Improved graft survival
- A faster healing period
- Greater comfort during healing
- Minimized scar tissue formation
This cellular technology is particularly beneficial for adult men and women who are in the initial stages of genetic pattern hair loss. Regular ACell + PRP treatments will help protect targeted hair follicles from starting the miniaturization process (which eventually results in hair loss) and will revitalize those follicles that have already started to decline.
Innovative Hair Restoration Technique that Works
Here’s how the hair restoration procedure works when utilizing ACell + PRP:
- First, a sample is obtained of your own blood.
- The blood sample is then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of the blood.
- The PRP is then combined with the ACell formula to create a blend of healing and growth factors designed to enhance and support the hair follicles. When this is done for men who have had a hair transplant, it reinforces the transplant.
- When administered as part of a hair restoration procedure, ACell+PRP is injected into both donor and recipient scalp areas. This application takes place after the donor hair has been harvested (FUT or FUE) and before the recipient sites are made for the transplants.
What is unique about ACell + PRP is that it works at the cellular level to repair and remodel damaged tissues, including miniaturized hair follicles. ACell activates adult stem cells in the follicles that are becoming dormant under the influence of hair loss genes. When injected into the scalp, the combination of ACell + PRP can stop hair follicle miniaturization and in some cases even reverse this trend producing more robust hair growth.
Your response to ACell + PRP therapy will depend on the aggressiveness and extent of your hair loss. The most common result is the prevention of further decline in hair density. Typically, it takes four to eight months before any new hair growth is evident, and the hair may continue to thicken over the following year.
Although you will notice significant improvement with just a single treatment, the typical interval between treatments needed to maintain the benefits of ACell + PRP therapy is clinically determined and averages 18-24 months. Dr. Niedbalski may recommend a series of treatments to optimize your hair growth based on the nature of your hair loss progression, your response to the treatment, and your expectations for results.
Leading the Way in Hair Restoration Solutions
Wherever you’re located in the Spokane, Seattle, or Tacoma area, Northwest Hair Restoration offers comprehensive hair restoration treatments to renew and restore your hair. That includes everything from natural and noninvasive treatments to minimally invasive treatments like ACell + PRP to hair restoration surgery.
Dr. Robert Niedbalski and his team will take the time to provide you with personalized care that focuses on determining the specific cause of your hair loss and offering the most effective course of treatment.
To find out what we can do for you or to schedule a consultation, contact our friendly team at Northwest Hair Restoration today by calling us at (253) 572-2949 or by filling out our Request an Appointment form online now. We look forward to meeting with you and discovering the best way to help you get your hair back!