Hair transplant surgeries produce amazing results for people with balding and thinning hair–especially those with inherited hair loss. To improve the efficacy of hair regrowth in selected patients, our hair loss doctor often advises combining surgery with ACell and PRP injection therapy. Let’s look at how these all work to produce thicker, more robust hair that really lasts.
What Is a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair follicles are moved from one part of the body, known as the ‘donor site’, to a balding part of the body, known as the ‘recipient site’. It’s used to treat many kinds of balding, and it’s typically performed under local anesthesia.
- FUE: This method involves taking individual hair follicles from the back of the head and planting them in the balding areas. FUE doesn’t leave a distinctive scar like FUT does, but it may lead to more follicle damage.
- FUT: In this method, a strip of scalp is cut from the back of the head and divided into individual grafts, each containing about 2-3 hairs. These grafts are then planted in the balding areas.
High-powered Hair Restoration Through ACell and PRP Therapy
Hair transplants work wonders for many patients, but some need additional therapies to ensure the vitality and thickness of their new hair transplant. This is where ACell and PRP therapies come in.
All hair restoration treatment plans we offer are personalized according to a patient’s desired goals, and overall health and potential for successful regrowth of viable hair follicles. So, Dr. Niedbalski offers two regenerative injections: ACell therapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP.
The Role of ACell In Hair Restoration
ACell is a groundbreaking regenerative medicine that plays a crucial role in hair restoration. It’s a cellular matrix derived from pig bladder tissue, which when injected into the scalp, encourages the body’s natural healing process. This helps to rejuvenate damaged hair follicles, creating a conducive environment for hair regrowth. Along with hair transplants, ACell can significantly enhance the results by promoting faster healing and increasing the density of new hair growth.
Understanding PRP Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is another innovative treatment used in conjunction with hair transplant surgeries. PRP is made from the patient’s own blood, which is processed to separate the platelets and plasma. This concentrated mixture is rich in growth factors that stimulate hair follicle activity and promote new hair growth. When combined with hair transplant surgery, PRP can help to reduce hair loss and improve the quality of new hair growth.
ACell and PRP Together
When used to prepare the scalp of a hair transplant candidate or to maintain the viability of the transplanted follicles indefinitely, these ACell and PRP injections:
- Stabilize and improve the quality of new hair growth
- Invigorate failing hair follicles
- Decrease overall hair thinning or areas of baldness, or alopecia
- Reduce loss of transplanted hair follicles
- Improve localized blood circulation and healing
- Minimize the thickness and appearance of surgical scars
- Decrease soreness and pain in the postoperative period
Maintenance of Hair Transplant Results
Your hair loss doctor will determine if ACell and PRP injections would help you maintain your renewed hair growth after surgery. If so, you may receive additional injections at set times–perhaps up to two years apart.
Studies show that genetic hair loss responds well to ACell and PRP therapy. Men and women ages 18 and older and who are in good overall health can use these innovative treatments as part of comprehensive hair restoration care plans–even if they do not need or wish to have hair transplant surgery procedures.
Besides restoring and maintaining hair regrowth on the scalp, in-office ACell and PRP combinations help regrow thinning eyebrows and beards, slowing even the most aggressive of hair loss problems and maximizing density and texture.
Hair Follicle Transplant in Washington State
Northwest Hair Restoration is your premier hair loss treatment practice in Spokane, Tacoma, and Seattle, Washington. We are pleased to offer the expert services of Dr. Robert Niedbalski, who is the leading authority in ACell and PRP treatments for use in a wide range of hair loss cases.
To learn more about transformative hair restoration treatments, call us at (253) 572-2949 for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Niedbalski. In addition, you can request a visit here. We look forward to getting you started on your hair restoration journey!