ACell + PRP Injection Therapy

A new solution to treat hair loss, ACell + PRP Injection Therapy works to preserve and thicken hair in patients who are genetically predisposed to hair loss. 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.

What is PRP?

PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a concentration derived from your own blood. It has lots of good growth factors that stimulate miniaturizing hair follicles when injected into the scalp.

What is ACell?

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.

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are present in all the tissues of our body. Adult stem cells are incapable of developing new tissue, unless activated by an acellular device, like ACell Matristem.  Once activated, stem cells recruit other cell types to the area and tissue regeneration begins. Without the introduction of ACell to the area, adult stems cells cannot regenerate tissue.  Stem cell activation with ACell is beneficial for many other clinical applications and wound healing.  

ACell + PRP Procedures

The process of an ACell + PRP procedure starts with acquiring a blood sample from the patient. Then local anesthetic is applied to the scalp and 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.

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ACell + PRP Results

Results begin to develop in conjunction 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.

Follow up visits are an important part of the Comprehensive Plan to protect and renew hair with ACell + PRP. Results will be assessed every four months post-procedure, and progress will be tracked annually to determine when a follow on procedure may be advised to keep hair growth thriving. Positive effects last for months or even years after the procedure, before needing an update or booster injection series.

A series of ACell + PRP procedures may be recommended to optimize hair growth, depending on your expectations for results, the nature of your hair loss progression, and your overall response to the treatment. Significant improvement can be seen with just a single treatment.

Early Intervention with ACell + PRP

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.

A consultation with Dr. Niedbalski will help clarify and assess if ACell + PRP Therapy is the right solution for your hair maintenance goals.

ACell + PRP with Hair Transplant Surgery

ACell+PRP is also available as an add-on to surgical restorations to increase graft survival rates, support rapid healing of the donor area, and improve the quality of native hair.

Read more about ACell+PRP with Surgical Restoration >

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