posted Dec 8, 2015, 5:06 PM by Dr Mike Meshkin
updated Dec 8, 2015, 5:08 PM
PRP and Acell as Non-surgical treatment option for hair loss?
There are different treatments for hair loss that are available in the market. One treatment option that has gained popularity specially among women is PRP and Acell. PRP or the Plasma Rich Platelet injections is considered a nonsurgical treatment option that is used either in combination with hair transplant, or Acell injection in some cases.
PRP is a concentration derived from clients' own blood. It has growth factors that stimulate hair growth when injected into the scalp. Not all PRP for hair loss is created equal. When it comes to stopping hair loss, a 5-10 times concentration of platelets is best. Achieving this concentration requires more sophisticated and expensive technology than a simple centrifuge. Depending on the intended use, PRP may or may not contain red or white blood cells. However, PRP contains a concentration of platelets that is higher than one's own blood.
Once in the scalp, PRP growth factors begin to degrade quickly so any benefit to thinning hair will be short lived and usually minimal. Therefore, this requires continuous treatments of the PRP injections . As a rule most doctors that offer PRP recommend that it be repeated 2-3 times a year to maintain any benefit. It is also suggest increased benefit if it is combined with ACell injections.
ACell is a protein matrix that when injected into the scalp recruits the body’s own intrinsic growth factors and healing proteins over a period of several months. It is suggested that the combination of ACell and PRP provide a continuous supply of growth factors to the native hair follicles for several months. The combined treatment of highly concentrated PRP and Acell is suggested improved hair growth over time. Repeated treatments are necessary and the results are not guaranteed.
PRP is considered a nonsurgical treatment and clinical studies about its effectiveness and long term results are not conclusive or scientifically proven. One can either blindly accept the claims these products make or you can approach them with some skepticism to discern the treatment's reliability. It is always good to look for documented proof or scientific studies on any medical treatment option. FDA approval is one way to discern whether the product in fact been studied and proved that it has stimulated hair growth in a majority of persons using it in a safe manner with minimal side effects.
At meshkin medical clinics all viable options for hair loss are discussed with the client. The treatment is customized based on the cause, degree of hair loss and clients needs and concerns.
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