Thinking about the casual thinning of hair as you age, isn’t something you should keep to yourself. You should tell your doctor about it as soon as it starts so they can help you find a solution that will improve this hair thinning, no matter where you are in this process. But as always, the sooner you let them know, the better. If you’re in the earliest stages of hair thinning or loss, you’ll have a few topical options and others that focus on medications, topical treatments, microneedling and PRP injections. At Ageless MD, we take hair treatments to the next level by combining a laboratory enhanced ACell serum and your own platelet plasma derived from your blood to double team hair follicle growth. PRP and ACell is a specialized, magical combination of treatment methods for optimal hair growth stimulation.
PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a concentration derived from your own blood – a rich source of specialized proteins called Growth Factors that stimulate stem cell activity in dormant hair follicles for up to 3-4 months.
ACell is an animal-derived Extracellular Matrix (ECM) tissue-regenerating technology that has been used extensively in the fields of medicine and surgery to stimulate stem cells and enhance wound healing. It’s rise in popular culture was accelerated as people with partial finger amputations were able to actually grow back their fingertips (often with the fingernail bed) by using this product. It has also been noted that the use of ACell in wound healing dramatically decreases the appearance of scar tissue in a wound. ACell is a “bio-scaffold” that helps the body heal without excessive scarring. When injected into the scalp, ACell activates dormant follicular stem cells for up to 18-24 months. Note: ACell is not an FDA approved treatment for hair loss.
By filtering out growth factors and those that exhibit inflammatory responses in your tissues for cellular repair (from your own system, meaning your body recognizes PRP) and combining this with ACell, we’re able to stimulate stem cells within the hair follicle itself. Once the stem cells are triggered in existing hair follicles, this hair will thicken and become stronger. How do we apply PRP and ACell to the hair follicle? There are a few ways that hair transplanting specialists and plastic surgeons do this. The combined PRP and Acell mixture is injected directly into the skin in and around the hair follices. Immediately after the injections we use a microneedling pen that is similar to a tattoo gun and delivers thousands of open channels into the skin and the PRP Acell mixture is drizzled over the scalp as a fertilizer for the hair to grow.
Some of you may be wondering why? By injecting into the follicles individually, Dr. Tsay is providing focused treatment and directing all of this valuable serum where it’s needed and not all over the scalp in a broad sense. You’re getting the most out of this treatment through injection. It’s also not as painful as it sounds because we use a topical numbing cream so that you will be very comfortable.
While our PRP and ACell injections are a saving grace for so many men and women, they don’t work for everyone based on the type of hair loss. When you’re at a specific stage of hair loss or have already lost a significant amount of hair, a transplant may make more sense to explore. This injection treatment will work for men and women that have noticed a slight change in an exaggerated parting of the hair and those wispy areas at the temples. Dr. Tsay will let you know during your consultation for this hair treatment whether or not you will be a good candidate for this procedure.
Call our office today and ask about PRP and ACell for thinning hair at 888-885-1901. We know you no longer want to worry about the problem, so we’ve got the solution.