PRP and ACell Hair Restoration Offers Patients New Hope

Male­ and female ­pattern baldness can be a huge area of concern for individuals, both aesthetically and emotionally. Hair loss can significantly age a person’s appearance and as a result, often has a negative impact on one’s self-­esteem. Fortunately, patients do not have to sit by and watch hair loss happen. There are a number of hair restoration treatment options to explore. One of the newest techniques offered at the San Diego office of Dr. Amir Moradi is PRP and ACell injections.

These injections have proven successful in stimulating the growth center in hair follicles and strengthening miniaturized hair follicles. As a result, patients benefit from the growth of thicker, healthier hair that fills in sparse areas of a thinning hairline. Men and women who are experiencing the beginning stages of hair loss are encouraged to contact Moradi MD to learn more about this hair restoration technique.

What is PRP and ACell?

PRP and ACell are non-­surgical injections that can stimulate shrinking hair follicles and regenerate dormant hair follicles. These injections are not composed of pharmaceuticals or drugs, but rather natural, protein­-rich matter. ACell is a natural matrix of proteins that is able to repair damaged tissue. PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a concentration that is loaded with growth factors, and is collected from a patient’s own blood sample. Combined, these substances can provide hair follicles with the nutrients that are needed for more robust hair growth.

PRP and ACell Treatment

PRP and ACell treatment is far less invasive than hair restoration surgery. A PRP and ACell treatment procedure typically takes less than 90 minutes. To start treatment, a sample of the patient’s blood will be taken. This blood is then processed in order to extract the PRP, or platelet rich plasma, which will then be combined with the ACell serum. Using a very thin needle, a series of injections will then be administered to the treatment area in a matrix pattern, with particular focus on those areas with the most thinning.

Recovery and Results

Generally, patients recover from PRP and ACell therapy without any trouble or complications. It is common for the treatment site to be sore, but most patients are able to manage any discomfort with the use of non­narcotic pain medication. Another common side effect is a slight swelling of the scalp and forehead, which may develop a day or two after treatment. This swelling generally goes down within 48 hours, but patients are advised to limit physical activities until it has dissipated.

Most patients report very positive results of PRP and ACell treatment. These injections are likely to result in the growth of more hair, as well as hair that is thicker and healthier. For patients in the beginning stages of hair thinning or hair loss, the results should be particularly effective. On average, patients begin to notice new hair growth within four to eight months after treatment, although some may experience results in as little as two months.

Candidates

PRP and ACell hair restoration is a great treatment option for both male­ and female ­pattern baldness, and has also shown to be effective in treating alopecia and hypotrichosis (a thinning of hair along the beard or eyebrows). On its own, PRP and ACell is ideal as a preventative or early­ intervention treatment for the beginning stages of hair loss. However, PRP and ACell therapy can also be used to complement hair transplant surgery, or to enhance the results of a previous hair transplant surgery. During a consultation, Dr. Moradi can examine a patient’s condition and discuss treatment goals in order to determine if they are ideal candidates for PRP and ACell therapy.

Learn More

Individuals who wish to learn more about PRP and ACell hair restoration treatment options are encouraged to contact Moradi MD at their earliest convenience. Dr. Moradi can answer any questions a patient may have in regards to PRP and ACell treatment, as well as explore additional hair restoration techniques that may prove effective in addressing hair loss.