The healing process of a hair restoration procedure is just as important as the procedure itself. Natural results is an important aspect of a hair restoration procedure as techniques become more refined and advanced – patients seek techniques that are minimally invasive and result in an undetectable hair transplant. Certain advanced techniques allow for the most optimal healing from a hair restoration procedure. At Beverly Hills Hair Restoration, we offer ACell + PRP in addition to hair restoration: ACell uses the body’s own tissue regeneration mechanism to strengthen small hairs. It also stimulates the growth of new follicles through stem cell activation that is through the scalp. We combine ACell with PRP (platelet rich plasma) and inject it into the affected area. The application of ACell + PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. ACell activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss, ACell + PRP in conjunction with a hair restoration procedure has also regrown hair in alopecia areata, eyebrow hypotrichosis and other patient cases with non-hereditary hair loss.
The surgeon will perform the ACell + PRP injections during your hair restoration procedure. This allows there to be more growth in certain areas as well as a more optimal healing environment on the scalp. First a blood sample is taken for the PRP injections. The blood is then centrifuged and prepared for injection in the scalp. The treatment area is completely numbed with local anesthetic (there is also the option of a sedative if the patient is not driving.) The ACell and PRP are combined and injected into the affected area on the scalp, or a smaller area such as the eyebrows or beard with the hair restoration procedure. ACell is a regenerative medicine treatment. Recovery from Acell treatment is at a very fast rate, which is why we offer it with hair restoration surgery so the patient can recover from both procedures at the same time, and the ACell has the added benefit of more rapid healing on the scalp. Some signs of swelling at the injection site are unnoticeable and the little pain caused can be avoided with some mild pain killers like Ibuprofen. Results are evident as early as two months after the treatment but not after about four to eight months – this varies on the patient and results vary.
The frequency of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy depends on the degree of hair loss of a person.