There are many different non surgical options that are available at initial stages of hair loss for both men and women. One of these options include stem cell regeneration using PRP or the Plasma Rich Platelet and Acell injections. In some cases, it can be effective and regrow hair in the areas of balding. These hair treatment options have gained popularity as a non surgical treatment for hair loss over the past few years. PRP and Acell regeneration are considered a nonsurgical hair loss treatment options that are used either in combination with hair transplant, or other hair care medical treatments in some cases.
Over the past decade, researchers began to understand the central role played by stem cells in hair follicle cycling. Every hair follicle contains a permanent reservoir of multi-potent stem cells that have the capacity to participate in growth, development and repair of tissues. The eventual understanding of this process of stem cell replenishment may contribute to molecular level treatments to revive hair follicles that have stopped producing mature hair. These treatments need to be continued until the condition turns it self off, which may take months to years.
PRP is a concentration derived from clients' own blood. It has growth factors that stimulate hair growth when injected into the scalp. 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 at Meshkin Medical hair restoration and hair transplant centers, PRP injections are recommended to be repeated 2-3 times a year to maintain any benefit. Dr. Meshkin recommends PRP in younger patients at the initial stages of hair loss and female clients who are starting to thin in the scalp area. The procedure takes about half an hour and does not require any down time.
In some cases where the patient does not want to use his/her blood or it is hard to draw the blood, Dr. Meshkin may recommend using 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. A through hair loss evaluation is necessary to find out if PRP or ACell is an effective hair treatment option for individual's hair loss. At the initial hair restoration consultation, hair transplant specialist can evaluate the degree of hair loss and determine if PRP or ACell is a proper hair restoration treatment option.
To find out more about hair restoration treatment options, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Newport Beach and Irvine locations. Dr Meshkin is also available for consultations in Los Angles area. Dr. Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. He has been chosen as Top influencer in REALself 100 2015 and 2016 and Realself 500 2017 for sharing his knowledge and experience in the field of hair restoration surgery. Dr. Meshkin will answer all your questions and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.