ACcell + PRP Injections for Hair Loss More Effective than PRP alone
Our hair loss treatment clinics in Dallas and Southlake receive many inquiries about the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss and non-surgical hair regeneration. For our Dallas hair loss treatments, we recommend non-surgical hair regeneration with a combination of ACell + PRP instead of only PRP injection for hair loss. Addition of ACell to the PRP for hair loss treatments cost more than PRP alone but ACell +PRP injection treatment is significantly more effective for non-surgical hair regeneration than PRP alone..
To understand why ACell + PRP treatment for hair loss is more effective than PRP alone, you need to be familiar with the mechanism of action of PRP and ACell for wound healing and for hair growth in male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness.
What is PRP and how does it promote hair growth ?
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is derived from your own blood. Your blood has red and white blood cells and another component called platelets. Platelets are responsible for repairing injury. They remain dormant inside your blood and are only activated when they come into contact with an injury. The activation of platelets starts a cascade of repair process with release of several growth factors and migration of your own multipotent stem cells to the injured area. The end result is synthesis of cells similar to the injury for repair. For hair loss treatments, your blood is spun in a FDA approved system to separate your red and white blood cells from platelet, thus producing a “Platelet Rich Plasma” or PRP. In case of hair loss, your PRP when injected into scalp leads to activation of dormant hair follicles and stimulation of hair growth.
Not all PRP treatments for hair loss are equal.
The effectiveness of PRP for hair loss treatment depends on the quality of PRP. Higher the concentration of platelets in your PRP, better the results. For treatment of hair loss, it takes a concentration of platelets 4-6 x normal blood level for optimum hair growth stimulation. Not all PRP kits generate PRP of this concentration. Depending upon the medical use, some PRP kits contain red and white blood cells and a lower platelet concentration. The PRP kits that deliver higher PRP concentration are more expensive, but we believe in delivering better results. We use the Harvest PRP kits which delivers highly concentrated PRP with relatively small amount of blood. Once injected into your the scalp, PRP growth factors will broken down by your body which means your PRP treatments will need to be repeated within 4-5 weeks to see initial hair growth. The PRP treatments will need to be repeated 2-3 times a year to maintain results of your hair loss treatment. Here is the outline of hair loss treatment with PRP alone:
- PRP alone- 2-3 treatments to see any hair growth.
- PRP alone- needs to be repeated every 4-6 months to maintain results.
- PRP alone- hair growth results are variable.
At our Dallas hair loss treatment clinic and Southlake hair loss treatment clinic, we add ACell to your PRP injection treatment for hair loss to enhance and maintain the results from your PRP treatment. Combination treatment with ACell + PRP gives better hair growth which lasts longer than PRP alone.
What is ACell and how does it improve results of PRP for hair loss?
ACell is an FDA approved protein matrix and other MatriStem Products are medical devices appropriate for the topical management of wounds and various surgical procedures. MatriStem products have received seven 510(k) clearances from the FDA and are indicated for the treatment of a wide range of regenerative and tissue repair applications in wounds and surgical soft tissue repair. Visit the ACell Matristem website for more information on ACell ECM
ACell, when injected into the scalp with your PRP provides a scaffolding for accumulation of your body’s intrinsic growth factors and healing proteins. This scaffolding holds the growth factors and healing protein in the area of treatment for prolonged period of time for continuous nourishment and stimulation of your hair follicles for several months. Results of ACell and PRP for hair growth can be summarized as follows:
ACell + PRP- Two treatments 8 weeks apart for higher effectiveness of hair growth for individuals with more advanced hair loss. Those with early or minimal hair loss may get the desired resulst after a single treatment.
ACell + PRP- Repeat treatments are need in 12-24 months instead of 3-4 months
ACell + PRP- More consistent results than with PRP alone
In conclusion; certain PRP treatments are more effective than others for hair loss:
- Research shows that the best results for treating hair loss requires highly concentrated PRP which is more expensive to make.
- ACell combined with PRP is more expensive but at the same time more effective, with more consistent results, longer lasting much longer than PRP alone.
- ACell + PRP injection therapy for hair loss is a more technically sophisticated and clinically demanding process than PRP injection alone.
The cost of ACell + PRP for hair loss treatments in Dallas and Southlake is between $2495 to $2995 depending onb the area treated
To schedule your ACell +PRP injection treatment for hair loss in Dallas or Southlake, call 888-210-9693