PRP HAIR REGENERATION
Although hair loss is typically seen as a male problem, baldness, receding hairlines, and thinning hair can affect both sexes almost equally. The reasons for these conditions are numerous and include not just genetics, but medical conditions such as thyroid disease, lupus, and diabetes, or they could simply be the result of over-aggressive cosmetic treatments such as straightening or curling, or simply brushing too hard.
The traditional treatment for hair loss is a hair transplant. While this procedure may be the best option for some cases, it cannot always satisfy the patient’s expectations and give good results for the following reasons:
- A hair transplant involves taking skin and hair from one part of the body, usually the back or sides of the scalp, and grafting it to the affected area. Unfortunately, even when a good donor site is available, hair on different parts of the head grow and behave differently. This can lead to the transplanted area looking unnatural as the hair is growing in a way that is not natural for that part of the scalp.
- Most women (about 95%) who suffer hair loss are affected by diffuse hair loss, meaning the hair thins equally on all parts of the scalp, and there is no good donor site available.
Here at Adcure, we use the latest advances in regenerative medicine to tackle the problem of hair loss. Regenerative medicine is one of the most innovative fields of medicine today and is based on using the bodies natural abilities and mechanisms to heal and rebuild damaged areas, rather than merely patch them up.
Advances in stem cell (blank cells that have the ability to become whatever type of cell necessary) and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) technologies have given rise to new forms of minimally invasive regeneration therapy. And as stem cells and PRP are extracted from the patient’s own body fat, the risk of rejection or allergies is abolished.
With the use of stem cell extracted from the patient’s adipose tissue as a hair regenerator, combined with micro-grafting (the grafting of individual hair follicles rather than whole patches of follicle containing skin), hair quality and thickness can be progressively increased..
Fourth Generation Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma is plasma that has been isolated from the blood of the patient and concentrated. This produces a serum rich in platelets that can then be injected back into the patient, in areas which need treatment to stimulate growth and healing.
We use the 4th generation of procedures. This allows us to produce PRP of specific concentrations for maximum effectiveness according to the procedure and area of the body they are being used in. 4th generation Platelet Rich Plasma alopecia treatment, in particular, has proven highly successful.
What is PRP used for?
- Hair Loss
Platelet Rich Plasma hair loss treatment has proven effective and reliable in treating hair loss and thinning hair, in both men and women. This procedure is known as Capillary PRP, and involves using a fine needle to inject PRP into the capillaries of the scalp, where it will work to stimulate new hair growth as well as strengthen existing hair. This procedure is often used in combination with micrografting.
- Post – operation repair
PRP is often used after surgery, especially to ligaments and tendons to speed up the healing process.
- Tendon Injuries
Your tendons are strong, thick bands of tough tissue that connect your muscles to your bones. Due to their toughness, and the fact that they are under constant strain as we move, they can be very slow to heal after injury. PRP injections are used to accelerate the process as well as treat chronic tendon injuries such as tennis elbow.
- Acute Sports Injuries
Sports injuries such as pulled hamstrings or sprained knees can be very painful and require a long recovery time. PRP injections can significantly reduce the severity of the injury and cut down time needed for recuperation.
PRP has proven more effective than traditional treatments, such as hyaluronic acid injections, when applied to the knees of people suffering from osteoarthritis.
As you can see PRP treatment is a major step forward in regenerative medicine, and we are proud to be on the cutting edge of this revolutionary treatment.
At Adcure, we understand the importance and the effect that being comfortable with your appearance has on your quality of life, and happiness. Our experts are willing and able to answer all your questions about this or other procedures that will help enhance your self-esteem and quality of life, so schedule a consultation, today!