PRP Hair Transplant

What Is a PRP Hair Transplant?

Genetics and age can play a role in male or female pattern baldness. Hair loss affects about 50 million American men and about 30 million American women, but it can take a toll on your confidence and self-esteem.

Luckily, there is a revolutionary treatment available that helps to stimulate your own hair growth: platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Not your father’s hair transplant, PRP uses your own blood platelets to foster your hair follicles to start regrowing your hair again.

What Is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma is used to stimulate hair growth and to help in other cosmetic procedures. It is also being used to help reduce knee pain in the field of orthopedics.

PRP treatment is safe, as the blood platelets will come from your own blood sample which is taken right here in our office – just like a regular blood draw. Most people know about platelets for their role in forming scabs on the skin to heal surface wounds.

How Does It Regrow My Hair?

After a blood sample is drawn, your platelets are processed in a centrifuge to separate them from the other parts of your blood, such as white blood cells. The highly concentrated plasma is then injected into the area where you wish to have more hair.

Your own blood platelets are therefore used to trigger cell propagation, fast healing, and tissue regeneration in the treated area. Platelets contain natural growth factors which have been shown to help stimulate hair regrowth in dormant follicles.

How PRP Hair Transplant Works

Nowadays, platelet-rich plasma is used for everything from healing a joint injury to facials to hair restoration. Research has shown that the high concentrations of platelets extend the growth phase of the hair cycle, so you’ll keep more hair and lose less hair.

The procedure starts with a technician or physician drawing your blood. The sample is then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets. Your doctor will then inject the platelet-rich plasma into the part of the scalp or other area where hair loss has occurred. It will take only about 10 minutes for your hair restoration doctor to perform the injections around your dormant follicles.

These injections are usually administered every 3 or 4 months. The doctor will develop an injection schedule for you depending on your genetics, age, hormones, and hair-loss pattern.

Is PRP Hair Treatment Safe?

Because the platelets come from your own blood, your body will not reject the PRP treatment itself. People have only (rarely) had reactions to the other elements associated with the injection.

Although safe, people who fall under the following categories are not recommended for this procedure:

  • Those who have underlying disorders that can cause hair loss (e.g., thyroid disease, lupus)
  • Those who are on blood thinners

PRP Hair Transplant in Kansas City

You should not worry about baldness or hair loss anymore. At Darling Hair Restoration in Liberty, Missouri, we can help you treat your hair loss so your scalp starts growing hair back again.

Our own Dr. Scott Darling is well-known for his experience in providing excellent results for patients since 1999. Our highly trained team is capable of performing both nonsurgical and surgical hair loss solutions.

You may contact us today by calling us at (816) 792-3400, or request an appointment online via our form. Let us help you reclaim your youth and your confidence!

ACell Hair Transplant

What Is ACell Hair Transplant?

ACell® is a revolutionary cell-rejuvenation technology that works side-by-side with the PRP (platelet-rich plasma) cells of the patient. This FDA-approved hair transplant formula is designed to stimulate your body’s healing mechanisms and help the body accept the new hair grafts in their new place. This healing mechanism supercharges the effects of hair transplant surgery and, in turn, improves your hair’s growth.

ACell’s MatriStem® technology is an extracellular matrix (ECM), which is a special protein complex that acts as a support structure for new tissue growth. MatriStem changes the healing process of wounds by bringing various cell types to the site of the wound, thereby harnessing the body’s natural healing powers.

ACell is successfully used in a wide range of medical procedures. These include general surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, plastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery – and now, also hair transplant surgery.

What Is ACell + Platelet-Rich Plasma?

In this treatment, a hair restoration surgeon combines ACell with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and injects the combined solution into the scalp during hair transplant surgery. PRP is a concentration of a sample of your own blood’s platelets that helps to promote healing in the body, and the PRP reinforces the strong structure of the ACell complex.

This solution is also used as a holding solution for hair grafts before they are transplanted back into the scalp. The combined solution helps to support graft survival, thus improving the effects of hair transplant surgery.

Whereas PRP treatment used by itself would have to be repeated at least every two months, the combination of ACell and PRP therapy only requires a once-a-year regimen. Research shows that ACell is effective at both slowing down the hair thinning process and fostering hair regrowth, and PRP helps to reinforce ACell’s capabilities even further.

What Is the Procedure of ACell + PRP in a Hair Transplant?

The combination of ACell + PRP makes the hair follicles thicker and healthier, thereby allowing for more robust hair regrowth. This hair restoration procedure provides supplemental treatment to make the hair transplant surgery as successful as possible, helping to ensure the integrity of the hair grafts.

During the procedure, multiple small injections will be made into your upper scalp layers. This includes the entire site of the transplant, including the area being treated and the donor area.

The process is painless because the scalp will have first been fully numbed. ACell + PRP helps the scalp to heal quickly and thoroughly after the hair transplant.

Hair Transplants in Kansas City, Missouri

Here at Darling Hair Restoration, our very own Dr. Scott Darling is a pioneer in the use of regenerative medicine techniques like ACell + PRP for genetic hair loss treatment in its early stages. To find out more about nonsurgical treatments for hair loss or whether hair transplant surgery would be best for you, contact our medical team today.

You may call us at (816) 792-3400, or you can use our convenient online appointment request form now. We can help bring back your healthy hair!

Stem Cells

How Can Stem Cells Help Hair Regrowth?

Hair loss is one of the most frustrating signs of aging. Thinning hair or receding hair can make us feel like we’re starting to look old.

But are hair transplants or wigs the only solutions?

No. With the advent of regenerative medicine, there are now different ways to look younger and gain your hair and confidence back without surgery. One of these ways is through the use of stem cells for hair restoration.

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the potential to develop into different types of cells. These are present in many bodily tissues and can serve as an internal self-repair system.

They are distinct from the other cells in our body in that they can be induced to develop into an organ- or tissue-specific cell. In other words, a stem cell can be harnessed to go from being a generalized cell into a specialized cell with a specific function, such as growing hair.

Every hair follicle contains stem cells that can stimulate hair growth during each hair-growth cycle. This is why hair stem cell procedures, which help foster the patient’s own hair growth, are popular and very successful.

How Does the Procedure Work?

Stem cells, assisted by platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is a minimally invasive method of stimulating hair growth using cells from your own body. This treatment enables your hair to return to its usual life cycle, encouraging hair growth and improving hair quality.

The procedure begins with the physician extracting a sample of your blood to harness the healing platelets, which are best known for their role in forming scabs. This is followed by a mini-liposuction procedure to extract a small amount of fat (usually from the belly area) in order to harness stem cells, which are plentiful in fat tissue.

The stem cells will then be combined with the PRP into a concentrated solution. This concentration will be injected into the areas of your scalp that are experiencing hair loss or thinning of hair.

The treatment session may take up to four hours, and you will likely be recommended to have two sessions within a six-month period. You will be able to resume your daily activities immediately afterward, but your doctor will advise you to refrain from excessive exercise for at least a week.

How Stem Cells Help Foster Hair Regrowth

This regenerative procedure helps to strengthen your hair follicles and essentially helps them to start working again. The treatment supports tissue cells from the hair root in addition to the skin tissues in the affected area to renew and strengthen the weakened hair root.

The treatment is effective in addressing different hair-loss conditions such as various types of alopecia. In one study, researchers were able to document a 29% increase in hair density after undergoing stem cell therapy.

Stem Cell + PRP Treatment in Kansas City, Missouri

Virtually anyone can benefit from stem cell + PRP treatment to address hair loss. This procedure is safe and effective for hair regrowth without the risk of complications, particularly because this therapy uses your own cells to help heal your own cells.

If you are experiencing hair loss and you want to find out more about stem cell + PRP therapy and other options for restoring hair, contact us today at Darling Hair Restoration. You may schedule an appointment now or call our office at (816) 792-3400. We look forward to helping you love what you see in the mirror!

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