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Platelet Rich Plasma + ACell Therapies

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration

At Jernigan's Hair Restoration, we have been performing Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.

Recent scientific research and technology provides the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing. As a result of these scientific studies, we know PRP is an all-natural medical procedure performed in physicians offices for hair loss or conditions causing hair thinning. In a recent study published in Dermatologic Surgery, physicians in Korea published data supporting the clinical application of PRP in hair restoration.

How Does PRP Work?

Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. Published medical literature from Europe and the United States confirms the safety and use of PRP therapy. PRP therapy has established itself to be effective as a medical treatment modality in the specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopedics. It has been used extensively in these specialties for the last two decades with generally positive outcomes and success. In the field of hair restoration, existing evidence demonstrates PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth.

While PRP is in the early stages of scientific research in hair restoration, PRP is not meant to replace current FDA approved therapies such as DHT blockers and Minoxidil, but it is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.

How Do You Perform the Procedure?

Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing at your primary care physician’s office. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood.

The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. We are proud to use the state of the art SmartPrep 2 system technology, designed by Harvest Technologies. After centrifugation, the platelets and other vital growth proteins raise to the top. Under a topical anesthesia the highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp.

The PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth. PRP can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively. Some patient’s chose to have PRP performed every three (3) to four (4) months as early data suggests regular or semiannual PRP treatments can stimulate hair growth.

Is PRP for Me?

PRP has been used successfully in other medical and surgical disciplines for many years. The decision to use PRP is a personal decision and should be made after careful research, consideration and consultation with a physician. PRP is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the good cells from your own body directly back into the area where it is needed. There is absolutely no chance of getting a blood infection from another human being. PRP involves using your own cells and it will not be rejected by your immune system.

Clinical trials are not complete and medical data is not yet published to determine the effectiveness of PRP therapy in hair restoration. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. No claim of PRP efficacy in promoting hair growth can be made because there is no FDA approval that would allow such claims to be made.

Does PRP Work?

While individual results vary and no guarantees of success can be made, preliminary studies indicate many patients respond to PRP therapy. Some hair restoration physicians apply PRP to the scalp for those patients who are not surgical candidates every three (3) to four (4) months. Other protocols will use PRP before or during surgery to insure graft survivability.

PRP is an emerging non surgical based therapy for natural stimulation for thinning hair. Larger clinical studies are pending but the current medical literature contains numerous positive results. Although a few controlled studies exist, anecdotal and case reports are the primary sources reflecting success with PRP therapy.

We also offer’s PRP + ACell Therapy

A new solution to treat hair loss, ACell + PRP Injection Therapy works to maintain and thicken hair in patients with Androgenic Alopecia (hereditary hair loss). ACell Therapy is an FDA approved protein matrix that releases chemical signals which “recruit” growth hormones and proteins to the scalp.

When used in combination with the PRP blood serum, ACell acts as a hair growth accelerator & fertilizer by activating stem cells thereby providing a continuous supply of growth factors to weakened hair follicles for a longer period of time than PRP alone. Basically, ACell amplifies the effects of PRP.

Unlike topical and other types of prescription medications, PRP + ACell therapy requires no daily maintenance.

How PRP + ACell Therapy Work Together

ACell is an FDA approved protein matrix that releases chemical signals which “recruit” growth hormones and proteins to the scalp.

When used in combination with the PRP blood serum, ACell acts as a hair growth accelerator & fertilizer by activating stem cells thereby providing a continuous supply of growth factors to weakened hair follicles for a longer period of time than PRP alone. Basically, ACell amplifies the effects of PRP.

We invite you to contact us to learn more about this remarkable hair loss treatment option.

Dr. Grant Koher, hair transplant surgeon and medical director of Jernigan's Hair Replacement Clinic, uses the most up-to-date hair restoration medical technology to reestablish a patient's confidence, self-esteem, and self-image.

Dr. Koher and his experienced hair transplant staff are committed to using proven techniques and leading-edge technological advances for hair loss treatment and, more importantly, to consistently produce totally natural-looking hair.

We are here to help! To meet and discuss your situation with a qualified professional, please fill in this confidential request for a free consultation.  You may also contact the satellite clinic nearest you to schedule a free, confidential hair and scalp analysis or call Jernigan's toll free at (800) 222-9806.

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