Signs of hair loss and hair thinning can be very socially disabling and embarrassing to both women and men alike. Men feel empowered and women feel sexy with great hair, and once that feeling is gone, depression, diminished sex life and social avoidance begin to develop.
PRP + ACell is the latest non invasive hair restoration treatment designed to target female and male hair loss. It is non invasive and delivers proven results. It is quite less expensive compared to hair transplant and the best thing is that it leaves No Scars and has NO side effects. 100 % Natural.
Platelets are a natural source of growth factors which act as stem cells when introduced into new surrounding tissues. Platelets and growth factors start stimulating new blood vessel growth, new hair follicle formation and new collagen, which is transformed into hair. When PRP is combined with ACell framework, it helps by providing nourishment and support for the new and existing hairs.
There are only few proven methods on the market:
— Monoxifil (Rogaine) comes in a topical spray or cream and requires twice a day daily application.
— Finasteride (Propecia) is an oral tablet taken daily to enhance hair growth. It does carry a small risk of sexual dysfunction by lowering sex drive in both males or females.
— Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an all natural, non surgical treatment for hair thinning with long lasting results
Today, there are pretty much 2 surgical procedures offered. Not one is superior to the other. It requires an expert evaluation and the right candidate selection to produce great results and satisfied clients.
Neograft (follicular unit transplantations) is a method of transplanting each hair follicle one by one, it is done manually by an expert and usually takes hours or days to complete. The duration and the price depends on the amount of hair follicles that need to be transplanted. The average cost can range from $5000 to $25000 depending on the area.
Hair graft (hair grafting) is a surgical procedure where a patch of actual skin with attached hair hair is surgically removed from one area (usually the back of the head) and transplanted most commonly to the front of the head, where first signs of hair loss begin. It is less time consuming, but does result in a linear scar where it was removed. The usual cost is between $10000 to $30000.
It is important to find an experienced physician who can educate about all modalities currently available on the market. Expert consultation provided by Dr. Avaliani will include a detailed physical exam and history questionnaire, in order to exclude any other potential causes, such as hormones, stress, diet, or medications.
FDA did not specifically issue a statement regarding ACell use for hair restoration. It simply approved the use of the product for physicians and leaves it up to their professional discretion and expertise to apply it’s use elsewhere, in an example like hair restoration.
Off label use absolutely does not mean experimental use and this needs to be clearly communicated. The product is completely safe and most importantly approved by the FDA to be sold in US only to physicians for their use.
Topical, oral as well as Injectable anesthesia options are available to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Once the anesthesia effect is achieved, there is zero discomfort.
Dr. Avaliani will draw blood from your vein and start processing it to make the PRP concentrate.
While the blood is being prepared, she will prepare your scalp by applying topical numbing cream or injecting numbing medication. Once the PRP is ready, she will inject it and then activate it with microneedling treatment.
The treatment takes about 1 hour. It usually requires about 30 min for numbing to take effect and PRP to be prepared. The other 30 min are designated for injection and microneedling treatment.
For optimal results, 3 treatment session spaced 2-6 months apart are recommended.
The answer depends on the area that needs to be treated and also on the number of sessions required. In New York, the average cost of PRP hair treatment costs from $1500-$2500 per session. Dr. Avaliani will design an individualized treatment plan at the time of your consultation.
Hair growth cycle is a slow process and as such the results take time to prove. On average, it takes anywhere between 6-12 months to see results and it depends on the area treated.
Based on numerous discussions and publications, if the treatment was done by an experienced physician, the benefits of the treatment should last 3-5 years.
There is no downtime after PRP. Because this procedure involves cleaning of scalp and injection into it, it it recommended that the hair not to be washed for 24 hrs after the procedure.
If you work form home, you can return to your regular activities, If you plan on returning to office, you might want to consider having it done Friday or when you have the next day off.
None!. Most commonly reported side effects were transient redness, puffiness and soreness.
*Results and duration of effect may vary, no guarantee of specific results can be given.