PRP & ACell®

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Hair Regeneration, a non-surgical alternative to hair transplantation, is offered at JMISKO Surgical Design MD for women and men suffering from hair loss, hair thinning, and hair miniaturization. Dr. Misko, a cosmetic regenerative medicine specialist and cosmetic surgeon, uses a combination of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and extracellular matrix (ACell®) to regenerate the scalp skin and tissue, to reactivate existing hair follicles, and to revitalize the normal hair growth cycle. PRP with ACell® serves to potentially reverse, and slow the progression of hair loss, hair thinning, hair miniaturization, and balding. The level or degree of response to a single PRP with ACell® treatment cannot be predicted or known in advance of treatment. Results can vary from person to person, depending on the hair loss causation and the individual’s intrinsic natural healing capacity. Visible results may be seen within 2 to 6 months after a hair regeneration treatment using PRP with ACell®.

The process of collecting PRP first involves obtaining whole blood from a patient arm vein. The whole blood is placed into our centrifuge and spun down to isolate platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The recommended amount of whole blood depends on the amount or extent of scalp area that needs to be treated. PRP contains high numbers of cells called platelets that promote the body’s natural healing process by releasing powerful growth factors, cytokines, proteins, and peptides to collectively stimulate skin and tissue regeneration. ACell® is a porcine-derived FDA-cleared wound healing material known as extracellular matrix (ECM) that comes as a sterile powder. ECM attracts adult stem cells and promotes an increased blood supply to the area. When used in treating hair loss, hair thinning, hair miniaturization, and balding, ECM appears to restore the necessary cellular conditions responsible for healthy hair growth. Dr. Misko administers an infiltrative local anesthetic to completely numb the scalp treatment area for a painless experience during the hair regeneration treatment. The patient’s autologous or self-derived PRP is mixed together with ACell® into a solution that is then directly injected into the scalp to promote cellular regeneration and hair growth.