PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an established medical treatment for hair loss. The addition of stem cells to this treatment is the newest, most advanced technology available to treat hair loss. Human mesenchymal stem cells from umbilical cord blood along with the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma are injected into the patient’s scalp to work in conjunction to provide optimum follicle support. Patients have reported thickening of existing hair as well as an awakening of dormant hair follicles in the treated areas.
Stem cells are best known for their abundant growth factors and their unique ability to differentiate into any cell in the body (in vitro). Once injected, mesenchymal stem cells have a “homing” capability that enables them to migrate and target specific tissues. The stem cells then go to work inhibiting inflammation and modulating the immune system. At the same time, the mononucleated cells produce growth factors that nourish damaged cells back to health and stimulate our own cells to regenerate themselves.
How are the Stem Cells Obtained and are They Safe?
Stem Cells are obtained from donated umbilical cords processed in US hospitals according to the rules and regulations of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Stem cells do NOT come from aborted fetuses. Stem cells come from the umbilical cords of live, healthy birthed babies. The stem cell product we use has been processed in a way that makes it “immune privileged,” meaning DNA testing and/or HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) matching is not necessary for this type of stem cells and treatment.
What Can I Expect During My Treatment?
The experience is extremely similar to the PRP treatment. A patient’s blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge and their platelet-rich plasma is prepared to be injected into the desired areas. The only difference is the addition of the stem cells to the vial.
**Individual Results May Very
|Treatment Type||PRP Procedures|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Hair Loss|
|Skin Type||Body Areas|