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ACell & PRP Injections for Hair Loss

ACell matrix is a regenerative medicine non-surgical hair loss treatment often combined with platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections for hair restoration, hair follicle health, and hair growth on the scalp.

ACell & PRP Injections for Hair Loss

The Skinny


Average Recovery

2 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Injected

Surgical

No

Cost

$400 - $5500

Before & After Images by Provider

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The Specifics


What is an ACell and PRP injection for hair loss procedure?

ACellular matrix and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are commonly combined to create a potent regeneration serum used in the non-surgical treatment of hair loss. ACell is a porcine derived powder with growth factor properties similar to stem cells that can be added to a PRP concentrate serum for injection into the scalp.

Anatomy of the Hair Follicle

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The ACell and PRP serum aids in healing of damaged hair follicles, and allows for thicker, more dense hair growth. This non-surgical hair restoration is an effective treatment for androgenetic alopecia (female pattern and male pattern baldness), thinning hair, and bald spots.

Unlike hair transplants, low level lasers, medications like Rogaine® and Propecia®, and DHT inhibitors, an Acell and PRP treatment option is minimally invasive with few side effects. This hair loss treatment is not FDA approved, and it is not a hair replacement hair loss solution.

What cosmetic concerns do ACell and PRP injections treat?

  1. Hair Loss: ACell matrix and PRP therapy encourages blood flow, provides regenerative stimulation to natural hair, and restores hair follicle health.

Who is the ideal candidate for ACell and PRP injections for hair loss?

The ideal candidate for an ACell and PRP Injections for Hair Loss treatment has early stages of hair loss and is looking for a minimally invasive procedure. ACell and PRP Injections for Hair Loss are not recommended for those with low platelet counts, hemodynamic instability, hypofibrinogenemia, or those with hair loss secondary to stress, medication, or medical treatments.

What is the average recovery associated with ACell and PRP injections for hair loss?

Most candidates experience one to two days of recovery following an ACell and PRP injections for hair loss treatment. Minimal swelling, redness, flaking, and sensitivity clear within 48 hours. Patients are advised to not exercise for one week and limit sun exposure.

What are the potential side effects of ACell and PRP injections for hair loss?

Possible side effects following an ACell and PRP injections for hair loss procedure include pain, bleeding, rendess, a full, tight sensation, and headache.

What can someone expect from the results of ACell and PRP injections for hair loss?

The results of an ACell and PRP injections for hair loss will not be noticeable after the procedure, but will develop over time and with regular treatments. An ACell and PRP Injections for Hair Loss treatment may last for months to a year, and maintenance will be dependent on the individual candidate.

What is the average cost of ACell and PRP injections for hair loss?

An ACell and PRP injections for hair loss procedure can cost anywhere from $400 to $5,500. The actual cost of an ACell and PRP injections for hair loss is dependent upon location, hair loss specialist, and length and involvement of the cosmetic procedure.

Pros

increased hair growth non surgicalsafereliablequick recoveryshort procedure

Cons

new technique

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

The Takeaway


ACell and PRP injections are a minimally invasive, non-surgical hair restoration procedure providing an effective treatment for thinning hair, female pattern hair loss, and male pattern baldness. This hair loss treatment encourages natural hair growth by rejuvenating hair follicles and promoting healthy, new hair growth.

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  1. American Academy of Dermatology Association Hair Loss: Tips for Managing aad.org
  2. Mayo Clinic Staff Hair Loss Symptoms and Causes MayoClinic.org
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