If you read our last blog post you will know about how PRP is made and what its benefits are. You might have also noticed that there are some similar non-surgical treatments available. In this article, we will discuss what they are, how they are made, and how they compare to PRP.
PRP with ACell MicroMatrix®
The first option we will look into is PRP with ACell MicroMatrix®. ACell is a company that creates cellular regenerative technologies for healing. Their MicroMatrix® product is a powder that is easily applied to wounds to increase healing and decrease scarring by changing the signals sent to cells. It is made from cells found in pig bladders and is completely natural and safe. The powder is simply mixed with the PRP solution and injected as usual. This strengthens its effects with almost no extra effort. The only difference in the procedure will be mixing the powder and the PRP solution, taking only a few extra seconds. The MicroMatrix® is also used for healing bones and tissue. It has even regenerated part of someone’s finger!
The second option is a second-generation update to PRP called Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF). This alternative heals faster than PRP, and the fibrin matrix allows it to act as a scaffold for the healing process. The production process is similar to PRP but must be done more quickly and without blood clotting agents. This means that the blood is extracted from the patient and immediately put into a centrifuge to be spun at over 50 rotations per second, without adding any other chemicals. The faster processing causes the PRP to release biologically active proteins that PRP does not have: platelet alpha granules, platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factors, vascular endothelial growth factor, and epidermal growth factor. After processing the blood, it is separated into a clot of PRF, red blood cells, and platelet-poor plasma. The PRF clot is separated and administered to the patient in the same way that PRP is. PRF is also used to regenerate bones, for example in dental procedures.
Both options offer superior results to using PRP alone due to their highly regenerative properties, and Dr. Imami can help you decide which of these options is best for your specific hair situation when you have an initial meeting with him. These injections can also be used to strengthen the effects of surgical procedures. You can schedule your appointment today by calling 8555-HairMD.