What is Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (A-PRP)?
“Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is defined as the volume of plasma in autologous blood with a platelet concentration above baseline.”
Marx, RE. (2001) Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP): What is PRP and What is Not PRP?. Implant Dentistry.
Platelets are tiny plate-shaped, colourless bodies which when activated helps release growth factors that work with white blood cells for tissue generation.
From a small sample of blood, your physician isolates your platelets with a RegenACR®KIT for the preparation of Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma. The A-PRP is ready to be injected after only 10 minutes of processing.
Prepared from your own blood, it is natural product; the risk of rejection or allergic reactions is minimized.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, hair loss affects over 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States. Hair loss can be caused by many factors including medications, chronic illness, diet, or stress. Some women experience hair loss after pregnancy. But hair loss is predominantly the result of hereditary causes, such as male pattern baldness.
Fortunately, due to recent medical advances, hair loss can be effectively treated.
What causes Male Pattern Baldness (MPB)?
In the overwhelming majority of males with hair loss, the cause is hereditary androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB), which is genetically inherited from either side of the family and begins to develop after puberty.
MPB occurs when a man is genetically susceptible to the presence of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair on the scalp that is affected by DHT (the hairline, crown and top of the scalp) starts to shrink in its shaft diameter and potential length, until it eventually disappears—a process known as hair miniaturization. The hair on the back and sides of the scalp is not affected by DHT and therefore is “permanent" hair, and is not subject to male pattern baldness.
How does The ARTAS® Procedure work?
The ARTAS Procedure restores your hair by transplanting permanent hair from the back or side of the head into thinning areas. Your doctor uses the ARTAS System to harvest healthy hair. Using digital imaging technology, the ARTAS System identifies and maps hair in its natural groupings on the scalp. Your physician then uses the ARTAS System's precision robotics to remove hair so that the area retains its original appearance. The hair is then meticulously transplanted into the scalp by the physician, based on your treatment goals, to provide a natural looking result.
The transplanted hair grows in gradually over time. Over a period of 3-4 months, you should start to see new permanent hair. At six months, most patients notice steady growth and increasing fullness. Most patients experience complete results in about a year. This new, permanent hair can be styled and cut normally, so you can experience the confidence of fuller hair.