As part of the remarkable ability of the body to heal itself, human blood carries several growth factors and other components that are an essential part of both the healing and tissue regeneration process. Platelets, found in blood, are known to release a variety of factors in response to injury or when the body is trying to regenerate tissue. Now with platelet rich plasma (PRP) that is harnessed from one’s own blood, we have the potential to enhance the body’s natural capacity for healing and tissue regeneration. For many years, the technology has had success in many orthopedic applications. Now we are seeing the magic in the skin.
The skin is not only the largest organ of the body but it also has one of the fastest cell turnover and regeneration rates of any part of the body. This is why when we get a cut we generally heal so quickly. This fact, combined with the ease of delivering Selphyl PRP to the skin makes treatments for various skin issues effective and simple.
Currently some of the greatest research and excitement with PRP is in hair restoration. By injecting PRP into the scalp of men and women with mild to moderate hair thinning, we can thicken the existing hairs and increase overall density thus harnessing the power of our own natural cell stimulants found in our blood.
Selphyl is the most advanced and commonly used PRP isolation system to date. Performed in a 30 minute office visit, your blood sample is drawn and the clear platelet rich liquid within an advanced fibrix matrix is isolated so that the subsequent injection is concentrated providing the greatest opportunity for tissue response*. The small blood draw, the platelet processing, and subsequent injections are all performed during the same office session without any downtime whatsoever.
The treatment program for hair loss generally involves 3 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart*. Often by the 3rd session patients will notice the effects of treatment with maximum benefit seen within 6-12 months*.
Maintenance treatments are usually recommended at 6 month intervals to maintain positive results*.
The treatment can be combined with all other hair regeneration modalities including both topical and oral therapies*. Patients return immediately back to their daily activities without limitation.
Ask Dr. Frank about the power of Selphyl PRP in the treatments of wounds, burns and scars as well. Currently the PRP treatments are also used in conjunction with lasers and topical therapies.
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