Huge Differences in Treating Hair Loss with PRP Alone Versus the Hair Regeneration PRP Combination

Huge Differences in Treating Hair Loss with PRP Alone Versus the Hair Regeneration PRP Combination

Thank you for your question. You submitted a question without a photo but
you’re asking a question about terminology. And you’re asking first, is PRP Hair Regeneration
permanent and you’re asking if there is a difference between PRP versus PRP Hair Regeneration.
And you’re asking about the permanency. Well, I can certainly understand the reason
for your confusion. There is certainly a lot of terms that are used in this world of hair
loss. So I’ll give you a little bit of guidance about this. A little bit of background, I’m a Board-certified
cosmetic surgeon and Fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. I have
been in practice in Manhattan and Long Island for over 20 years. I’m also the founder
of TrichoStem™ Hair Regeneration Centers and this is a technology we developed which
did include PRP but also includes something called Acellular matrix and it actually evolved
out of the applications we were doing originally for hair transplant. So let’s start first by answering the question
about permanence and this is something we deal with a lot. To make the long story short,
when we developed TrichoStem™ Hair Regeneration, this is a company that we started based on
developing a process called Hair Regeneration. And the reason why we called it Hair Regeneration
is that when we were doing hair transplant surgery and we would use this platelet-rich
plasma (PRP) extracellular matrix combination and use it to try to help the wound healing
of the donor area as well as the hair grafts, we noticed periodically that patients who
had thinning hair, the hair got thicker. And so it actually became part of a strategy where
we would actually combine the two processes so that we would do hair transplant with PRP
Acellular matrix or Hair Regeneration. What I did over time is look at this potential
of treating people who have hair thinning without a transplant and to do Hair Regeneration.
So for us, Hair Regeneration meant a process that included PRP or platelet-rich plasma
combined in a very specific way with Acellular matrix, Vitamin D and other elements to a
total protocol. And so I think that, thanks to the popularity
of this treatment that we developed, we are treating people from all over the world and
we are essentially popularizing the term Hair Regeneration. Now of course, it can also be
referred to as PRP Hair Regeneration. But certainly, for our practice and the way we
explain our process, we use Hair Regeneration or now the company that we developed to try
to bring this technology close to people outside of our offices in Manhattan and Long Island.
We call it TrichoStem™ Hair Regeneration Centers. The idea is, when you think of the
word “regeneration”, it’s basically you’re dealing with hair, that the follicles
are deteriorating and what we’re doing is we’re regenerating their capacity to grow
and to make hair. So I think that, what you can also distinguish
is PRP alone as a standalone treatment for hair loss versus TrichoStem™ Hair Regeneration,
and for us, it couldn’t be more night and day. When we were developing this treatment
and in the regular routine of using PRP in our practice, as a cosmetic surgeon and someone
who does a lot of cosmetic dermatologic treatment, lasers and injectables, we are constantly
trying to develop better ways to help people improve their skin. So we use PRP routinely
every day all day for under eye circles, for fine lines and wrinkles, for acne scars, for
skin tissue rehab, for helping people with sun damage. My observation is that with skin,
we are able to get a certain degree of long-term benefit. But when it comes to hair loss, PRP
alone can have short-term benefit. You can inject PRP and you can stimulate hair growth.
In other words, you can take a hair follicle that’s not growing due to a prolonged resting
stage for example with androgenetic or male pattern or female pattern hair loss and you
can stimulate growth. But will that hair continue to grow? In our practice, Hair Regeneration, this combination
or PRP, Acellular matrix, Vitamin D and the protocol I developed over several years, we
have 5 years of data showing sustainable benefit without repeated injections. There are people
where we will do another injection around 15 months. We refer to that as the booster
injection but it is not a requirement. It appears that we can help people who have gotten
some regrowth from the Hair Regeneration, very fine hairs, a lot of those hairs can
be responsive to another treatment. In contrast, PRP is routinely recommended
to people to have it done monthly or in some cases weekly and in other cases 3-6 months
which means, there is a lot of people who have different experiences in what they feel
is the best thing to do to their patients. I have found out that sustainability is very
important and patients with hair loss going for treatment where they have injections in
their scalp every month, often will get fatigued and frustrated with not knowing if there’s
an endpoint and how long can they really keep getting injected monthly. So many of them
have come to us to have a treatment we refer to as Hair Regeneration. So I hope this distinction is helpful to you
and gives you an opportunity to learn more of how to differentiate PRP alone versus Hair
Regeneration. So I hope that was helpful, I wish you the
best of luck and thank you for your question.

6 Replies to “Huge Differences in Treating Hair Loss with PRP Alone Versus the Hair Regeneration PRP Combination”

  1. I'am a 23 year old male from India, in the 3rd stage of male pattern baldness. How much is it gonna cost me?

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