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PRP With ACell: How They Work Together

By | Hair Restoration

During some hair restoration techniques, platelet rich plasma is combined with ACell. PRP comes from the patient’s blood on the day of treatment. ACell is a type of stem cell derived from pig bladders. When injected into the scalp, these two regenerative tools can provide visible results and hair growth. 

Platelet rich plasma acts as fertilizer for your hair follicles. When injected, it tells your body that there has been an injury. Your body then sends defenses such as white blood cells and proteins to heal the microscopic injury. Additionally, PRP itself contains growth factors and hormones that support hair growth. This can help heal damaged hair follicles and promote the growth of new hair in the treatment area.

ACell provides the topsoil for your new hair. When your scalp has damaged (but not inactive) hair follicles, skin issues, or your hair loss is more extensive, ACell can bond with your existing skin to provide a new, nutrient-rich environment that can better support hair.

When you choose to combine PRP and ACell during your hair restoration treatment, you receive the most advanced injectable hair restoration procedure available. To schedule your consultation at PRP In Seattle, call us at (206) 279-2112 or contact us online. 

PRP In Seattle, Bellevue, and Kirkland

The Origins Of Platelet Rich Plasma

By | Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma, also known as PRP, first came to the forefront of medical advancements in the 1970s. Hematologists used the term to refer to plasma that was more platelet rich than average blood. Originally, doctors and scientists used PRP to treat thrombocytopenia, a condition that causes low platelet counts.

PRP is derived from human blood. In most PRP treatments, the patient’s blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge which isolates the platelets from red blood cells and other components. This plasma is rich in platelets and speeds up the healing processes in the body. 

As scientists continued studying PRP, more medical and therapeutic applications were found. PRP injections were used in sports medicine to speed up the healing of injured muscles, especially by athletes who desired a speedy recovery.

When it comes to the cosmetic field, PRP is used for skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, to promote collagen production, and as an augmentation tool. At PRP in Seattle, our platelet rich plasma specialists work to meet your cosmetic goals using the powerful regenerative properties of PRP. 

To schedule a consultation at PRP in Seattle, call us at 206-324-1120 or contact us online.