Among men, hair loss can be an alarming issue. The American Hair Loss Association indicates that around 85 percent of men will experience significant thinning of hair by the time they are 50.
There is an innovative and highly promising technology available today for controlling hair loss – PRP and Nanofat. It uses the patient’s own blood components and undesirable fat to promote new hair growth in a non-surgical manner and without any significant side effects.
PRP, along with Nanofat, is a cutting-edge hair loss treatment that can prevent and restore hair loss in males. Remarkable outcomes have been seen in men with hair loss, all without any surgical treatment. This procedure involves the use of the patient’s own blood concentrated and harvested undesirable fat cells to promote the growth of bulge and matrix cells situated in hair follicles.
The infusion of progenitor cells and growth factors activates a biochemical cascade to regrow hair which the patient may have lost due to male pattern baldness, genetic reasons, androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, or stress. These advanced regenerative treatments can be undertaken painlessly in a comfortable office setting without any downtime.
Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS), led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides nanofat based treatments to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding locations.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) refers to a concentrated source of platelets sourced from the patient’s own blood. It comprises a range of growth factors which revitalize blood flow and local cell growth to help repair and restore various compromised and aging body tissues.
For instance, upon being injected directly into the scalp, it stimulates hair follicles and new blood vessels, to encourage healthy hair regrowth using one’s own healing capabilities contained within our blood. In addition, it can be used to address signs of facial aging, treat sexual dysfunction in men, and decrease pain and swelling of the joints.
What is Nanofat?
Every individual generally has certain areas of undesirable fat somewhere on their body. Remarkably, fat is an amazing biologic reservoir of growth factors and cells.
Nanofat refers to fat taken from one’s own body tissue. This fat is then resized down to minuscule particles. This micronized fat tissue comprises an extensive resource of stromal vascular elements and progenitor cells that have the ability to differentiate and change into newly regenerated skin and hair, for example.
This offers hope for balding thinning scalp hair that occurs due to male pattern baldness and hormonal changes as we age. This procedure uses the body’s own tissues and with the help of technological advancements, turns back the hands of time, enhances self-esteem, and regrows hair.
Outcomes with Nanofat and PRP Hair Regrowth Therapy
According to recent studies, the outcomes of treating early hair loss with regenerative procedures, such as PRP or nanofat injections, are promising. Regenerative hair treatments are not effective if the site under treatment has no remaining hair follicles. Therefore, it’s prudent to start early.
Most patients will experience an increase in hair growth after an initial series of three to six monthly treatments. Patients are recommended maintenance treatments every six months or so or more frequently, if desired.
Cosmetic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for nanofat based treatments.
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