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A 46-year-old woman sought more density in her thinning recessions within her hairline. In her 1623-micrograft session of follicular unit transplantation (FUT) with Dr. Carlos K. Wesley in New York City, her left side received a slightly greater emphasis due to its slightly more significant thinning.

 

Even by the fifth (5th) month her early growth is apparent. This accelerated growth may be the result from the storage solution used at Dr. Wesley's facility. The combination of platelet right plasma (PRP) and ACell as a hair follicle storage solution has often resulted in earlier growth for patients.

 

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Even by the fifth (5th) month her early growth is apparent. This accelerated growth may be the result from the storage solution used at Dr. Wesley's facility.

 

This looks like traction hair loss, there are no genetic or hormonal reasons for hair loss. Also considering this fact bıt regardless the reason for hair loss, HT over front and temple areas for incomplete hair losses can always result with very fast growing and there are already many fast growers as we all know.

 

To comment on the beneficial effect of PRP/Acell, next time, please apply that on one side of the head, use the other side as a control applying plasebo (physiologic serum injection), do it on about 20 patients and prove its effectiveness.

 

This patient is totally placebo now to evaluate the effect of PRP/Acell.

 

And considering your other post; http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/177638-success-prp-acell-mesotherapy.html

 

Why HT on this patient? You claimed that PRP/Acell is effective on women with partial hair loss. This patient even looks like better candidate for only PRP/Acell therapy. You should try PRP/Acell before HT? Did you try?

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This woman has Hamilton type female pattern hair loss (FPHL). You're correct, fisher4man, in that it looks like traction alopecia. Many people can confuse the two. However, in this case, her Hamilton type AGA demonstrates bitemporal recessions and has a classical distribution of male pattern baldness - thinning evident in the lateral-frontal part of her scalp. These slowly-progessing thinning of recessions is often something we see in peri-menopausal female patients and a few scattered terminal hairs are often viewed within the numerous finer, miniaturized hairs. If you would like to read more about FPHL, here is a great article that describes it in more detail.

 

She is a very good candidate for surgery rather than simply injections because of the health (density and caliber) of her donor area. The PRP/ACell combination used to treat her grafts during her case simply helps ensure a healthy result. We have treated numerous patients as you mentioned - with unilateral injections (one side and not the other). However, (due to its systemic recruitment of cells) the effect of PRP/ACell is not focal, but rather more diffuse. So, unlike transplanting hair into an isolated square to measure its viability, the efficacy of PRP injections cannot simply be measured by adding it only to one portion of the scalp.

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Looks like a great result to me!


I am the owner/operator of AHEAD INK a temporary/non-permanent Scalp Micropigmentation Company in the New York area. AHEAD INK is a Milena Lardi trained clinic and uses Beauty Medical equipment and products exclusively.

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So, if the effect of PRP is systemic, what about making injections to other areas for treatment? So one injection site even further away from hair loss areas effects all areas which need to be treated, right?

 

Here PRP/Acell was used as a storage solution during HT. As we all know, skin grafts can be stored in %0.9 saline solution for about 7 days, and they still survive after transplantation. So, do hair follicle grafts need a special storage solution during surgery with max. 3-5 hours of ischemia time? (Time between extraction and implantation).

 

How can the beneficial effect of PRP/Acell as a preservation/storage solution be proved scientifically?

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the only thing scientific is the fact you are clueless!

 

So, if the effect of PRP is systemic, what about making injections to other areas for treatment? So one injection site even further away from hair loss areas effects all areas which need to be treated, right?

 

Here PRP/Acell was used as a storage solution during HT. As we all know, skin grafts can be stored in %0.9 saline solution for about 7 days, and they still survive after transplantation. So, do hair follicle grafts need a special storage solution during surgery with max. 3-5 hours of ischemia time? (Time between extraction and implantation).

 

How can the beneficial effect of PRP/Acell as a preservation/storage solution be proved scientifically?

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the only thing scientific is the fact you are clueless!

 

BUSA

My clue is you, you always say that HT is not a rocket science, and the fact that 99% of the HT clinics use simple saline solution as a graft storage solution during HT, so why does somebody need to use so spesific solutions. -and blood removal to prepare PRP is invasive.

 

Anyway, PRP is so all-in-one therapy (search internet), I would not be surprised if I hear that PRP is the best intergalactic rocket fuel.

 

And, I do not need to prove my words, PRP users should prove their words -scientifically. If I see that PRP is approved (as a graft storage solution for HT or for hair loss treatment) by FDA, then I will become a supporter of PRP.

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