Hair loss can be frustrating, but for those who are at the early stages, are ineligible for a hair transplant or simply can’t afford hair transplant, an innovative solution may help— a new form of treatment that uses amniotic tissue.
Studies show more than half of all men and one in three women will experience hair loss in their lives. It’s a major source of insecurity for adult men and women worldwide, especially when it happens at a young age. Thankfully, technology and science are producing simple, effective, non-invasive ways to promote hair growth for both women men.
PRP and Amniotic Tissue therapy was originally used to speed up the healing process for injuries. Today, these naturally regenerative sources of cellular building-blocks, rich in cytokines and other growth factors are also being used for facial rejuvenation and to stimulate hair growth. The process of hair loss is twofold. The first factor is decreased blood supply to hair follicles, or ischemia, which causes a slow decrease in their function. This can come from aging, genetics, stress or autoimmune disease. The second is inflammation. One of the reasons amniotic tissue stem cells are working to regenerate hair is that growth cell infiltration causes angiogenesis, which is a fancy name for regrowing blood vessels, or in this case, revascularizing the hair follicles. The other element of amniotic tissue is as a natural anti-inflammatory, which addresses the second cause of hair loss.
Our non-surgical treatment takes about an hour and uses the patient’s blood as the underpinning. The blood is centrifuged to separate the platelets, which have growth compounds, and then the platelets are mixed with vital growth cell-packed amniotic tissue from Amnion. The resulting substance, rich in concentrated growth cells, is then injected into the patient’s top layer of scalp.
The procedure works by slowing down hair loss within a matter of a couple of weeks — sometimes after the first or second shampoo — then, after shedding is reduced, the hair growth takes over. Regrowth takes up to a year. PRP and Amniotic Tissue treatments are quick and affordable when compared to transplants and other painful surgical treatments. A free hair restoration consultation with a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner at Amnion of Florida can help you learn what’s possible based on your genetics, hair loss, age, and hormones.