Exosome (stem cell) therapy for hair restoration is the most advanced
treatment for hair restoration. In this treatment, it is actually the
exosomes, the product of stem cells and not the cells themselves that are
injected around the hair follicles. Exosomes are sterilized and purified
before being used in the treatment. The exosomes contain proteins,
cytokines, RNA and lipids which function to stimulate the growth of new
hairs, thicken and strengthen hair, and lengthen the growth phase of hair.
In addition, exosomes may have a healing effect on any areas of alopecia
where there is inflammation or trauma. The treatment consists of 1-2
initial sessions followed by periodic maintenance. Since everyone’s hair
loss is different, specific treatment regimens are customized for you.
How It Works
Upon your arrival the area to be treated will be numbed with a few scattered injections of lidocaine along the hairline. While we are waiting for the numbing to take effect, we take pictures of your hair and clean the area. The exosome solution is then injected into the area with tiny needles. The injection process takes only a few minutes.
What does recovery entail?
Your scalp will be a little wet and hair will be a bit messy from the procedure, so feel free to wear a hat/cap. The exosomes are in and working immediately after the procedure! You may wash and style your hair the following day. Avoid strenuous exercise and flying for 2 days after treatment.
What type of follow up or maintenance is needed?
It takes a few months to fully effect the hair cycle, so we evaluate your results at 3 months. Unless otherwise instructed, we recommend continuing with your normal hair care/hair restoration regimen (topical and oral treatments) after treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about Exosome hair restoration or would like to speak with one of our Board-Certified dermatologists, schedule an appointment or give us a call at (770) 464-6000.
Perfect For: Thinning hair, male and female pattern hair loss, alopecia areata
Procedure Time: 30 min
Recovery Type & Time: No flying, No intense (weight training) workouts x 3 days
Results Last: 12-24 months
The first part of treatment is drawing your blood, just like you would have for lab work. Once the blood is in a tube we place the tube into a centrifuge to separate out the platelets into a concentrated serum. The serum is then transferred into smaller syringes from which we inject it into the scalp. We also prepare the ACell, which goes into another set of syringes. While all that has been prepared, you’ve been numbing. Once your materials are ready to be injected, we inject everything from very small needles all over the scalp where you’re experiencing hair loss.
When you leave your hair is a little wet from the cleaning and the procedure. You can pull your hair back into a ponytail or wear a hat when you leave. You can wash your hair later that evening if you like. Otherwise, the only real restrictions are flying and strenuous exercise (weight lifting) x 3 days.
The first 3 treatments will be done in a series 1 month apart. Following that initial series, we see you back in 6 months to see how your hair is doing. Typically, people need some sort of maintenance every 6 months – 18 months depending on the rate at which you are losing hair. Other treatments (serums, vitamins, Hydrafacial Keravive treatments, etc.) are recommended to maintain your hair in between PRP treatments.
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