Is Selphyl PRP Hair Restoration Right for You?
When it comes to hair loss issues, they are far more common than you would ever believe. And while the vast majority of us assume that hair loss isn’t coming for us, and if it ever were to be, we’d surely be safe until we reach our far more advanced years, maybe our 50’s, or possibly our 60’s? according to research, this may not be the truth after all – as far more individuals are losing their hair earlier than ever before! With some individuals, beginning to exhibit early onset, hair loss issues, such as a receding hairline, thinning hair (on the top and the sides) signs of male pattern baldness and much more. In fact, according to recent studies, approximately 50 million American men and as well as 30 million women have male- and female-pattern baldness issues. In fact, it can begin far earlier than most of us would have ever thought – with some individuals, experiencing balding issues in their mid-to-late 20’s even! However, with many men experiencing such balding issues that early, for the most part, the vast majority of men (over 50%) will begin to experience balding issues after the age of 50 years old. And while the facts are the facts, and there might be a few interesting treatments available that can help both menand women dealing with such issues – many are still relatively uneducated on their options. Interestingly enough, PRP or platelet rich plasma therapy, has been proven to help those with a variety of different hair issues to fight back against Learn more about platelet rich plasma and how Selphyl PRP hair restoration might be able to help you today!
The fact of the matter is that we might have heard about the positive effects for PRP therapy for a while now, and how effective its been to help patients suffering from hair loss, many patients are still fairly uneducated on how it works and what the difference is between conventional PRP and Selphyl PRP hair restoration. While testing is still needed for sure, according to specialists, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy – appears to help regrow lost hair. And, there are virtually no side effects from PRP, except for a mild feeling of pressure at the injection site. Physicians began using PRP therapy about a decade ago to speed up the healing process in damaged joints after injury or surgery.During the treatment, a technician draws your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and plasma. Doctors then inject the plasma, which helps repair blood vessels, promote cell growth and wound healing, and stimulate collagen production.
Doctors began using PRP in dermatology after researchers found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells help promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. Generally, as in a conventional PRP solution, once the solution is removed fromthecentrifuge it is ready for use, however, within the Selphyl process there are a few additional steps to create the PRFM, or the fibrinogen matrix. Just as normal, the tube is placed into a centrifuge and spun for six minutes to separate the blood into a supernatant plasma/platelet suspension – once completed, the red and white blood cells are located below the cell separator gel. Then, the platelets and plasma are then transferred in a closed system to a second vacuum tube containing a small amount of calcium chloride solution. And this is where the specialized process begins. Fibrin polymerization begins and the PRP remains liquid for approximately 10 minutes before forming PRFM, according to the clinical use requirements, the patient’s own PRFM is ready for use as deemed appropriate by the clinical use requirements.
Its amazing when we first begin to understand the power of the human blood, and all that it can do for our patients. As part of the body’s capacity to heal itself, platelets and other components in human blood migrate to a site of injury. Platelets are known to release a variety of factors that respond to tissue injury, where they initiate and promote healing. By concentrating platelets at the site of injury, physicians have the potential to enhance the body’s natural capacity for healing. Essentially, compared to the conventional PRP, the PRFM solution created by the Selphyl system is without red and white blood cells, which technically aren’t required during this process. The Selphyl System provides the exact amount of Calcium Chloride to PRP producing Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix. Other systems produce PRP, not PRFM. Fibrin matrix creates a scaffold to localize platelets to the site of injection and allows for sustained growth factor release, migration of stem cells and reservoir for regenerative signaling.As soon as Selphylprepared PRFM is administered, growth factors are released through the formation of a three-dimensional cross-linked fibrin matrix which is essential to the platelet plug as it serves as a binding site for both platelets and growth factors allowing their sustained release.This scaffolding (fibrin matrix) localizes the growth factors increasing their concentration at the desired location and guiding tissue regeneration. Studies have shown that platelet growth factors are released for up to seven days, supporting collagen production and increased vascularization, which results in overall skin improvements. For more information on the Selphyl PRP hair restoration system, be sure to contact Dr. Swift today.