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Hair Regeneration, a non-surgical alternative to hair transplantation, is offered at Minnesota Regenerative Medicine for women and men suffering from hair thinning and hair loss. Dr. Hogue, a regenerative medicine specialist and board certified cosmetic surgeon, uses a combination of patient-derived platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with extracellular matrix (ACell) to reactivate existing hair follicles and to revitalize the normal hair growth cycle. PRP with ACell serves to potentially reverse, and slow the progression of hair loss and balding. The level of response to a PRP with ACell treatment can vary from person to person, depending on the intrinsic natural healing ability of the person’s own body. Visible results may be seen within 6 months following a hair regeneration treatment using PRP with ACell.

The process of collecting PRP first involves obtaining blood from a patient’s arm vein. Up to 180ccs of blood is placed into our Angel® Whole Blood Separation System, spun down to isolate platelet-rich plasma (PRP). From the original 180ccs of blood, approximately 20ccs of PRP is obtained for use during the hair regeneration treatment. PRP contains high numbers of cells called platelets that promote the body’s natural healing process by releasing powerful growth factors, cytokines, proteins, and peptides to collectively stimulate tissue regeneration. ACell is a porcine-derived FDA cleared wound healing material known as extracellular matrix (ECM) that comes as a sterile powder. ECM attracts adult stem cells and an increased blood supply to the area. When used in treating hair loss or thinning, ECM appears to restore the necessary cellular conditions responsible for healthy hair growth. Dr. Hogue administers a local anesthetic to completely numb the scalp area. The patient’s autologous or self-derived PRP is mixed together with ACell into a solution that is then directly injected into the scalp using tiny needles to promote cellular regeneration and hair growth.

The advantages of Dr. Hogue’s Hair Regeneration Treatment using PRP with ACell:

  • Safety: Since PRP is harvested from your own blood, there is minimal to no risk of an adverse reaction; ACell is a sterile, non-cellular FDA-cleared biologic agent (used Off-Label for Hair Regeneration). The PRP with ACell treatment is a way to give your body a chance to naturally reverse the hair loss and hair thinning process.
  • Non-Surgical: A hair regeneration treatment using PRP with ACell involves microneedling, local anesthesia, and a blood draw without any incisions or scars. The treatment takes about 90 minutes to perform, and is done in a private, office-based setting. No special wound care is needed.
  • No Down Time: Following a hair regeneration treatment, your scalp will be washed in the procedure room. There will be no bleeding or down time due to the rapid healing effects of PRP with ACell. Mild tissue swelling from the local anesthetic scalp ring block along with the potential for bruising may occur.

A good candidate for a hair regeneration treatment using PRP with ACell includes the following:

  • Someone that is not interested in surgery – surgical hair transplantation. Someone that prefers a less invasive, more natural treatment method to prevent ongoing and future hair loss, as well as hair growth and thickening of miniaturized and thinning hairs.
  • Someone with genetic pattern hair loss (female or male) in the early stages of hair loss or balding, or anytime there is an abundance of miniaturized or thinning hairs on the scalp.

The cost for a hair regeneration treatment using Dr. Hogue’s innovative techniques using PRP (obtained from 180ccs whole blood) with ACell (contains 60mg MatriStem MicroMatrix Micronized Particles is $2400. A single treatment is all that is needed for the majority of patients with hair loss or thinning. For select patients, an additional PRP with ACell treatment may be recommended.

Call our office at (763) 447-2500 to make an appointment with Dr. Hogue at Minnesota Regenerative Medicine to determine if a hair regeneration treatment using PRP with ACell is right for you.

Results may vary from individual to individual

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Call: 763.447.2500 Lori Hogue, RN
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