What are healing and side effects like after TrichoStem Hair Regeneration?
men and women who’ve undergone surgical hair transplants are familiar with the considerable
healing time after surgery that often takes a full day to actually have that surgery performed
these days many people are undergoing generic PRP or PRP+ACell treatments
which require frequent visits and multiple often very painful injections so it’s no surprise
that people who see the results we’ve had with our combination treatment
of PRP and extracellular matrix by ACell which we call TrichoStem Hair Regeneration
they want to know more about what they can expect after they have this treatment I’ll describe what
the process of the procedure is like as well as what the healing process is like afterwards
I’m Dr Amiya Prasad I’m a Board-certified cosmetic surgeon and Fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic
and reconstructive surgeon I’ve been practicing in New York City and Long Island for over 25 years
around 2011 I was using a material called extracellular matrix by the company ACell
for advanced wound healing to help hair transplant surgery facial cosmetic surgery as well as tissue
grafting procedures focusing specifically on hair transplant surgery for better graft survival and
donor area healing i was delighted to observe that a year after surgery that the transplant results
had improved and that native existing hair had increased in number and had thickened considerably
this inspired me to develop a non-surgical treatment to help male and female pattern
hair loss the success of my system has become a benchmark for non-surgical hair restoration
with patients coming from around the world for the TrichoStem Hair Regeneration system
after many years of medical colleagues being dismissive of my work it’s quite vindicating
for me to see how in the past few years they’ve all changed their minds and are offering PRP
or PRP+ACell treatments interestingly many of our TrichoStem Hair Regeneration patients
come to us after undergoing PRP scalp injections performed elsewhere
they come to us out of frustration after undergoing several treatment sessions without
improvement another reason they come to us is that they could not take any more of the pain of
PRP injections in their scalp which they had to endure every month to every two to three months
many practices offering prp scalp injections or even other formulations of ACell+PRP
choose not to use anesthetic as part of their treatment protocol
some people who’ve undergone these painful injections have stated that their doctor told them
that anesthetic would reduce the effectiveness of their treatment these generic protocols and
beliefs do not in my opinion meet the unique needs of every individual patient essentially
one size fits all doesn’t apply in any area of medicine including non-surgical hair treatment
i developed TrichoStem Hair Regeneration and customized systems for patients based on gender
age age of onset of hair loss rate of hair loss and extent of hair loss
in addition I look at other medical factors as far as numbers of treatment sessions are concerned
a TrichoStem Hair Regeneration patient will typically only need one maybe two
treatment sessions to thicken thinning hair and stimulate growth from dormant hair follicles
with the results lasting three to five years as far as pain is concerned we use both topical and
local anesthetic so my patients are comfortable when I place the TrichoStem Hair Regeneration
formulation I determined for them into their scalp
our patients feel fine after their injections and have their scalps massaged immediately afterwards
and some patients may feel some mild scalp soreness and tenderness for a few days afterwards
in contrast to people in other practices where you have to go back for repeated monthly injection
sessions a TrichoStem Hair Regeneration patient with more advanced hair loss may receive just
a second treatment around 18 months after their first you can just think for a moment about how
much more expensive and physically painful monthly generic treatments are in comparison to what we do
we are committed to our patient success with our treatment and we monitor the results with
office visits every three to six months for the duration of typically two years
we follow up with patients who are unable to see us in person afterwards with video consultation
people who also often ask if there are side effects
associated with TrichoStem Hair Regeneration or even for that matter PRP injections
short-term swelling tenderness bumps maybe some hair shedding are usually resolved in a few days
to a few weeks I have not seen any consistent or significant long-term side effects of either
PRP alone or TrichoStem Hair Regeneration as I mentioned earlier TrichoStem Hair
Regeneration is a system where we look at other medical factors contributing to your hair loss
this means that additional medical strategies can be employed to maximize the longevity
of the benefits of our treatment such as the use of DHT blockers like finasteride
so in summary recovery time after TrichoStem Hair Regeneration is basically minimal we
regularly have patients coming from around the world who get back on a plane the same
day as their treatment and go home uneventfully results typically last three to five years after
a single treatment session and a patient with more advanced hair loss will often come back for
a booster treatment after 18 months from their first treatment so I hope this information from
my experience has helped you if you’re interested in recommendations for your individual situation
you may contact us through our websites or call our offices to schedule a consultation thank you