In todays world of aesthetic enhancement treatments one of the most commonly sought treatment methods for men has got to be those procedures that are directed towards the treatment of hair loss and an issue known as alopecia – otherwise known as male pattern baldness. As one of the most effective treatments in recent years Selphyl hair restoration has been a long standing favorite amongst many men, from the age of 20 years old, who might be suffering from premature balding issues, and those who are well up in age, in their 50’s and 60’s. according to Dr. Richard Swift, known to be the best plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, however, while Selphyl Hair restoration has proved to be quite effective, another new and quite unique method has taken many within the industry by storm – this procedure is somewhat similar, but considered to be a new and unique take on PRP hair restoration, this method is known as Exosomes PRP hair restoration. And while the two procedures both have their detractors, and beneficiaries, many of those who find favor in either procedure are fervent believers of its effectiveness. Now to better understand how each procedure works, and to better educate you on which procedure might be best for you, Dr. Swift, the best plastic surgeon NYC has in practice, is here to help us to gather a better overall understanding of each method and how it works.
When it comes to the traditional method of PRP hair restoration, while we are considering Selphyl hair restoration as being “traditional”, the truth of the matter is that its anything but! In fact, Selphyl itself, is a relatively new and unique method of creating and formulating PRP or platelet rich plasma in itself. While in the normal, conventional method of harvesting PRP, a plastic surgeon such as Dr. Swift, the best plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, might first want to extract a patient’s blood, then once they have removed the blood, they will treat it and place it within a centrifuge and spin it around at a very high rate of speed, so as to separate the plasma from the other parts. Now that plasma is enriched with blood platelets, and stem cell growth factors. However, when using Selphyl hair restoration, the process is performed much smoother and creates an even more effective compound. Selphyl PRFM is a simple, no downtime series of treatments to help people with thinning hair using their own platelets. The Selphyl PRFM system allows for prolonged release of platelet growth factors in the scalp which stimulates stem cells, prolongs dermal papillae cell survival, and increases angiogenesis. These factors combine to prolong the Anlagen phase of hair growth and shorten the catagen (resting) phase. The result is increased hair thickness and hair follicle survival.Selphyl PRFM is the next generation PRP. It is the only product on the market to have the platelets last more than 5 hours in skin rejuvenation and 7 days in hair restoration, versus regular PRP only lasting minutes, which makes it more effective in its results. Now as we are talking about Selphyl hair restoration, the procedure is a simple in-office procedure with no downtime. Once centrifuged, the plasma is reported to be 300% to 700% enriched with platelets concentration to more than 1 million platelets per microliter. Platelets not only provide coagulation but they also secrete several growth factors (proteins like platelet-derived growth factors, insulin-like growth factors, epidermal growth factors, keratinocyte growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, etc.) and other cell-to-cell activation molecules. The growth factors within, and released by the platelets, act on the stem cells found at the base of the hair follicles.
However, when it comes to a procedure such as Exosomes PRP Hair Restoration, things are done a bit differently – as this is now considered to be a new generation of highly effective treatment for hair loss issues. there are a few non-surgical injectable options for the treatment of hair loss. One option is platelet rich plasma (PRP) which entails drawing up a patient’s blood and isolating the platelet rich plasma component which is then re-injected into the patient’s scalp. PRP is enriched for growth factors which can stimulate hair follicle growth. In many patients, PRP injection can help promote hair growth. It works best in patients who have thinning (or miniaturized hairs). Another option that has shown some promise is microneedling, which involves using a skin roller with small needles to cause minor injuries in the skin.The use of exosomes for the treatment of hair loss is brand new and has shown very promising early results in individual patients. However, exosomes have not been investigated in formalized clinical trials yet, which are the gold standard for rigorous testing of new medical treatments. Exosomes are derived from the mesenchymal stem cells that are present in a bone marrow of a human donor. Companies such as Direct Biologics have developed technologies to harvest a large number of exosomes from mesenchymal stem cells from human donors. Although exosomes are considered an acellular material, the tissue donors are tracked and screened for HIV and Hepatitis B and C.While the mechanism of action of exosomes has not been fully elucidated, many hypothesize that exosomes target existing stem cell in your scalp. Scalp stem cells are mostly located in the “bulge area” of your hair follicles and their activation can result in the growth of existing miniaturized hairs and the growth of new hairs. Hair transplant surgeons that have been early adopters of exosomes have obtained very promising results, with much quicker onset and more robust hair growth than PRP (platelet rich plasma). For more information on either method of treatment, be sure to contact Dr. Richard Swift today.