We hope to partner with you as your navigate the challenging process of hair restoration. New advancements in hair loss are being achieved every year, and SLK strives to stay abreast of all the latest technology in hair re-growth. As you may know, hair loss is a complex process of aging, inflammation and genetics. We promise to give you honest answers and guidance on all aspects of hair restoration. When you choose hair restoration with SLK, you not only receive PRP, but a comprehensive plan that includes everything from extensive education, to hair care products, to nutritional advice. We also offer Pro-Nox nitrous oxide pain blocking for those anxious about needles. You will not be disappointed choosing SLK as your PRP provider.
Lifelong PRP treatments will be required after a hair transplant in order to maintain follicle health and maximize hair density. Without PRP, the inflammatory and genetic conditions that originally led to your hair loss will continue to manifest themselves, leading to slow damage of the transplanted follicles over time.
Female pattern hair loss (female androgenetic alopecia) is estimated to occur in 19%-32% of women, with some estimates reaching as high as 54%. As with male pattern hair loss, time is of the essence, and PRP treatments should be commenced as soon as possible to prevent worsening and/or permanent hair follicle loss.
Since there is no permanent cure for hair loss- even with a transplant- all SLK patients should be committed to 6 PRP treatments. 3 PRP treatments is the minimum treatment series performed at SLK:
ACell Micromatrix is a wound-healing product sold by the company,
ACell, that is formulated from porcine (pig) urinary bladder. To date, no studies have been able to prove the efficacy of ACell Micromatrix in hair regeneration as compared to PRP alone. We do not offer ACell due to 1. it’s high cost to the patient, 2. the lack of efficacy data and 3. higher risk of allergic reaction because it is derived from an animal product. Only in the case that a patient fails 6 PRP treatments do we recommend trying ACell. However, at SLK we do believe there exists a strong scientific argument for providing matrix scaffolding support for PRP, and thus we do supply
another type of matrix for all of our hair PRP patients.