Non-Surgical Hair Restoration
Massachusetts Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Doctor Ryan Welter offers three non-surgical procedures that stimulate dormant hair follicles so you can grow your own natural hair again. These treatments have shown promising results for men and women with thinning hair or minimal areas of baldness. Dr. Welter typically recommends one of these Hair Restoration procedures for early-stage hair loss. He also respects that some patients want to attempt a more conservative approach before having a hair transplant surgery. In addition to being a stand-alone treatment for hair restoration, all of these non-surgical therapies can help to speed the process of hair re-growth after surgery.
ACell is a naturally occurring matrix found in tissue layers in humans and animals. When made into a powder and mixed with saline solution, it acts as a powerful healing agent. In a typical surgery, ACell reaches the cellular level in the patient’s body to reshape and repair damaged tissues. For Hair Restoration purposes, ACell stimulates adult stem cells in the damaged hair follicles. This process allows the hair follicles to regenerate and produce new individual hairs. The new hairs come in strong, dense, and healthy.
To provide you with this benefit, Dr. Welter numbs your scalp and then injects the ACell mixture. He may combine this treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to maximize your results. His usual recommendation is to receive ACell as a one-time treatment and then return to Regeneris Medical in 18 months for a follow-up appointment.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
LLLT is the simplest method of hair restoration because it does not involve any injections or surgery. You wear a cap on your head for approximately 30 minutes that emits laser light onto your scalp. The laser light penetrates your scalp to reach the cells of your hair follicles and stimulate new growth. You may have the option of completing LLLT at one of our Massachusetts offices or in your own home. For best results, you should commit to LLLT for several months. Dr. Welter usually advises patients to wear the cap three days a week for half an hour each time.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Your body’s blood cells contain platelet rich plasma with natural proteins and growth factors. Sports medicine doctors and others who treat patients with chronic injuries have used PRP for over 20 years to facilitate healing. Over the past several years, Hair Restoration Doctors have discovered that PRP injected into the scalp can stimulate new hair growth. The hair re-growth results are often better than what a patient might be able to achieve with the long-term use of prescription medication.
At the start of your PRP therapy session, Massachusetts Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Doctor Ryan Welter obtains a small blood sample from your arm. Next, he places it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the whole blood. After retrieving the PRP, he prepares it for injection into your scalp. He then provides you with an anesthesia to numb the scalp and injects the PRP. It goes directly to the cells of the hair follicles to provide the nutrients they need to begin producing hair again.
Your PRP session takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Like the ACell procedure, Ryan Welter, M.D., PhD recommends an initial session followed by an 18-month follow-up appointment. One of the major benefits of PRP is that your body won’t reject its own blood platelets.
Could Non-Surgical Hair Restoration be the Solution You Seek?
If you have struggled with hair loss for some time, chances are you have tried everything to disguise it. With a non-surgical procedure at Regeneris Medical, you can do more than cover it up. You can actually grow your own hair again.