A wide range of plastic surgery as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures are available today to rejuvenate a person’s appearance. Dramatic advancements have also been made in the field of hair restoration. While hair transplant surgery is a major treatment option, a few highly innovative non-surgical treatments have also shown very promising results.
MBody is a well-known practice led by board certified plastic surgeons, which provides cutting edge non-surgical hair restoration procedures. MBody provides these procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding communities.
ACell™ Hair Restoration
ACell™ is a unique cellular regeneration treatment that supports the body’s natural wound healing process. When this treatment is combined with the patient’s own cells to achieve hair re-growth, the results can be very positive. Highly encouraging results for hair restoration have been achieved when ACell is performed along with platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
A combination of ACell™ and PRP is injected into the affected areas of the scalp to promote natural hair re-growth. The treatment can lead to miniaturized hair follicles becoming robust and larger in size. ACell™ activates the progenitor cells, while PRP growth factors promote localized cell growth and rapid angiogenesis. This FDA-cleared procedure is equally effective for both male and female pattern hair loss.
Non-hereditary hair loss conditions, alopecia areata, and eyebrow hypotrichosis can also be addressed with this treatment. MBody provides both plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas.
ACell™ treatment is based on the cutting edge MatriStem technology. Unlike other techniques, MatriStem fundamentally improves healing by setting off new blood vessels and involving multiple cell types at the injury site. During the healing process, the scaffold is degraded and completed resorbed. This leaves the new tissue where typically the scar tissue would occur.
PRP therapy can also be used as a standalone treatment to support hair restoration. This simple, non-surgical procedure can be performed in-office, without involving general anesthesia. Post-operative downtime is minimal or non-existent. To perform the PRP procedure, the treatment expert will draw the patient’s blood using standard techniques. The blood will be sent through a centrifugal process to separate the platelets from other plasma components.
Platelet activators and other vital growth proteins may be added to the PRP before it is applied to the scalp. The provider will apply a local anesthetic, and use a micro-needling roller device to stimulate the dermis of the targeted area. Micro injuries created to the surface of the scalp will trigger the body’s natural wound healing mechanism and prepare the body for PRP. Thereafter, the PRP will be delivered to the affected areas of the scalp using injections or topical application.
The patient will be able to notice visible improvement in hair growth and thickness in the first two to six months. Thereafter, PRP injections may be scheduled every three to nine months to achieve optimal hair re-growth.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit
Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.
*The use of ACell with PRP for Hair Restoration is an “off-label” use according to the FDA.