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    Platelet Rich Plasma Technology Brings New Hope for Hair Regrowth

    Platelet Rich Plasma Technology for Hair Restoration

    Hair loss or hair thinning are common problems among both men and women. Medical research has been continuing for decades to find more natural and effective solutions to achieve hair regrowth. Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center is a state of the art practice that stays abreast with the latest developments and innovations in the field of non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments, including new hair regrowth techniques.
    One of the cutting edge areas in medical science is stem cell research, which is showing great promise in providing solutions to a variety of health and aesthetic conditions, including hair regrowth. MBody is committed to providing most advanced solutions, including PRP treatment for hair regrowth, to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, and surrounding communities.

    PRP Hair Regrowth Technique

    Platelet Rich Plasma Technology Brings New Hope for Hair Regrowth

    Human dermal papillae cells grown from Platelet Rich Plasma. Photo courtesy of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

    A team of US scientists has made a first-of-its-kind breakthrough by employing Platelet Rich Plasma technique to promote hair regrowth. The technique involves conversion of human stem cells into a unique type of cell that has the ability to spur hair regrowth. Further research and development in this area is likely to result in a new cell-based treatment to address the condition of hair loss.
    Lead scientist Alexey Terskikh said in a news release: “The method is a marked improvement over current methods that rely on transplanting existing hair follicles from one part of the head to another. Our PRP  method provides an unlimited source of cells from the patient for transplantation and isn’t limited by the availability of existing hair follicles.”

    Study Methodology

    The study, which has been published in Plos One, began with the scientists converting the human embryonic cells into neural crest cells. This is a unique cell that emerges early on in development and transforms into the cells of the nervous system, components of the skeletal system, and pigment containing cells. The scientists converted these cells into dermal papillae cells, which are known to perform the function of regulating hair follicle development and its growth cycle.
    Once these cells were developed, the scientists transplanted them beneath the skin of immunodeficient mice, which lack body hair. Scientific research commonly uses these mice because they typically receive transplants and grafts without tissue rejection. It was found that the transplanted cells caused new formation of hair follicles in the mice. Researchers found it to be a much more effective way than transplanting dermal papillae that were directly isolated from the human scalp.
    Terskikh said: “Our next step is to transplant human dermal papilla cells derived from human pluripotent PRP cells back into human subjects. We are currently seeking partnerships to implement this final step.”

    Source: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/scientists-grow-hair-using-stem-cells
     

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