The safe and effective leukocyte-reduced A-PRP for hair preservation and hair transplant procedures.
What is A-PRP® ?
The patient’s platelet concentrate prepared with RegenKit®
Platelets are key factors in hard and soft tissue repair mechanisms 1. They provide essential growth factors, such as FGF, PDGF, TGF-ß, EGF, VEGF, IGF, which are involved in stem cell migration,
differentiation and proliferation. Additionally, platelets also stimulate fibroblasts and endothelial cells to induce new extracellular matrix deposition and neo-vascularisation respectively.
Plasma contains many factors essential for cell survival including nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes, growth factors (such as IGF and HGF), and proteins. Among the plasma proteins, the molecules vital for the coagulation process and for the fibrin polymer formation will serve as a scaffold for cell migration and new tissue generation.
5 to 6 ml
*BCT stands for Blood Cell Therapy
RegenKit® is composed of sterile disposable tubes, butterfly needle, transfer devices and syringes, packaged in a single-use double blister.
RegenKit® cell separator gel allows for the easy, rapid and consistent preparation, from a small volume of blood, of A-PRP with an optimal platelet concentration and viability.
RegenKit® - Medical Device Class IIb - CE0086
Intended Use: Preparation of autologous platelet rich plasma (A-PRP) and other plasma-derived products.
A-PRP injections are simple and efficient, have minimal adverse effects with a low cost-to-benefit ratio and can be regarded a valuable alternative for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. 2-6
Results showed that a significant increase in the rate of hair growth was observed between the 3rd and 6th months. Hair density followed a rising trend with a remarkable peak at 3 months. Patients with II-III grade of alopecia had better results compared to patients with more advanced alopecia. 3
In a pilot study, which is the first to investigate the effects of A-PRP on alopecia areata (AA), A-PRP was shown to significantly increase hair regrowth, to decrease hair dystrophy, burning and itching and to increase cell proliferation compared to a reference treatment. 7 First evidence of A-PRP efficacy on acute and chronic AA was shown on a number of patients who were not responsive to standard treatments. Hair regrowth started 2 months after A-PRP treatment and continued up to 10 months. 8
A-PRP® is an excellent option for women of childbearing age and for patients who cannot benefit from other hair loss therapies.3
A-PRP stimulates and supports hair growth after Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) in three main steps:
1-Promoting vascularity to the hair root thereby increasing viability to the follicle before, during and after hair transplantation
2-Promoting tissue repair and regeneration post transplantation
3-Stimulating dormant hair follicles and growing new hair