Bangalore: Hairline International, the city’s reputed hair and skin clinic and research centre, has now brought a first of its kind hair tranplant procedure to India called the ‘Scarless Hair Transplant with ACell Matrix’.
Launching this at a press conference here today, Ms. Bani Anand, Founder & Managing Director, Hairline International Hair & Skin Clinic said, “at Hairline we always strive hard for patient complaince in all our procesudres. The introduction of scarless hair transplant is another step towrads that. Scarless hair transplant is truly a breakthrough as far as hair transplant procedures are concerned. We realize that many of our patients hesitate to go in for a hair transplant because of potential scarring. With the scarless procedure, we will be able to address those concerns.”
Demonstrating a scarless hair transplant procedure through presentations, videos and dummy heads, Dr. Dinesh G Gowda, dermatosurgeon at Hairline International explained, “as against conventional hair transplant methodologies like strip harvesting which leave a liner scar on the back of the head or follicular transplant where small round punches leave marks on the scalp, scarless hair transplant, as the name suggests leaves little or no scar during the transplant.”
“At Hairline, we perform the scarless hair transplant with a combination of ACell Matrix and PRP. This helps in reducing scars to a significant extent. It stimulates growth of inactive hair that is hidden in the sclap and promotes the growth of the new follicles. This in turn increases the density of hair per sq cm. The greatest benefit is that the process is patient-friendly with no or limited side effetcs,” apprised Dr. Gowda.
The scarless hair transplant option is available for patients at all six Hairline centres in Bangalore and will be performed by able dermatosurgeons on board wiyth Hairline.
Speaking at the conference, Dr. Prafulla, dermatologist at Hairline said that cosmetic procedures like hair transplant have gained popularity in the last 2 to 3 years.
Young go Bald:
Citing a research conducted by Hairline’s Research centre, Dr. Prafulla said, “early age baldness seems to be afflicting young men and women these days. The research conducted by Hairline revealed that rapid hair loss now begins as early as 16 years of age in males and females. The reasons are a combination of genetic and lifestyle patterns.”
With hair loss being a common affliction, there is naturally a demand for hair transplant since it provides assured results with 958% succes rate. The past 2 years alone has seen a 40% growth in hair transplant procedures at Hairline.
“Hairline International has carried out over 2000 hair transplant procedures over the past 2-3 years. Out of these, 50% of patients are in the 21 to 30 year age group,” added Dr. Prafulla.
The combined power of ACell and PRP:
The combination of ACell and PRP is the key differentiating factor between scarless hair transplant and conventional hair transplant. The mix helps in stimulation of hidden follicles and promotes growth of new follicles.
ACell is ECM (Extra Cellular Matrix) which is a thin layer that surrounds all the cells in our organs and tissues. The basic functions of ACell are to provide:
- Structural support as provided by collagen and elastin to the skin
- Initiate communication, which is done through special protiens and harmones.
ACell is a regenerative medicine that is approved by the USFDA – the highest authoriyty internationally. It helps in wound healing and in the regrowth of damaged tissue during the process of follicular hair transplant.
IF ACell encounters a damaged part of the scalp, its acts as emergency medical team and immediately starts to clean and heal the area. It initiaties a converstaion with other cells in the body which it will organize together to help with the healing. ACell then works on creating new blood vessels and facilitaing the work of other cells in the healing process.
With ACell at the scene of damage, the focus shifts from the formation of scars to actually remodelling the tissue and regenerating it, bringinhg it back to its original form. This is done by triggering the adult stem cells that are present in the tissue.
PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma. In this procedure, a patient’s own blood is drawn and the platelets in it separated. PRP procedure has been internationally used for hair growth and cell generation.