The Arthrex Angel® System

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is in widespread use for wound healing and soft tissue healing.  What you may not know is that its’ concentrated growth factors, cytokines and stem cells can be used to restore hair and prevent hair loss.

To perform the treatment, your own blood is placed into a specialized machine and processed to separate the Platelets into a thin layer of the plasma.  This portion is rich in Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor-Beta (TGF-β), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2), and Insulin Like Growth Factor (IGF).

By administering the PRP into your scalp, we’re placing this heavy-duty fertilizer precisely where it’s needed.  And because it’s your own cells and plasma, there’s no chance of reaction or disease transmission. While PRP’s use in hair loss is too new for us to know for sure what the optimum number of treatments is, much evidence points to 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

After the initial 3 treatments, most patients get 1 treatment every 6 months to 1 year for maintenance.  At Dr. McCollum’s office, we can follow your results by measuring the mass of hair in a defined area.  Both an increase in hair caliber and new growth will cause an increase in mass.  Of course, the most relevant way to track results is through comparison of new and old pictures – because, after all, increased mass numbers are cool but the whole point is to look better.

PRP is used for all men, and women, suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia (or Pattern Hair Loss), including those undergoing hair transplant.

High Platelet Concentration

The Angel system has the capability to deliver platelet concentrations up to 18x baseline with adjustable leukocyte concentrations

Stimulates Natural Regrowth

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own natural properties to treat your injury. Side effects utilizing PRP systems are very uncommon.

Every Six Months

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to stimulate hair regrowth can be administered every six months as part of a maintenance schedule to reduce hair loss.