PRP

Stem Cell

  The science of stem cells is now a hot topic for consumers.  Web-searching for “stem cells in skin care”, you find a large number of articles which can be complex and possibly contain misleading information.  Let’s sort out the confusion, provide a simple explanation of why I only use NeoGenesis technology, and discuss the remarkable skin and hair products we have for you.  This is an exciting, organic, and effective ingredient that changes the way we treat and heal the skin.

 

 

Plant Stem Cells vs. Human Stem Cells

One type of stem cell that is currently being promoted in skin care products is plant based stem cell. This comes from the idea that because a plant uses its own stem cells to repair itself or to survive harsh climates, that somehow these benefits can be passed on to human skin.

How a plant sustains itself in nature is totally unrelated to how human skin functions.  Plant stem cells, such as those derived from apples and melons cannot stimulate stem cells in human skin. However, because they are derived from plants and go through a lengthy purification process, they are likely to have beneficial antioxidant properties.

As for human stem cells, NeoGenesis uses only adult stem cells from properly certified suppliers. Adult stem cells are supported by the Catholic Church and many other leading organizations. Adult stem cells are responsible for the healing and regeneration of tissue.

Modern science now knows that multiple stem cell types release distinct pools of stem cell released molecules (SRM) that act together synergistically to improve the health, look and feel of the skin. This is a very natural process and it is these molecules that begin the processes that maintain and heal the skin.

My Dr says my bloods are ok!

It comes as a surprise to many individuals experiencing hair loss that they could have hair loss despite normal blood tests. “I’ve had every test under the book and it all comes back normal- how can this be?” Blood tests are important to perform in any patient with hair loss. Iron levels, thyroid abnormalities, hormonal abnormalities are all important to screen. Although abnormalities may be found, many patients have normal blood tests. And even when an abnormality is found - it does not always mean it is directly implicated in the patient’s hair loss. Examples of the later include a slightly low vitamin D level or borderline ferritin reading.

The reason blood tests do not highlight the cause of the hair loss in many patients is that an abnormality in the blood may not be the actual cause of patient’s hair loss. The abnormality lies in the scalp itself - and only a clinical examination can reveal the cause. Patients with many types of hair loss consider frequently have normal blood test results.

Some patients remain surprised that their blood tests are normal. Some have the tests repeated. Some have even more blood tests drawn. Some search for other testing to have done - perhaps a hair mineral analysis.

Further blood tests may reveal an abnormality. The problem however is that the tests that were ordered frequently have no bearing on the hair loss. Hair mineral analyses nearly always turn up some abnormality - its just that these tests are unreliable and frequently have no direct utility to hair loss.

 

Blood Tests and Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA)

Blood tests should typically be ordered in patients with suspected androgenetic alopecia. Testing for blood hemoglobin levels, iron, thyroid, B12, vitamin D should at least be considered in all patients. Hormone levels as well as other tests may also be considered but this is not appropriate in all patients. But many patients have normal results. However, one needs to keep in mind that results are frequently normal in patients with androgenetic alopecia.  Abnormalities in iron levels, zinc and thyroid should be corrected but such corrections do not always directly impact the hair loss. There is some evidence that correcting iron levels in patients with AGA on some types of treatments actually allows the treatments to work better.

Patients are often surprised that their hormone levels came back normal despite a diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia. 80-85 % of women with AGA have normal blood tests. Women with genetic hair loss who have irregular periods, acne, and increased hair on the face especially require hormone testing. However, even these patients have normal blood test results.

 

 

Blood Tests and Alopecia Areata (AA)

Testing for blood hemoglobin levels, iron, thyroid, B12, vitamin D should at least be considered in all patients with alopecia areata. Up to 10 -15 % of patient’s have thyroid abnormalities. Other tests may be important too - depending on the patient’s history. But many patients have normal results.

 

Blood Tests in Scarring (Cicatricial) Alopecia

Testing for blood hemoglobin levels, iron, thyroid, B12, vitamin D should at least be considered in all patients with scarring alopecia. For some scarring alopecias such as lichen planopilaris, it’s clear that the risk of thyroid disease is much higher than seen in the general population. Other tests may be important too - including ANA, zinc, ESR, B12, ENA but the exact tests to order depends on the patient’s history. But many patients with scarring alopecia have normal results.

Blood Tests in Telogen Effluvium

When it comes to telogen effluvium, there are hundreds of tests that can be ordered. A few “screening” tests are important for everyone with suspected telogen effluvium but the remainder of the tests to order depends on the patient’s history. Screening tests often include blood hemoglobin levels, iron, thyroid testing, B12, vitamin D, and zinc levels. Numerous other tests are also possible depending on the patient’s story including ANA, ENA, ESR, creatinine, AST, ALT, bilurubin, CRP, VDRL/RPA, Hepatitis screening, HIV, rheumatoid factor, urinalysis, free and total testosterone, DHEAS, AM cortisol, prolactin, etc, etc

Despite all the tests, many patients with telogen effluvium also have normal results.

Conclusion

One need not feel confused if their blood tests return back normal. This is common in patients with many types of hair loss. One should also not be confused if they work hard to correct an abnormality (like low iron) and find their hair has not improved. Hair loss is more complicated that this. The factory that produces hair lies in the scalp - not in the blood. We have limited tools in the present day to properly assess the inner workings of the tiny hair follicle and so now blood tests and other similar tests are the best we have.

Source: Donavan medical

More on the popular PRP

Do you know the difference between getting older and getting old? If you are decoding both these phrases with no common difference, and thinking that both of them can be used randomly at any age past the age of speech acquisitions; then you probably are just playing with the words, without understanding the true essence. Although, many times no real difference is intended, there is a difference between both the phrases. As getting older, in deeper context can be accepting the emotional and physical changes, your body has to undergo and be very vigilant with your health checks and other body changes. Speaking about other body changes, your hair will have early impact of you becoming older; as in, it will start shedding out with increasing number, with the passage of each year. On the contrary, being the most primary beauty attribute, many men and women are getting more concern about their hair loss. This concern may ultimately add on to more load to their pockets for many creams, oils and other hair loss treatment option; and they may ultimately land up having nothing! However, thanks to the recent advances in the field of medical biotechnology and regenerative medicine, many techniques have cropped up in the market recently, stem cells therapy and PRP application for hair loss can be considered as the top listed amongst them.

One of the most highly accepted reasons, claiming PRP and stem cells as truly admired is that it targets at the root cause of concern and force it to be changed through intrinsic cellular mechanism. PRP is apparently an acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma, with choke full of platelets and other essential growth hormones; promoting tissue regeneration.

While there are many more other benefits, which have been continuously listed by patients, who have undergone treatment using it; some of the most surprising benefits for PRP and hair loss can be:

Used from Patients own body

The blood being used for the isolation and extraction of PRP is being extracted from patient’s own body. Moreover, stem cells isolated from tissue regeneration can as well be extracted from the fat source of patient body. Upon extraction, PRP and Stem cells are processed, separated and stimulated together under controlled condition, to promote production of in house stem cells in the hair follicles and other immuno regulatory cells; thus, working categorically towards the speedy hair growth.

Higher Success Rates

Research has gathered a lot of evidence suggesting reduced thinning of hair strands and regeneration of hair cuticle; which is one of the strongest reason for hair fall. Subtle, gradual regrowth of hair strands through strong foundation of well-nourished hair follicles through application of PRP and stem cells, is the key towards success.

Affordably Effective

While other conventional medicines like hair transplant, pills, surgery, etc. are the costly options; PRP has surprisingly been proven as affordable solution with higher success rates. Apparently, many patients who have undergone PRP treatment for hair loss; have reported to have experienced, mild discomfort, almost like getting a tattoo, but have as well accepted it to be worth as far as outcome is concerned.