The Scalp Hair Amnion/Chorion Rejuvenation Procedure (S.H.A.R.P) Boca Raton
After mothers deliver a baby (specifically full term cesarean sections) they can choose to donate the placenta instead of having it thrown away as medical waste. The amniotic membrane and tissue from the placenta is still full of stimulating growth factors, such as amnions and chorions, after the baby is born. The amniotic membrane has been used for quite some time now in helping to heal arthritis, injuries, and expediting the recovery process after surgery. Now, it’s being used to help slow hair loss and improve the outcome of hair transplantation surgery.
The next step in hair restoration is what we would like to introduce as S.H.A.R.P. (Scalp Hair Amnion/Chorion Rejuvenation Process). This non-surgical treatment will be another option offered to help prevent further hair loss and possibly stimulate new hair growth.
How It Works:
After a healthy baby is born, the amniotic membrane is processed, and regulated for safety; FDA cleared to ensure there is no disease, and it can then be stored for up to 5 years for medical use.
The placenta membrane that will be injected is composed of numerous stimulating growth factors associated with the repair of aging blood vessels and creation of new blood vessels (neovascularization) that supply the hair follicles. Once injected these growth factors may stimulate dermal stem cells to multiply and travel to the site of injection. Improving the blood supply to aging hair follicles will deliver needed nutrition and oxygen. One of the most important growth factors responsible for growing new blood vessels is the vascular derived growth factor (VDGF).
The SHARP method may not have much effect in areas that have had long standing hair loss. But, men and women with thinning hair are seeing hair growth and improved hair health benefits from this process. Patients may begin to see some improvement at 4-6 months with the potential for continued improvement up to 12-18 months.
Call Charles Medical Group to speak to our patient coordinator for more information regarding S.H.A.R.P. today!