Dr. Amir Yazdan M.D. of Modena Hair Transplant Institute introduced a new technique of FUE Hair Transplant surgery that allows regeneration of the Donor zone with subsequent use of Acell & PRP. He calls this Minimal Depth FUE and he offers this procedure in both Orange County and Las Vegas.
FUE Hair Transplant procedures have grown exponentially in the past few years. Many clinics use large diameter punches greater than 1.0mm with deep extraction techniques such as seen with the Neograft or Artas Robot. Although this may make the FUE procedure easier for the surgeon, it can create long-term complications for the patient. The use of bigger punches and deep extraction removes the surrounding adipose tissue/fat associated with the hair follicle. This adipose tissue contains essential stem cells which can help regenerate hair follicles in the donor zone. Furthermore, when these fatty grafts are transplanted, a lot of times we see lumps and ridging which can be felt and seen by the patient. Dr. Yazdan says, “In a Hair Transplant procedure the goal is to transplant hair, not fat. With my new minimally invasive FUE technique, it ensures that only the hair is extracted leaving the regenerating stem cells behind.”
With Dr. Yazdan’s new technique of Minimal Depth FUE with micro diameter punch sizes, the surrounding adipose tissue is left intact leaving the stem cells behind which can help regenerate hair growth in the donor zone.
“This development is huge in terms of FUE hair transplant procedures. Quite frequently, I see patients that have had poor FUE procedures done in the past which have left scarring and depletion in the donor zone. With my new techniques and the use of Acell and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), I have seen greater than a 50% regeneration of extracted follicles in the donor zone,” says Dr. Yazdan.
ACell is an FDA approved cellular regeneration product used in wound healing that has recently been combined with a patient’s own stem cells and has shown to improve hair regrowth for both men and women. ACell activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and this is used in the Donor zone following an FUE extraction procedure.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a procedure in which a small amount of blood is taken from your arm. This blood is processed and from that, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is extracted and activated. This is then injected into the recipient site. PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis, localized cell growth, decrease inflammation, and decrease healing time. Quick healing time is important for Dr. Yazdan’s patients in both Orange County and Las vegas because it allows them to return to work and their daily activities in a shorter period of time.
Dr. Yazdan states, “With the use of Acell and PRP, I have seen accelerated healing, reduced swelling, and excellent graft survival rate. I use this in every hair restoration surgery because it gives patients the absolute best results.”