What is nano fat transfer and PRP for scalp quality and hair loss surgery?

The goal of nano fat injection in combination with PRP is to reverse the early stages of hair loss created by thinning hair, bald spots and receding hairlines.

In this procedure, a small amount of fat between 10 and 20ml is liquified and highly filtered until it becomes extremely fluid yet naturally rich in SVF stem cells. This emulsified fat can then be used to bring growth factor to the scalp to activate hair follicles and contribute to increasing the number of hairs in patients with alopecia.

PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma, is a natural, non-surgical treatment that uses the regenerative power of your own blood. Blood contains platelets and other cells that naturally work to heal damaged or aged tissues. Platelets play a vital role in healing by releasing growth factors, which are proteins that stimulate the growth and repair of specific tissues.

Why consider nano fat transfer and PRP for scalp quality and hair loss surgery?

Nano fat in combination with RegenLab PRP, a super-concentrated, bespoke form of PRP, when injected into the scalp, can act like a fertiliser to the follicles, slowing down and reducing hair loss. Research has shown that stem cells can now be used in hair follicles to promote the growth of new hair.

Nano fat in gives an all-round boost, as it builds on your own internal tissue structures, creating a healing response from deep within the scalp tissues so your skin continues to regenerate and restore from the inside out.

This is a fantastic mix of regenerative cells from fat tissue and growth factor from PRP. The two combined are the new soil and fertiliser that the scalp has been waiting for.

Mr Olivier Amar

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WHAT CONCERNS CAN nano fat transfer and PRP for scalp quality address?

Nano fat and PRP for scalp quality and hair loss addresses concerns such as:

  • Scalp Quality
  • Thinning Hair
  • Receding hairline
  • Bald Spots

HOW MANY PRP TREATMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED?

For optimum results, Mr Olivier Amar recommends two to three treatments, four weeks apart, plus a yearly maintenance treatment. After your first treatment the concentration of growth factor is quite high but this drops in the 3-4 weeks following treatment, to keep the growth factor consistently high until an optimum level is reached, a second and third session is recommended.

HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?

The operation can take between 45-60 minutes.

WHAT FORM OF ANAESTHETIC WILL BE USED?

The nano fat injections procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic as day surgery, meaning you will be able to go home shortly afterwards.

HOW MANY OF MY FAT CELLS WILL SURVIVE?

Between 50 and 70 percent of fat cells survive the transfer process, establishing a blood supply, meaning the results are permanent. Mr Olivier Amar will allow for this in his initial evaluation of the amount to be injected.

What can I expect after nano fat and PRP to scalp surgery?

Fat transfer is a straightforward and minimally invasive procedure. As a result, there is minimal downtime required and after the operation pain is usually mild.

Initially there will be bruising in the fat harvesting and reinjection areas, this should settle down between seven and ten and days but continues to improve with time. Swelling appears in the first few days after surgery, this should settle down between seven and ten days.

You will be asked to come in for a post-operative nurse appointment one week after your surgery. At this point your incision sites will be reviewed, and your preliminary healing will be assessed. You will come back at six week after surgery to be reviewed by Mr Olivier Amar.

How long do I have to wait to return to normal activities following the surgery?

Depending on your type of daily activity, you will usually be able to resume your normal activities after one to two days and return to gentle exercise after two to three weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 2-weeks. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in further detail at your consultation.