STATE OF THE ART TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE NOW AT PMH
Recent technological advances have brought regenerative treatments for Hair and Joints to Punta Mita Hospital. The treatment uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), which with stem cell therapy is the novel therapeutic approach for hair loss and joint disease. PRP is obtained from the blood of the patient undergoing treatment. The blood is placed in a centrifuge in order to separate the red blood cell component from the plasma rich in growth factors. PRP is responsible for naturally healing people’s injuries and preventing them from intensifying.
The use of PRP to treat hair loss most commonly comes from the prevalence of Androgenetic Alopecia which increases with age, and is estimated to affect more than 50% of men in most cultures (80% caucasian men) and is the most common type of baldness. Currently, FDA approved medical treatments for cases of androgenetic alopecia have many negative side effects, including: loss of libido, headaches, or increase in body hair (Garg & Manchanda, 2017). While other efforts may not produce the desired outcome, PRP therapy has been found to significantly increase the growth of dormant hair, improve density and quality of hair, and decrease redness in the scalp. Also, there are no documented studies which relate any adverse effects to PRP treatment.
Platelet-Rich Plasma injection of the knee
This cutting edge technology can also be used for joint rejuvenation that helps to stimulate tissue repair, and regenerate weakened torn or damaged ligaments, ligaments and joints. The highly concentrated amount of platelets, which can range from 3 – 10 times that of normal blood — can be injected into the damaged areas and catalyze the growth of new soft-tissue.
PRP with stem cell therapy for hair loss and joint rejuvenation is now offered at PMH. Stem cells in combination with PRP lead to better results and more long term benefits.