The Angel™ system is a revolutionary production system for concentrated platelet-rich plasma (cPRP) formulations which can be exactly tailored to the specific treatment needs of the patient. The Angel™ satisfies the three most important requirements for a modern cPRP system: maximum flexibility, easy handling, and a high level of safety.
PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a non-surgical treatment for hair loss. It involves small scalp injections of a concentrated solution derived from a sample of your own blood. It is a form of ‘biotherapy’, which utilises your own body’s ability to heal and repair. For this reason it often appeals to people who would like to avoid pharmaceutical products or who would like to add to other hair loss treatments that they may be using.
PRP is a fairly new treatment option for hair loss. However, it has been used extensively for joint conditions and facial skin rejuvenation, and many studies researching PPR have been published in peer reviewed journals. It has been shown to be a very safe treatment and, although every patient’s response will be different, we are seeing very encouraging results when treating hair loss.
Plasma is the fluid component of blood and makes up the majority of its volume. There are three types of blood cells in the plasma, red blood cells which carry oxygen, white blood cells which help fight infections, and platelets which are responsible blood clotting, scab formation, wound healing and repair. PRP is a plasma solution which contains about five times the concentration of the normal platelet level. After injury, platelets play a critical role in the healing response by releasing growth factors. Growth factors are a group of proteins that stimulate the growth of specific tissues. Many of these growth factors are thought to promote hair growth.
PRP can be used in two ways, as a stand-alone therapy or an adjunct to hair transplantation.
1) Stand Alone Therapy:
For both men and women who have thinning hair but not enough thinning to be a candidate for hair transplantation. For men and women who cannot tolerate other medical treatments such as Propecia (finasteride) or Regaine (minoxidil), or who wish to use them in combination for added benefit.
2) As an adjunct to hair transplant surgery.
There is a possibility that PRP enhances the body’s own natural healing after a transplant both in the donor and recipient area. There is very little research in using PRP this way and most of our information is anecdotal. Also, if one has a limited donor and can only address part of the balding area in one surgery PRP can be used as an adjunct to stimulate hair growth in areas not transplanted.