WELLESLEY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The founders of Medi Tresse, a medical practice specializing in female hair rejuvenation, today announced the availability of its unique new Optimal Platelet Concentration™ Therapy. Optimal Platelet Concentration™ Therapy is a brand-new technique to help repair hair follicles and the blood vessels around them to increase key nutrients needed for hair health. It is the most advanced treatment available for female hair loss and is offered at Medi Tresse’s Wellesley, MA and Scarsdale, NY locations.
Hair loss affects up to 50 percent of women in their lifetime and can result in negative self-image. Medi Tresse utilizes non-surgical hair rejuvenation treatments and helps women of all ages who are experiencing hair loss to restore the appearance of their hair so that they can feel a renewed confidence.
“We vigorously tested many of the top Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) systems to determine platelet counts and platelet recovery counts for each system. We were surprised at how varied the systems were. However, Optimal Platelet Concentration™ Therapy is not just about using the top available system. The next step of testing the patient’s platelet count in real time to determine a baseline measure is the key,” said Mary Wendel, MD, founder and National Medical Director for Medi Tresse. “We are proud to be one of the first hair loss practices in the country with this unique capability,” added Dr. Wendel.
Research has shown that between 1.4 billion and 1.6 billion platelets per ML of blood is the optimal concentration level needed for development of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). On treatment day, a patient’s blood is first tested to determine their baseline platelet count. This screening helps the Medi Tresse team to customize the final platelet solution to ensure the optimal platelet concentration necessary to stimulate hair restoration for that specific individual. The patient’s blood is then drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate platelets from the plasma. Based on the baseline measurements, the platelet solution is optimized, and tested to confirm optimal counts, and these platelets are then activated to stimulate growth factors that drive hair growth once injected into their scalp where hair is thinning.
Medi Tresse recommends one treatment a month for three months initially. At the 12-month mark, Medi Tresse recommends a booster treatment every 6 to 12 months to maintain results.
Optimal Platelet Concentration™ Therapy is effective for the treatment of Androgenic Alopecia (Female Pattern Hair Loss) and Traction Alopecia. There have also been some positive results treating Alopecia Areata and Scarring Alopecia.
Additional customized solutions for female hair restoration from Medi Tresse include Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), FDA-approved Topical Products, vitamins and supplements.