This is a minimally invasive procedure that is great for individuals who don’t quite need a hair transplant yet, those who are experiencing donor recession, and those who need to improve an area and get their hair loss under control before a transplant is performed. On the other hand, it is an excellent procedure to be performed in tandem with a hair transplant, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or Threads.
First, we clean and numb just behind the ear, a quarter inch into where the hair begins to grow. We inject a very small amount of lidocaine into the area without embedding the tissue and use the same harvesting tool that we use for an FUE hair transplant to remove 6-12 healthy hair follicles. This could eventually expand to 40-50 follicular units.
Those hair follicles are mixed with a solution such as saline and then placed into a hi-tech centrifugal system with a series of microsized blades. The centrifugal system mechanically disaggregates the healthy hair organ, releasing the dermal papillae’s functional matrix. This matrix contains the healthy components that the organ uses to repair the organ, cycle hair growth, and signaling factors that are used by the dermal papilla to migrate various healing factors that are used during its daily repair and functions.
Once the mechanical process is complete, the saline has already been mixed with the dermal papillae’s matrix. It’s drawn into a syringe and injected into the respective areas of concern.