Opti-Graft + FUE™ harbors the same salient features as the conventional Opti-Graft FUE™, but with additional benefits of PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma (See more on PRP under Hair therapies). The potential for using PRP is to promote healing and hair growth after hair transplantation and it is centered in three functional applications:
Transition time, is the time interval wherein the grafts are present outside the body. Between the time that grafts are removed from a donor area of the scalp and transplanted into a recipient area, they are subject to damage from several causes:
Opti-Graft+™ introduces a novel approach of maintaining graft viability during the transition time by bathing the extracted donor grafts in a storage solution containing PRP fluid that provides a protective environment of appropriate temperature, chemical balance & nutrient supply. Addition of PRP to the storage solution improves graft viability during and after transplantation, enhances post-transplantation tissue healing and promotes hair growth of transplanted grafts.
The rationale for using PRP in our hair transplantation procedure is to use the full array of platelet-associated growth factors to promote healing and minimize scar formation, as well as to promote maximum hair growth in transplanted follicles.
Platelet growth factors present in PRP fluid can “wake up” dormant hair follicles (roots) and begin the production of new hair. Even though such hair would add to the result of the transplanted hair, a single session of PRP is inadequate to see such a response. Reinvigoration of dormant hair follicles will require multiple sessions of PRP. (See PRP section)