Losing their hair is a real personal drama, for men and women, all the more so if young people, or even under twenty years old
The crown, since ancient times, has been described as a symbol of strength and virility, seduction and beauty. But without the excuse Samson and Berenice, Persephone and Medusa, the reality is that hair loss is experienced as a loss of their image and of the same individual identity. Also the strong psychological impact has been taken into account, the researchers of the Institute are an important part of the Immacolata (Idi) – Irccs, Rome, who with an innovative biological therapy and cell based on infiltration of blood products have been a great success: the regrowth of hair in 80% of patients treated for androgenetic alopecia. The study describes the therapy has been published in the journal of the american Dermatologic surgery. And highlights the importance of platelets and of some proteins present in the blood is concentrated with the use of a emoconcentratore designed and manufactured by an Italian company.
The emoderivato,-PRF, and then platelet-rich plasma, white blood cells, and fibrin.
The research is the most important for the number of patients ever made.
Have been studied 168 people (102 men and 66 women) who lost their hair to alopecia, and followed for three years. Twenty-eight years, the average age for men, 36 for women. Another group of control patients not subjected to therapy was followed for the same period by the researchers that have occured, instead, a worsening. “A possible field of application of this technique also affects patients who have lost hair due to chemotherapy”, explains Giovanni Schiavone, the first author of the study and head of the Unit of regenerative Medicine of the Ides of Rome. The research also worked Damiano Abeni, head of the Unit of Epidemiology of the Idi, Francesco Ricci, the operational Unit of the melanoma Idi, and the dermatologist and researcher Andrea Havens. The mechanism simply involves a blood test to the patient, the platelet rich plasma, white blood cells and fibrin are separated from the rest through the use of the emoconcentratore.
The plasma is then injected into the area of the head where there is hair loss. The therapy can be used multiple times, no side effects, if not in some cases, sensation of swelling or burning between 48 and 72 hours, and resolves spontaneously. The technique is a part of regenerative medicine, which for years is used to counteract some diseases such as for example osteoarthritis of the knee. Improvements, the law in the study, were also highlighted in patients suffering from severe form of alopecia. The treatment in Italy is available only at the Unit of regenerative medicine of the Ides of Rome, then a visit to a dermatologist. Under an agreement the cost is 1,500 euro), expenditure is not low, but if you think of all the money spent on lotions and ampoules for most of the cases ineffective, likely the investment is to get your canopy will seem less expensive..