ALMI™ for Hair
Take back control of your hair … and restore your confidence!
Hair loss affects 70% of men and 40% of women and can start as early as a person’s teens, with risk increasing with age.
Hair loss can result in the loss of confidence and has been one of the more difficult areas to treat – with painful surgical processes, lotions and pills that don’t work, and expensive hair pieces. It is often an area that can cause frustration and embarrassment. Whether it is for a receding hairline, a balding area, a lack of fullness and volume, or thinning or sparse hair overall, the ALMI™ Procedure (Autologous Lipocyte Micronized Injection) may be the all-natural solution for your hair loss.Continue Reading
Miniaturization of the hair follicle is the clinical hallmark of balding. Certain studies have established that stem cells residing in the scalp remain at persistent numbers, but the conversion of stem cells to the progenitor cells required for follicle stimulation and cycling is reduced in balding patients. Efforts to assist in this regeneration of the hair follicle may induce a more robust and stronger recycling of the hair follicle. Once these stem cells are administered, they have the ability to re-activate dormant follicles, forming new cells of mesenchymal origin.
How is the ALMI™ Procedure Performed?
The ALMI™ procedure provides targeted treatment using your own cells to help stimulate the regeneration of follicles during hair growth cycles. The procedure is performed either in the clinician’s office or in an outpatient facility, using local anesthesia for the harvest site and treatment site, and is completed in an hour or less.
A small amount of fat is harvested from either the abdomen or flank area, using a process called tumescent liposuction, which is done manually, with a very small cannula or needle and tiny incision. A very small amount of blood is drawn for PRP, which is then spun in a centrifuge. The area to receive treatment is numbed with several types of local anesthetic, and the ALMI™ and PRP injections are given using a very small needle, similar to that used in facial fillers. In the image shown to the left, a cooling treatment is used to help minimize any discomfort. Your physician will review options available to you. Results are typically seen during the next cycle of hair growth and improve over time with each hair growth cycle.
See the dramatic results in the video link below, as well as our Before & After Gallery – growth is often stimulated after just one or two months.
Learn more about hair loss treatment and causes at WebMD.com.
ALMI™ can help restore:
- Hair Follicles
- Receding Hairlines
- Bald Spots
This brief video from Dr. Ed Zimmerman shows the dramatic results after only two months following the patient’s treatment of ALMI™ and PRP.
If you’re looking to address and conquer your hair loss issues, ask your ALMI™ provider if the ALMI™ procedure is right for you. To find an ALMI™ provider near you, visit our Physician Finder page.
As with any treatment, patient results may vary. This is not a cure for hair loss and additional therapies may be required for the patient to achieve their desired results. Results are not guaranteed. ALMI is a licensed protocol that is only available to physicians trained in the ALMI hair technique. Please consult your physician to discuss your particular needs and desired outcomes.
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