AUTOLOGOUS CELL THERAPY IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND SAFE METHODS OF REJUVENATION
What is Regenera Activa?
The Regenera Activa protocol uses the Rigenera® device, a tool specially developed for the clinical application and regenerative procedures using autologous micro-grafts. This simply means the patient is both the donor and recipient as regenerative cells and growth factors have been extracted and finally reintroduced back to the patient.
The technique is based on clinical studies demonstrating that there is a high concentration of progenitor cells and growth factors in solid tissues. Through a calibrated mechanical process and filtrate, the cells and other precursor elements are concentrated via the Rigenera® device.
A cell suspension is obtained containing the cells and growth factors with regenerative properties that are then reintroduced into areas of concern.
Why choose Regenera Activa with Bioscor?
Before Regenera Activa came to our Australian shores, Dr. Alan Ong has been performing Regenera Activa in his overseas clinics in Malaysia and Hong Kong for several years. He found it to greatly complement his Natural Hair Regrowth Program for many of his clients who were experiencing androgenetic alopecia (Male Patterned/Female Patterned Hair Loss).
Experience like no other
With our prior knowledge and experience, Bioscor was seen as the pioneers of Regenera Activa in Australia. When Rigenera® devices began distributing in Australia, Dr. Amanda Ong and the Bioscor team were sought to teach and demonstrate the treatment and the protocols to the various medical practitioners and clinics.
Frequently Asked Questions
In a single session, Rigenera® device allows any area of concern to benefit from the regenerative activity of the progenitor cells and the growth factors extracted from the donor site.
The entire procedure is performed in on the same day and in approximately 30-45 minutes. However, you can expect to be in the clinic for 2 hours for pre-procedure and post-treatment protocols.
Just as with any treatment, there are risks. For majority of those who have had Regenera have reported mild side effects with no further complications. However, it is difficult to predict how any individual will react to a form of treatment. You may experience side effects or even fail to achieve the outcome you hoped for. Your Doctor will discuss all possible side effects during your consultation.
It is important to note that there will be use of local anaesthetic with Lidocaine to help you with any discomfort. The use of Liocaine has its own potential side effects. While most side effects are mild (i.e. flushing or redness of the skin, temporary swelling, bruising), there is a chance of uncommon side effects which include but not limited to: bleeding, burning, pain, anaphylaxis or allergic reaction.
To assess your suitability for Regenera Activa, a doctor’s consultation is required. Your medical history and hair loss situation will be examined and viable donor sites will be checked to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for Regenera Activa.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses a high concentration mixture of growth factors and platelets obtained from one’s own blood. Platelets are cells found in the blood that trigger wound healing responses and rejuvenation when activated.
Regenera uses a high concentration mixture of growth factors and progenitor cells from one’s own tissue extracts (obtained via micro-graphs). Progenitor cells are early descendents of stem cells that play a role in tissue regeneration and repair.
In both treatments, growth factors are present. Growth factors are known to stimulate biochemical pathways that promote tissue repair and regeneration.
Currently, there are no studies comparing PRP against Regenera for hair loss. There are also no claims on whether progenitor cells or platelets play a larger role in hair rejuvenation.
Both treatment therapies require by-products from a patient which means that there will be varying amounts and concentrations of growth factor mixtures from one patient to the next. It is also important to note that individual’s response to treatment will also come to play where one person may benefit more from PRP treatments compared to Regenera and vice versa.
The best way to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for either treatment is to have an assessment with one of our Doctors. The severity of hair loss, age, lifestyle factors, medical and family history are important in determining the most appropriate hair regrowth treatment plan for you.