What is PRP Treatment?
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from the patients own blood and consists essentially of platelets and other blood components such as plasma, vitamins an minerals.
- Platelets are responsible for healing and contain active molecules called growth factors, which allow the natural healing of damaged tissues.
- PRP involves concentrating the platelets found in the blood sample.
- A normal concentration of platelets circulating in your blood is 200,000 per microlitre, the platelet count in PRP can exceed 1 million platelets per microlitre.
- PRP is the only available product which contains elevated levels of naturally occurring growth factors that help stimulate hair follicles making it extremely useful for men and women’s hair restoration programs.
- The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase.
PRP preliminary studies indicate patients respond to PRP therapy well. Larger clinical studies are pending but the current medical literature contains numerous optimistic results. PRP as a non-surgical option offers patients with miniaturization and hair thinning improvement in hair calibre and thickness, of course, individual results vary with each patient.