Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. PRP is rich in growth factors, so when PRP is applied to the scalp it can contribute to hair growth.
Platelets for PRP are made from the patient's own blood. It is similar to a patient donating his or her blood before a surgical procedure. This is what the process entails.
After PRP is made, it is injected into the scalp where the hair is thinning, so it can trigger the body's natural healing instincts. Research indicates that PRP promotes hair growth by stimulating hair follicle stem cells. The platelet growth factors induce follicle stem cells to shift from a dormant state to an active state, and that starts the process of hair production.
PRP for hair restoration is best for patients whose hair is starting to thin. Patients who have active infection on the scalp, diabetes, and are on blood thinning medications are not good candidates for PRP.
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