How PRP Is Made?
Platelets for PRP are derived from a patient’s own blood:
Blood is withdrawn from a patient’s arm by syringe, as it would be for any laboratory procedure.
The tubes containing withdrawn blood are placed in a centrifuge and spun for a period of time.
The centrifuging “spins down” the red and white blood cells and platelets and concentrates them at various levels in the tubes. Blood plasma that is rich in platelets is drawn off from the appropriate level. Plasma defined as platelet-rich plasma contains 4 to 8 times the number of platelets per cubic centimeter found in normal plasma. With a little additional preparation the PRP is ready for application.
PRP promotes hair growth from follicles by the action of platelet growth factors on hair follicle stem cells. The platelet growth factors induce follicle stem cells to shift from a dormant state to an active state that starts the process of hair production.
To Reinvigorate Dormant Hair Follicles the platelet growth factors can “wake up” dormant hair follicles and begin the production of new hair. PRP was applied after scalp skin was
Slightly injured to induce platelets to release growth factors at the injury site. Enhanced hair growth and hair diameter was noted over the next few months.
Safety, Complications, Contraindications to Use of PRP
The PRP/Stem cell treatment is completed in 1 hr, after that you can resume the normal activities. It is completely safe, painless and does not have any side effects. After the treatment no special precaution is needed.