PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth.
A growth factor receptor is a receptor which binds to growth factors. It is a highly concentrated growth factor preparation, prepared from your own blood for superior results in hair loss.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment
A blood sample is drawn from a vein in your arm.
The drawn blood is then put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).
After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, the blood will be separated into in three layers:
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.
A blood sample is drawn from a vein in your arm into a GFR tube. The tube is loaded with growth factors.
The tubes are rested for 30 minutes after which the blood is centrifuged. The platelets from the blood are activated and the growth factors are released.
Platelets loaded with Growth factor Receptors are separated from the blood and collected.
The Growth factor receptors are then injected into the scalp.
Since PRP is extracted from your own blood, there are no side effects/reactions due to this treatment. However PRP can cause:
There is no downtime associated with PRP treatment. You can resume your activities immediately after the procedure.
Various growth factors present in Growth factor concentrate play different roles in treating hair loss:
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a protein that stimulates cell growth and differentiation by binding to its receptor. Thus, activates hair growth and stimulates new blood vessels around the hair root.
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an essential growth factor for formation of new blood vessels. Thus, it helps in stimulating the production of blood vessels around the hair roots. Thereby increases the blood supply to the roots where the nutrient value is also increased.
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is one among numerous growth factors that regulate cell growth and division. In particular, PDGF plays a significant role in blood vessel formation. Thus, it helps in activating hair growth and stimulates mesenchymal stem cells.
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), is a mediator of growth hormone. Thus, helps in increasing hair follicle growth.