Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a protein derived from whole blood. A small blood sample is taken prior to PRP hair restoration and put into a centrifuge, which spins at a high speed. The centrifuge separates the platelets from the other blood components so they can be used for treatment.
Platelets are blood cells that do several jobs in your body. They release healing proteins called “growth factors” that promote blood clotting, help wounds heal and tissues regenerate, enable cell growth, and reduce inflammation.
Think about your shrinking hair follicles. Researchers theorize that PRP can kick start hair follicles and reverse miniaturization, leading to less hair loss and eventually to regrowth.
The principle underlying PRP hair restoration is wonderfully simple. The healing growth factors in PRP increase blood supply to the hair follicle, stimulate stem cell growth, and force the hair follicle into an active growth phase. This jump starts dormant hair and causes it to start growing again. PRP can also help the follicle return to its normal size, prior to miniaturization, encouraging thicker, longer regrowth.