¿What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and its use in our treatments gives us the advantage of using a biological substance created naturally by the body which is therefore risk-free and used by the most advanced and renowned hair transplant experts.
PRP administration has revolutionised medical science because it heals injured tissue, and PRP is widely used to treat severe injuries in athletes (for example, knee injuries in football players), which is replenished 100% twice as fast as normal.
The growth factors found within PRP stimulate and rejuvenate damaged tissues wherever PRP is applied. Active stimulation renews tissues and all their mechanisms.
PRP offers a number of advantages is many significant areas. In hair transplant it is used because:
* The hair follicles are harvested and kept in this natural solution, with no damage to the follicles, until they are finally transplanted (2-3 hours).
• The area heals faster.
• The roots of thin and weak hair are activated and rejuvenated.
• The transplanted hair roots adapt faster to the new tissue.
• Another crucial factor (an unsolved problem for many years) is the use of serum extracted from the roots of the hair so that the hair can survive for long periods without any damage.
• The most important advantage of PRP is that it preserves hair roots in the best way possible and in an absolutely natural solution.
Hair roots remain hydrated longer, receive oxygen and are therefore maintained in a natural acid-alkaline balance that also stimulates the micro hormone for vessel growth.
PRP contains seven main stimulating stem cells which in turn contain growth factors. PRP ensures that hair roots are in good condition to withstand transplant, and help transplanted hair to quickly get the oxygen and nutrients it needs thanks to the growth of new micro hormone blood vessels.
1. PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor)
2. TGF-a and b (transformed growth factor alpha and beta)
3. EGF (epidermal growth factor)
4. FGF (fibroblast growth factor)
5. IGF (insulin-like growth factor)
6. PDEGF (platelet-derived epidermal growth factor)
7. PDAF (platelet-derived angiogenesis factor)
PRP will help rejuvenate and activate growth if the hair in the donor area is fine and weak.
Moreover, PRP is obtained from your blood cells and therefore has no adverse effects; it is hypoallergenic and will not cause any negative reaction.
Which means that everyone can use it safely without any harmful results.
The US-based International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (www.ishrs.org) has published a scientific study that recommended PRP for hair transplants.
PRP is commonly used for many surgical and cosmetic issues and plays an important role in tissue enhancement in hair transplants.