For Doctors - PRP Hair Loss Treatments

Leading hair restoration professionals are finding PRP an essential element needed to maximise the results of today’s advanced hair restoration techniques.

The most modern and refined treatments for hair loss include autologous platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) therapy to support healing and achieve optimal results. However, while PRP is beneficial, it is important to know that not all PRP products are the same. The specific healing properties and overall effectiveness can vary greatly with the equipment and processes used to create PRP gel.

Why Use Concentrated cPRP For Hair Loss Treatments?

Concentrated cPRP is a new and exciting addition in the evolving field of hair restoration.cPRP is used to accelerate healing, releasing concentrated growth factors, that stimulate the natural healing process at the site of each transplanted hair follicle.

Every platelet is a biochemical powerhouse of regulatory, signalling and growth-factor molecules that participate in the regeneration and healing of tissue.

Growth-factors associated with cPRP include:

  • Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) – promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation.
  • Transforming growth-factor-beta (TGF-b) – promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism.
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) – promotes blood vessel formation;
  • Epidermal growth factor (EGF) – promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel
  • formation, collagen formation;
  • Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) – promotes growth of specialised cells and blood vessel formation; and,
  • Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) – a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body.

Concentrated PRP in Hair Transplantation

The potential for using cPRP to promote healing and hair growth after hair transplantation is centred in three functional applications:

  • To promote and enhance tissue repair and healing after hair transplantation.
  • To preserve and enhance hair follicle viability during and after hair transplantation.
  • To reinvigorate dormant hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth.

Safety, Complications and Contraindications to Use of PRP

PRP is immunologically neutral and poses no danger of allergic, hypersensitivity or foreign-body reactions.

Sterile technique must be used at every stage of PRP preparation and application. Sterile technique is especially important if a patient has an underlying medical condition that predisposes to infection.