How Is The Prp Hair Procedure Performed? The Science Behind PRP Therapy
PRP hair therapy in Spring, TX is different than hair transplants or other invasive procedures. This treatment is convenient and mostly painless. All the therapy treatments are performed in an office and start with Dr. Perlman drawing a small amount of blood from the PRP patient. The lab will use a centrifuge to spin the blood. This process will separate the PRP (PRP) from the rest of the blood using highly advanced gel technology. PRP contains vital growth proteins that are naturally occurring in human blood. The therapy uses these proteins to stimulate hair growth.
Although PRP is a non-surgical, a topical anesthetic is used to numb the scalp. After the site is numb, Dr. Perlman uses a small needle to introduce the PRP into the scalp. The purpose of the PRP is to stimulate the follicles with growth proteins to restart the hair growing process. Our patients have an option of rapidly growing their hair with treatments every one to four months, depending on the severity of hair loss. This ensures that the follicles remain stimulated, the hair regrowth stays on the right track, and results are seen quickly.
The Science Behind PRP Therapy
PRP is comprised of specialized platelets which are key in the process of stimulating hair regeneration. The platelets target the Dermal Papillae, a major component of the hair follicle. These platelets are effective in stimulating new hair because they promote the healing and formation of new cells. PRP also increases the rate at which regeneration of hair can occur, as well as the degree to which it grows back. This makes results come much more quickly than one could expect from other hair loss treatment options.
Not only does PRP stimulate active hair follicles to grow hair faster and more densely, it also can force inactive hair follicles to return into the growth phase. This will help hair to be thicker and more voluminous.
Below is a list of the specific cells that cause hair growth within PRP:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)– promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, and skin formation.
- Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b) — promotes growth of matrix between cells and bone metabolism.
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) — promotes blood vessel formation.
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) — promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, and collagen formation.
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2) — promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation.
- Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF) — a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body.
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