How does PRP work?

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Author: Rebecca Lampi

Published: 2021-11-15

PRP stands for Platelet-rich plasma. It is a treatment used to reduce hair loss and increase hair growth.

To understand how PRP works for hair loss and hair growth, it is important to understand the function of platelets.

Platelets (also called thrombocytes) are part of the blood along with red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma. The function of platelets is to stop bleeding and promote healing of wounds.

To obtain PRP(platelet-rich plasma), a blood sample is taken to obtain a person’s blood. The blood is then centrifuged in a centrifugethat separates the different parts of the blood. A nurse can then pick up the plasma and inject.

Hair loss can be the result of dormant hair follicles, which cause the hair follicles to go into a resting mode and no longer produce hair. All our hair follicles shrink over time, leading to thinning hair.

PRP contains growth factors and proteins that speed up healing processes. The healing function of PRP works to “wake up” dormant hair follicles and make the follicles start producing hair again.

For this reason, there is scientific evidence to suggest that PRP can promote hair growth and reduce hair loss. PRP also works to dilate hair follicles that are shrinking, resulting in coarser and stronger hairs.

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