What is Platelet Rich Plasma Method?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a component of your blood (plasma) with concentrations of platelets above normal values. PRP typically contains 3-8 times the concentration of normal platelet levels. After injury, platelets are on the front line of the healing response and play a critical role by releasing growth factors. These growth factors influence tissue repair in a variety of different cell types including tendon, muscle and cartilage cells. PRP was first used in dental and oral surgery to improve soft tissue healing in the 1990s. Its usage in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and sports medicine has increased over the past decade.
It is a common treatment nowadays in the cosmetic dermatological field. It stimulates fibroblasts within the skin and makes them produce collagen fibers. As PRP is made from one’s self blood, the treatment is regarded as very safe. The problem exists in rather a high cost of the PRP processing kit considering its mild efficacy. If there were a more economical way to process PRP, this treatment would become more popular and common. Moreover, although the treatment is empirically regarded as useful, there are still few scientific evidences.If more economical method were offered, researchers could access to various experiments much easier. From that point of view, the authors invented a unique method to prepare PRP using only medical disposables and a common laboratory centrifuge.
Who should opt for PRP?
People who have thinning hair, and those with androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness – hair loss at the top of the scalp and a receding hairline particularly along the temples), women with male pattern alopecia can all benefit from it.