Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP – Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) These platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors. PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual. To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood. This process results in a return of healthy growth, solving the problem of hair loss.