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How Is The PRP Hair Procedure Performed? The Science Behind PRP Therapy in New Jersey

Posted on October 11, 2016

PRP therapy is a lot different than hair transplants or other more invasive procedures. This treatment is actually quite convenient and painless. All of the therapy treatments are performed outpatient in an office and start with a phlebotomist or nurse drawing some blood. The lab and medical staff will use a centrifuge to spin the blood. This procedure will separate the PRP from the rest of the blood using high advanced gel technology. PRP contains vital growth proteins that are naturally occurring in human blood. The therapy uses these proteins in stimulating hair growth.

Although PRP Hair NJ Therapy is non-invasive, a topical anesthetic is used to numb the scalp. After the site is numb, Dr. Rapaport uses a small needle to inject the Platelet Rich Plasma into the scalp. The purpose of the PRP is to stimulate the follicles with the growth proteins to restart the hair growing process. Clients have an option of rapidly growing their hair with treatments every one to four months depending on severity of hair loss. This ensures that the hair regrowth stays on the right track, the follicles remain stimulated and results are seen quickly.

The Science Behind PRP Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma is comprised of specialized platelets, some of which are key in the process of stimulating hair regeneration and slowing the process of thinning. The platelets target the Demal Papilla, a major component of the hair follicle. These platelets are effective in stimulating new hair growth because they promote the healing and formation of new cell growth. PRP in New Jersey also increases the rate at which regeneration of hair can occur as well as the degree to which is 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 go back 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 Platelet Rich Plasma:

  • 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 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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