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In medicine, one can “never say never”, but science demonstrates that PRP does not cause tumors. The secreted growth factors immediately bind to the external surface of the cell membranes of cells in the graft, flap, or wound via transmembrane receptors. Studies have shown that...

PRP is actually bactericidal (a substance that kills bacteria). While platelets are increased in PRP processing so are leukocytes (white cells that fight infection) over 6 to 8 times. This is one reason why PRP is so effective in wound healing. Not only do the...

Numerous independent studies demonstrate promising positive effects of growth factors on transplanted hairs, such as, (1) decreased erythema (Redness), (2) crusting and (3) patient discomfort (Perez-Meza, 2006), (4) accelerated hair growth, (5) increased follicular unit size, and (6) accelerated revascularization of follicles utilizing VGF (Rinaldi,...

It has been objectively established that wounds, both acute and chronic, treated with PRP heal sooner, with less scar collagen and with a higher tensile strength. The goal in Hair Transplantation harvesting, Strip or FUE, is to decrease scaring and this study below demonstrates why...

Utilizing PRP cellular therapy in Hair Transplantation While utilizing growth factors/extracellular matrix/stem cell/cultured hair cells complexes may be the future of hair multiplication, the current “State of the Art”, is and will be for quite some time, surgical hair restoration. There is no other cosmetic...

Research Grant Report This research grant, “The Effects of Autologus Platelet Rich Plasma and Various Growth Factors on Non-transplanted Miniaturized Hair”, was awarded to Joseph F. Greco and Robert Brandt by the International Society of Hair Restoration in 2007 and the results were published in...

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