04 Mar A History of Non-Surgical PRP Hair Therapy
Greco Medical Group researcher, Joseph Greco, PhD, pioneered the use of Platelet Rich Plasma PRP as a non-surgical adjunctive treatment for hair loss disease. While cellular therapy is still considered experimental it is safe because only your cells are used and nothing is added to your blood.
In 2007, Dr. Greco published his use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in all phases of hair restoration surgery to enhance donor site wound healing, reduce donor scaring and enhance recipient site healing.
In 2008, Dr. Greco and Robert Brandt received a research grant from the International Society of Hair Restoration to study the “Effects of Autologous PRP and Various Growth Factors in Non Transplanted Hair”.
In 2009, Dr. Greco and Robert Brandt received a second research grant by the ISHRS to study “The Effects of Autologous Growth Factors (PRP) in Alopecia Areata”, a highly inflammatory autoimmune disease where follicular stem cells are dormant. Results of the study were presented at the ISHRS Annual meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2010.
Since the initial research of Dr. Greco, numerous studies and papers have been published confirming initial results regarding the importance of this adjunctive therapy that is being use around the world today for hair loss diseases.
There is an art and science to preparing your own cells and Greco Medical Group uses exclusive proprietary methods for non-surgical hair treatments.
The researchers at GMG have pioneered this therapy, done over 4,000 procedures on patients from over 30 countries during the past 6 years, lecture at at eight international meetings, published numerous scientific papers and textbooks, have pending patents and train physicians around the world.