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“Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and fibrin matrix (PRFM), or autologous ( same donor same recipient) platelet derived growth factors, are proposed as an adjunct to standard treatment for a number of indications including wound care for the treatment of diabetic ulcers and venous stasis ulcers,...

Hair loss has a cyclical pattern so generally humans experience more hair loss in the Fall (October, November) and less hair loss in the Spring months. If you are experiencing more hair loss we now have multiple options that work, including FDA approved medicines such...

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...

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