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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...

Orogen Plus (PRP with a “protein matrix”) What is the importance of a “matrix”? Think of a matrix as a “scaffold”. The scaffold entraps growth factors allowing the healing capable cells to multiply and remold the area of injury. Figure 1(above left) is an electron...

(Platelets contain Proteins or Growth Factors) When platelets become activated they change shape (Fig 2) and emit growth factors that send chemical signals like emails and faxes to other growth factors to come back to the injured area where angiogenesis (formation of new blood circulation)...

Platelet Rich Plasma Plasma is the liquid component of blood, made mostly of water and acts as a transporter for cells. Plasma also contains fibrinogen, a protein that acts like a net and catches platelets at a wound site to form a clot. Blood contains...

Can Infusion of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Reverse Miniaturization of Non-Transplanted Hair? YES! Case Study This 26 year old patient was unable to take finasteride (Propecia™) do to side effects. Hair transplantation was done in the anterior hair line and the posterior crown was traumatized...

While some growth factors are known to inhibit hair growth such as TGF beta, the majority of growth factors like platelet derived growth factor PDGF are essential to epidermis-follicle interaction and the dermal mechenchyme interaction required for hair canal formation and growth of the dermal...

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