What is PRP?
PRP is an acronym for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets are a normal component of healthy blood that function in the body’s clotting mechanism. Plasma is the fluid that surrounds and protects these blood cells. When a person’s own blood is collected and centrifuged, the plasma containing portion of platelets (i.e. PRP) are rich in growth factors. It is these key growth factors that stimulate cell growth and new blood supply to the hair follicle. By providing a fresh source of nutrients to the balding scalp, PRP can supercharge the shrinking hair follicles leading to increased caliber, longer growth phase, and improved hair density.