PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Treatment for Hair Loss
How Does PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Work?
Looking at the human body, there are countless ways that it heals itself at a biochemical level. One of the fundamental levels in which this happens is through the body’s use of platelets. Now, it is important to understand that this is not the only means that our bodies will conduct healing and that there are several different components found all throughout our body. How does this help with understanding how PRP works though? PRP contains two components that are paramount in the healing process, platelets and plasma.
Platelets are responsible for regulating fundamental mechanisms that take role in healing, such as cellular migration and angiogenesis (the formation of blood vessels) and this is done so through proteins that are found in platelets called growth factors. These growth factors are required for any stimulation of cell growth. So in understanding that, having a concentrated amount of platelets, such as that found in PRP, in localized areas must be beneficial.
The plasma contains several different components that have proven to be very effective in the healing process. Three important proteins that are found within plasma are albumin, clotting factors and immunoglobulin. Albumin has shown to treat severe burns, liver disease and sepsis as well as helping with maintaining the proper amount of fluids that circulate through the body. Second, the clotting factors, these assist in ensuring that the clotting with platelets happen efficiently. The third protein, immunoglobulin, are actually considered to be antibodies and are part of our immune system. Immunoglobulins are produced by our bodies to fight off a variety of infections.