Platelet Rich Plasma

16th September 2021

Growth factors: what they are and why they must be taken into account

When we perform a Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, the use of growth factors is constantly mentioned as what is sought to achieve by centrifuging the extracted blood but, What are they really and why should they be taken into account?

Today we want to tell you about one of the most specific parts of this maintenance treatment, so that you can fully understand how it benefits our hair.

Definition of growth factors

Growth factors can be as such within platelets, however others are obtained when activated and are released from a plasma with a higher concentration of platelets. 

This is so interesting because this part so rich in protein helps stimulate the area where you inject, by providing an extra dose of protein that helps our body and specifically in the area to be treated, especially by helping in repair and regeneration. 

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma is a maintenance treatment that consists of extracting the patient's own blood and then centrifuging it and removing the part of the platelets, where the growth factors are stored. This part, yellowish in color compared to the usual red of blood, is what will later be injected into the patient's area to be treated to help its regeneration.

In the case of Hospital Capilar, we use these patient's platelets on the scalp to help its regeneration and growth. Our doctors they assure that It is a treatment without side effects, since it is autologous and the patient's own blood is used. It can cause pain and discomfort from the punctures made, but it is so subtle and fast that we will hardly notice anything.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Growth Factors and Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma, and the growth factors that are injected, they have many general benefits that make it a very widespread treatment in many parts of the body. For example, growth factors are injected into the following parts:

It is used in injuries

For example, it is a very widespread treatment among injured athletes, since studies show that helps speed up regeneration, making it happen much faster.

Helps our hair health

As we said, in Hospital Capilar we use the Platelet Rich Plasma because it is a treatment that helps our general hair health, helping the hair to be stronger and preventing it from being miniaturized.

Improves healing

Related both to injuries and after performing a hair graft, another benefit of this treatment is that it helps to heal earlier. For this reason, we, ten days after the intervention, carry out this treatment to our patients so that it can help greater healing.

The importance of hair maintenance treatments

The importance of hair maintenance treatments

Although hair grafting is the way to regain density in those parts where it has been lost, native hair can continue to be affected by androgenetic alopecia.

In these cases, it is interesting to carry out adapted maintenance treatments. Through these treatments we will take care of our capillary health and keep our hair in good condition, ensuring that we do not lose the native or the grafted hair and that it is in its best condition.

For that reason, since Hospital Capilar we always recommend doing extra treatments that help our hair to be well cared for. 

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