View Full Version : Hair Transplant Surgery Coupled With PRP Therapy
04-08-2009, 12:20 PM
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP is blood plasma that has been concentrated to have about 5x the number of platelets found in circulating blood. These concentrated platelets found in PRP contain tremendous amounts of bioactive proteins, which include the growth factors PDGF and VEGF. These growth factors have been shown to initiate accelerated tissue [...]
Dr. Glenn Charles
07-18-2009, 06:32 PM
I am confident that in some way this new PRP treatments used during hair transplantation surgery will become the gold standard. If you ask a patient whether they would rather have their grafts soaking in saline or in their own platelet rich solution that has tons of growth factors and other important contents, most would say the latter is a no brainer. We are only just beginning to realize all the potential PRP and PPP has. Soon there will be other formulas that are derived from these components and most likely using stem cells also.
It is exciting to know we are on the brink of some great new technology.
07-18-2009, 11:24 PM
It's exciting to have great doctors, like yourself, enthusiastic about what is going on with PRP and that are ready to explore PRP's potential with even newer/better treatments and technologies.
Jeffrey Epstein, MD
08-15-2009, 10:23 PM
In fact, Dr. Charles and I are providing PRP to all our transplant patients at a small additional charge, as we believe that it only can help our patients get the very best results.
Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS
Foundation for Hair Restoration
Miami and NYC
11-24-2009, 07:59 AM
I agree with the other docs that PRP likely has benefit. We have not yet offered it at our center, primarily due to logistics, but I expect that we will in the coming months. I still think it will be a while before the science behind it is fully understood. I suspect in 2015 we'll look back with 20/20 hindsight and have changed the application parameters quite significantly.
Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
12-03-2009, 12:10 PM
I'm probably going to give Dr. Greco a call to have it done Why not, it seems like it has promise.
Did you ever see Dr. Greco? how was your experience?