When injected into thinning and balding head regions, the growth factors in PRP can encourage thicker, fuller, and
healthier hair growth. PRP may increase the proliferation of dermal papilla (hair-generating) cells, the survival,
differentiation, and proliferation of follicle cells, and lengthen the hair’s anagen phase.1 PRP has also been shown
to increase hair density in patients with androgenic alopecia (baldness).2
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