Treatment for Hair Loss Disease in Florida
How does PRP/CRP work?
Whole blood contains different components such as platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells that differ in size and density. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Cytokine Rich Plasma (CRP) are created by drawing an optimal amount of your blood, separating the blood components into distinct density layers, and removing the key components such as platelets, cytokines and essential proteins. Platelets contain growth factors that, when concentrated, are capable of stimulating biologic activity of cells and tissue. The growth factors work in numerous ways to improve and regenerate hair by stimulating cellular activity, communicating with stem cells and the microenvironment, and promoting new blood supply to the follicle. Additionally, anti-inflammatory proteins are also obtained during processing and are essential to remove harmful inflammation that contributes to hair loss. Overall the effect is to induce the dormant hairs into the active growth phase, maintain and prolong that growth phase, and resist entrance into the resting phase.
What is CRP/Matrix and how is it different than PRP?
Cytokine Rich Plasma, CRP, is simply a more purified form of PRP which contains higher levels of growth factors and anti-inflammatory proteins in a natural extra-cellular protein matrix. CRP/Matrix is a patented technology, which is proprietary to Greco Hair Restoration and may be used alone or in combination with PRP or other regenerative therapies.
What is an Extra-Cellular Matrix (ECM) or natural protein matrix?
A key, distinguishing feature of our Cytokine Rich Plasma is the addition of an extracellular “matrix” (ECM). Growth factor and ECM complexes may be among the most efficient methods to stimulate cell proliferation, as well as tissue healing or regeneration. Greco Hair Restoration uses a proprietary processing technique to create this natural protein matrix from the serum of your own blood. The purpose of the matrix is to provide a biological scaffold for the new cells and growth factors to attach and proliferate. Since it takes the body longer to break down the concentrated protein, the growth factors remain in the target area longer, promoting the formation of new blood supply to the follicles increasing the density of the hair shaft.