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Everything About PRF Hair Restoration

Everything About PRF Hair Restoration

Dr. Arika Bansal
Dr. Arika Bansal

2 September, 2022

Who on the planet doesn’t wish to have strong and healthy hair? But, not every wish is granted. The unhealthy lifestyle is shedding our hair reluctantly. To ignore the same, we try uncountable home remedies. But not all give us the desired results. A hair transplant is however not the only solution for hair loss problems. Many of us might have come across the term PRP hair restoration technique. However, the PRF hair restoration technique still sounds new to our ears. The fact cannot be challenged that PRF has overruled PRP. People have started using PRF more for the betterment of their hair.

To understand why PRF hair restoration is better than PRP, let’s first understand the difference between PRP and PRF:

  • Speed: In PRP blood is being spun at a higher speed which leads to plasma and platelets saturating at the top. Through this process, plasma and platelets are extracted. PRF on the other hand is processed at a relatively slower speed. This slow speed leaves more WBC, stem cells and fibrin in the blood consequently making the blood contain more healing components. Also, the slow speed minimizes the damage to stem cells.
  • Platelet count: The higher speed also results in a lesser platelet count in the PRP process. To your surprise, PRF contains around 3-4 times higher counts of platelet than PRP. Consequently, making PRF a richer medium of platelets.
  • Anticoagulant: In contrast to PRP, which uses an anticoagulant during the synthesis of the blood, PRF does not include any chemicals. Without the anticoagulant, thrombin converts our blood’s endogenous fibrinogen to fibrin during the initial stages of clot formation. As a result, a spongy fibrin matrix is formed, activating the platelets and serving as a scaffold to hold the metabolic functions and stem cells where they are injected, preventing them from diffusing, as might happen with PRP.

Reading the differences, it is easy to understand why and how PRF hair restoration is better than PRP. If the blood is richer in terms of platelets, growth cells, more fibrin, and stem cells are less damaged and diffused then evidently it will lead to better results.

Expectations From PRF

Now comes the question about the results of PRF. There are two objectives. The hair follicles must first stop entering the resting stage of the hair development cycle for prolonged periods of time. Second, the follicles need to be revived and put back into the growth phase by giving them growth hormones, stem cells, and platelets.

First, you’ll notice a noticeable reduction in thinning hair and loss. Next, during the first 2 to 3 months, you’ll typically notice real hair growth.

Post Care In PRF Hair Restoration

If you experience any soreness, you are welcome to use an over-the-counter pain reliever. However, you can immediately take a shower and wash your hair. Avoid applying ice to your scalp as the cold may prevent PRF action.

Regardless of gender PRF is advisable for better hair quality. PRF is advisable even if you are not experiencing alarming hair loss. It is always good for the nourishment of hair. After all, hair is a coronet that you never take off. Then wear a better and long-lasting one.

Dr. Arika Bansal

Dr. Arika Bansal

One of only a few female surgeons specializing in hair transplant surgery in India, Dr. Arika Bansal has been voted one of the best doctors in the world. She maintains an active membership in the ISHRS and regularly submits research papers to medical journals. 15+ years down the line, 15,000+ surgeries are accomplished under Dr. Bansal’s supervision. She specializes in female hair transplant, density improvement, corrective hair transplantation and hairline design.

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