The Difference Between PRP and PRFM for Hair Restoration

Hair thinning and loss is a natural progression of the aging process for some men and women as they get older. However, while some individuals are well able to hide this hair loss or may find that their hair thinning is so slight as to be unnoticeable, others end up with large bald spots, receding hairlines and noticeable thinning along their parts. With hair restoration at PFRANKMD™, you will be able to grow back your own hair without any need for surgery or other invasive procedures. Instead, we choose to put your own body to work for you with Selphyl PRFM treatments.

What Is PRP?

PRP refers to platelet-rich plasma and is a treatment type recently discovered to be beneficial for hair loss. In this treatment, you will begin by having a vial of blood drawn from your arm. This blood will then be put into a special centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood cells. These platelets are incredibly powerful proponents of the regenerative processes within your body. They can be used in small injections throughout the problematic areas of your scalp to trigger your own body to rebuild itself. In the scalp, PRP can breathe new life into your hair follicles, which are responsible for hair growth and for keeping hair life cycles healthy.

What Is PRFM?

PRFM is similar to the PRP style but refers to platelet-rich fibrim matrix. While this may sound like a confusing sci-fi movie, it is actually a unique process that is the next generation of PRP. The PRFM is even more concentrated with platelets than PRP is and is therefore seen as a more powerful antidote for hair loss. In addition, another step is added to the initial process of creating the PRFM. We add calcium chloride to the platelet mixture to make it into a thicker gel.

What Is the Difference Between the Two for Hair Restoration?

While both PRP and PRFM are excellent solutions for hair restoration, we have seen greater results with the newer PRFM technique. The main reason that PRFM works better is that it works on a slower, delayed healing response thanks to the gel-like quality of the injection. The gel helps to hold the structure of the platelets together, preventing cellular breakdown and allowing these cells to get to the hair follicles that are most in need.

At PFRANKMD™ in NYC we pride ourselves in offering Selphyl for hair restoration. If you are unhappy about thinning or balding spots on your once-full head of hair, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us today!