Understanding PRFM Hair Restoration
You may have heard of Platelet-Rich plasma (PRP) treatments for hair restoration, but have you heard of Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) hair restoration treatments? PRRM is the new generation of PRP hair restoration treatments for quicker and longer-lasting results. Read on for an overview of PRFM hair restoration and what this popular new procedure it is able to achieve.
We use the Selphyl® PRFM system for hair restoration in patients with thinning hair. During treatment, blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge, where blood platelets and separated. These platelets are placed into a syringe and injected into the scalp.
The Selphyl® PRFM system provides to precise amount of Calcium Chloride to PRP, producing Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM). Other systems can produce PRP, but not PRFM. The Fibrin Matrix creates a scaffold to allow for sustained growth factor release.
Selphyl® works by releasing platelet growth factors into the hair shaft over time. This prolonged release helps to stimulate stem cells, and angiogenesis, or the formation of new blood vessels. The more blood flow to the hair follicles, the healthier they will be and the better the chance that hair growth will occur.
Hair Growth Cycles
Our hair goes through different cycles, including the Anagen phase, the Catagen phase, and the Telogen phase. The Anagen stage is the growing period of a hair follicle, and usually lasts about 3-5 years. The Catagen stage is a stage of intermediate hair growth, where hair follicles are preparing themselves for the resting stage. This stage lasts about 1-2 weeks. The Telogen stage is the resting stage, when the hair follicle will shed. It usually lasts about 3-4 months.
Selphyl® combines the stimulation of stem cells and the formation of new blood vessels to prolong the anagen phase and shorten the resting stage for quicker, thicker hair growth and hair follicle survival.
If you are interested in learning more about PRFM hair restoration treatment in the Troy, MI area, contact us today to schedule a consultation!