PRP and the platelets inside it are NOT stem cells, not even remotely. Nor is cytokine rich plasma the same as stem cells, not even remotely. But a number of US-based HT surgeons and clinics, RIGHT NOW, are erroneously touting them and implying they’re “stem cells” for marketing purposes.
This is an outright LIE. PRP is no more a stem cell than my New Balance sneakers are stem cells. Same goes for that other stuff they’re touting, “cytokine rich plasma”.
But these doctors play fast and loose with the terms. They’re taking advantage of the fact that, over the course of time, it has become standard practice among many laymen and news media reporters to confuse and blur the distinction between what is really a stem cell (according to the textbook definition) and what is not.
Usually they don’t say outright that PRP is the same as stem cells, but they imply it, by using the words “stem cells” in the same marketing materials, videos, and in close proximity to the letters “PRP”. They do everything but say “PRP is stem cells”. But the way they present it is very deceiving, and I believe a court would find it deceiving. In my opinion, this is classic deceptive false advertising.
No wonder we have people here sometimes asking us, “Should I get stem cell PRP treatment?”
As for the woman in this video, I don’t know how she got her hair back, or if they had her on any other medication simultaneously with the PRP…
Someone needs to investigate (Florida State Attorney General?) these false “PRP = stem cells” advertising practices.