Here is the first response that I got. I don’t completely understand the science that he is explaining here, so I hope one of you can interpret for the forum.
Fox TV picked up the PRP study from a press release after Bob Brandt and I were awarded a Research Grant from The International Society of Hair Restoration last year. When approached I was rather reluctant because it was a study, but told them it would if they did not sensationalize the work.
This is a rather small study because of funding, but we are evaluating the effects of autologus growth factors on miniaturized non-transplanted hair. I will report the findings at the next ISHRS meeting in Montreal Sept 08. The results have been interesting. We already know the PDGF and VEGF are important in hair canal formation and can increase the size and density of the hair shaft. We can show a Case Study where we have injected PRP into an Alopecia Areata patient and the patient grew hair in one month showing that PRP and GF’s turned on the stem cells in the dormant follicles.Will this make a patient with thin hair have thick hair with out HPT, probably not but is has future possibilities.
I do not routinely inject PRP for thinning hair, but have been utilizing PRP in hair surgery the past year and half. The benifits are huge in hair transplantation when used in all phases as we do. I can send you an article I published in the Hair Transplant Forum how we use PRP.
I have been working with Platelet gel 11 years when I was working in orthopedic surgery. I am part of a small Bio tech company that specializes in autologus stem cells and growth factors and my partner, Robert Brandt, is one of the pioneers in platelet gel and has literally done over 28,000 human cases. We have recently formed a new sister company, OroGen Bio Sciences, that will be training physicians in ultrasound guided injections of PRP for orthopedic and sports related soft tissue injuries. This technique will become the medical standard in the next 5 years because it works and it is safe! It repairs torn tendons, ligaments, muscles and avoids surgery in many cases. We also have an equine division at offers treatment for similar injuries.
Our product, OroGen Plus, is PRP with a (patented protein matrix ) and is the next generation of PRP. Unlike the ACell matrix, bovine collagen matrix, our matrix is processed from the the patients own cells making it completely safe for humans and animals. We will be conducting research with our matrix, GF’s and hair growth. As are already aware, " it is all about the matrix ". We have used this matrix in human medicine in thousands of case very successfully and are applying it to equine medicine now. I will send you some photos.