Should you get Platelet Rich Growth Factor (PRGF) during your hair replacement procedure? Our quick answer is no. That’s because in the process of giving your hair transplant, you’re getting a free and better PRGF procedure than you normally would in an office setting. How is this possible? Well, let’s think about the physiology of a PRGF. Remember, PRGF stands for Platelet Rich Growth Factor. Platelets are cells in your blood, they respond to sites of injury like cuts. They stop the bleeding, but they also orchestrate all the healing. They release the growth factor that tells your collagen cells, your blood vessel cells, your fat cells, “Let’s all come to this spot and start the healing process.”
In PRGF, what we do is we draw those platelets from your blood. We concentrate, and we purify them, and we inject them into your scalp right in the area we would’ve done a hair transplant. However, during a transplant, we’re making multiple of those slits naturally to put your hairs into. Platelets will naturally come to that site. And they actually will become activated in a much more natural way than just getting injection. So in our opinion, we don’t like to upsell PRGF during your procedure. Because your procedure itself is giving you free and better PRGF than we could with injection. And I don’t think that’s worth an extra 1,000 to $1,500 on your procedure for you to spend on. I’d rather have you get more hairs or upgrade from FUE to Micro FUE.
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