Dear Hair Restoration Physician (and probable PRP enthusiast) –
There are nearly 70,000 pubmed references to “platelet aggregation” with over 3000 of them also referencing “platelet rich plasma“, compared to less than 20,000 pubmed references to “platelet activation” with less then 1000 of them also referencing “platelet rich plasma“. Take away? not sure, other than the experts apparently like referencing platelet aggregation over platelet activation.
Today from the PRP Cell Lab we look at uv-light-induced platelet aggregation versus natural platelet aggregation:
case1: uv-light-induced platelet aggregation in a 9x plt prp sample (acd-a anticoagulant; no fibrin formation noted):
before uv-light aggregation
after uv-light aggregation – note lack of fibrin formation
case2: natural platelet aggregation in a 3x plt prf sample (no anticoagulant; note fibrin formation):
before natural aggregation
after natural aggregation – note fibrin formation
I hope to see some of you at FUE-EUROPE in Manchester England 6/6-6/8 where I will speak more on the topic as I am scheduled to briefly discuss prp+photomed for hair regrowth (7 minutes on the podium so I must speak fast; Harvard photomed guru Mike Hamblin who has recently relocated to Scotland will lecture for 30 minutes as he clearly has a lot more to say on the subject than me.)
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About LaserCap® Company – Transdermal Cap, Inc. was formed in 2006 by co-inventors Michael Rabin, MD and M.I.T.-trained optical physicist David Smith, PhD, in collaboration with Harvard-based photomedicine expert Michael Hamblin, PhD and internationally acclaimed hair restoration physician Robert Haber, MD, to develop innovative light-based devices for the Global Beauty & Health Industries. Its first commercial product is LaserCap for women with thinning hair or at risk for thinning hair, a condition that affects up to 50% of adult women. Patents pending, Copyright 2009 Transdermal Cap, Inc.