Hair RestorationPlatelet Rich Plasma

Is Platelet Rich Plasma The Same As Stem Cells?

When it comes to non-surgical hair restoration, there many different options. Patients may often hear terms like “PRP”, “stem cells”, and “ACell” when it comes to some of these options. It can be confusing to tell the difference between what these regenerative technologies work and what they are. A common question we hear related to this is, “Is platelet rich plasma the same as stem cells?”

Platelet rich plasma and stem cells are different. First, let’s understand what platelet rich plasma is and how it works. Platelet rich plasma is a component of your blood–specifically plasma–that is especially rich in platelets which are small cell clusters that promote blood clotting. When used in hair restoration, platelet rich plasma instigates your body’s healing response to repair hair follicles and hair regrowth.

Stem cells are the rawest form of your body’s cells. This means that they have the potential to develop into a variety of different types of cells. When used for hair restoration, stem cells can work as a repair system and become cells that rejuvenate the scalp and build a healthy environment for new hair. 

At PRP In Seattle, we sometimes combine PRP and stem cells together during hair restoration treatments for improved results and to give you the best chance of seeing optimal results. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach us online via chat or contact form.

Dr. Jonov is a specialist in cosmetic surgery, focusing on procedures for the face, breast, and body at PRP in Seattle Seattle.