PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. It is a medical procedure where platelet thick plasma, derived from our own body is used for medicinal purposes. When it comes to hair loss, PRP is a basic step to sustain what hair you already have. PRFM stands for Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix method and is a revised process within PRP that could affect your hair growth factor by 1.8x of PRP led results.
Both PRP and PRFM are undertaken by specially imported tubes known as Vacutainers. But while PRP used a basic vacutainer, PRFM employs the use of an advanced form of vacutainers. PRP is mainly a healing mechanism that can be applied anywhere in your body, while PRFM is even denser than PRP and is used only as a hair fertilizer.
So what creates the difference?
Well, to prepare PRP the platelet-rich blood is put in the centrifuge only once, and for 18000 – 2000 RPM. For PRFM the same process takes place twice, and at 3000 RPM. This is what mainly makes the difference between the two. While in PRP, the growth factor only exists for the first 24 hours, for PRFM it persists up to 7 days after the procedure.
When it comes down to it, PRP only sustains and improves the health of the follicles with hair already in them. PRFM goes a step further. It additionally helps follicles that aren’t dead yet but aren’t strong enough to grow hair on their own. Studies have shown that after the third PRFM session, these follicles show signs of the much needed in growth in them.