PRP Hair and Skin Rejuvenation Injections
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma combines two elements: plasma, or the liquid portion of your blood, and platelets, or blood cells that play a key role in your body’s natural healing process. By using your own blood cells to amplify your body’s natural ability to heal, platelet-rich plasma can rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.
How PRP Works?
Platelets contain health growth factors. Those growth factors are like signal callers that give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply. This has lead different fields of medicine to utilize PRP for wound healing to speed up recovery time and regrow healthier, stronger tissue.
What is it used for?
Plump sagging skin
Improve acne scars
Stimulates collagen production
Improves hair health and volume
Here is what to expect
Blood drawn: You would have a small amount of blood (about 2 to 4 tablespoons) drawn from your arm.
Blood placed in centrifuge: The test tube containing your blood would be placed in a medical device called a centrifuge, which separates your blood into layers. One of these layers contains a high concentration of platelets.
Blood injected: Your provider injects the blood that contains the high concentration of platelets into your face or scalp, using a syringe or microneedling
The entire procedure takes about 45 minutes to one hour.
How long does it take to see results?
You may see some volume improvement immediately but this is from the plasma being injected into the tissue and swelling. This will subside over the next 48-72 hours. The full effects appear within a few weeks to months depending on the area being treated. It is best to complete a series of treatments. The series of treatments recommended is specific to the severity of the problem and area treated.
● Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
● Visibly smaller pores
● Improved scars
● Decrease in hyperpigmentation
● Improvement of hair quality and volume
How many PRP injections do you need?
Depending on the area being treated and severity of the issue it may take 3 or more consecutive treatments (every 4 weeks). Some concerns being treated like hair thinning/loss may also need maintenance treatments.
Who can not have PRP rejuvenation?
While PRP is considered safe for most people, it’s not recommended for anyone who has one of the following medical conditions:
HIV or AIDS
Any type of blood cancer
Cardiovascular disease, which requires taking a blood thinner
Skin cancer in the area to be treated
These conditions affect your platelets, making them unable to deliver the expected results.