Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an injection treatment that uses the nutrients and growth factors from the patient’s own blood to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate hair growth. Blood platelets are cells that work to heal damaged tissue and grow new collagen, and they have been used for years in other fields of medicine to treat injured tissues and joints. PRP is a product of the patient's blood and contains essential proteins that can potentially facilitate natural hair growth and skin rejuvenation.
PRP is ideal for those who are looking for a natural approach to hair growth or skin rejuvenation.
The procedure begins with drawing a small blood sample that is then prepared in a centrifuge, which separates out the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma. Meanwhile, the hair and skin are cleansed and prepared with a local anesthetic to eliminate discomfort during the procedure. The physician then injects the plasma into the targeted treatment areas using a tiny, fine needle. Depending on the size and location of the treated areas, the procedure takes 15 to 45 minutes.
A series of 3 or 4 treatments spaced about a month apart are required to help achieve maximum results.
The PRP facial is meant to stimulate collagen and elastin fibers which can give the skin a more youthful, glowing appearance. Visible improvements can continue to increase as time passes and after the completion of additional treatments.