Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that promotes healing when the body is injured. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “growth factors,” or proteins, that help your blood to clot, promote healing and repair.
A small amount of your own blood is collected and then spun in a centrifuge, which separates it into layers of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated and used topically with microneedling or can be injected.
PRP treatments are offered in 3 ways. For topical facial rejuvenation, to add volume and improve collagen to the face or body, or for hair regrowth and follicle stimulation.
The great news is that most (if not all) patients are good candidates for PRP and microneedling treatment for the face and body. There is minimal downtime, and the results are almost universally suited to every patient’s skin needs. PRP in combination with microneedling therapy (or collagen induction therapy) causes micro-injuries in the skin which stimulates new collagen and elastin. This power duo infuses your own growth factors and nutrients needed to improve skin texture and tone, minimize the appearance of pores, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation and scarring (acne, stretch marks, you name it).
PRP Treatment is a NON-SURGICAL option to help counteract male or female hair thinning and miniaturization.
PRP or platelet-rich plasma uses your own blood platelets to stimulate hair growth in areas of thinning. It also thickens your existing hair. PRP harnesses that power to promote hair growth where follicles are present. These quick and affordable injections take just a few minutes, and can be done on your lunch break, and don’t require any downtime. In general a series of treatments is recommended.
PRP promotes hair growth when follicles are present. People with extreme hair loss or non-existent follicles are generally not candidates for this PRP hair treatment.
Only one tube of blood is needed for the procedure. The tube is centrifuged, and the plasma is separated, concentrated and used for skin repair, replace volume or stimulate hair follicles.
Appointments usually take about 1 hour to 1 and ½ hours. Downtime is minimal. For topical PRP usually just 1 day of social downtime. No downtime for Hair PRP.
On facial and body treatments, initially skin may be tight and dry and it is important to use non irritating creams and lotions. After a few days the skin should appear more plump with a healthy glow. Improvement of fine lines and wrinkles, pores and scars should noticeable within the first week but may take up to 3 weeks for collagen stimulation. Final results around 6-8 weeks.