PRP stands for “Platelet-Rich Plasma,” a technique used for years to improve wound healing after surgery. As the medical field saw so many positive results from these treatments, the use of PRP moved into the aesthetic services industry. PRP treatments can be used to stimulate hair growth, boost collagen production in the skin, enhance skin texture, and improve overall facial rejuvenation.request an appointment
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-Rich Plasma is created using a sample of your blood. The growth factors and platelet cells within the blood are extracted, then used in this non-invasive medical procedure treatment. Platelets provide an essential function in the blood to help with blood clotting. They are the carriers of essential growth factors and proteins that can be beneficial for promoting regeneration and healing.
When PRP is injected, it stimulates cell growth in the treatment area. As a result, the body’s natural healing functions are kicked into high gear. Your body uses these natural resources to heal and recover without using chemicals or foreign substances.
One of the most significant benefits of PRP is that you don’t have a risk of an allergic response since the plasma is collected from your own body. During the appointment, a small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm. Then, this blood is prepared using modern technology to isolate the growth factors and platelets. A topical numbing gel is applied to the injection site before using fine needles to inject the PRP.
As with other aesthetic treatments, you may experience minor skin irritation or swelling after the treatment. But these side effects usually resolve within a few days.
PRP for Healthy Hair
A PRP treatment can be injected into the scalp if you are unhappy with the appearance of your hair. One of the most common applications of PRP hair restoration is in areas where the hair is thinning. Researchers have found that PRP injections can stimulate activity within the hair follicles. As a result, the follicle density is increased, which helps to reduce the risk of hair loss.
Aesthetic Rejuvenation Using PRP
PRP can offer amazing results for a variety of aesthetic goals. Some of the ways that PRP can be used include:
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Boost areas of volume loss, such as the neck, face, and hands
- Eliminate the appearance of crepey skin
- Improve the appearance of stretch marks and acne scarring
For the best results, PRP can be combined with microneedling, helping to push the healing platelets into the various layers of the skin.
How Many PRP Treatments Do You Need?
The number of PRP treatments depends on your current circumstances and long-term goals. Most people benefit from multiple treatments spaced 2 or 3 months apart. Maintaining a consistent schedule with the treatment plan is the best way to gain optimal results.
For personal recommendations, the best solution is to book a consultation. We will work together to design the optimal treatment plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.