What is it?
In recent years, doctors have learned that the body has the ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can harness those abilities and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.
Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions.
Platelet activation plays a key role in the body's natural healing process.
How does it work for skin & hair?
When used for skin rejuvenation or in the treatment of hair loss, it releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body’s repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin production. In regards to hair follicles, the platelets in PRP stimulate stem cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle and facilitate new cellular growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase. The result is new hair growth in the treatment of both male and female thinning hair or frank hair loss.
How many PRP treatments are recommended?
For skin treatments, a series of 3-6 treatments, spaced 2-4 weeks apart, is ideal for optimal results. For the treatment of hair loss, it is most commonly requires a series of 3-4 sessions, 4-6 weeks apart.
How is this treatment performed?
Blood is drawn in the office in the same manner as a routine blood test. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate and remove the PRP from the rest of the blood. The desired treatment areas are micro-needled, and then the extracted PRP is added to the surface area in these regions. The final step is cleaning the treated areas. Patients are sent home with instructions for care and follow-up.
Medications are often used in home-care regimens to optimize and prolong the effectiveness of these treatments. Most patients experience minimal pain with the procedure; however, patients are made comfortable either with an analgesic.
Before & After Results
Services we offer that include PRP:
PRP Hair Injections Therapy
PRP Hair Micro-needling
PRP Facial Micro-needling
PRP Facial Injection
PRP Under Eye Injection