PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA) THERAPY
Customized and Comprehensive PRP Treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a cutting-edge procedure performed in office where the patient’s own blood plasma is enriched with platelets to treat a variety of concerns including facial wrinkles and lost tone, specific surgical scars and hair loss. PRP therapy takes less than 30 minutes. Only a small volume of blood is required. There are no foreign components, which eliminates the risk of adverse reactions. This procedure is FDA-cleared. Some celebrities like Kim Kardashian, combine PRP with other treatments like Microneedling for Vampire Facial to bring about a glow to the skin, prior to big events.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The abbreviation PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma”. PRP is obtained from a small amount of blood taken from the patient. The PRP doctor uses a special treatment to separate the blood platelets (thrombocytes) from the remaining blood components. The PRP (platelet rich plasma) thus contains particularly large amounts of blood platelets, growth factors and proteins. Depending on the treatment technique, the PRP injections are injected, applied or massaged in and causes new formation and regeneration processes in the skin, tissue, muscles or hair roots.
PRP treatment is a very gentle and low-risk method for skin beautification and hair strengthening. Since the body’s own material is used, undesirable reactions such as allergies are practically impossible. By applying the local anesthetic cream, the treatment is also painless.
PRP Hair Treatment
PRP can be used specifically for hair loss. Here, too, the PRP doctor takes a small amount of blood from the patient and prepares it in a special way. He then injects the preparation into the scalp and thus directly into the hair root. The growth factors and stem cells of the PRP (platelet rich plasma) stimulate the cell renewal of the hair root, making it stronger and thicker. In addition, the PRP (platelet rich plasma) stimulates blood circulation in young hair and regenerates dying hair roots. In this way, the PRP therapy slows down hair loss and at the same time supports the growth of new hair. The PRP treatment takes about 45 to 60 minutes and is usually done without local anesthesia.
PRP for Scars
Scars (including acne scars, but also pregnancy and stretch marks) can also be treated with autologous blood. By stimulating new cell formation, PRP (platelet rich plasma) helps to fade scars. We usually combine PRP therapy with Microneedling to achieve optimal results. The result of a scar treatment with autologous blood is permanent in many cases, since the scar (without appropriate influences) cannot form again.
What is PRP (Plate Rich Plasma)?
PRP (Plate Rich Plasma) is a portion of blood which carries the most concentrated amount of platelets, a type of blood cell. The platelets contain growth factors that can trigger cell proliferation, speed healing and stimulate tissue regeneration in the treated area. PRP treatments use the body’s own ability to heal itself to enhance skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, hair loss, hair growth, under eyes and other cosmetic procedures such as improving deep acne scars and skin laxity.
What You Need To Know About PRP:
PRP therapy has been used to support wound healing in trauma and joint injury.
There is evidence that PRP can address male pattern baldness, stimulate the growth of hair transplants and enhance other cosmetic procedures.
As most cosmetic procedures, the results of PRP treatment are most noticeable after at least six months, and are not permanent; patients may require maintenance injections at least once a year.
Because the treatments use a patient’s own tissues, PRP injections are safe and can be administered alone or used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures.
Information About Your PRP Therapy Session
The patient should ensure that the doctor is aware of any prescriptions and over-the-counter medications the patient is using. It is especially important to follow the doctor’s instructions regarding medications that prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen or blood thinners. The patient should not take aspirin unless a doctor has prescribed it, but acetaminophen is fine for a headache.
Because PRP therapy involves drawing blood, it is important for the patient to eat a meal before the procedure to avoid lightheadedness.
When PRP is used to treat hair loss, the patient should wash their hair the day of treatment, and not use any products on the hair. A clean hat should be brought to the appointment and worn after the procedure to protect the area.
Information About Your PRP Treatment Session
- The Procedure
The procedure involves drawing blood, separating PRP from the rest of the blood’s components and then injecting the Platelet Rich Plasma into multiple places under the skin. The platelets break down and release their growth factors, which trigger the natural processes of cell proliferation and tissue renewal.
The procedure itself takes about 30 minutes, and most people can resume their normal activities immediately afterward.
After PRP Treatment
It is recommended to avoid washing the treatment area for 48 hours. After that, it is ok to use hair and skin care products and continue with topical medications.
The treatment area may be sore for two or three days, and the patient may notice some bruising. Acetaminophen can help ease discomfort. In case of severe pain, the patient should notify the doctor’s office right away.
Hair dye or coloring treatments can resume one week after PRP treatment.
PRP FOR HAIR LOSS - PRP FOR HAIR
PRP therapy is becoming a popular complement to hair transplants. PRP (Plate Rich Plasma) can help accelerate the growth of transplanted hair roots while also thickening existing hair.
Recent studies have suggested that applying PRP to the scalp can address androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). Complex baldness problems may require getting once-a-month PRP treatments for four to six months.
For all patients addressing hair loss, consistent treatment with PRP therapy yields optimal results.