PRP or “Platelet Rich Plasma” regenerative therapies utilize a concentration of platelet cells taken from the patient’s own blood. These platelets contain growth factors that accelerate hair regrowth and facial rejuvenation. The patients’ blood is drawn in the office and then spun in a centrifuge at a specific RPM which forces the blood components to separate into three levels. The distinct components are Red Blood Cells (RBC), Normal Plasma (PPP) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The PRP is then separated by our Registered Nurse and micro-needled into the scalp for hair rejuvenation or into the face for cosmetic rejuvenation.
PRP is an excellent option for hair growth as the platelets contain vital growth hormones which stimulate the growth of stronger, fuller, and healthier hair. Patients can also reduce wrinkles and fine lines and improve texture and tone by restoring and enhancing their face and neck tissue. PRP leaves patients looking and feeling more youthful and rejuvenated!
The Top 5 Treatments using Platelet Rich Plasma
1. Wrinkles and Folds
Unlike Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, like Restylane and Juvederm which are solids, PRP is composed of liquid blood components that are easily absorbed and penetrates deeper into the skin. Thus it is safe and effective for use on deep cheek indentations, under eye hollows and the neck areas for a more youthful looking face. However, HA fillers can be effective in filling individual deeper wrinkles and there is nothing preventing you from using both PRP and HA to accomplish an amazing result. Another procedure that PRP goes well with is the fat transfer procedure where the growth factors in PRP can help retain the “aliveness” of the injected fat and thus helps prolong the results.
Platelet-Rich Plasma can be used with Lasers and Radio Frequency devices to deliver a smoother, more rejuvenated look for your clients. The benefit of adding PRP is that the activated platelets in the PRP stimulates the production of natural collagen which enhances the results that your patients get. It also accelerates the healing of the skin from the adverse effects of lasers much faster than using just topical post-care treatments. PRP also reduces the redness of the face much quicker.
If you thought Micro Pigmentation was great for skin resurfacing, the results can be much, much better when combined with Platelet-Rich Plasma. This procedure, made famous by Kim Kardashian and other celebrities, is one of the most sought-after treatments in dermatology. It’s perfect for facial regions that require deeper perforation as well as delicate regions like the area around the eyes. The combination treatment is a match made in aesthetic heaven – because it produces massive amounts of collagen in the skin leading to smoother, firmer and noticeably younger-looking skin. It produces great results in terms of reducing the appearance of imperfections like stretch marks. The micro pigmentation breaks up the fibrous tissues of the skin and the PRP promotes the growth of new, healthy tissues.
4. Hair Regeneration
The beauty of PRP for hair regeneration is that the patients need only ONE treatment to see impressive results. And only a small minority of patients will need a second treatment, usually after 18 months.
A new study has revealed that when 5% minoxidil solution was combined with PRP, shows more improvements in hair regrowth for female patients with androgenetic alopecia than without PRP.
5. Scar Revision
Platelet-Rich Plasma PRP injections along with bio-fillers can revise a scar.
Combination of both is a procedure that works well for re-plumping areas of lost volume or depressed scars.