Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP for Hair Restoration

What is PRP for Hair Restoration?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) - Imagine regenerating your body with your own chemistry and cells.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an advanced treatment which physicians have used to help repair damaged or injured tissues in your body. This minimally invasive procedure helps initiate your system’s regenerative process by utilizing the growth factors that platelets are known to contain.

PRP therapy is autologous, meaning it is derived from the patient, therefore carries no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. The result of the treatment is the natural stimulation of growth factors moving towards the treated area. There are no known side effects of PRP, although you may occasionally experience minor swelling or pain near the injection sites for a short period of time.

As a stand-alone treatment, PRP has been shown to help people with male and female pattern hair loss and with alopecia areata to:

  • Decelerate hair loss
  • Increase the thickness of finer hairs to thicker, healthier hair
  • Promote growth of new hair
  • Increase the density and strength of hair

How Does PRP Work for Hair Restoration and Regeneration?

PRP can be used to stimulate and nourish follicles for hair growth. Highly concentrated plasma (portion of your blood without the red and white blood cells) contains platelets that release growth factors. These growth factors have been shown to generate new hair and improve the density and health of existing hair. PRP administration into the scalp is done via subdermal injections.

Post-surgical PRP treatment is recommended for hair transplant recipients to further promote healing and inspire growth. Hair follicles survive on the nutrition received from the blood supply. If we introduce platelets by administering platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the area of damaged hair follicles, the process amplifies the body’s naturally occurring wound healing mechanism.

Reinvigorate Dormant Hair Follicles

Clinical studies concluded that enhanced hair growth of transplanted hair was observed after use of PRP, which led to further research on the effect of PRP on non-transplanted hair follicles. The study hypothesized that platelet growth factors can “wake up” dormant hair follicles and begin the production of new hair. A study examined the effect of PRP injections alone without hair transplant surgery. The PRP was administered into the scalp without hair transplant forcing the induction factors at the injection site. Number of hair and individual hair thickness was measured after the treatment. Enhanced hair growth and increased hair diameter were noted over the next 4 months.

Promote New Hair Growth

PRP can be used to stimulate and nourish follicles for hair growth. Highly concentrated blood plasma contains platelets that release growth factors. These growth factors have been shown to generate new hair and improve the density and health of existing hair.

PRP with Microneedling

What is PRP with Microneedling?

A topical gel is applied to clean skin. In most cases your practitioner will use a hyaluronic acid peptide gel. This is a soothing product that helps the micropen tip glide across your skin while simultaneously delivering Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – the building blocks for healthy new skin – deep into the skin.

Your practitioner will select the appropriate needle depth and number of passes to address your skin's specific needs. As the micropen tip is applied to the skin hundreds of micro-channels or holes are created every second. These tiny micro-channels stimulate your skins natural ability to heal itself.

This repair process begins almost immediately. Fibroblasts – the cells that synthesize new collagen – are active for up to 6 months after the initial treatment. New collagen and elastin produce softer, firmer skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and textural issues.

When can I expect to see results?

Typically, the skin has a nice glow to it immediately following the treatment. Results can be observed as early as 30 days.

What kind of benefits and results should I expect when using PRP with microneedling?

The potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. The platelet rich plasma helps you look younger without injecting artificial substances into your body. In fact, the treatment uses your body’s own blood to regenerate and tighten your skin. Platelets found in human blood have been used for years to help regenerate muscle and bone, heal skin ulcers, and repair tendons and ligaments. During the treatment, platelets are extracted from blood and are then super concentrated, and the resulting plasma is injected into damaged tissue. The platelet rich plasma promotes healing and regeneration. Platelet rich plasma is now being used for cosmetic purposes. The therapy is highly effective for the following:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightening and toning skin
  • Replacing lost volume
  • Eliminating crow’s feet and dark circles beneath the eyes
  • Diminishing acne scars
  • Adding a more natural effect with Dermal Fillers

PRP By Itself

The potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. The platelet rich plasma helps you look younger without injecting artificial substances into your body. In fact, the treatment uses your body’s own blood to regenerate and tighten your skin. Platelets found in human blood have been used for years to help regenerate muscle and bone, heal skin ulcers, and repair tendons and ligaments. During the treatment, platelets are extracted from blood and are then super concentrated, and the resulting plasma is injected into damaged tissue. The platelet rich plasma promotes healing and regeneration. Platelet rich plasma is now being used for cosmetic purposes. The therapy is highly effective for the following:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightening and toning skin
  • Replacing lost volume
  • Eliminating crow’s feet and dark circles beneath the eyes
  • Diminishing acne scars
  • Adding a more natural effect with Dermal Fillers

As part of the body’s healing ability, platelets and other components in human blood migrate to the point of care. Platelets are well known to release numerous growth factors that respond to tissue injury and initiate and promote the conditions for healing.

PRP is an autologous system that allows physicians to prepare platelet-rich plasma at the point of care. The platelet-rich plasma is optimally concentrated with minimal amounts of contaminating red and white blood cells. This system has been safely used in hundreds of thousands of procedures worldwide.

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