Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a person’s own blood that has been centrifuged to have a high concentration of platelets. The plasma contains growth factors and proteins that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue. This is why PRP is used to rejuvenate the skin including reducing scars from acne. The platelets work to produce collagen, angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels), repair damaged tissues and cell growth. PRP is a natural way of maintaining youth by optimizing your own body to heal itself!
PRP for facial rejuvenation works by utilizing your body’s own natural platelets to direct your body to create new collagen, thus creating tauter, smoother and better-toned skin. The platelets are injected the same way as botox or fillers are, which is by using an extremely fine needle in areas of concern. PRP is also known to enhance results when used in conjunction with botox, fillers and fractional laser treatments. Since PRP works by using your own bodies healing processes, noticing changes may take some time.
PRP is a non-invasive hair restoration treatment that increases the blood supply in the scalp which activate the dormant roots. PRP stimulates the stem cells of hair follicles which lead to increased development of the hair. Most doctors recommend treatments at intervals of 3 to 6 months. Some improvement can be expected in the first 2-6 months. The treatments must be continued periodically to maintain improvement.