Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is utilized in several treatments to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and growth. During treatment, platelet-rich plasma will be collected from the patient via a blood draw to accelerate healing and significantly increase collagen production in the desired areas. The PRP can be injected and/or applied topically to the skin.
PRP is utilized across a variety of medical and surgical specialties to treat injuries and heal wounds or surgical incisions. However, the therapy has cosmetic uses as well. The healing effects of PRP Injections can improve the skins’ appearance and can be used for facial rejuvenation. The treatment can lead to improved volume, tone, and texture as well as decreased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
PRP Injections can also be used to treat hair loss for men and women of all ages. The growth stimulation of platelet-rich plasma can lead to hair regrowth if a patient is suffering from androgenic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness).
During a PRP treatment, blood is obtained from the patient through a blood draw. The blood is processed through a centrifuge, concentrating the platelets (the clotting, healing blood cells) within the plasma (the liquid portion of the blood). The nutrient-rich PRP is then injected into the treatment area to allow the body’s self-healing process to begin.
PRP treatment can complement other facial rejuvenation treatments such as microneedling, as both treatments help to stimulate the body’s natural healing process to reveal younger-looking and brighter skin.
Following PRP treatments, most patients experience some redness and swelling. Symptoms such as bruising, itching, or soreness are also possible, but rare. It is best to avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, as the inflammation that follows these treatments is beneficial for the best results. In addition, we ask that you avoid touching the treated area for at least eight hours following your treatment.
For best results for both hair restoration and facial rejuvenation, a series of PRP treatments are recommended. Your provider will help to determine how many treatments are needed when developing your customized treatment plan. Following the treatment series to either the scalp or to the face/neck, maintenance treatments are recommended at least one to two times per year to help provide lasting results.