Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections (Face, Neck, and Scalp)
PRP is an acronym for platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a popular form of regenerative medicine. Produced from a person's own blood, PRP is a concentration of one type of cell, called platelets, which circulate through the blood.
How is PRP produced?
After a blood sample is obtained from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, a tool that separates the blood into its many components, including platelets. Platelet-rich plasma can then be collected and treated before injection. These activated platelets are then injected directly into the tissue receiving treatment.
Is PRP treatment effective?
Several studies in animal subjects indicate that PRP treatment can improve healing in soft tissue and bone. As a result, more widespread use of PRP treatment for a variety of conditions and uses is on the rise. There is limited research available at this time regarding its use in human subjects, although some early-stage clinical studies in humans are encouraging. Because PRP is produced from a patient's own blood, it is considered treatment with relatively low risks.
What advantages does PRP offer for cosmetic procedures?
PRP provides a biological boost to the healing process. Platelet-rich plasma has also been found to improve function and reduce pain in people who have tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendon ruptures, and other soft-tissue injuries. Likewise, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing process from cosmetic procedures. PRP injections reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication or opioid medications. There are few side effects to PRP injections are very limited because they are produced from your own body.
PRP for Hair Loss
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has proven to be very beneficial for both men and women suffering from hair loss. The PRP process involves drawing blood from the patient, spinning the blood, and separating out the plasma. The platelet rich plasma is then injected back into the patient’s scalp. PRP repairs and rejuvenates damaged follicles due to the presence of the growth factors found in the platelets. PRP injections trigger hair growth by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. The patient will gradually see hair growth increase as a result. Treatment usually consists of 3 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart and is frequently maintained by follow-up therapy every 6 months.