PRP is a popular injectable treatment that can help rejuvenate your skin and repair the signs of aging. PRP uses your platelet-rich blood cells, which gives our body a chance to use the PRP without eject or fear of side effects.
PRP or platelet-rich plasma is a concentration of plasma proteins that come from whole blood. PRP comes from a simple blood draw, and the blood sample is spun through a centrifuge to separate the platelets. Platelets from PRP contain growth factors that begin cell regeneration, speed healing and stimulate collagen production.
PRP can be used in combination with microneedling or used alone. Platelets are used in three ways: as a topical on the skin for blemishes and scars with microneedling, subcutaneous injections to restore volume and collagen, or applied to your skin to help reduce wrinkles and folds.
PRP is great for anyone concerned about any skin area losing elasticity and volume or someone who wants to stimulate hair regrowth. PRP is also used to increase your skin’s integrity and health for skin that has sun damage.
When PRP is administered, a topical anesthetic is usually applied to the area being treated. Using a topical anesthetic will ensure you will be comfortable during your treatment. Once you are comfortable, platelet-rich plasma is reinjected back into the treatment areas to stimulate cell regrowth.
PRP is FDA-approved and safe. Results, when used for the face, can last up to two years. PRP can stimulate hair caliber and hair growth for about four to six weeks. You will need repeated treatments about once a month for three months. After these initial treatments, you may only need PRP treatments after 6-12 months to maintain hair growth effects.