PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and is an extract of your own blood. It is nutrient-rich and contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins than your own blood. This “liquid gold” helps to strengthen and heal your tissue. PRP Microneedling (also known as the “Vampire Facial®”) or injections initiate a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated. PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following:
Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
Tightening and toning skin
Brightening uneven skin tone
Mild collagen and volume loss
Crow’s feet and dark under-eye circles
Large pores/rough texture
Female and Male Pattern Hair Loss
Blood is extracted from the body and then placed in a special device called a centrifuge that spins the blood over the course of 10 minutes, removing any impurities. This process separates the red blood cells from the plasma. It is the plasma that contains the platelets and growth factors that some refer to as “liquid gold”.
There are 3 ways that we perform the PRP service, microneedling, injections, or hair restoration. What you should know is that this treatment essentially allows our skin to heal itself with the nutrient rich plasma that we already carry in our bodies. Platelets in our blood cells are designed to heal injuries. For years, doctors and reconstructive surgeons have been injecting PRP into joints to help speed up the process of healing. Now, the benefits are being applied in medical aesthetics. The results are a thicker dermis, softer wrinkles, less scarring and tighter skin.
The third way to utilize PRP is through hair restoration injections. After separating the concentrated plasma, it is directly inserted into a syringe allowing your provider to inject the PRP into desired areas on the scalp, to stimulate hair follicles for healthy growth.
PRP use can be especially helpful as a non-surgical solution to reverse Female and Male Pattern Hair Loss.