Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for skin Rejuvenation & Anti-Aging
This procedure has been successfully used for years to heal sports related injuries and has recently became the treatment of choice to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, sun damage and even dark circles under the eyes.
This treatment has gained popularity for the same reasons athletes chose it: it’s organic nature and it works!
It uses plasma taken from the patient’s own blood instead of chemicals injected into the body. The possibility of side effects is practically non-existent because the body is unlikely to reject its own blood.
PRP & Microneedling
By pairing these two treatments together it is possible to experience more and better results. Plasma in the PRP stimulates the patient’s stem cells naturally and “wakes them up” causing them to produce more collagen, which is what makes the skin more youthful. Plasma contains molecules and proteins that provide nutrients to the skin’s cells, so it’s the healthiest. It is the most natural way to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars and other effects of aging.
Effects are lasting
Patients who have had the PRP facial or commonly known as the Vampire Facial treatment find their faces look even better several months after they have had the treatments. That’s because the plasma stimulates their skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and rejuvenate their skin. The new cell growth in your skin generated by Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Restoration
PRP contains special cells called Platelets, that can cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the hair follicle. These Platelet cells promote healing, accelerates the rate and degree of tissue healing and restoration, responds to injury, and formation of new cellular growth. The main purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase.
PRP specific cells that cause hair growth include:
Inside the platelets are many intracellular structures such as glycogen, lysosomes and alpha granules. These granules within the PRP contain clotting and growth factors that are eventually released during the healing and repair process.
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)– Promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation;
- Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b)– Promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism;
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)– Promotes blood vessel formation;
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)– Promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation and collagen formation;
- Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2)– Promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation, collagen formation;
- Insulin Like Growth Factor (IGF)– A regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body.
How is the procedure performed?
Blood is drawn here at the office as though you were having routine blood testing at your primary physician’s office. The blood is then spun in the centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp. PRP can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively. Some patient’s chose to have PRP performed every three to four months.
Individual results vary with each patient. PRP has been used successfully for many years. The decision to use PRP is a personal decision and should be made after careful research, consideration and consultation. PRP is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the good cells from your scalp and injects them directly back into the area where it is needed.