Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments help with skin rejuvenation. These treatments help boost the body’s natural abilities to rejuvenate and revitalize skin, helping treat various skin conditions, including lines, wrinkles, acne, and scarring. A PRP treatment also helps with hair restoration by stimulating the skin, improving blood flow, and boosting collagen formation. The PRP procedure begins by taking a small blood sample. A centrifuge isolates platelets from the blood. For combination therapies, the blood with a high concentration of these platelets gets injected into the area of skin requiring treatment. Overall, the procedure takes between 30 and 40 minutes to complete. Patients experience best results when scheduling three to four treatments. Some patients see results sooner; others may take more treatments to experience desired outcomes.
PRP for Hair Loss
The most common cause of hair loss is genetic factors and, in most cases, can be treated with medicated shampoos for hair transplant surgeries. Receiving PRP treatments for hair loss is more effective than shampoos and less invasive than surgery. Medispa technicians give treatment and monitor hair density throughout all sessions. PRP treatments for hair loss are available for both men and women. Call to schedule a consultation to determine if PRP is the best option for hair loss treatment.
For hair loss treatment, serums containing PRP trigger reproductive cells and tissues, allowing for speedier healing and regeneration. Through a micro-needling process, the therapy injects the serum into the skin to be absorbed. When applied to the scalp, the platelets help release growth factors restoring hair follicle cells. PRP treatments yield excellent results with patients suffering from significant hair loss but are not yet completely bald. In addition to improved hair growth, many patients experience improvement in overall hair thickness.
Hundreds of thousands of PRP treatments have been administered worldwide in the past 30 years. The therapy uses the blood of the patient to repair and rejuvenate the desired area of the body. Because of the process and use of a patient’s blood, a PRP treatment is one of the safest methods for skin rejuvenation.
PRP Side Effects
Just about every procedure has some form of potential side effects. The side effects experienced may vary from patient to patient, depending upon their body reactions. Many do experience some slight swelling and redness in the injection area. Redness and swelling are entirely normal, and with appropriate post-treatment care, typical side effects should be minimal.
A PRP treatment uses needles, in which pain associated with injections vary among patients and individual sensitivity to needles. Some patients have claimed to feel a tingling sensation and soreness at the injection site. Adverse reactions and extreme pain associated with treatment are rare. If concerned about pain or side effects, contact a medical doctor to discuss concerns related to receiving the treatment.
Long-Term PRP Results
Skin texture and continued cell growth improve over time. Multiple PRP treatments are needed to see desired results and experience all the benefits associated with this treatment. Some patients see desired results within three to six weeks of treatment. Though results vary from person to person, many patients claim to benefit from the effects associated with their PRP treatment for between one and two years.
Long-term results from PRP treatments vary on different factors. These factors include a person’s overall health, age, diet, skin type, and if they smoke. Other factors can consist of medications, chronic medical conditions, and if the patient is undergoing any other long-term therapy. These factors may reduce the long-term results, requiring patients to return for follow-up appointments sooner than others.
PRP treatment is available to help those suffering from hair loss. Commonly used for anti-aging treatments, PRP therapy helps boost the body’s natural rejuvenation process, allowing for natural hair growth to return. Call to talk with a medispa technician today to discuss PRP treatment options and if this treatment is best for desired results.