Description: Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is the one stop shop of rejuvenation and restoration. PRP’s versatility stems from its use of growth factors that come straight from the patient’s blood. PRP has a wide range of benefits depending on where it is injected:
Growth factors increase collagen production, resulting in improved overall skin tone of the face as well aiding blemishes, acne scars, dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines.
Growth factors speeds up the healing process in injured tissues, significantly reducing the time spent healing, potentially eliminating any need for medications or surgery, at a fraction of the cost. Popular choice for athletes that want to minimize the time spent recovering from an injury.
Growth factors increase production of new hair follicles. This application of PRP has been a common hair-regrowth strategy for many years.
Growth factors increase blood flow to the penis as well as overall health of the skin tissue, effectively becoming a strategy in erectile dysfunction treatment plans.
Growth factors increase the overall health of skin tissue in female genitals, resulting in the tightening/thickening of the skin. PRP can be used in this method to help with issues such as: sexual responsiveness, clitoral and g-spot sensitivity, dryness, and laxity.
PRP or platelet-rich plasma is made by processing your own blood in a centrifuge. Many scientific articles have shown that PRP increases hair count, hair thickness and the growth phase of the hair cycle.
Anyone who is experiencing hair loss is a good candidate for PRP Hair Restoration. Especially, if you are looking for a non-surgical alternative.
One of our highly skilled Registered Nurses will draw a sample of blood (6 vials) and spin it in a centrifuge to separate out fibrin and platelets. The platelet-rich plasma is injected into balding areas to help foster collagen production and stimulate new hair growth. Up to 6 treatments are recommended one month apart. New hair typically begins to grow up to 6 months after final treatment with up to 25% hair growth.
There is no downtime, but you should not wash your hair for 24 hours and keep your head out of direct sunlight for a week.
It varies per person, but 6 treatments a month apart are recommended. It is recommended to maintain results with 2 treatments a year.
A typical treatment takes an hour. This includes the drawing of spinning of blood in a centrifuge. Your first treatment may be a bit longer to include a consultation and filling in medical forms.
PRP works to improve hair caliber and hair growth requiring repeated treatments once a month for 3-6 months. On average, however, most patients will require their repeat PRP treatment after 6-12 months in order to maintain the hair growth effects.
Because PRP therapy involves injecting your own blood into your scalp, you aren’t at risk for getting a communicable disease. Still, any therapy that involves injections always carries a risk of side effects such as:
- injury to blood vessels or nerves
- calcification at the injection points
- scar tissue
There’s also the chance that you could have a negative reaction to the anesthetic used in the therapy. If you decide to pursue PRP therapy for hair loss, let your doctor know in advance about your tolerance to anesthetics.