Frustrated with hair loss? Don’t throw your hands up just yet!
If you’re in the market for a natural solution to wrinkles/ageing of the face, or hair thinning/loss, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy may be right for you.
PRP therapy is a revolutionary, minimally-invasive and natural treatment used to rejuvenate facial skin. It has also become widely used to treat hair loss, or alopecia.
And the trick? It uses your own blood to do it.
The science behind PRP is simple. Our blood consists of two main components: red blood cells and plasma. And our plasma, in turn, is made of white blood cells and platelets, both rich in growth factors that stimulate skin cell regeneration. Harvesting PRP and injecting it into targeted areas of the skin helps promote collagen growth, which smooths wrinkles, improves skin tone and texture and, if used for alopecia, promotes new hair growth.
In dermatology, PRP is used to treat signs of aging, including wrinkles, discoloration, fine lines and sagging skin, as well as hair loss.
The procedure uses the patient’s own blood, which is spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelet-rich plasma. The PRP is then injected directly into treatment areas on the face or scalp to stimulate collagen production and stem cell growth.
The average treatment plan consists of a series of 3 to 6 sessions spaced roughly 4 to six 6 weeks apart, depending on the severity of the condition and treatment goals.
Most patients report only minimal discomfort with no downtime. Post-treatment effects may include mild swelling and temporary bruising at injection sites.
PRP injections are:
PRP therapy carries minimal risk of allergic reaction, as the plasma is derived from the individual’s own blood.
To learn more about PRP and if it’s right for you, call Eternal Dermatology today, or book an appointment online.