Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma refers to plasma found in blood, which is rich in growth factors and enhances the health and growth of new cells.
In our clinic we use PRP for rejuvenation of both the skin and hair.
For hair rejuvenation PRP enhances the health and size of shrinking hair follicles and thereby slows or stops the progression of hair loss. PRP stimulates the production of new hair follicles and increases hair growth.
When used with skin-rejuvenation, PRP stimulates collagen production to help keep skin smooth, plump and firm. Using PRP with micro-needling, halo treatments, etc… decreases healing time after the procedure.
A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm (between 15 and 60 mL). The blood is placed in a centrifuge machine that spins and separates the platelets into plasma from the blood. For hair rejuvenation: The plasma is injected into the patient’s scalp. For micro-needling: the plasma is used topically as a glide for the passes of the mirco-needling procedure. Once finished, the remaining plasma is injected into the patient’s skin to further stimulate the collagen production. Micro-needling done with PRP speeds healing time and helps provide optimum results. With procedures like Halo, and CO2, the plasma is used post treatment as a topical to speed recovery.
Length of Procedure
Hair PRP: The appointment time is one hour. This allows for before/after photos, blood draw, centrifuge spin, prep time and procedure. The actual injection time is 5-10 minutes.
For micro-needling, or as an add on to a procedure:The appointment time is increased by an additional 30 minutes. This allows for the before and after photos, blood draw and centrifuge spin, numbing and micro-needling/injection procedure.