Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
What is 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.
How Does PRP Work?
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. The Plasma is then injected into the patient’s scalp for hair rejuvenation. As 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 increases the speed of the 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.
What Are The Benefits Of PRP?
For hair rejuvenation, PRP enhances the health and size of shrinking hair follicles and thereby slows or stops the progression of hair loss. It stimulates the production of new hair follicles and increases hair growth. When used with skin-rejuvenation, Platelet Rich Plasma stimulates collagen production to help keep skin smooth, plump and firm. Micro-needling and halo treatment helps to decrease the healing time.
Platelet Rich Plasma Before & After
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How Long Does The Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure Last?
The appointment time is one hour. The actual injection time can take up to 5-10 minutes. As 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.