What is PRP and how does it work ?
PRP has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation. PRP therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume.
Your blood is essentially made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, the plasma and the platelets. We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. PRP harnesses the beneficial functions of the patients own platelets and therefore there is no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment.
PRP can also be successfully used to treat thinning hair and hair loss particularly male pattern baldness. It is important to start treatment early on and whether you are a suitable candidate will be determined during your consultation.
Facial rejuvenation is a top priority for many patients, but not all of them are ready or willing to undergo invasive surgery to achieve a more youthful appearance. Fortunately, there are a number of effective treatments available that can provide noticeable results without surgery. One of the newest treatments involves the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to correct some of the most common facial aging concerns. PRP is a unique formulation created from the patient’s own blood, which has been specifically processed to increase the concentration of platelets in the plasma.
What is the procedure?
Depending on how many areas you want to get treated, a volume of blood will be taken. This is usually between 10 to 30 ml. Your blood is then placed in a centifuge for around 8-10 minutes. Once your cells have separated, the rich platelets are extracted and injected into the skin where rejuvenation is requested.
Ideal candidates for PRP treatments
Platelet-rich plasma treatments are ideal for individuals who are looking for a gradual improvement in their skin’s appearance and seek noticeable, natural looking results. It is appropriate for individuals with mild to moderate signs of aging. Candidates should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the procedure. If you are interested in PRP treatments for facial rejuvenation, we encourage you to contact us today to find out if this is the right treatment for you.
What should you expect post treatment?
Most people will experience some mild to moderate swelling in the area of treatment, redness or heat, which are all common side effects and are part of the activation of your platelets. Because a volume of fluid has to be administered, swelling is inevitable. Bruising can occur and may take several days to disappear.
How soon will I see results?
Most patients will require three treatments at four to six week intervals. The first thing people notice is an improvement in skin turgor and elasticity. Collagen production can take up to three months to occur and the results can differ depending on the individual. Because the injected product is 100% your own, factors such as smoking, stress and illness can effect results. A series of three treatments can yield results for up to two years.
Are there any reasons why I can’t have PRP therapy?
Like the majority of cosmetic procedures, ladies who are pregnant, breast-feeding or trying to conceive are not suitable candidates. This treatment is not recommended in people on anti-coagulation treatment, autoimmune conditions, have suffered any type of cancer or who have certain implants in the treatment area. Your past and present medical history, as well as your past cosmetic history will be assessed to determine your suitability.
PRP Treatment in the Hair Loss Problem and when is it required
Platelet rich plasma, PRP is an old treatment that was extensively used in the specialty of Dermatology, Orthopedics, and Dentistry. Platelet rich plasma treatment utilizes the growth factors present in the alpha granules of platelets in an autologous manner and stimulates the growth of hair follicles as well as heal the wound part in an effective way. The main goal of PRP in dermatology, especially in the curing of androgenic alopecia to induce the growth of hair follicles when the patient is under age, of 21, because hair restoration is not recommended by the surgeons in this age group of patients. It has been clear that you must have attained the certain age to mature enough to get the final grade of your baldness and then and that the hair transplant procedure is recommended to get the best aesthetic outcomes. When you have started receding hairline and you are under age for getting the hair transplant procedure, the Doctor/Surgeon recommends you for a PRP therapy. It is all safe and uses your own serum to stimulate the growth of hair follicles. It is especially recommended for crown areas, thinning and also for those who have not the candidacy for the hair transplant in some cases, i.e., when the patient has some sensitivity to Finasteride, a medication for hair growth.
When is PRP needed?
When the Patient is under age for getting the Hair Transplantation.
To curing female pattern of hair loss, especially for thinning hairlines and widening the gap between the partitions.
It is helpful as long as the person has enough miniaturized hair to stimulate the growth of hair follicles and to prevent the hair roots from being miniaturized.
PRP is only recommended when the affected areas only show the symptoms of hair loss, I.e., thinning of the hairline or widening the gap of the partition as well as the all miniaturized effect of hair loss.
PRP is not helpful in curing the total bald areas as it needs a hair transplant procedure to regrown of natural hair on the bald portion.
To improve the growth of hair follicles after the hair transplant procedure and to make existing hair follicles strong.
Skin Conditions Treated
Upper & Lower Eye Area.
Fine lines and wrinkles.
Ageing & sagging skin.
Neck & Décolletage.