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Platelet Rich Plasma treatment is when a patient has their blood drawn which is centrifuged to separate out plasma, which contains a range of growth factors that when injected into damaged or diseased tissue, triggers the body’s natural healing processes and can override dysfunctional biologic activity.
PRP treatments use these growth factors from the blood to revitalize skin and reverse the signs of aging without the need for surgery. PRP injections can also be used for hair growth restoration by helping your body reactivate its inactive hair follicles and grow brand-new hair with a thicker diameter.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF PRP INJECTIONS INTO THE SCALP?
PRP is a comfortable, in-office, non-surgical procedure that takes about an hour start-to-finish. Most patients notice a brief period of inflammation during which their scalp remains somewhat pink and numb for a few hours. Swelling is rare and if it occurs, it is noticeable in the forehead or around the eye area on the next day. Any swelling takes about a day or two to resolve.
How long do the benefits of PRP treatments last in hair growth restoration?
On average, the benefits of PRP Treatments last forever; however, most patients will need to repeat PRP treatment after an average of one year in order to maintain the hair growth effects.
WHEN CAN YOU EXPECT HAIR GROWTH RESULTS FROM PRP?
Hair growth improvements can typically be measured in about three months, but it takes six to twelve months to visually “see” the difference in photos and in the mirror.
WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR PRP TREATMENTS FOR HAIR LOSS?
Patients with areas of “weak quality” hair growth on the scalp with still functioning hair follicles appear to have the greatest success with PRP hair regrowth treatments.
What’s the difference between traditional microneedling and the vampire facial? Is one better than the other?
In short, both facial treatments improve the skin’s texture and help to reduce unwanted wrinkles. Healing time is the major difference between the two treatments. With traditional microneedling, you can expect five to seven days of redness.
Microneedling with PRP, or the vampire facial, decreases downtime to 24 hours. The platelet-rich plasma are essentially healing the micro-injuries to the skin as they are inflicted. The rich growth factors and healing properties within the PRP stimulates greater collagen formation and boosts the skin’s natural healing process. Microneedling with PRP is superior to traditional microneedling because you can achieve better results with fewer treatments.
What does Microneedling with PRP treat?
Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma can create tightness in the skin and speed the healing process along. Used to treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to scarring and other forms of hyperpigmentation, the added PRP injections may boost these effects and help you achieve your desired results faster.
What’s a vampire facial (or Microneedling with PRP), and how does it work?
The vampire facial is done through microneedling. Professionals use a microneedling device to safely and precisely create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. Then platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected into the skin to trigger new collagen and elastin production, break up existing scar tissue and make the skin look and feel smoother, brighter, tighter and more youthful.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma used for?
Platelet Rich Plasma is used in both Medical and Aesthetic treatments at Dermatology Consultants. PRP injection therapy is used in hair growth restoration that works to help your body reactivate its inactive hair follicles and grow brand-new hair with a thicker diameter. PRP is also used with microneedling.