PRP, or platelet rich plasma, treatments are becoming increasingly popular. Originally used to treat orthopedic injuries, these treatments are also a natural option for rejuvenating the skin and stimulating hair growth in the scalp. By using growth factors in blood platelets, this treatment can trigger new cell generation for an increase in collagen and elastin in the skin.
How Do PRP Treatments Work?
PRP treatments use your own blood platelets and growth factors to help combat signs of aging in the skin and trigger hair growth on the scalp. Treatment begins with a simple blood draw like you would have at the doctor’s office. Then, your blood will be spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma will then be applied right to the skin or injected using a small needle.
PRP treatments to rejuvenate the skin either include applying the PRP directly to the skin or are done along with microneedling. Microneedling treatments use a tool with small needles on the end to create micro wounds in the skin. This stimulates collagen production, and with the addition of PRP, creates even more dramatic outcomes. PRP treatments for hair growth involves the injection of PRP into the scalp to nourish and strengthen hair follicles.
Most people need a series of PRP treatments to see optimal results, though the number of treatments will vary based on the individual case.
What Are the Benefits?
Many patients choose PRP treatments because it is a natural alternative to other skin rejuvenation and hair growth procedures. This treatment adds volume, firmness, and elasticity to the skin, restoring the skin’s youthful appearance. It also increases blood flow for greater oxygen delivery to the skin. The more oxygen the skin gets, the healthier it is. Treatments are also proven safe since they use cells and growth factors from your own blood, which cannot be rejected by the body.
PRP therapy is a great, natural way to achieve a more youthful appearance. If you would like to learn more about PRP treatments at Beauty by Brueck, contact our office today!