WHAT IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)?
PRP treatment has been used in modern medicine to stimulate the regeneration of tissues in order to avoid major surgery from conditions ranging from degenerative joint disease to tendon and ligament repairs. PRP is a small portion of your own blood, which has been expertly prepared to contain a concentration of platelets that are rich in what science calls “growth factors.” Growth factors stimulate the regeneration of new, healthy cells in the areas PRP is injected.
Using the same Eclipse System, the aesthetic experts at Beauty Fusion Aesthetics can use PRP to:
- Stimulate hair growth
- Improve the appearance of acne and surgical scarring
- Smooth the appearance of cellulite
- Rejuvenate skin on the face
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sun damage
- Improve overall texture and skin tone
PRP has been scientifically proven to boost soft tissue healing and enhancement by stimulating the rapid growth of new, healthy cells, and fill in fine lines to smooth scars naturally.
HOW DOES PRP WORK?
Whenever we are injured, the platelets in our blood rush to the wounded area to begin the healing process. The experts at Beauty Fusion deliver a concentrated dose of these super-healing platelets to cells that have been damaged.
The aesthetic experts first draw a small amount of blood. Using the Eclipse system, your blood is spun to separate the red blood cells, leaving a concentration of platelet-rich plasma. The PRP is then injected back into your body, applied directly to the area of treatment.
PRP HAIR LOSS TREATMENT
Hair loss can be a highly disconcerting issue for both men and women. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 80 million men and women experience hereditary hair loss in the United States. Hair loss can also be caused by several medical conditions and life factors, such as stress. The good news is that almost all forms of hair loss can be stopped with treatment. One of the most effective methods for halting hair loss involves platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP.
Ideal candidates for PRP treatment include anyone who is concerned about hair loss. Treating hair loss with platelet-rich plasma can be beneficial to both men and women of all ages. Before beginning PRP hair loss treatment, patients should inform their PRP expert if they are on any medications or have any pressing health concerns or blood diseases. Those who are planning to undergo a PRP treatment should consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hochstein.
PRP HAIR LOSS TREATMENT CAN BE USEFUL FOR THOSE WHO:
- Have a receding hairline
- Have noticeably thinning hair
- Are worried about hair loss due to a family history of hair loss
- Want to look better and feel more confident with a full head of hair
Platelet-rich plasma is the most natural method for a safe and easy stimulation of hair growth in underactive hair follicles. The process can be completed in a short amount of time. In the first stage of the treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn, and the red blood cells are isolated from plasma. The PRP is then injected into areas of thinning hair.
The treatment of hair loss with platelet-rich plasma has very few issues associated with it. A common, mild side effect is short-term bruising. In most cases, there is no downtime needed with this process, and patients can usually return to work the same day they receive a platelet-rich plasma injection.
Several treatments may be necessary for the best results. The Medspa team will provide patients with advice on how to care for their hair after treatments. It may be beneficial for patients to change their hair-care routine and the way they style their hair. The best outcomes stop the progression of balding, and thicker hair and regrowth are possible with the proper length of treatments. Having a full head of hair is a sign of health and vitality, and many patients look younger, healthier, and happier after a full treatment with PRP.
GET MORE WITH PRP
Using a minimally invasive micro needling technique, the PRP is applied directly to the skin. Collagen production is stimulated during the healing process, which leads to smoother, softer, glowing skin. PRP can also provide more volume in areas of the face that may appear hollow.
ACNE AND SURGICAL SCARRING
Using a minimally invasive micro-needling technique, PRP is introduced directly to the damaged site. By increasing the platelet count in wounded or damaged areas, the body’s own healing process is accelerated. The proteins in PRP promote the regeneration of healthy skin tissue and stimulate collagen molecules. This results in the smoothing and fading of scar tissue.
PRP has the ability the stimulate the production of collagen molecules, which make skin tissue more smooth, tight, and strong. Using a minimally invasive micro needling technique, PRP helps smooth away the depressions beneath the skin and also increases the firmness of the skin.
IS PRP TREATMENT PAINFUL?
The first step of PRP requires a basic blood draw. Most patients report only a quick pinch, and the expert clinicians at Beauty Fusion are quick and precise.
The micro-needling technique is only minimally invasive and doesn’t damage the top layer of the skin, so the pain-level is similar to a minor sunburn. Most Clients tolerate the procedure well, and those with particularly sensitive skin use a numbing cream prior to treatment. Following treatment, you can expect to see some redness and swelling that disappears within 2-4 days.
For hair restoration, there are a series of injections into the scalp, wherever there is thinning. Some patients do request a local anesthesia, or a numbing agent is applied directly to the scalp. The series of injections are quick and only as deep as the hair follicle. You may experience minimal soreness, pinpoint bleeding, and redness while the injections are delivered. Afterward, some patients notice a feeling of tightness in their scalp that lasts about a day.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS FROM PRP LAST?
The results from PRP can be easily maintained. PRP stimulates the growth of new healthy cells, and they are yours to keep! When treating the skin for scarring, sun damage, and cellulite, the results can be improved upon with a few applications.
Maintaining the fresh glow of a PRP treatment can be achieved with as little as two treatments a year. When it comes to hair regrowth, results become apparent after 1-4 monthly treatments, and the results last between 3-5 years.