What is PRP?
PRP is short form for Platelet Rich Plasma. It is a solution isolated from your own blood. Blood is drawn and centrifuged to separate cells from plasma. The concentration of the platelet is enriched within a special specimen tube. Platelets containing growth factors that can stimulate hair growth or tissue repair through collagen production.
PRP Treatments for Hair Loss
PRP is usually injected into the scalp where hair follicles are based. PRP can activate dormant hair follicles into active growth phrase. PRP would not work if there are no hair follicles are present such as in scarred areas or in scarring alopecia. Patients are also advised to use topical or oral medications to maintain hair growth.
PRP Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation or other skin concerns
PRP can be injected into the dermis or applied to the skin after small punctures are made with a electrical device such as micropen or dermapen. It can help areas of thin and mildly wrinkled skin such as tear troughs, neck and back of hands. It can also improve acne and acne scars.
How often is PRP performed?
Usually we recommend 3 treatments 4 to 6 week apart. Maintenance therapy can be performed every 6 to 12 months. A registered nurse will perform the treatment in our office.