What is it?
Platelets are found in blood and are loaded with proteins called growth factors that accelerate wound healing. These growth factors stimulate the hair follicle to support hair regrowth and facial rejuvenation.
How does it work?
In this procedure, a small amount of a patient’s blood is drawn and the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the red and white blood cells. This platelet-rich plasma contains several growth factors that can aid in hair regrowth for men and women suffering from the most common type of hair reduction, androgenetic alopecia, stimulate wound healing, and aid in facial rejuvenation of lax skin, especially around the eyes and neck. The PRP is injected into the targeted area in a series of treatments, usually separated by 1-2 months.
Where is it used?
PRP is typically used on the scalp and facial areas.
What should I expect after treatment?
- Tenderness at injection sites usually lasts 48 hours. You can resume normal skin care within 24 hours.
- Over the counter NSAIDs can be used for discomfort.