If you have chronic hair fall or your skin complexion feels dull, you can benefit from sessions of “platelet rich plasma PRP” injection.
Usage of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in aesthetic medicine is a new concept. It can be used to treat acne, scarring, hair fall, and it is also effective for skin rejuvenation and tightening around the eyes. PRP contains concentrated growth factors, which stimulate proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes producing collagen and keratin, respectively. Within a few weeks the skin will start to look rested, and radiant. Hair fall will stop and new hair growth is stimulated.
The entire process takes less than 15 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to roughly 5-fold, along with an inherent rise in human stem cell proliferation due to exposure to concentrated platelets up to 10 times above native levels.
As an initial treatment strategy, up to 3 injections may be given within a 6-month time frame. These are usually performed 2 to 3 weeks apart. PRP is to be used in conjunction with the regular application of topical treatment, as skin rejuvenating creams or hair growth stimulating lotions.
To prepare PRP, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge that spins at high speed and separates the platelets from the rest of the blood components. A dermapen with needles is used to stimulate the skin and open up channels for the PRP to infiltrate the dermis. The process is painless if sufficient topical anesthesia is applied. Because the patient’s blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a low risk of allergic reaction.
Post treatment: Minimal swelling, bruising, and redness for the initial 12 to 24 hours are expected. A tiny bruise at the needlestick site may be visible for 2 to 3 days.