This increasingly popular treatment targets wrinkles, facial fullness, and melasma, and is also an effective treatment in treating thinning hair on the scalp. By using blood from one’s own body, there is little to no risk for reaction and the results are completely natural. PRP—platelet-rich-plasma— is known for its rich growth factors, stimulating collagen growth and promoting the conditions for healing. PRP is a great alternative for those looking to naturally enhance their appearance.
The patient’s own blood is drawn and then spun down in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet rich plasma (PRP) from the rest of the blood products. The PRP is then injected into the specified area, acting as a natural growth factor.
Scalp: PRP injected into the scalp can aid in the stimulation of hair growth, as a result of thinning hair in men and women due to the natural aging process or genetics. A series of at least 3 treatments, spaced one month apart, are required for optimal results. Treatment may need to be repeated yearly to maintain results. Dermatologist assessment prior to treatment is often required to determine the cause of initial hair loss.
Face: PRP injections can be used for skin rejuvenation to help smooth skin texture and improve tone, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Skin tightening through collagen stimulation and regeneration of tissue is another added benefit. PRP face treatments are often paired with our Eclipse Micropen to better deliver this natural growth factor into the skin. As series of treatments is usually recommended for optimal results.
(1-3 days of redness, tight or dry skin)