Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can now be used for more than aiding bone grafting for dental implants, sinus lifts, palate defects or ridge augmentation procedures.
PRP, for example, can be effective treatments for hair restoration and skin rejuvenation.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are prepared using a few tubes of the patient’s own blood, which after being centrifuged are injected into the treated areas, releasing growth factors that increase the proliferation of reparative cells.
PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth. Other terms for this treatment include PRP hair regrowth treatment. The treatment can also be combined with hair transplant surgery, microneedling (link to Microneedling page), or hair loss medications.
PRP for skin rejuvenation is another procedure gaining popularity. Women who have had the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift treatment find their faces look even better several months after they have had the treatments. That’s because the plasma stimulates their skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate their skin. The new cell growth in your skin generated by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes. Botox and other filler treatments break down with time, but the Platelet Rich Plasma lasts and looks better as long as 18 months to two years. The FDA has not imposed regulations on the use of PRP because it come from the patient’s own body and is not a drug. The use of PRP with other substances and some systems that prepare the PRP for use have been FDA cleared, so make certain the one your doctor recommends is one of them.
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