There is a huge hype in the medical aesthetics regarding a treatment that Hollywood has made popular, it is known as the vampire facial. Famous celebrities like Kim Kardashian have raved about this treatment and for good reason; it uses your own body’s blood and is reinjected into the skin to produce fast regeneration of tissue and rapid cell healing.
The process of Platelet rich plasma injection has been around for many years to treat other ailments and injuries but now it has become widely used in medical spas and clinics for aesthetics and hair loss. PRP is a concentration of platelet rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells and reintroduced via injection back into the skin or treatment site.
So what is PRP treatment good for?
Injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, it is also good for stimulating hair growth , tighten skin, creates smoother texture and skin tone, good for collagen production.
How many PRP treatments are needed?
PRP typically requires three treatments 4-6 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are required every 4-6 months.
Do PRP injections hurt?
Patients are always well prepped ahead of time before treatment to ensure comfort during the procedure, so it isn’t an uncomfortable procedure.
Does PRP work for hair loss?
Yes PRP injected into the scalp actually stimulates the stem cells in the hair root that turn on the hair follicle again. In addition PRP holds six growth factors, it stimulates blood flow to the hair follicle, encouraging the hair to grow normally again. This type of targeted treatment requires several visits but recommendations and frequency vary according to your doctor’s advice.
Stay in touch for our next blog to further discuss the steps and more FAQ on PRP and hair growth stimulation.