Platelet Rich Plasma

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What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a low-risk type of treatment that uses a patient’s own blood to promote healing and rejuvenation of the skin.


PRP has several benefits on the skin, including:
  • Improving skin texture and tone
  • Reducing hyperpigmentation
  • Reducing acne scars
The benefits of PRP therapy for hair growth include:
  • Increased hair growth
  • Thicker and stronger hair
  • Reduced hair shedding
  • Improved scalp health

Key Information

As we age, the body's production of collagen decreases, leading to a loss of skin elasticity and firmness, which can contribute to the development of wrinkles and fine lines.

Collagen is an important protein that provides structure and support to the skin, as well as to other tissues in the body for a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

PRP, or Platelet rich plasma, is a treatment that uses a patient's own blood plasma, which is enriched with platelets, growth factors, and other healing components, to stimulate cell growth and rejuvenate the skin.


The benefits of PRP for the skin include - 

  • Improved skin texture and tone - PRP promotes collagen production, which helps to improve skin texture and tone, and gives the skin a more youthful appearance.
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - PRP helps to stimulate the growth of new skin cells and improve skin elasticity, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Increased skin hydration - PRP helps to hydrate the skin by increasing blood flow and encouraging the production of new blood vessels.
  • Reduced appearance of scars - PRP can be used to reduce the appearance of scars, including acne scars and surgical scars, by promoting collagen production and encouraging new tissue growth.
  • Overall skin rejuvenation - PRP can help to rejuvenate the skin by promoting cell growth, increasing blood flow, and improving skin elasticity, tone, and texture. 

After PRP treatment for skin, most people experience little to no downtime and can return to their normal activities immediately. However, mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site may occur and typically resolves within a few days.


Yes, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment can be combined with other skin treatments such as microneedling or laser therapy to enhance the results. This combination approach is known as PRP therapy or the "Vampire Facial."


Microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin to stimulate collagen production, while laser therapy uses focused light energy to target specific skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation. When combined with PRP treatment, these procedures can help to further stimulate collagen production and promote tissue repair, leading to improved skin texture, tone, and overall appearance.


The duration of results after PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment can vary depending on the individual's skin condition, the specific procedure performed, and their lifestyle factors. In general, most people can expect to see improvements in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance within a few weeks after the treatment.


The results of PRP treatment can last for several months to a year or more, but they are not permanent. The longevity of the results can depend on factors such as the patient's age, skin condition, and lifestyle habits, such as sun exposure, smoking, and alcohol consumption.


To maintain the results of PRP treatment, some individuals may require maintenance treatments every six to twelve months, depending on their skin condition and desired results.


When compared to antiwrinkle or dermal filler injections, PRP treatment has several unique benefits.


Injectables such as botulinum toxin works by relaxing facial muscles and dermal filler works by adding volume to specific areas of the face. These treatments can provide immediate results, but they do not stimulate collagen production in the same way that PRP treatment does.


PRP treatment works by harnessing the body's own healing mechanisms to promote tissue repair and stimulate collagen production, resulting in more natural-looking and longer-lasting results. Additionally, PRP treatment is considered safe and minimally invasive, with little to no downtime and minimal side effects.


PRP stands for Platelet-rich plasma, which is a treatment that involves extracting a patient's own blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting it into the scalp to promote hair growth.


PRP is believed to work by releasing growth factors that stimulate the hair follicles, increase blood circulation in the scalp, and reduce inflammation. The growth factors found in PRP can also promote the healing of damaged tissues, which can be beneficial for individuals who have experienced hair loss due to conditions such as androgenetic alopecia or other forms of hair thinning.


Some potential benefits of PRP for hair restoration may include - 

  • Improved hair density - PRP has been shown to increase hair density by stimulating the growth of new hair follicles.
  • Reduced hair shedding - PRP can help to reduce hair shedding by increasing the length of the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle, which is the active growth phase of the hair follicle.
  • Improved hair texture and thickness - PRP can improve the texture and thickness of the hair by increasing the production of collagen and other proteins that are important for healthy hair growth.

It is important to note that the effectiveness of PRP treatment for hair restoration can vary depending on the individual and the severity of their hair loss. It may also require multiple treatments over time to achieve optimal results.


The effectiveness of PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) versus PRF (Platelet-Rich Fibrin) for hair restoration is a subject of ongoing debate and research, and there is no clear consensus on which one is better.


Both PRP and PRF are derived from a patient's own blood and contain growth factors that are believed to stimulate hair growth. The main difference between the two is that PRP is processed to concentrate platelets, while PRF is processed to concentrate platelets and fibrin, which is a protein that helps to clot blood.


Some research suggests that PRF may be more effective than PRP for hair restoration because it contains a higher concentration of growth factors and may provide longer-lasting results. However, other studies have found no significant difference in the effectiveness of the two treatments.


Ultimately, the choice between PRP and PRF for hair restoration will depend on a variety of factors, including the individual's specific needs and Dr Tina’s recommendation. Both treatments have been shown to be safe and minimally invasive, and both can provide benefits for individuals with hair loss or thinning.


The number of PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) sessions needed for hair restoration can vary depending on the individual's specific needs and goals. Typically, a series of 3-4 PRP sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart is recommended, followed by maintenance treatments every 4 months to maintain the results.


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Aftercare Instructions for PRP

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