Men and women who desire a natural facial rejuvenation or hair loss solution may consider non-surgical treatment with platelet-rich plasma. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a groundbreaking innovation in regenerative medicine that uses the patient’s own (autologous) blood to stimulate the body’s cell renewal and healing processes. After the blood is drawn, it is purified to separate the PRP, which contains valuable growth factors and stem cells. Depending on the needs of the patient, the substance is either injected into or topically applied to the treated area during a microneedling treatment. PRP restoration can be used to revitalize your facial appearance or treat hair loss, producing natural and attractive results that last.
Candidates for PRP Restoration
Most patients are candidates for PRP restoration as long as they are in generally good health and have realistic expectations of the treatment. PRP is particularly helpful in addressing the following cosmetic concerns:
- – Female hair loss
- – Male hair loss
- – Facial volume loss
- – Moderate wrinkles
- – Poor skin tone or texture
- – Skin laxity
- – Scarring
How Does PRP Restoration Work?
While the normal platelet count in the blood is about 200,000 per microliter, PRP has as many as 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 platelets per microliter. Since such a high concentration does not occur naturally, the injection of PRP into the body has a powerful therapeutic effect. PRP dramatically accelerates the body’s vital healing and regenerative properties by amplifying the strength of the growth factors.
After blood is drawn from the patient using a thin hypodermic needle, it is processed using a centrifuge to separate the concentrated PRP. To treat hair loss, PRP is injected into the designated areas of the scalp to activate the targeted follicles in various stages and promote new hair growth. During a facial rejuvenation treatment, PRP is delivered into the dermis through multiple micro-punctures in the surface that are created using a microneedling device. Once it has penetrated the skin, it triggers the production of collagen and elastin, producing a smoother and more rejuvenated aesthetic.
PRP Treatment Options
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gehaan D’Souza will guide you through the entire PRP treatment process before your scheduled session. PRP restoration is an in-office procedure that can be completed in approximately 45 minutes. However, every patient has different needs and areas of concern, and treatment time may vary. During your initial consultation, the details of your treatment will be determined.
PRP Facial Rejuvenation
Over time, the facial skin loses elasticity and volume, resulting in wrinkles, a dull complexion, poor skin texture, and tissue laxity. While high-quality cosmetics and facials can provide temporary improvement to these signs of aging, they fail to address the underlying causes or provide lasting results. Innumerable case studies throughout the world have demonstrated the efficacy of PRP in minimizing facial aging and enhancing the quality of the skin. This regenerative procedure initiates the body’s natural rejuvenating abilities and stimulates collagen growth, leaving the skin smoother, firmer, and more youthful.
PRP Hair Regeneration
When used for hair regeneration, PRP treatment stimulates natural hair growth, improves hair density, increases hair count, and enhances hair thickness. The growth factors in the plasma activate different phases of the hair growth cycle and trigger stem cell multiplication. As a result, new follicles form and the hair shafts become elongated. PRP hair regeneration treatment is effective in treating the following conditions:
- – Male pattern hair loss, especially in the early stages of balding
- – Female pattern hair loss in all stages
- – Hair loss due to metabolic disorders such as anemia
- – Alopecia areata
- – Alopecia totalis
There is no downtime needed after PRP treatment, but patients are advised to avoid direct sunlight and the use of makeup until the treated areas are healed. Some patients experience minor tenderness following their procedure, but any discomfort can be minimized with over-the-counter medication. Because PRP is patient-derived rather than outsourced or synthetic, there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection.
Those who opt for PRP restoration for facial rejuvenation can expect their skin to become firmer and more radiant as the body replenishes its supply of healthy collagen in as little as three weeks. After hair restoration treatment, most patients see a noticeable improvement in hair growth and thickness within four to six weeks. Scheduling regular PRP appointments can help preserve the effects long-term and maintain a desirable aesthetic.
To schedule your private PRP restoration consultation, please contact our friendly staff led by Dr. D’Souza at Iconic Plastic Surgery by calling 760-637-5288 today!