Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) regrows healthy cells using your own plasma to help promote healing and rejuvenation. Sometimes called a ‘vampire facial,’ PRP therapy is the act of injecting platelet-rich blood in your skin as a way to repair the damage, scarring, stretch marks, acne, aging and more. This natural approach uses no chemicals or stimulants, yet offers great results!
PRP is relatively painless and achieves long-term results that you’ll start to see in as little as 3 to 6 weeks. The process is simple and non-invasive, requiring no surgery or time off other than time for an office visit.
When you come to Veritas Medical Solutions in Tempe, AZ for a PRP treatment we’ll first collect a small amount of your blood. Then we separate the platelets from the blood in a centrifuge. After that, we extract the platelet plasma and inject it into the areas we’re treating. PRP utilizes your own healing and growth factors to promote the growth of new blood vessels, collagen, and elastin.
The commonly used term PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. For the last two decades, doctors have been using PRP to regenerate new cell growth in the body. This use has led to research to see if PRP is also effective for regenerating the growth cycle in hair loss situations. However, this revolutionary treatment has the ability to change the way dermatologists all over the world will respond in treating hair loss and thinning.
Blood is comprised of plasma which has five times the number of platelets that are found in normal circulating blood. Platelets are one of the cells in our blood, like red and white cells, with a function of promoting growth and healing. This is also the part of the blood that clots when you are wounded or have a trauma occur. Platelets contain growth cells that promote regeneration of cells in the body and speed up the healing process.
Hair growth only occurs when hair follicles are healthy. Hair follicles remain healthy by having an adequate supply of blood flow to get nutrients into the hair. If the blood flow to the hair follicles is slowed, or stops, hair loss and thinning will occur. PRP treatment amplify the body’s natural healing process by introducing PRP to the hair follicle. When the follicle heals, new hair will begin to grow.
There are so many benefits to PRP therapy including new hair growth, thickening hair that has begun to thin, and enhancing the results of hair transplants. Many people are interested in PRP as an option for their hair loss treatment, however, not everyone is an ideal candidate. Those who have an active infection in the scalp or viral infections such as shingles, diabetes, any disorder needing blood thinners or immunosuppressive drugs are not candidates for PRP Therapy unfortunately.
Ideal candidates for PRP Therapy will also be experiencing mild to moderate hair loss. Because PRP works with hair follicles, those will excessive hair loss or where no part of the hair follicle is still present should discuss options of hair transplant instead, but still using platelet rich plasma in the process to promote rapid healing and better results.
From PRP treatment for a host of skin care problems like acne, wrinkles and stretch marks to anti-aging solutions, Gloria Dermatology Clinic provides personalized skin care treatments to help you look and feel your best. We listen to all your concerns and are dedicated to bringing you skin care and aesthetic solutions that improve your overall wellbeing inside and out.