Platelet Rich Plasma Esthetics

Microneedling With Prp

Microneedling with PRP uses the power of your blood's platelets to rejuvenate skin and reinvigorate cellular turnover. Platelets have the unique ability to rev up collagen and elastin production, which helps repair the following skin issues: Uneven skin tone, Wrinkles and fine line, stretch marks, acne scars/ Injury scars, clear up pigment issues and texture.

Microneedling With Prp For Alopecia & Facials

One of the more exciting uses of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are their extended use for alopecia treatments in patients. Though they are generally used in combination with other treatments for the hair it has been shown to work as well as a stand-alone treatment option. The evidence based science behind these results correlate to the various growth factors and concentration of stem cells within PRP.

Typically platelet rich plasma (PRP) for alopecia treatments are injected using micro needling devices, these devices are used to force the solution to the proper depth for tissue interaction. Since PRP can only be absorbed through the skin through the pores of the skin and hair shafts it is an inexact method of delivery.

The practical side of using PRP in alopecia treatments is that there are a number of hair follicles that are dormant despite their condition. Platelet Rich Plasma has been shown to initiate hair growth for these dormant cells due to the biological nature of the treatment and interaction of stem cells within the hair follicle. Therefore, whether used in combination with hair transplantation, use of medications (i.e. Minoxidil), cold level lasers (LLT), or other type of alopecia treatments being used there is a benefit of using PRP in combination with other therapies or by itself.

Are PRP treatments painful?

PRP treatments are applied using tiny injections. The procedure is no more painful than a normal soft tissue injection. The benefits of PRP treatments include no downtime, long-lasting results, and minimal side effects.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that contains a concentrated source of autologous platelets, growth factors and or cytokines present in PRP include:

  • Connective tissue growth factor (wound healing)
  • Insulin-like growth factor 1 and 2 (ILGF)
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor (organ regeneration)
  • Epidermal growth factor (wound healing/esthetics) (EGF)
  • Interleuken 8 (ILGF)
  • Fibroblast growth factor (wound healing/esthetics)
  • Keratinocyte growth factor (wound healing/esthetics)
  • Transforming growth factor beta (TGF)

When activated, platelets release adhesive glycoproteins and various growth factors. These proteins and growth factors interact with present cells residing in tissues such as skin fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and osteoblasts. Once these proteins and growth factors bind to cellular receptors, they activate intracellular events which help mediate:

  • Angiogenesis
  • New cell proliferation
  • Migration of stem cells to area
  • Production of extracellular matrix proteins

Regeneration occurs within the tissues and fibrils ensues. Growth and repair continue for up to (1) month after these injections, the result is new, healthy tissues that is permanent.

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