What is Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP?
PRP is the process of extracting plasma, which is rich in platelets, from your own blood. Plasma contains your body's own healing agents which form the ultimate growth factor that promote elastin and collagen production. PRP has been used in recent years to treat serious medical conditions or injuries, such as ACL tears, and degenerative spinal diseases. The use of PRP has evolved for use in the aesthetic with some exciting and promising results, raising the bar in skin care the delivery of tangible results.
What does the procedure entail?
The process of extracting plasma, involves drawing blood by a trained technician or your provider. Once the blood is extracted, the tube is spun in a centrifuge that separates the plasma from other platelet poor plasma, and red blood cells. For microneedling, the plasma is infused right where you need it in the dermis.
When used for Alopecia or hair loss, the PRP is injected into the scalp at key intervals to stimulate the hair follicle.