What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
PRP treatment has been used in modern medicine to stimulate the regeneration of tissues in order to avoid major surgery from conditions ranging from degenerative joint disease to tendon and ligament repairs. PRP is a small portion of your own blood, which has been expertly prepared to contain a concentration of platelets that are rich in what science calls “growth factors.” Growth factors stimulate the regeneration of new, healthy cells in the areas PRP is injected.
PRP may be used to:
- Stimulate hair growth
- Improve the appearance of acne and surgical scarring
- Rejuvenate skin on the face
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sun damage
- Improve overall texture and skin tone
PRP has been scientifically proven to boost soft tissue healing and enhancement by stimulating the rapid growth of new, healthy cells, and fill in fine lines to smooth scars naturally.
How does PRP work?
Whenever we are injured, the platelets in our blood rush to the wounded area to begin the healing process. The experts at LeJeune Aesthetic Centers deliver a concentrated dose of these super-healing platelets to cells that have been damaged.
The aesthetic experts first draw a small amount of blood. Using the Emcyte system, your blood is spun to separate the red blood cells, leaving a concentration of platelet-rich plasma. The PRP is then injected back into your body, applied directly to the area of treatment.
PRP is injected directly into the scalp, near the hair follicles. The growth factors in PRP help stimulate the activity of the hair follicle which promotes new hair growth.
Using a minimally invasive microneedling technique, the PRP is applied directly to the skin. Collagen production is stimulated during the healing process, which leads to smoother, softer, glowing skin. PRP can also provide more volume in areas of the face that may appear hollow.
Acne and surgical scarring
Using a minimally invasive microneedling technique, PRP is introduced directly to the damaged site. By increasing the platelet count in wounded or damaged areas, the body’s own healing process is accelerated. The proteins in PRP promote the regeneration of healthy skin tissue and stimulate collagen molecules. This results in the smoothing and fading of scar tissue.
Is PRP treatment painful?
The first step of PRP requires a basic blood draw. Most patients report only a quick pinch, and the expert clinicians at LeJeune Aesthetic Centers are quick and precise.
The microneedling technique is only minimally invasive and doesn’t damage the top layer of the skin, so the pain-level is similar to a minor sunburn. Most patients tolerate the procedure well, and those with particularly sensitive skin use a numbing cream prior to treatment. Following treatment, you can expect to see some redness and swelling that disappears within 2-4 days.
For hair restoration, there are a series of injections into the scalp, wherever there is thinning. Some patients do request a local anesthesia, or a numbing agent is applied directly to the scalp.
The series of injections are quick and only as deep as the hair follicle. You may experience minimal soreness, pinpoint bleeding, and redness while the injections are delivered. Afterward, some patients notice a feeling of tightness in their scalp that lasts about a day.
How long do the results from PRP last?
The results from PRP can be easily maintained. PRP stimulates the growth of new healthy cells, and they are yours to keep! When treating the skin for scarring and sun damage, the results can be improved upon with a few applications.
Maintaining the fresh glow of a PRP treatment can be achieved with as little as two treatments a year. When it comes to hair regrowth, results become apparent after 1-4 monthly treatments, and the results last between 3-5 years.
We look forward to helping you look and feel your best! Contact the clinic anytime to request a consultation.
PRP Injections for the Hair Loss
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment that doctors have used to accelerate healing in various areas of the body. It may help restore hair growth. Masters Aesthetics can use this treatment when hair loss results from androgenetic alopecia, a common condition that causes hair follicles to shrink. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes and usually does not require any down time. You will need to return for repeat injections. Most patients return once a month for three months and then once every three to six months after that.