Platelet Rich Plasma
What is PRP therapy?
PRP, platelet-rich plasma, is a concentrate derived from whole blood and centrifuged to remove red blood cells. Platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important for healing and regeneration. When PRP is injected, it encourages tissue repair and blood flow at the injection site which can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging, as well as hair loss and collagen formation.
What is PRP used for?
- Hair loss
- Scar reduction
- Collagen formation
How many treatments are needed?
Treatments can vary based each patient’s needs and treatment targets. PRP therapy for hair loss is initially performed as a series of 3-4 monthly treatments. After completing the initial series, maintenance is recommended with one treatment every 6-12 months. Similar regimens may be followed using PRP with microneedling to treat scars, stretch marks, and minimize pore size.
When do you see results?
Patients must go through a screening process to make sure they are a good candidate before treatment. Results may vary but are usually seen within six months of the first treatment.
For more information about PRP for hair loss or with microneedling for scars, contact Nova Dermatology today.