PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is the latest treatment in facial aesthetics. It is one of the most sought out cosmetic modalities due to it being very effective, minimally invasive and can be done with minimal downtime while providing long-lasting results. After drawing a small amount of blood from the patient, it is processed in a centrifuge, separating out the platelet rich plasma.
This “liquid gold” is then used topically in conjunction with microneedling or injected into the skin to improve skin color, tone, texture, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, help with hyperpigmentation and in the scalp, to promote hair growth. The body uses its own cells to stimulate more collagen and elastin production. The growth factors and cytokines that are generated from this healing cascade are regenerating and recruit other components that increase blood vessel formation and help transform the skin and also help stimulate dormant hair follicles.
On average a series of 3-4 treatments is recommended with maintenance therapy performed every 6 months to 1 year. The results are visible in 2-4 weeks and last 15 months-24 months.