PRP skin and hair treatment: The new means to open up your gates to beauty

It is a known fact that the human body heals itself in a matter of time. In recent years, scientists have added a new weapon to their arsenal, by harnessing the body’s self-healing power. This article will explain the most talked about PRP/ Platelet-rich Plasma method of treatment. PRP treatment is a completely non-surgical non-invasive treatment. In the olden days, it has been used to heal from surgeries and injuries. Nowadays, it has been used in the rejuvenation of skin and hair. PRP helps in tissue repair, as it contains a wide range of growth factors and proteins.

How is it done?

PRP or Platelet-rich Plasma is a method of treatment that is widely used in the field of sports, skincare, and medicine. Before diving into the topic of PRP, one should be aware of what role platelets play in our body. When we suffer an injury or cut, platelets are the first responders to arrive and stop the bleeding and start the healing process. PRP treatment uses these platelets to help rejuvenate skin and hair. As we age, the Collagen and Elastin in our skin decrease, which leads to wrinkles under the eyes, on the forehead, and around our nose. PRP procedure uses your own plasma in increasing collagen production and cell stimulation in the skin leading to reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. It involves the usage of the patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing potential in their body. Usually, it contains 4 steps. They are

  • Drawing a small amount (10 to 30 ml) of blood and insert it into the centrifuge machine
  • PRP is separated from the blood in the centrifuge
  • The centrifuge machine spins at a rapid rate to separate the components of the blood
  • Platelets are extracted and injected into the required areas
Benefits of PRP treatment in Skin

The skincare industry benefitted largely from PRP skin treatment. PRP skin treatment stimulates collagen production and cell migration which leads to the elimination of wrinkles and lines on ageing skin. PRP treatment helps in filling up hallowed cheeks, increasing skin tone, making the skin tight and smooth, and stabilizing tired faces. The results may last from 9 to 18 months. PRP injections are safe and can yield great results for ageing skin. It is advised to undergo three treatments with a gap of 4 to 6 weeks in order to attain the maximum results.

Benefits of PRP treatment in Hair

Hair fall has been a widely addressed issue in both men and women. In the cosmetic industry, hair treatment for growth of hair is very limited. The invention of PRP treatment is a boon for those prone to hair fall. There are number of hair treatments available, but PRP hair treatment has been widely recognized as the ideal hair treatment among many. The PRP procedure for hair remains the same as for the skin. The platelet rich plasma is injected into the scalp in need of increased hair growth. Before starting the procedure, it is important for the doctor to know the patient’s tolerance to anesthetics.

Precautions to be followed before and after treatment
  • If you are on blood thinners, PRP is not for you.
  • If you are a heavy smoker or have any history of alcohol abuse PRP treatment is not recommended for you.
  • You shouldn’t be doing the procedure if you’re suffering from any chronic illness or infections.
  • Avoid hair products like hair gel or hairspray at least three days before treatment. The harsh chemicals from cosmetics will irritate the injection spots.
  • If you’re someone with sensitive skin, you need to have a session with the concerned doctor to figure out the side effects during and after the treatment.
  • Avoid taking any other drugs without prescription for 7 to 20 days after the treatment.
  • It is recommended to not lift any heavy weights.
Post Procedure

After treatment, it will take at least a month to show improvement in skin texture. The effects of PRP treatment last for about a couple of years. It is suggested for people to consult the doctor after a year and discuss on how to sustain changes for longer periods of time. Some people do touch-ups each year to maintain their skin tone.

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