What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich plasma is a natural product, created from your blood. Blood contains a liquid component called plasma, in which the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended. The red blood cells are centrifuged, forming Platelet Rich Plasma. These platelets contain a high amount of growth factors.
How does PRP work?
The platelets that contain growth factors help the tissue to heal and grow new cells. The PRP, injected into the specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes collagen to grow and regenerates tissue. Thus, it serves to naturally smoothen and tighten the skin. For the scalp, PRP provides essential nutrients and growth factors in the microenvironment of the hair follicle that is believed to help reduce inflammation and trigger new follicular hair growth; it is effective when combined with other treatment options and best home care.
What conditions can be treated using the PRP?
Common concerns that can be treated by PRP therapy are:
- Dark circles
- Puffiness around eyes
- Fine lines
- Saggy skin around mouth, cheeks or eyes
- Dull and uneven skin tone
Common Hair-problems where PRP can be a solution are hair loss and hair thinning.
How many sessions would I need?
The number of sessions required is subjective to the patient’s needs. However, 5-6 sittings over a period of 12-18 months are sufficient to provide long-lasting effects.
What care should I take after the procedure?
Following the treatment, sun exposure is avoided for 48 hours. A good sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 should be used for two weeks. The face should be kept clean, and washed with bottled water, for at least 24 hours post procedure. Inflammatory medicines should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after the treatment.