Our delicate skin can be harmed by different factors, but the root of its stable regeneration rests in the stem cells and their regenerative abilities. Scientists have long been studying the capabilities of the body to repair itself, including the healing of the skin after an injury and the implications that has for the hair growing out from the skin.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapies have been tested for their ability to tackle these skin issues and the results so far have been positive. Finally, it looks like we can boost the abilities of the body to heal itself by encouraging the natural process of tissue regeneration. Even hair growth can be stimulated by extracting plasma from the client’s blood and then injecting it into the scalp.
What is PRP Treatment?
To understand how PRP therapy works, we must first understand the functions and parts of Platelet-Rich Plasma. This type of plasma is made of two major constituents: platelets and plasma (the liquid portion of the blood).
Platelets provide the healing and regenerative abilities of cells in different parts of the body. If you’ve ever suffered a cut or an injury, it was your platelets that enabled your skin to heal so quickly. Their clotting capabilities are crucial in such cases.
However, clotting is not the only function of platelets. They also play a vital role in triggering the proliferation of cells and regenerating entire tissues. That is the whole basis for PRP treatment which involves injecting into our veins blood that contains a high concentration of platelets.
High-concentration blood is obtained by entering samples from the client’s blood into a centrifuge. When this device spins the blood at rapid speed, its components come apart allowing clinicians to obtain plasma with a high concentration of these platelets.
Then, dermatologists inject this blood rich in platelets into areas such as your face or scalp, depending on where you need to promote regeneration. Injections are done through microneedling or with a syringe.
How Does PRP Help Rejuvenate Your Skin?
Platelets help repair old cells and encourage the production of new ones. When applied to certain areas of the skin, platelets promote the growth of collagen. Collagen plays an important role in skin rejuvenation. As we grow older, the production of collagen in our skin is lowered significantly, leading to skin ageing and the formation of wrinkles.
PRP treatments penetrate the deep layers of the dermis to smoothen the skin. They produce an increase in collagen which tightens the skin and gives it a more youthful look. PRP eliminates the wrinkles, making you seem much younger.
How Can You Grow Thicker Hair Using PRP?
Injecting platelets into the scalp fights hair loss in both men and women. It’s a method that involves no surgical intervention, but it is nearly as effective as surgical transplantations. PRP encourages the growth of dormant hair follicles and improves blood circulation in the selected areas. It also boosts the growth of grafted follicles following a hair transplant.
Some hair loss treatments come with side effects that make them unsuitable for certain individuals. PRP has milder side effects, making it a more suitable treatment for a greater number of people. Moreover, it can be used in combination with other medications that combat hair loss, such as Minoxidil, to accelerate their effects.
Where Does PRP Differ from Other Treatments?
Ageing causes your skin to sag and develop lines and folds which are quite noticeable, particularly around the mouth. A common treatment used to combat the signs of ageing is hyaluronic acid which works as a filler. The issue with this method is that it lacks longevity. You will have to repeat the treatment, perhaps in as little as six months later.
PRP treatments increase collagen which improves the skin condition, and it tackles the wrinkles and folds caused by ageing. It also helps treat parts of your skin that hyaluronic acid is unable to fill. Also, when it comes to hair loss, PRP treatments require no surgical interventions. This means that you won’t risk being left with scars on your scalp or suffering side effects from medication.
At some point in life, we may have to deal with hair loss which will lead us to experiment with different treatments. Our experience in the hair restoration industry has shown us that clients who were given PRP treatment saw immediate positive results, perhaps even more so than others treated with medication.
Consulting with hair experts will help you determine the most suitable treatment for your hair type and your particular stage of hair loss. Vinci Hair Clinic offers a free consultation to all our new clients. Book your appointment – contact us today!