PLATELET RICH PLASMA
PRP is “Platelet Rich Plasma”, a portion of whole blood that is separated from the red blood cells through centrifuging. It should contain concentrations of platelets that are at least 4 times that of what is found in whole blood to get the maximum benefits.
Results of PRP Injection for Facials
Human skin shows aging because of a breakdown in the layer of collagen and elastin under the skin. This damage is visible in the form of lines, wrinkles, and creases on the forehead, at the corners of the eyes, between the brows, and around the mouth. You may also notice the creases in the decolletage. Effects like these appear when the structural integrity of the collagen fibers erodes due to internal and external factors. The high concentration of growth factors in PRP facial therapy works to repair the collagen and activate fibroblasts so that the skin rejuvenates and regains its youthful appearance.
PRP Before and After Hair Treatments
To test the efficacy of PRP for hair loss, doctors conducted a hair pull test on a group of random patients. They grabbed a tress of around 50 to 60 hairs and tugged the hair away from the scalp. Before the treatment, most of the patients showed a hair loss of about 10 hair strands. After four PRP sessions given 6 weeks apart, the hair pull test was repeated. Patients reported a significant reduction in hair loss with only 3 strands separating from the scalp. In addition, doctors had marked out a specific section of the scalp for testing. PRP before and after tests showed that the area had about 71 hair follicles and more than 93 follicles, respectively.
PRP Knee Injection Results
Doctors conducted tests on a group of patients with osteoarthritis that they confirmed with MRI tests. Each of the patients received one or two PRP knee injections under the patella. At intervals of six weeks, 3 months, and 6 months, doctors evaluated their condition. They found that between the interval of 6 weeks and 3 months, patients experienced much less pain and better mobility. Knee function also improved significantly. After 6 months, although the pain and mobility levels did not improve further, the effects were much better than before getting the procedure.
PRP for Acne Scars and Marks
Depending on the intensity of the breakout and the damage it can cause to the skin, acne scars can be of different kinds such as boxcars, ice picks, and rolling cars. PRP for acne scars when inserted 1mm below the scars can help erase them permanently. If needed, doctors may use a fine needle to break the toughened scar tissue and keloids in the scars so that they respond better to the treatment. Micro-needling is yet another technique used to deliver the serum into the skin. The growth factors in the PRP serum work to repair the layer of collagen under the skin. As the layer produces new cells and plumps up over a period of 4 to 6 weeks, the skin acquires an even-toned appearance. Follow-up treatments given at regular intervals can help restore the skin even further.