PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. It’s a scientifically proven treatment in which the patient’s blood is withdrawn and platelet rich plasma is derived after centrifugation process, thereafter injecting this platelet rich plasma back into the patient’s skin or scalp.
This PRP extract is thought to be very rich in numerous growth factors like PDGF and VEGF etc. thereby playing a very important role in cellular and vascular repair, regeneration, growth of cells as well as hair follicles.
It’s a very simple office procedure done after applying a numbing cream taking just about 45 minutes of time with hardly any downtime.
Main indications of PRP therapy in dermatology practice are hair loss/hair fall, facial skin rejuvenation, dark spots or pigmentation and under eye dark circles.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy is new and exciting, non-surgical concept of regenerative medicine to stimulate natural hair growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase as PRP contains many growth factors essential for hair growth such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF).
It is also referred to as 'Vampire' or 'Dracula' therapy; as it involves blood being taken from patient's own body, processed and then re-injected directly back into patient's scalp.
Patients can expect improved hair growth and decreased hair loss within 1 or 2 sessions of PRP therapy.
Many patients ask us how they can get rid of dark circles under the eye area and PRP is one of only a few aesthetic treatments that can be used to treat this delicate area.
Dark circles are the result of light reflecting off the blood vessels that sit just below the surface of the skin. As we age, the skin becomes thinner and the dark circles become more prominent.
Visible Improvement in dark circles can be noticed within a few sessions of PRP therapy.
PRP has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation. PRP therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume.
Your blood is essentially made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, the plasma and the platelets. We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. PRP harnesses the beneficial functions of the patients own platelets and therefore there is no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment.
Visibly better skin in terms of tone, reduced pigmentation, radiance and smoothness can be observed with PRP treatment.