PRP is your own blood spun down to separate the red blood cells and your Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP contains active growth factors to promote and accelerate healing and cell regeneration which will stimulate hair growth. It initiates repair to damaged tissue and sends stem cells the area.
PRP gets injected into the scalp in the vasculature of the hair to reactivate inactive hair follicles creating thinning or balding. PRP brings active growth factors to the area creating healthy plump new cells to regenerate and heal the wounded skin from MicroNeedling. For older skin this is great because our skin starts to produce less growth factors naturally an it’s needed to put them on topically with skin care and skin treatments to keep skin maintaining its youthfulness.
How does PRP work?
The patient’s blood is drawn and spun for 10 minutes in a centrifuge. This separates the red blood cells from the PRP. It is then withdrawn with a syringe (which will be determined by what is it used for) and then either used topically on the face with microneedling by Whitney, or injected into the scalp by Dr. Becker for hair restoration.
What are growth factors?
Growth factors play an important part in maintaining healthy skin structure and function. Growth factors are secreted by all cell types that make up the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and dermis (the layer of skin between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissue) of the skin.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are made up of growth factors and proteins responsible for production of collagen, elastin, and new cell growth wanted for fresh new plump skin.