PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, which is a process involving ones blood drawn out, processing it, separating the plasma from the blood and re-injecting it back into the hair and skin.
What is Plasma?
Plasma means the liquid part within our own blood, which consists of healthy protein, glucose and other nutrients, proven to be beneficial for healthy cell growth.
What are Platelets?
The term platelets refer to the normal part of our blood, such as red and white blood cells, which produce growth factors that aid in healing and cell division.
Once the blood has been drawn, it is processed within the centrifuge machine and injected back into the desired area. The centrifuge machine works at a high speed and separates the blood components. The plasma rises to the surface of the test-tube. The remaining part of the plasma is the PRP.
Does PRP actually work for hair loss?
Research has shown that Androgenetic Alopecia which is a hormone related alopecia, typically occurring in both men and women on the front and back of the head, has shown to be drastically improved with the PRP treatment.
We always recommend combining the PRP with an active effort to maintain a healthy diet: one which includes high levels of protein and consumption of hair supplements to boost your desired results.
Typically a course of 6-8 treatments with top ups are recommended. The gap between each treatment varies from 4-8 weeks.
How does PRP benefit as a skin treatment?
PRP provides a total skin rejuvenation. It thickens and tightens thinning skin and combats premature ageing (especially in the under eye region). As well as improving overall skin texture. It has shown to be produce remarkable results for people who are suffering from acne and rosacea.
As PRP uses the natural elements without any foreign products it helps in stimulating the Elastin and collagen in the skin.
Is PRP safe?
PRP has been recognised as an effective treatment, used in hospitals since the 1980s to treat wounds and as it uses your natural elements it makes it a safe treatment.