While the term Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) already sounds complicated, the treatment is quite straight forward and does AMAZING stuff.
I had the benefit of not only being a patient and trying PRP at Dr. Brown’s office but also being a pupil and learning some basic biology. In simple terms, PRP is taking your existing blood, spinning it in a centrifuge, at high speeds so your platelets get separated from the rest of your blood. The PRP is then injected in your skin and then the magic begins. Aside from working wonders (which I’ll get to in a moment) the beauty of PRP is that it’s your own blood; therefore, there is no risk for infection or allergic reaction.
I found out that PRP is actually a therapy that’s been used for years to treat all sorts of conditions such as musculoskeletal injuries (including tendinitis and nerve injuries). But PRP has been most popularized for its positive effects in reducing hair loss and facial rejuvenation. The platelets are packed with healing properties and assist stem cells to trigger reproduction.
Dr. Brown wanted to treat some areas of my scalp where I have thinning hair. I don’t know about you but as I’ve gotten older I’ve discovered these patches of bald spots on my head that I didn’t know existed. It’s not necessarily obvious when I style my hair, but when someone is actually weeding through it, BAM there they are. And, since there was leftover “liquid gold,” Dr. Brown went ahead and injected different areas on my face as well. For the scalp, she provided numbing cream which helped considerably. We didn’t apply any numbing cream for the face and the pain was minimal.
PRP usually takes a few weeks to run through your system properly. However, I have to say (and you know I always call it like it is), I saw a difference in my skin the very same day. The texture of it changed. Dr. Brown had injected PRP in my upper lip and for several days it looked like I had fuller lips (very cool side effect).
I’m being realistic about the results of PRP, especially since I’ve only done one treatment. PRP results take time. Collagen/hair follicles recover and grow SLOWLY. They die slowly too. I also know that when you combine PRP with a treatment like Dermapen, the results can be remarkable. Think about it…..all those little holes in your skin that are created from the Dermapen treatment are then injected with the rich nutrients of your plasma. Dermapen alone shows results after just one treatment but when you combine it with PRP, be prepared for the WOW factor.
Call Christie today at 818. 222.8232 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if PRP is right for you. Frankly, everyone can benefit from this treatment!