Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a novel treatment that is much talked about these days. It is a form of regenerative medicine that uses the body’s natural healing system for tissue repair. It is rightly also called as ‘liquid gold’ because of the colour of the fluid when it’s prepared. It finds its applications for skin and hair rejuvenation as well as in other medical conditions such as osteoarthritis (joint inflammation), tenovitis (Tendon inflammation), shoulder pain, Achilles tendon rupture and other soft tissue injuries. It has shown highly promising results in the treatment of these conditions. Its unique tissue healing properties, helps in the treatment of these conditions, plus decreases dependence on steroids.
What is PRP?
PRP is a concentrate of platelets that is derived from one’s own blood. The platelets are suspended in small quantity of plasma to create a concentrate. The platelets are like tiny capsules, which are packed with growth factors such as platelet derived growth factor, insulin like growth factor, fibroblast growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor etc. These growth factors have high repair and regenerating properties and play vital role inside the body in wound healing and tissue repair. These properties are made use of in sites where PRP is injected. In the scalp, the hair follicle roots are stimulated, this boosts hair density and thickness. In the skin, new collagen production is stimulated, making the skin youthful and glowy.
How is PRP prepared?
Under aseptic conditions, venous blood is withdrawn from the anicubital fossa. This blood is carefully transferred into vials containing anticoagulant and placed inside a centrifuge. The centrifuge is set on specific rotations for a specified amount of time. These specified settings help to separate the red component of the blood from the white part. The ‘white part’ of the blood component is rich in platelet concentrate. This is called as PRP.The PRP is filled in insulin syringes and it is delivered into the skin/hair as per the need.
PRP for skin
The rejuvenating properties of this growth concentrate, is what that makes it suitable for face treatments. The very popular ‘ vampire facial’ of Hollywood is another name for PRP treatment of the face done with dermal fillers. PRP face treatment can either be done by microinjections under the skin or derma roller. The microinjuries created by the dermaroller help the PRP to penetrate inside the skin. It has rejuvenating and anti-ageing effects on the skin. Stimulates production of new collagen and improves tone and texture of the skin. Skin feels younger, smoother and brighter after the treatment.
It is one of the popular anti-ageing treatments, especially among those seeking minimal downtime. Helps to erase fine lines, skin folds and wrinkles. Results are natural and subtle. 2-3 sessions at 4-6 weekly interval stimulates collagen and improves skin tone. Since it stimulates body’s own collagen production, results are long lasting. PRP can be safely combined with other treatments such as lasers, fillers and chemical peels.
PRP for hair
The benefits of PRP for treating hair fall, stimulating new hair growth and improving hair density are very promising. This is one of the reasons for the popularity of the treatment among patients with complaints of hair fall. The growth factor concentrate is delivered at the level of the hair follicle roots, and acts as an excellent stimulus to grow new hair. It not only increases hair density, but increases thickness and makes head full of hair. Delivers the necessary nutrients to the hair follicle and boosts growth. After few sessions of PRP treatment 3-4 weeks apart, results begin to show in the hair health and density.
Is PRP safe?
It is absolutely safe since it is prepared from one’s own blood. There are minimal chances of allergy or any reactions occurring due to it. There is minimal downtime when injected into the hair roots. On the face, mild redness can occur at the injection site which subsides spontaneously.
Minimal downtime associated with the procedure is one of the reasons for its increased popularity among patients.
Your PRP experience at MERAKI
The results of the any procedure are highly dependent on the quality of the product and the expertise of the injector. At Meraki skin clinic, we take utmost care to first make a thorough assessment of the patients skin/hair to identify the needs and deliver best results. The equipment’s and consumables used are best quality to extract PRP to ensure long lasting results. High standards of hygiene are maintained throughout. The procedure is carried under the supervision of our expert doctors. The treatment plan is tailor made to suit your skin and hair needs.
Consult our experts to get the best PRP treatment in Gurugram.