What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), also known as a Vampire Facelift, is a natural product created from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). This plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.
How do Platelets rejuvenate the skin?
Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. The Platelet Rich Plasma activates the stem cells that lie dormant deep in the skin through certain growth factors found in the platelets.
When the platelets are injected into specific areas of the skin, they promote your own collagen to be regenerated and renew tissue and that’s how platelets naturally smooth and tighten the skin. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creating smoother skin texture and tone.
How does PRP therapy differ from other injections or fillers?
Dermal fillers are composed of gel like material that fills lines and skin folds. These fillers are indicated to soften deeper lines such as the folds around the mouth area, or to increase lips’ volume. PRP stimulates your own collagen to grow for total facial rejuvenation rather than individual wrinkle improvement; therefore, it improves the skin tone, tightness, and texture.
Dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with PRP as the two types of treatments work in different ways. In fact, they are known to supplement each other and sometimes enhance each other’s effect in giving the best final outcome of a more youthful looking face. Dermal fillers fill specific lines and folds; PRP improves overall quality and tonality of the skin. PRP acts to improve overall character, tightness, and texture of the skin rather than filling individual deeper wrinkles.
A small amount of blood will be drawn from you. While the PRP is being prepared, your skin will be cleansed and prepared for the treatment. The injections take a few moments, and are only mildly uncomfortable. The procedure is quick (15 minutes total), relatively painless, and requires no post procedure care or time off from daily events. Mild swelling, redness, or bruising fades within 1-3 days. The PRP is made from your own cells, virtually eliminating the possibility of negative side effects.
The goal of PRP skin rejuvenation therapy is to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin, and soften lines and pores. Results begin to show 1-2 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time. Two to three treatment sessions are generally recommended, spaced 1-2 months apart, to achieve the best outcome.
PRP Hair Growth Treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma, in the same way, activates the stem cells that lie in the hair follicles through growth factors found in the platelets. It helps to promote the growth cycle of hair while improving hair density and thickness. This means that you need to have some native hairs in the area of treatment in order for it to be successful. It will not work in a completely bald areas or in areas of scars etc.
PRP Hair Growth Treatment is suitable for both men and women. It is a state of the art, non-surgical, totally natural, alternative medical procedure used for the treatment of hair loss or hair thinning.
At Sam Medspa we use state of the art equipment for PRP like the “Meso-gun” for more accurate and precise injections. The carefully calibrated force provided by the gun allows for faster, more controlled injections. It takes milliseconds for the needle to penetrate and withdraw from the skin, making the procedure virtually painless and increases overall accuracy of the injections. Besides, using the “Meso-gun” adds a lot of stability and less vibration while injecting. This translates into less bruising. Minimal pain and less bruising allows treatment of more sensitive areas such as face, scalp, and décolletage.
Moreover, using the “Meso-gun” provides machine-calibrated administration of the injected plasma. This results in precise dose delivery and consistent depth of penetration in each injection.
For those reasons, we utilize the use of the “Meso-gun” for Platelet Rich Plasma treatment for both Facial Rejuvenation and Hair Restoration at our clinic.