Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in New Jersey
Your blood is made from several components, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The platelets in your blood are responsible for clotting the blood to prevent further bleeding, but they are also rich with nutrients and growth factors. These growth factors contain healing properties and have a variety of applications.
When these growth factors are harnessed in medical treatments, these are known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments.
Turning a sample of your blood into platelet-rich plasma is a fairly simple process.
The first step is drawing blood from your body. If you have ever had a check-up done, you know what this step is like. Aside from a small pinch when the needle goes in, you should feel no pain or discomfort.
Once the blood has been drawn, it is placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins rapidly, which separates the different components of the blood. Once the process is complete, the product will be plasma with an incredibly high concentration of platelets. The PRP is then extracted and placed inside a syringe, where it is ready to be injected into the desired area for the treatment of your choice.
Spectacular Hair with PRP
One of the most popular uses for PRP is non-surgical hair restoration and hair-loss prevention. This unique treatment is available for men and women who are dealing with hair-loss issues. The treatment is safe, produces minimal discomfort, and has been proven to be an effective option.
The treatment takes around 30 minutes to one hour to complete. In order to ensure that the treatment is as comfortable as possible, a special numbing agent is applied to the surface of the scalp where the injections will be made. After the PRP has been drawn and purified, it will be carefully and precisely injected into the desired areas of the scalp where the hair loss is occurring.
The growth factors inside the PRP will stimulate hair-follicle growth and provide the follicles with essential nutrients. These will strengthen the follicles and promote further growth. The growth of the hair follicles will occur over the course of several weeks. Most patients will need around four treatments to achieve their desired results.
Microneedling with PRP
You can also use PRP to boost the results of your microneedling treatment. Microneedling is a unique skin-care treatment that involves making microscopic wounds in the surface of the skin using a special device equipped with multiple fine needles. This stimulates the skin-renewal process and the production of essential proteins like collagen and elastin, which strengthen and tighten the skin.
Microneedling also produces micro-channels in the skin. These small holes allow skin-care products to seep deeper into the skin for an enhanced effect. This is where PRP comes into play. The PRP is applied during the microneedling treatment, where it will be absorbed deep into the skin. This allows the growth factors inside the PRP to rejuvenate the surrounding tissues.
If you are interested in using PRP to rejuvenate your skin or treat your hair loss, contact Sperling Dermatology, located in Florham Park, New Jersey, to schedule a consultation.