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The Anti-Aging Power of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) For Skin and Scalp Rejuvenation
WHAT IS PRP?
PRP has a long history of being used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery. Now, its benefits are being applied to other fields of medicine such as dermatology, hair loss, and cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Scientific studies dating back 30 years have documented that PRP grows new collagen when injected into the skin and recent studies show that PRP can soften sun damage and aging skin issues.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a nonsurgical hair restoration method that uses growth factors and nutrients naturally found in the body to restore and reactivate hair growth. While modern hair transplantation methods are effective and safe, many patients are interested in treatments that provide quick results without the need for surgery.
Hair follicles operate based on a set cycle that determines when and for long they produce hair. The hair growth cycle consists of four stages: the growing phase, the transition phase, the resting phase and the shedding phase. Each stage of the cycle can last for a varying amount of time, but an entire cycle typically takes between two to seven years, with the growth phase lasting the longest. Each hair follicle operates on a different growing schedule, so any hair lost on a daily basis is naturally replaced by incoming hair.
Genetic hair loss, also known as male or female pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia, occurs when the natural growth cycle becomes disrupted and hair no longer grows back after follicles go through the shedding process. While experts are still performing research to determine the exact cause of genetic hair loss, the androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) has been highlighted as the main culprit. DHT inhibits hair growth in an unknown manner and causes hair follicles to miniaturize, producing thinner strands of hair until production ceases altogether.
During your PRP Therapy appointment, a small amount of blood is drawn and used in the procedure. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma rich in platelets and nutrients from the other blood cells. Once prepared, the PRP is injected into the scalp using a series of coordinated injections that target balding and thinning sections of hair.
RECOVERY AND RESULTS
Because PRP is autologous, meaning taken directly from the patient, adverse side effects are avoided. Side effects mainly stem from the injection sites and may include minor swelling and redness in the scalp that typically heals in a few days. Treatments are completed on-site at Carolina Regenerative Health.
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