Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)’s popularity shot up after celebrity Kim Kardashian’s Vampire Facelift procedure. But what is it?
PRP is obtained from your own blood. The session is started by withdrawing some blood from a vein from your arm (just like having a blood test). The tube is then inserted in a centrifuge, a machine which spins the blood many times. By speed and gravity, the heavier red blood cells sink to the bottom of the tube, whilst the golden PRP floats at the surface.
The PRP is then withdrawn and injected to the target areas, without any additives or preservatives, making it 100% natural and safe. When growth factors are activated by injection, repair of damaged tissue begins, generating collagen and hyaluronic acid production.
Which areas can be injected with PRP?
When PRP is injected in the scalp, it nourishes, thickens and strengthens the hair already present, as well as stimulates hair follicles that are dormant to produce hair again. The procedure is most famous in people with thinning or balding hair. It is also beneficial in clients seeking to perform a hair transplant procedure shortly after, since it prepares the hair and the scalp by boosting them with growth factors.
PRP can also be injected in the face, neck, decollate and hands in order to stimulate the repair and renewal of damaged tissue in these areas. PRP has become a common skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatment that reduces wrinkles, sagging and dark circles, while healing skin damaged by acne, injuries and stretch marks. The PRP also attracts water, giving an improved look to wrinkles, and giving more volume to the face. For an even improved result, PRP can be combined with micro needling and fractional CO, two procedures that further stimulate skin rejuvenation.