PRP (Platelet-rich plasma)
PRP injections have been common practice for many years at burns units and during orthopaedic surgery. Platelets, which have excellent healing properties, regenerate the skin and stimulate hair regrowth.
What are the fundamental principles of PRP?
PRP is composed of living cells (platelets) which recreate tissue wherever they are injected. Platelet-rich plasma boosts the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which naturally diminishes with age. Once injected, the platelets release growth factors which stimulate dermal cells (fibroblasts) and hair follicles in the scalp.
PRP may also be combined with PDO threads to stimulate more effective collagen synthesis.
When will the results of a PRP session be visible?
Although the results of hyaluronic acid treatment are almost immediate, those of a PRP session will be visible 3 to 6 weeks after the procedure; the time required for the platelets to take effect.
What are the side effects of PRP?
As with all injections, redness and/or bruising are always a possibility. Slight swelling is possible as a result of the inflammatory reaction and may last 2 to 3 days. An allergic reaction is impossible because the platelet-rich plasma is created from your own body.
What happens during a PRP session?
The doctor takes a blood sample (approximately 15ml of blood is taken) and places it into a centrifuge to separate the platelets. The doctor then collects the platelet-rich plasma and reinjects it into the face or scalp by means of multiple microinjections.
How many PRP sessions are necessary and how often?
The number of sessions varies depending on the condition of your skin. Generally, 2 to 3 sessions per month are necessary. Then, one consultation a year is recommended. For hair regrowth procedures, 1 session every 4 months over the course of a year is required, followed by one session yearly.
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