PRP Treatments for Anti-Aging and Hair Rejuvenation

PRP treatments harness your body’s own natural healing and restorative capabilities to revive your skin’s beauty and healthy function. PRP treatments are an advanced way to not only rejuvenate your skin but also restore fuller, healthier hair growth. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, a protein-rich resource derived from a sample of your own blood. PRP is a purified solution of essential growth factors which are vital to your body’s healing functions. The growth factors in PRP solutions come in as many as five to ten times the concentration of normal blood samples.

Your skin and hair can receive a powerful jumpstart and nourishing treatment with PRP. At Glow Aesthetic MD, we are pleased to offer our patients this revolutionary therapy for skin and hair rejuvenation.

What is PRP?

Medical science now enables us to harness the restorative abilities of our blood through PRP treatment. The science that makes PRP therapy possible takes place almost entirely within your own body. Our blood functions as an important part of our immune system, which is responsible for repairing damaged tissue and skin. Within our blood are protein-rich platelets, which are the main actors that goes to work restoring our skin when it’s cut or damaged.

PRP is an excellent source of proteins such as keratinocytes and fibroblast growth factors, which all play different roles in repairing damaged tissue. PRP is derived from a small sample of your own blood that is purified through a specialized centrifuge. The centrifuge also optimizes the concentration of growth factors for potency.

Why Consider PRP Treatment?

The main benefits of PRP treatment are that it is a simple process, effective, and delivers long-term results. PRP harnesses the healing abilities of your own body and targets the areas where you need restoration and rejuvenation. PRP treatment is non-surgical and poses zero risks of allergic reaction. With a long history of success in knee replacement therapy, PRP is one of the most exciting areas of cosmetic medicine with nearly limitless potential.

PRP Therapy offers a number of benefits such as:

  • PRP is “autologous,” meaning your own tissues are used, eliminating any chance of allergic reaction.
  • Long-term rejuvenation, as the essential growth factors signal your body to naturally reduce and eliminate lines, folds, and wrinkles. Patients can schedule PRP treatments a few months apart at a time to see their best, long-term hair growth results.
  • Versatility. PRP applications may be used for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration
  • Men and Women can benefit from PRP treatments, achieving a revitalized appearance or treating early signs of hair loss.
  • Quick and Easy treatment sessions can have you in and out in under half an hour

PRP For Hair Loss

If you have noticed thinning hair, a growing bald patch or more visible parting of your hair, you are not alone. Millions of men and women are experiencing some form of hair loss and more than half of men will be affected by hair loss. With PRP treatments, there is now a non-surgical, clinically-proven treatment option. Hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia, is an extremely common issue that can significantly impact your appearance and undermine your self-confidence. The exact reasons for hair loss are not entirely clear, but studies have shown that genetics, stress, lifestyle, and hormones play important parts.

Hair growth occurs in three main stages: anagen, catagen, and telogen. Anagen is the main growth phase and can last years. Your hair spends most of its time in this phase. Hair stops growing when it enters the catagen phase and becomes fully matured during the telogen phase. Hair follicles shed when they are in the telogen phase.

Naturally, humans will shed hair to the tune of about 100 follicles daily. Many people mistakenly believe shedding hair is the reason for hair loss, but the reality is that hair loss is due to hair follicles spending less and less time in the anagen phase, meaning lack of hair growth is the main issue. In many cases, individuals can experience a temporary hair loss phase where hair follicles experience extended time between growth cycles. This means the individual’s potential for regrowing hair is still healthy and strong. PRP treatments are ideal for helping those in the early stages of hair loss or those who are experiencing temporary stalls in their hair growth cycles.

During a PRP treatment, PRP is injected roughly every half inch throughout the area where thinning or baldness is occurring. Thanks to the growth factors in the PRP, the hair follicles are restored to a healthier, prolific state.

The Science of PRP

PRP treatments were originally developed and have a long history of successful use in dentistry and orthopedics. The active agent in this treatment is the PRP serum, which is derived from autologous blood samples that have been processed through a centrifuge. The PRP serum is a high concentration of essential growth factors such as PDGF, VEGF, EGF, and TGF-β. The PRP fluid is prepared on-site as you wait.

These growth factors are immune privileged, anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, pro-vascular, and cytoprotective. Basically, these growth factors function as messengers in your body that signal treated areas to repair damage and build fresh, new tissue.