If you’re concerned about the appearance of unsightly wrinkles around your face, or the prospect of hair loss, consult with Richmond Cosmetic Clinic. Platelet Rich Plasmatherapy (PRP) offers the opportunity for hair growth for those patients wanting a more aggressive nonsurgical approach to treatment. Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. The process has been used extensively for skin and wound healing for many years, and generally with positive outcomes.
In the field of hair restoration, evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment. It remains a positive non-surgical therapeutic option for hair loss patients. PRP contains growth factors that stimulate follicle growth. Treatments may be performed every 3 to 4 months or on a semi-annual basis.
How Is It Done?
Blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge. The PRP is separated and removed. This step is accomplished by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. Platelet rich plasma is then injected into the scalp. No sedation or medication is given during the procedure. PRP uses your own unmodified cells that will not be rejected by your immune system.
PRP involves special cells called platelets, which promote healing and accelerate the rate and degree of tissue regeneration. Platelets respond to injury and form new cellular growth. Inside the platelets are intracellular structures such as glycogen, lysosomes and alpha granules. These granules contain clotting and growth factors that help stimulate the repairing process. PRP specific cells that cause hair growth include:
Please be aware that individual results may vary.
Perhaps you have heard of “the vampire facelift” as a method for filling out wrinkles. Richmond Cosmetic Clinic provides a similar service where blood is drawn, spun in a centrifuge, and injected back under the facial skin where it may be combined with other fillers. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform. The number of treatments required depends on the individual. We recommend a series of 1 to 3 injection sessions spaced from 4 to 6 weeks apart for the best results. In some situations, it is possible to achieve your desired appearance after a single treatment.
Contact Richmond Cosmetic Clinic to determine which procedure is right for you.