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PRP enhances the effects of microneedling and microchanneling procedures for a dramatic improvement in skin tone and texture.
PRP Hair Restoration
Stimulate hair follicles and regrow hair at the brow line and on the back of the head using PRP—a more effective treatment than topical creams.
Cellular Therapy Treatments for Facial Rejuvenation in Asheville, NC
Platelets help your blood to clot when you are injured, but they also play a key role in healing tissues because they contain what are called growth factors: Platelet Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) and Transforming Growth Factor-Beta (TGFß). The growth factors not only facilitate healing, but also help encourage skin and collagen regeneration.
At Mountain Radiance, we use platelet rich plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood to perform a number of treatments that harness this healing capacity.
What can I expect during my PRP facial or hair regrowth treatment?
During the procedure, your blood will be drawn so that it can be spun in a centrifuge to concentrate platelets. The platelets are then extracted and applied to the skin either with a microneedling or ProCell microchanneling treatment.
What are the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
PRP therapy can help improve tissue regeneration in conjunction with a microneedling or microchanneling facial treatment. PRP therapy can also help to increase the number of active hair follicles to enhance hair growth. After your procedure you can expect the following benefits:
- Increased collagen production
- Tighter, firmer skin
- Reduced fine line and wrinkles
- Increased moisture retention
- Enhanced skin tone and texture
- Regrowth of hair follicles (for hair regrowth treatment)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial with Microneedling
If you have fine lines, wrinkles, or scars (such as acne scars), microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP) offers major results that rival those of CO2 laser skin resurfacing—but without the downtime.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial with Microneedling Before and After
We apply a topical numbing medication to the skin to help you feel comfortable during treatment and eliminate any pain from microneedling. If you are doing the ProCell microchanneling treatment, no numbing cream is necessary as the procedure is relatively painless.
Improvement can be seen within 1 month and will continue to improve over the next six months.
The beneficial results (tightened, brighter skin) of PRP microneedling or microchanneling come from new collagen growth that happens below the skin’s surface, which makes the results long lasting, up to 2 years. Carefully protect your skin from sun damage to extend your results.
After PRP microneedling, your face will appear red for about a day. Redness should subside within approximately 48 hrs, and you can apply makeup after 24 hrs.
Your face will be red for about 2 days after the PRP microneedling facial.
If you see signs of aging and are hoping to recover a youthful tone and texture overall, the PRP facial may be a very beneficial treatment.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Hair Loss
Thinning hair is one of the most common cosmetic concerns, regardless of gender. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy helps to increase the number of active hair follicles and thereby enhance hair growth. If you have an area of thinning hair, then this treatment will likely provide excellent results for you. (Unfortunately, PRP therapy does not work in areas where the scalp has lost all hair and the skin is shiny.)
What are the Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Hair Loss?
The benefits of PRP over other treatments include:
- Treatments are performed in our office (no need for you to apply products at home, unless you are supplementing the treatment)
- Completely natural treatment, using your own cells
- We take measures to reduce your discomfort during treatment
At Mountain Radiance, we use local anesthetic to numb the scalp prior to treatment. Then, we apply the PRP by both injection and microneedling. For some patients, hair regrowth can be significant with PRP microneedling; however, results require patience. Results require at least 2 treatments and a wait of about 9 months before patients begin to see results. Also, PRP can can stimulate follicle regeneration in locations where the hair is thinning, but it will not regrow hair where the scalp is “shiny” with no hair follicles.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Hair Loss- Before and After
While some providers do not offer anesthetic to reduce your discomfort during this treatment, we always use both a numbing cream and a local anesthetic block to reduce your discomfort. Our patients report that the treatment is very tolerable.
In our experience, it takes a minimum of 9 months before results are visible. The before and after images above show a patient 14 months after their first treatment; the patients underwent 2–3 treatments spaced approximately 2–3 months apart.
Hair restoration after PRP treatment lasts approximately 5 years, although some clients choose to have periodic re-treatments in between.
There can be mild post-procedure discomfort that may last several hours. The scalp is usually pain-free by the day following the procedure. You may shampoo the next morning.
You may return to work after the procedure, but most patients choose to take the rest of the day off.
If you have thinning hair, PRP will likely be an effective hair restoration treatment for you. It is effective no matter your gender, although we recommend some patients supplement treatment with oral or topical medications, as well.
Unfortunately, if you have areas that have lost all hair, then PRP therapy will likely be ineffective.
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