Did you know? Your body has all the power within it to grow, heal, and regenerate. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a new-age procedure that makes use of the natural healing ability of your blood’s platelets and growth factors to stimulate a stem cell response. These stem cells, in turn, help you to grow, repair, and regenerate damaged skin and hair follicles as well as slow down and reverse the signs of aging that we all experience.
About PRP Therapy
The Uses of PRP
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses a concentration from your own blood, which contains up to five times more platelets, active proteins, and growth factors for tissue and injury healing. PRP therapy is particularly recommended for those people who have advanced signs of aging, as the platelets work along with other anti-aging treatments, to give you the results you desire. Over time, you will notice that your skin becomes smoother and firmer, and the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles disappear as the platelets work to reverse those aging symptoms.
Advantages of Cosmetic PRP
PRP in cosmetics is used successfully to reverse the signs of aging, improve hair growth, and even get rid of scars. The healing properties of PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment to help you:
• Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
• Decrease acne scars
• Help to clear rosacea
• Tighten and tone your skin
• Combat mild collagen and volume loss
• Improve the appearance of crow’s feet and dark circles under the eyes
How PRP Works Within the Body
When PRP is placed back into the skin by microneedling/post lasering, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the next several weeks and months following treatment, the stem cell response creates collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process, with healthy tissue.
PRP for Skin
PRP encourages your body’s natural ability to create healthy amounts of elastin and collagen that contribute to both thickening as well as tightening of the skin. Skin that is tight and plump naturally smooths away fine lines and wrinkles. That, in turn, makes you look young. Since PRP encourages collagen production, it is one of the best therapies to improve your skin’s texture and tone.
You will see results within a week of your PRP therapy. After a couple of months and series of treatments, you will notice that your skin is more youthful, rejuvenated, fresh, and has a healthy glow. It will feel soft and supple to the touch. PRP therapy for the skin has great anti-aging benefits.
PRP for Hair
Hair loss can be very stressful and emotionally draining for both men and women. Thanks to MaVie’s PRP therapy for hair, both men and women can now sport a head of healthy, thick, and lustrous hair.
This is a natural treatment for hair conditions, such as thinning and baldness. PRP is injected in the affected areas. This will prompt inactive hair follicles to enter the active growth phase and encourage hair to grow. The Platelet-Rich Plasma triggers the body’s natural hair growth and then maintains this hair growth by providing a boost of blood supply to the affected hair follicles. With your hair follicles functioning at their best, you can expect healthy hair growth.
Hair Problems That Can Be Treated with PRP
PRP is known to help treat:
• Androgenetic alopecia – hereditary hair thinning. Both males and females of any age can be affected by this condition.
• Traction alopecia – a condition of hair thinning seen in women, caused by tight ponytails and other hairstyles that tend to tug at the hair and pull it out.
You will notice the results of your PRP hair therapy over several weeks to months. Hair growth will be faster and thicker but the process takes time. The best time to try PRP therapy is when you first notice your hair thinning. Please remember that PRP will not regrow all your lost hair. PRP therapy for hair will not work if you are entirely bald.
Schedule your consultation today with MaVie Med Spa, if PRP for the Skin or Hair sounds like the treatment for you!