Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has attracted a lot of attention for a range of medical and cosmetic uses. Some people may recognize PRP from the sports world as several superstar athletes have discussed this regenerative treatment to help heal injuries. Tiger Woods embraced it in an effort to speed up his recovery time following knee surgery and Kobe Bryant used it following a knee injury as well. At INLIV, our medical aesthetics team uses PRP treatments to rejuvenate the skin and also to restore hair loss.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a derivative of your own blood. A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm, then spun in a centrifuge to separate the red cells from the platelet rich plasma, or ‘liquid gold’. The PRP is then injected to the treatment area, where it attracts growth cells, repairing the area, stimulating collagen production and encouraging cell regeneration.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments for Skin Rejuvenation
“Because PRP is a more natural option to improve our skin, there are almost no contra-indications and it provides great results. It’s a fairly quick procedure with minimal downtime, and is suitable for almost anyone. It can help rejuvenate and improve the texture of aging skin, and can also be used as a preventive treatment for younger clients.”
“My patients appreciate it for different reasons; they’ve commented that their skin glows, their fine lines are diminished, they have less acne breakouts and one guest noted it had reduced the appearance of her sunspots.”
– Dr. Ingemaud Gerber
Platelet Rich Plasma treatments can also be used in combination with laser treatments to improve the results and help reduce healing time. Our registered nurse, Nadia Zinchuk recommends combining a fractional laser treatment with PRP.
Platelet Rich Plasma For Hair Loss
“Both women and men struggling with hair loss or thinning hair appreciate that PRP uses the body’s own innate healing process to facilitate hair growth without the need for pills or surgery. And there’s no downtime, unlike surgical options. For best results, most clients will require multiple treatments – often three or four.”
– Dr. Kannin Osei-Tutu