Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. A small amount of blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the PRP. Since the PRP is processed from your own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. PRP can help your body regenerate new tissues.
Once your blood is drawn, it is spun in a centrifuge to separate the solid components from the liquid plasma. The red blood cells and white blood cells are removed, thereby allowing the platelets to be reintroduced to the clear plasma. Platelets are filled with growth factors that signal your cells to regenerate.
PRP is injected into the scalp in a series of injections via a thin needle. There is minimal to no discomfort during this process as you will have numbing prior to the procedure. Once the injections are complete, PRP stimulates the hair follicle activity and creates new growth in the cellular level. Since PRP has anti-inflammatory properties, it also helps to improve skin conditions that are inflammatory as well.
Platelet-rich plasma is a very safe treatment option, whether you’re using it to recover from a serious joint injury or as a hair restoration treatment. Because PRP is created from your own blood, your body easily accepts the treatment with no adverse reactions or risk of allergy.
Any type of injection carries a small risk of infection or other complications. However, when you seek PRP hair loss therapy from highly skilled professionals like the team at Hush L.A. Medspa, the risk of complications is low. All treatments are administered using the highest medical standards, and with an eye toward supporting and maintaining your overall health.
Be cautious about seeking any form of PRP therapy from spas or salons that are not under medical supervision. This is an advanced treatment that requires considerable technological support and skill to properly administer.
To learn more, schedule an appointment at Hush L.A. Medspa today, online or by phone.