PRP (platelet rich plasma) can be used in both facial and hair treatments, restoring ageing skin to a more youthful state and promoting hair growth for thinning hair.
What are PRP treatments?
Platelet rich plasma therapy is a non-surgical treatment that utilises your own body’s healing abilities to stimulate skin and follicle recovery. It is a powerful tool, used in both facial and hair therapies:
Commonly known as the ‘vampire facial’, PRP facial rejuvenation treatments are a safe and effective way to restore the skin’s youthful appearance. Platelet rich plasma encourages natural collagen production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and helping your skin to look smoother and more plumped.
PRP hair treatments
Used as an effective hair loss treatment, platelet rich plasma can be injected into the scalp to trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft.
How do PRP treatments work
In both facial and hair PRP treatments, a small amount of blood is taken from the arm of the patient, like when having a blood test. Platelet rich plasma is then removed from the blood, and this is injected into the face or scalp.
PRP injected into the face (for example the crow’s feet, frown lines or laughter lines) will induce the natural production of collagen. In turn, this brightens, smooths, plumps and rejuvenates skin for an overall younger, line-free complexion. Full effects of this pioneering technique are seen within three to four treatments.
PRP hair treatments
By injecting PRP into areas of the scalp where hair is thinning. This stimulates regrowth due to growth factors within the PRP which stimulate inactive hair follicles into an active growth phase. This in turn encourages more strands of hair to grow from each hair follicle, adding volume and promoting hair health. Three to five sessions, a month apart, are recommended, along with a ‘top up’ session every four months.
Who can benefit from PRP treatments?
PRP treatments are beneficial for patients looking for more natural treatments for their hair and facial concerns.
A PRP treatment for hair is an excellent option for those struggling with thinning hair, caused by genetics, ageing or hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause. It can also be used as part of a hair transplant to encourage regrowth, promote hair health and stimulate hair follicles.
A PRP facial (or vampire facial) has many anti-ageing benefits, and is a non-invasive choice for patients looking to rejuvenate and brighten skin, reduce sagging and plump the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.