Did you get a PRP microneedling facial and love it? Have you heard about all of the benefits of getting a PRP microneedling facial?
PRP therapy, or the separation of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), might sound like something out of a science fiction motive. But PRP therapy can help promote different benefits for your body, like promoting hair regrowth.
With PRP microneedling, your own PRP is added back into your skin. Once injected into that top layer of your skin, the PRP encourages your body to boost its production of collagen, helping your skin heal naturally.
There are other applications for PRP when it comes to PRP therapy treatments, including:
- Repair of tendons, ligaments, and joints
- Regrowth of diseased or damaged body tissue
- Treatment for acute sports injuries and muscle injuries
- Promotion of hair growth
While a PRP microneedling facial promotes smoother and healthier skin on your face, other types of PRP therapy can help your body heal in different ways.
PRP for hair growth
PRP is most commonly known for its benefits as a skin rejuvenation technique to promote new skin growth and help your skin heal from any blemishes and scarring. But what many people don’t know if that PRP can be used to help promote hair growth in areas that are thinning or losing hair.
If you’ve ever had a PRP microneedling procedure — also known as a vampire facial — then the process for hair loss is very similar. Blood is drawn, this time from your arm, and put into a centrifuge that separates out your Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).
This PRP is what is injected back into you, promoting hair growth. Using a needle, PRP is inserted across your scalp, about every half inch, to cover the area that is thinning. The needle targets those specific hair follicles that are not growing hair.
While this might sound like a tedious process, you can expect the procedure to last 30–45 minutes, depending on the size of the area you need injected.
Men and women can lose their hair for a plethora of reasons, but PRP therapy has been shown to benefit many different people with hair loss. But, PRP therapy is a great choice if you are experiencing early hair loss or androgenic alopecia.
You should also know that there are reasons you can be disqualified from having PRP therapy, like if you:
- Are on blood thinners
- Smoke heavily
- Were recently diagnosed with cancer, infections, liver disease, or skin disease
If you think that you could benefit from PRP therapy, consult your team at Renew Medical Aesthetics.
If the PRP therapy treatment works for you, you will notice that your hair follicles have started growing new hair or your thinning hair is thickening.
If you’re using PRP therapy for hair loss, you might want to schedule follow-up procedures to keep giving those problems areas injections of PRP. Initial treatments can be as often as one of a month for three to four months. After that, have additional treatments every three to six months, depending on your individual hair loss and how effective each treatment is.
But if you’re not sure how often you should be getting PRP therapy, consult your cosmetician or doctor!
Find Hair Regrowth Solutions At Renew Medical Aesthetics
If you’re not ready for a surgical hair loss solution, you might consider PRP therapy to help combat your hair loss.
Ask our cosmeticians at Renew Medical Aesthetics in Loveland about our PRP treatments. Make sure you schedule a consultation at our medical spa!