PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy
Is a method in which autologous (=body’s own) platelets are injected into the skin. These platelets release certain substances (growth factors) when injected into the skin. The plasma is obtained by centrifuging your own blood, immediately after blood draw, the PRP is then injected into the area to be treated.
Dermatologic indication for PRP treatment are
– hair loss
– post laser surgery to speed up recovery and enhance the effects of the laser
Injections of PRP into the skin or scalp initiates a healing process by releasing growth factors. This stimulates the synthesis of collagen in the skin, and the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells in the hair follicles. By injecting PRP into the scalp, the hair follicles become stronger again and hair growth will be stimulated. The growth factors in the PRP can make thin and damaged hair stronger again and PRP treatment can have a preventive effect on further loss.
PRP therapy can offer a solution for moderate to severe hair loss or before and after a hair transplantation.
Because PRP is extracted from our own blood, this treatment is seen as a safe and effective technique for hair loss.
The treatment can also be combined with other different therapies (medical, minoxidil lotions, LED etc)
PRP injections will boost the skin, improve texture and complexion, reduce fine lines or atrophic scars and are particularly indicated for treatment of under eye area or after laser surgery for (acne-) scars.
Good to know before a PRP treatment
It is important that you do not take blood thinners (aspirin) or anti-inflammatory medication (Ibuprofen, Voltaren, etc.) one week before a PRP treatment as
this may affect the quality of the blood platelets , and their growth factors.
It is also advices that you drink minimum 2 L water in the 24 hours before the treatment, to have not only good quality also sufficient quantity of plasma.