What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. PRP is produced by isolating platelets found in one’s own blood. It may then be applied topically post-procedure to accelerate healing and boost results, or injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth.
How does PRP work?
Platelets have powerful healing properties, containing growth factors that trigger and regulate cell growth. In PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment, we start with your own blood and use a centrifuge to isolate platelets from the other components. The resulting substance, PRP, contains 3-5 times the number of platelets as regular blood. By strategically reintroducing this platelet-rich plasma to the body whether topically of injecting, we can harness the benefits of cellular growth and regeneration to aesthetic benefit.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) may be applied topically post-procedure to accelerate healing and boost results or injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth. The treatment process differs for each approach. PRP is often combined with microneedling to reduce recovery time and improve results. This procedure is commonly known as the Vampire Facial. Dr. Gandla may also use PRP to reduce recovery time and improve results with all procedures. When used for hair growth PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is injected directly into the scalp.
Is PRP safe?
Because PRP is derived from your own blood, it has little risks and an excellent safety profile. Like any surgical or non-surgical procedure, there are risks. Dr. Gandla stresses the importance of finding an experienced physician who understands the finer points of injectable treatment.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment is well tolerated by most individuals.
When used post procedure PRP will significantly reduce recovery. Clinical studies also demonstrate that the application of PRP boosts efficacy of these treatments and produces superior results.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) for hair growth has no downtime. You may immediately resume normal activity after your treatment.
When applied to the skin after a microneedle resurfacing treatment, PRP reduces recovery time and enhances treatment results. During your consultation, Dr. Gandla will provide an individualized explanation of what to expect based on your unique treatment plan with your goals in mind.
When injected into the scalp, PRP stimulates hair growth, resulting in thicker hair and increased coverage. A series of 3-4 treatments is recommended for optimal results, with maintenance treatments 1-2 times a year. PRP is well suited for female and male pattern hair loss. Dr. Gandla will provide an individualized assessment to determine and explain how you might benefit.
- PRP Microneedling (Vampire Facial): Treatment of fine lines and wrinkles
- Adipose Therapy (Fat Transfer): Adipose tissue transfer, or a fat injection, describes the process by which adipose (fat) tissue is retrieved or harvested from one or more different regions and injected into another area of the body.
- IV Stem Cell Therapy: IV stem cell therapy utilizes intravenous methods in order to deliver stem cells directly to the body
- Hair Rejuvenation: PRP, Stem Cell, or Exosome therapy to treat hair thinning or hair loss