Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: 7 Things You Need to Know About PRP
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market.
Not sure what it is? The name might seem intimidating at first, but don’t worry — PRP is simpler than you probably expect.
And it could be just what you need to tackle your sagging skin, hair loss, or other cosmetic issues!
How? And what results can you expect to see?
Read on to discover everything you need to know about the power of PRP!
PRP Uses Your Own Blood to Stimulate Skin Repair
Don’t like the idea of having foreign substances injected into your body?
That could put you off trying other treatments designed to combat common signs of aging. But that’s not an issue with PRP.
Why? Because this treatment uses a sample of your own blood to improve your skin’s appearance. Yes, really!
It’s all about the plasma. This is a crucial part of your blood, filled with proteins (or “factors”) that perform essential functions — including cell growth support.
That means injecting PRP into tissue stimulates production of healthy new cells and encourages healing. Your skin will look younger and smoother over time.
Here’s how it works:
You’ll need multiple sessions to achieve your ideal results, but you’ll talk this through with your nurse before treatment.
PRP Can Help With Hair Loss
The average person sheds between 50 and 100 hairs a day. That’s not a problem when new strands grow to replace them. But conditions like male pattern baldness and alopecia areata cause hair to fall out in greater numbers than usual. And new hairs won’t take their place.
Fortunately, PRP therapy can restore healthy growth naturally by repairing cells in the scalp.
You might prefer this option over more invasive ones, such as hair transplant surgery.
PRP Boosts Skin Elasticity
Collagen and elastin keep your skin thick, tight, and firm. But your body stops producing both as much as it used to with age — creating sagging skin.
The older you get, the saggier your skin will start to look, especially around the chin, cheeks, and neck. But platelet-rich plasma therapy stimulates collagen and elastin with your own blood, so it’s a fantastic way to improve your skin tone and texture without surgery.
Sagging areas should feel more youthful after a series of PRP injections. Speak to your nurse about the spots you want to focus on before your treatment begins. They’ll explain the process and help you understand what results to expect.
PRP Improves the Appearance of Wrinkles
Along with sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines are another common sign of aging. They’re more visible on some skin types than others, such as dry skin.
Wrinkles form when your skin gets thinner and loses its elasticity (hello, collagen and elastin!). But other factors can increase the visibility of wrinkles and trigger their development earlier than you might expect. These include:
PRP stimulates tissue repair and helps to rejuvenate skin. That means wrinkles should be less noticeable after you complete the recommended course of sessions.
PRP Reduces the Visibility of Scars
Do you have scars in areas you can’t (or struggle to) cover up?
Scarring on the arms, legs, face, or neck may all be more visible than you’d prefer, especially in warmer weather. But PRP therapy could improve the appearance of your scars and make them harder for people to see.
Plasma injected into your body repairs damaged tissue cells and replaces them with new, healthy ones. Your skin should look smoother, and your scars will be less noticeable than usual.
PRP Can Make Stretch Marks Less Noticeable
Stretch marks are a natural result of fast changes in the shape of your skin. Maybe you’ve had a baby, or lost a lot of weight through diet and exercise. Whatever the cause, stretch marks can be difficult to accept if they’re in an easy-to-see spot.
And even though stretch marks tend to fade over the years, they can still seem very noticeable to you. Sounds familiar?
You can try PRP treatments to address stretch marks on your stomach, legs, or buttocks. They’ll revitalize the skin and make stretch marks harder to see.
PRP Results Can Last for Months
Your PRP injections will need a little time to take effect. Your skin won’t look totally different after a single session — you’ll require several to get the best results.
How long will it take to see a difference? You’ll probably notice positive changes within a few weeks or months, whether that’s increased hair growth or less-visible wrinkles.
How long do they last? It varies, but patients can enjoy lasting improvements for as long as 18 months after they complete their series of treatments.
Your nurse will explain what results you can expect based on your goals, your skin, and other important factors.
How to Book Your First PRP Therapy Session in Brampton
Feel inspired to try PRP?
Want to talk to an experienced expert about your options before you commit?
Astra Medicare is here to help!
All treatments are performed by registered nurses supervised by a medical doctor for your complete peace of mind. Relax and leave our specialists to work knowing you’re in the best hands.
We use cutting-edge facilities for the most professional, efficient PRP therapy in Brampton. Your treatment will start with a free, no-obligation consultation — the perfect opportunity to talk about your skin, your objectives, and your concerns.
And we’ll answer questions on any of our other treatments, including massage, laser spider vein removal, Clear + Brilliant, and more!
Dedicated and passionate Astra Medicare staff.