Fine lines, wrinkles, and hair loss are common signs of aging. Wrinkles develop as the skin loses elasticity due to a lack of collagen, and hair loss can be attributed to genetics, hormonal changes, and other conditions. Patients who desire natural facial rejuvenation or a solution to prevent the progression of hair loss may want to consider treatment with platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP. PRP triggers cell regeneration and promotes the production of new collagen. Blood is first drawn from the patient and placed in a special centrifuge to separate the blood cells from the PRP, which is injected or applied topically to achieve the desired results.
What PRP Treatment Can Improve
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Poor skin texture
- Hair loss
PRP Treatment Options
PRP Facial Rejuvenation
Men and women who want smoother and more youthful skin can benefit from PRP injections. A topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area to ensure a painless experience throughout the procedure. After extraction, PRP is injected directly into the target fine lines and wrinkles to fill in creases and promote collagen production.
PRP Hair Restoration
When PRP is injected into areas that have experienced hair loss, the growth factors trigger hair follicles to produce more hair cells. The existing hair at the treatment site will become stronger, and new hair will begin to grow again. Some patients will need a series of treatments to obtain satisfactory hair fullness.
Results and Recovery
Patients can usually expect some redness and mild sensitivity following PRP treatment. Although patients do not need to remain in repose after their procedure, they are advised to relax at home for a few days while the treated skin heals. It is also recommended to avoid direct sun exposure and wearing makeup until after recovery. Results are natural and will continue to improve over time, as the body replenishes the skin with fresh cells and collagen.
Alternative to PRP Treatment
PRP treatment is not for everyone, but Gentle Care Dentistry offers other non-surgical facial rejuvenation options, including:
- Injectable fillers: minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and can add youthful volume to the cheeks and lips.
- Microneedling: rejuvenates the skin by creating minuscule punctures that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. PRP can be applied during a microneedling treatment to achieve optimal results.
- Skin rejuvenation: can address sun damage, signs of aging, uneven skin tone, and poor skin texture using one of our Vitality Institute peels.
Your specialist will go over all of the treatment options that can address your concerns and help you select the procedure that will help you obtain your desired outcome.