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. Platelet-Rich Plasma is often referred to as “liquid gold”. By strategically reintroducing this platelet-rich plasma to the body, 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. Cox may also use PRP to reduce recovery time and improve results with procedures like CO2, Fraxel, Halo, or Halo Pro. 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 an excellent safety profile. Like any surgical or non-surgical procedure, there are risks. Dr. Cox stresses the importance of finding an experienced physician who understands the finer points of injectable treatment.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) treatment is well tolerated. 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 resurfacing treatment, PRP reduces recovery time and enhances treatment results. During your consultation, Dr. Cox will provide an individualized explanation of what to expect based on your unique treatment plan and goals.
When injected into the scalp, PRP stimulates hair growth, resulting in thicker hair and increased coverage. A series of 3-4 treatments is required for best results, with maintenance treatments 1-2 times a year. PRP is well suited for female and male pattern hair loss. Dr. Cox will provide an individualized assessment to determine and explain how you might benefit.