You want better skin. You want better hair. But you don’t want to undergo invasive treatments to get it. We have good news: you don’t have to. We have a solution that is natural, effective, and will give you the best of both worlds, with better skin and better hair, all without any downtime. At Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA, we offer PRP treatment as a way to use your own blood to rejuvenate your face and stimulate the scalp to encourage hair growth.
What Is PRP Treatment Good for?
PRP therapy is a treatment that is most often associated with Vampire Facials, yet it is a powerful element of many other cosmetic treatments that increases their effectiveness. Undergoing PRP therapy is an effective way to rejuvenate your face by infusing it with the healing properties within your platelets. However, PRP therapy is not a one-trick pony. It also is an effective way to treat hair loss by stimulating hair follicles and promoting healthy hair growth.
What Is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. This plasma is naturally found in your blood and contains platelets whose role is to help heal wounds and allow the blood to clot. PRP is well-known for its healing properties and it is often used in the medical world as a way to accelerate the healing of injuries, including muscular, joint, tendon, and ligament injuries through injections. It has been adopted for use in the beauty world to help heal and rejuvenate the skin.
How Is It Derived From Your Blood?
Whenever you see pictures or videos of treatments utilizing PRP, it may simply look like blood, however, there’s more involved with obtaining PRP than just applying blood to your face. To derive PRP from your blood, a small amount of your blood is put into a device called a centrifuge, which spins the vial of blood to separate the plasma from the rest of your blood. Once separated, the plasma is ready for use.
PRP Treatment for Facial Rejuvenation
Experts in the beauty world have seen the way that PRP can heal injuries in other parts of the body and have made the connection between PRP’s healing properties and its ability to extend those healing properties into the skin. As a result, PRP has become a form of cosmetic treatment and is now used as the main ingredient in many different facial rejuvenation treatments. If you want a natural way to improve your skin, PRP treatment can do just that.
How Does a PRP Treatment Improve the Appearance of Your Face?
When used to treat the signs of aging that appear on the face, PRP uses its healing properties to address the root cause of skin issues. It can help heal both aging and damaged skin cells. When inserted into the skin, it also increases oxygen-rich blood flow to the face which leads to many skin benefits.
As a result, collagen and elastin production increase and there are significant improvements in the firmness, tone, and texture of the skin
Is It Safe?
One of the many benefits of using PRP therapy to rejuvenate the skin on the face is that it is completely safe. During treatment, your platelets are separated from your blood and used on your face. You aren’t inserting anything foreign into your skin, nor are you applying or inserting any harsh ingredients onto or into your skin. Instead, you are simply utilizing the healing properties of your blood so there is no risk of any kind of allergic reaction.
What Areas of the Face Does It Treat?
This treatment specifically treats targeted areas on the face and will help improve the most common signs of aging. It helps improve the appearance of general wrinkles and fine lines that show up on the face, as well as other skin issues including dark under-eye circles or the signs of sun damage on the skin. Additionally, PRP therapy will help improve the appearance of general or acne-related scars on the surface of the facial skin as well.
What Happens During a Session?
At our office, we have chosen a very specific device as a way to administer PRP into the skin during treatment. We use a system called the XL Medica PRP which is a microneedling device. This tool has been specifically designed for PRP treatment and works by creating micro-channels in the skin that allow the PRP to reach deep beyond the surface of the skin with precision. Compared to similar tools, this one delivers a much higher platelet concentration to the skin.
When you come in for a treatment, you will undergo the blood draw necessary to obtain your PRP. You will then experience a treatment similar to microneedling. The device we use is known for its accuracy and its ability to effectively penetrate the skin in such a way that the PRP can be best absorbed by the skin.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The total number of sessions you will need varies from one person to the next based on your skin goals and the issues you are hoping to address. However, most patients require multiple sessions for optimal results. When you come in for a consultation, we will be able to analyze your skin and help develop a customized treatment plan based on your needs and goals. We will also watch your results post-treatment to see how your skin responds to the therapy.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Once you undergo the optimal number of treatments necessary to meet your goals, you will get results and you will experience all of the skin benefits that PRP has to offer. Once the PRP enters your system, it will immediately begin to heal your skin cells and rejuvenate your face. These results will build upon each other as you undergo more treatments and will begin to show up in the weeks and months following treatment as your body continue to heal your skin.
This treatment isn’t a substitute for dermal fillers, so you won’t experience results that wear off, so to speak. Instead, it is regarded more like an intensely effective facial. You can continue to undergo treatments when necessary to build upon your results and continue to experience the skin-rejuvenating benefits that this PRP treatment has to offer.
Am I a Candidate for PRP Facial Rejuvenation?
The benefit of using a PRP treatment to improve your skin is that it is safe, effective, and natural. As a result, most people who want to improve their skin qualify for this type of treatment. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your skin type, goals, and general health to make sure that you are a candidate for this treatment and that undergoing regular sessions will give you the results that you are looking for as a way to improve your overall skin.
PRP Treatment for Hair Loss
In the same way that PRP therapy can heal the root causes of aging and address fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, it can also be used as a treatment for hair loss. Hair loss happens to both men and women, but PRP therapy provides a solution that is safe, effective, and natural.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Simply put, the aging process along with genetic factors are largely responsible for hair loss. As aging occurs, hair loss happens as hair follicles on the scalp become inactive. If you have experienced hair loss as a result of the aging process, you may have noticed that not only do you have less hair than you used to, but the hair that you have is thinner and far less voluminous than it used to be. If these follicular issues are addressed early, hair loss can be reversed.
How Does PRP Therapy Help Reverse Hair Loss?
PRP therapy is a healthy, organic way to stimulate hair follicles. When the hair follicles on your scalp become inactive, they require stimulation to regrow hair, or else they will die altogether. This is where PRP therapy comes in. PRP treatments for hair loss utilize your plasma and inject it into the scalp as a way to increase blood flow and stimulate those hair follicles so that they begin to grow hair once again.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
The total number of sessions needed varies among patients. Watching hair grow is like watching paint dry. You can’t see it but you know that it’s happening. Even though it can feel painfully slow, hair grows. Most people require several sessions to obtain their desired results, but results take time to appear since they are based on hair growth. You may not notice your results immediately, but once you do notice them, you’ll realize that they were worth the wait.
What Are the Benefits of Using PRP Therapy for Hair Loss?
PRP Therapy is a natural way to resolve issues with hair growth. It doesn’t require any type of transplant or chemicals but instead relies on the healing power of the body and its regenerative plasma to stimulate hair follicles so that they grow new strands of hair. Once you begin treatments, you will experience all of the benefits that PRP therapy has to offer concerning reversing hair loss. The main benefits of this treatment include:
- It helps you regrow thicker hair that has more volume
- It expands the total scalp coverage of your hair so that your growth is more widespread
- It is a long-term solution for hair loss as it results in long-term, stable hair growth
- Results are natural and don’t involve the use of chemicals or harmful toxins
- There is no risk of an allergic reaction since the treatment utilizes the power of your blood for results
- Treatments are quick and accessible
- There is no need for surgical procedures or risk of scarring
- Treatments do not require any amount of downtime
Am I a Candidate?
Whether you are a man or a woman, if you have or are currently experiencing hair loss, you are most likely a candidate for PRP therapy to help reverse hair loss. If you want to improve your hair and encourage additional growth, you are a candidate for this treatment as well. During your initial consultation, we will discuss your concerns and analyze your hair to determine if this treatment will help you reach your aesthetic goals.
Schedule Your Initial PRP Therapy Consultation Today
PRP therapy is a powerful and effective way to address the signs of aging and reverse hair loss in a powerful yet natural way. PRP therapy will help you restore and improve your hair and will provide you with an experience of facial rejuvenation unlike any other. Don’t wait any longer to experience the powerful results that a PRP treatment has to offer. Contact us today at Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA, and schedule your initial consultation.