At Lumiskins, we utilize the best and most effective methods to treat hair and skin issues successfully. One of our most advanced treatment methods is the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy.
PRP Therapy is a regimen that harnesses your body’s healing capabilities to stimulate the development of healthy skin and hair follicles. This treatment relies on more than 7 unique growth factors released by activated platelets.
To make the PRP therapy solution, a small amount of blood is drawn from you and centrifuged to separate platelets and plasma from the rest of the blood components. The platelet and plasma layer is then taken and injected in and around the target area.
PRP Therapy Application
At Lumiskins, we use PRP Therapy in Richmond Hill to treat specific skin and hair issues, as it is one of the best regimens in the industry.
PRP Scar Removal
Scars resulting from acne or other damages to the skin tend to reduce our overall look. PRP treatment provides the scarred parts of the skin with growth factors that promote the formation of new cells, which replace the damaged ones.
After PRP Therapy, the scars fade away, leaving you with healthy, smooth and esthetic skin.
PRP Wrinkle Treatment
As we age, wrinkles and fine lines start to form all over the skin, especially on the face, hands, and neck. Wrinkles can also form prematurely due to smoking, sun damage, genetics, certain medication, and other factors.
With PRP Therapy, the skin is triggered to produce collagen and elastin, restoring its elasticity, strength, and youthful looks. Collagen and elastin are the connective tissues that give the skin its structure.
PRP Hair Loss Treatment
Hair loss due to medication, hormonal changes, stress, genetics, and underlying conditions such as alopecia affects both men and women. PRP treatment contains growth factors that nourish hair follicles to promote hair growth and increase your hair thickness.
PRP can also be used to increase the chances of newly transplanted hair roots to grow. It is injected on and around the area with new hair roots to nourish them and promote their growth.
PRP Dark Circle Removal
Dark circles are formed below the eyes due to the loss of connective tissues and regenerative capabilities. This can occur due to stress, genetics, sun damage, and other factors.
PRP contains platelets and plasma, which provide growth factors to stimulate biorejuvenation of the affected areas. This promotes the formation of collagen, elastin, and new healthy skin cells, restoring the skins’ strength, elasticity, and appealing look.
Benefits of PRP Treatment
- The procedure is minimally invasive
- It has little to no downtime
- It is an autologous treatment, meaning there are no risks of adverse reactions
- It restores and maintains a healthy, smooth, and firm skin
- The attained results are long-lasting
- PRP Therapy can be utilized to treat delicate areas around the body
- It’s also an effective treatment for joint and muscle injuries
PRP Therapy is a non-invasive procedure and requires little preparation before any scheduled session. Certain medications, including naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin, and blood thinners, should be avoided as they increase bleeding during the PRP procedure. PRP involves drawing blood from the patient. Although a small amount of blood is drawn, you should eat before the procedure to prevent dizziness. If you’re to have PRP Therapy to treat hair loss or skin-related issues around the face, carry a clean hat to protect the target areas from direct sunlight after treatment. The target area should be thoroughly cleaned on the treatment day, and no skin or hair products should be applied.
2. During Treatment
During the PRP therapy session, your assigned specialist will draw the required amount of blood from your arm and centrifuge it to acquire PRP. A numbing agent, lidocaine, is applied to the target areas to make the procedure more comfortable. The PRP solution is then introduced on and around the target area through multiple injections. The injected PRP revitalizes the treated area to produce new cells and promote tissue regeneration for healthy skin and hair. PRP Therapy takes about 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the size and condition of the target area. The treatment is non-invasive and has little to no downtime making it possible to resume work immediately after your treatment session.
3. Post Treatment
After PRP Therapy, the treated area may get red and a little sore for a few days. To manage any discomfort, you can take acetaminophen. The treated area should be protected from direct sunlight and should not be washed for at least 48hrs. This maximizes the effects of PRP therapy. Hair and skin products should also be avoided as they contain irritants. Maintenance treatments may be needed every few months to maintain hair growth and skin condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
A PRP Therapy session takes approximately 30 minutes to one hour. The time taken per session is dependent on the target area.
PRP Therapy utilizes a solution containing a high amount of growth factors. When injected on target areas, these growth factors stimulate the production of new cells and tissue regeneration, to combat the issue being treated. It helps tackle skin issues and hair loss by triggering biorejuvenation.
Although you may notice some results after your first PRP treatment, it may take several sessions to attain the desired results. This is dependent on the condition being treated. For most people, it takes 3-4 sessions done 4-6 weeks apart. After obtaining the desired results, touch-up treatments may be required every 3 to 6 months to maintain the results.
PRP Therapy is one of the safest skin and hair treatment procedures. This is because it utilizes a platelet-rich plasma solution obtained from your blood. It is an autologous treatment.
The treatment has minimal side effects, including redness and soreness, which subside after two to three days.
The cost of PRP therapy varies depending on the issue being treated and the number of sessions required to achieve the desired results. Contact us to get an estimate of your PRP treatment in Richmond Hill.