Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) therapy is a blood-based injectable treatment containing a high concentration of platelets rich in growth factors. It also contains stem cells found in blood plasma.
Due to its high concentration of growth factors and stem cells, PRP has rejuvenating properties. This means that it promotes the growth of new healthy cells and tissues, making it vital in skin and hair treatments. It’s also used to treat injuries as it reduces recovery time.
PRP is extracted from the clients’ blood through centrifugation. This means that it utilizes individual healing properties to stimulate healthy skin, hair growth, and heal injuries.
PRP Therapy Applications
PRP therapy is one of the most natural ways to stimulate your body to produce new cells and tissues that promote skin and hair treatment.
At Lumiskins, we embrace PRP’s power and utilize it in our skin and hair care regimens.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
Hair loss affects a large part of the population. It can be caused by many factors, including age, genetics, and underlying conditions such as alopecia. PRP Therapy contains a high concentration of natural growth factors that stimulate hair growth and increase your hair’s thickness and health. PRP hair treatment is a minimally invasive procedure involving several PRP injections to the affected areas on the scalp.
PRP Therapy for Wrinkle Removal
Wrinkles are formed due to the loss of skin’s elasticity and strength as we age or due to other factors such as prolonged exposure to sunlight. Thankfully, our PRP Therapy in Vaughan can help restore your skin’s elasticity for a smooth, youthful, and wrinkle-free look. Injecting PRP on wrinkled areas of the skin promotes collagen and elastin production, i.e., the proteins responsible for the skin’s elasticity and structure. This revitalizes the skin restoring youthful and healthy skin.
PRP Therapy for Scar Removal
Scars can reduce your overall look by creating flaws on the skin, especially when they’re on your face or other exposed parts of the skin. Scars can result from acne, injury, or other factors that cause damage to the skin.PRP contains a high concentration of proteins, including growth factors, which stimulate new healthy cells when introduced to scarred areas of the skin. With time, the scar tissue fades away, restoring a uniformly toned and healthy skin.
PRP Therapy for Dark Circle Removal
Dark circles can form under the eyes due to age, excessive exposure to sunlight, lack of sleep, and underlying conditions, among other factors. The dark circles or periorbital dark circles occur due to lack of enough collagen and elastin, i.e., connective tissues.
Dark circles can be treated through PRP therapy. Through its high protein concentration, PRP encourages increased production of connective tissues, which restores the skin’s elasticity and strength, eliminating dark circles.
Lumiskins utilizes PRP therapy in other skincare procedures, including stretchmark removal and birthmark removal. Contact us or book an appointment to benefit from our PRP Therapy in Vaughan.
Benefits of PRP Treatment
- PRP has revitalizing properties which restore and maintain the skins elasticity and youthful looks
- It’s a minimally invasive procedure
- The treatment is autologous, which poses no risk of an adverse reaction
- PRP therapy can be used to treat delicate parts of the body
- Its also effective in treating injuries to the skin, muscles, and joints
- Provides long-lasting results
- Has minimal to no downtime
If our Lumiskins dermatologist determines PRP Therapy as the best option to treat your skin or hair issue, there are some things that you should do to ensure a successful treatment.
First, you should avoid certain medications, including aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, and other medication that could prolong bleeding during the procedure. If you’re on any of these medications, let your assigned specialist know.
If you’re having face or scalp PRP injections, you should carry a clean hat to protect the treated areas from sunlight after the procedure.
Also, clean the areas to be treated, and do not apply any products on them.
2. During The Procedure
During your treatment session, our specialist will draw the required amount of blood from your arm and centrifuge it to acquire a platelet-rich plasma solution. This is the solution that will be introduced to the target areas on your skin or scalp.
The specialist applies local anesthesia on the target area to ensure a pain-free and comfortable procedure. After the anesthesia takes effect, the concentrated PRP is delivered on the target area through multiple injections.
PRP Therapy is minimally invasive, and it carries minimal to no downtime. Depending on the target areas, the procedure may take 30 minutes or more.
3. Post PRP Treatment
After treatment, the treated areas should be protected from sunlight for at least a few days.
Skincare and haircare products should be avoided for at least 48hrs as they can cause irritation and other effects on the treated areas. Hair dyes and colours can only be applied a week after treatment.
The treated areas should not be washed for the next 48hrs after the procedure. This maximizes the treatment results.
Treated areas can become a little bruised, sore and red, which subsides after a few days. To minimize discomfort, one can take acetaminophen.
As PRP therapy is minimally invasive, one can resume work immediately after treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
One PRP therapy session takes about 30 minutes or more, depending on the size and condition of the target areas.
PRP therapy is an autologous treatment. This means that the PRP solution is obtained from your blood and contains no foreign constituents, making it safe. This treatment poses no risk of developing an allergic reaction.
Most people require 3-4 treatment sessions to obtain ideal results, but others may require more. The number may vary depending on the severity of the skin or hair condition being treated. These sessions are spaced a few weeks apart. Touch-up or maintenance sessions may also be required every few months.
Just like other injections, PRP treatment may be painful, depending on the part being treated. Topical anesthesia is applied to the target areas to make the procedure comfortable by reducing pain.
PRP solution contains concentrated growth factors and stem cells, which accelerate healing and promote biorejuvenation. This means that when PRP solution is injected to a target area, it stimulates the production of new healthy cells, which makes it a viable for the treatment of hair and skin issues such as stretchmarks, hair loss, alopecia, scars, wrinkles, hair thinning, and birthmarks, to mention just a few.