Scientists are always looking for a way to help people stay younger for longer, and lately, they have been turning to the human body for help. Studies have shown that many compounds found in our bodies help us regenerate faster, stay youthful for longer, and also reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
In the past, the hot button topic was stem cells, but now, scientists have realized that there’s a far easier alternative that can help rejuvenate youthful features and even help patients regrow hair that has been lost due to the aging process. This compound is called Platelet-Rich Plasma, and it can help you become a younger-looking, better version of you!.
What is PRP?
PRP is a specialized form of plasma that contains five to ten times the normal amount of platelets in it. Plasma is the liquid component of blood, while platelets are specialized cells that are known for helping blood clot. Medical professionals create PRP by drawing blood from patients, then removing the majority of the plasma from the blood. Then they start separating the platelets from other blood cells using a centrifuge. The platelets are then reintroduced into the plasma.
How is PRP Used?
At first, PRP treatments were used to help encourage natural regeneration during sports injuries like sprains. These treatments were done by injection PRP into the affect area. Many major athletes like Tiger Woods have had PRP treatments as an alternative to more invasive surgical methods. As time progressed, doctors began to experiment with using PRP to help prevent and even reverse aging.
These days, plastic surgeons are now using PRP treatments for micro needling and hair loss reparation. At the Kaplan Center, we offer both. These treatments are minimally invasive, safe, and drug-free. Here’s what each treatment does, and why celebrities are loving them!
PRP for Microneedling
If you have ever seen Kim Kardashian’s “Vampire Facial,” then you’ve seen what PRP for microneedling looks like. This form of facial uses tiny little injections of PRP into your face. The PRP works to rejuvenate your face, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and also heal acne scars. Many women and men who have had facial treatments using microneedling PRP procedures have also noticed a reduction in discoloration.
Scientists aren’t quite sure why PRP has been so successful in reversing aging, however, they believe it has something to do with the way platelets encourage healing. Could it be an uptick in collagen production?
Hair Loss Treatment Using PRP
Androgenic alopecia is the proper name for aging-related baldness. Approximately 80 percent of men and 40 percent of all women will experience it in their later years. Having this condition is embarrassing, but it’s not untreatable. PRP has been shown to be an effective way to spark hair growth that has been ceased due to this particular issue.
The way it works is actually very similar to how facials work. With PRP hair loss treatments, it’s not the face that’s microneedled; it’s your scalp. Using these tiny injections of PRP, most patients will start seeing an increase in hair growth within the next couple of weeks. Regular treatments will help most people get a much fuller, thicker, and healthier head of hair.
The Possibilities Are Endless, And Kaplan Center Is Here to Help
Medical professionals and scientists are still working to discover other PRP treatments that can help people become the best version of themselves. No matter what they discover, the Kaplan Center will be sure to have it sooner rather than later. As of right now, we’re proud to offer microneedling and hair loss treatments using PRP. If you’re ready to give this treatment a try, book your appointment today.