Beautiful skin and great hair may seem unattainable, but they don’t have to be. At Steel Creeke Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, we are proud to offer PRP Treatment, an effective form of regenerative medicine that can transform your skin and help you look and feel more youthful.
What Is PRP Treatment Used For?
PRP treatments are used in both the medical and cosmetic world. In the medical world, PRP is put into an injectable form and injected directly into locations in the body, typically the joints, to help accelerate healing and repair after an injury. In the cosmetic world, they are used to rejuvenate the skin and help restore hair growth.
PRP treatments use the power of the human body to deliver growth factors to the skin and rejuvenate it from the inside out. They don’t rely on harsh or invasive measures but instead, use your body’s healing properties to deliver effective, all-natural results. Additionally, when used to treat the hair, it can stimulate hair follicles and lead to hair growth and restoration. This treatment provides natural results that use the healing powers of the body
What Is PRP?
PRP stands for protein-rich plasma and is derived from your blood before treatment. Platelet-rich plasma contains healing properties and growth factors that, when used in cosmetic treatments, can heal, rejuvenate, and transform the skin and the hair.
How Does It Work?
In order for platelet-rich plasma to effectively work in the body, we first need to extract the blood from your body that will be used during the treatment. Additionally, there needs to be a perceived injury, which is why PRP is administered in an injectable form or in conjunction with a skincare treatment like microneedling.
A Standard Blood Draw
Before your treatment, a standard blood draw is required. One of our certified staff members will take a blood sample with a very fine needle. To perform the treatment, only a few tablespoons of your blood are needed. Once your blood is taken, it will be placed in a sterilized device called a centrifuge, which will spin the blood for several minutes.
As the blood spins in the centrifuge, the platelet-rich plasma will be separated from the rest of the blood. It will bond with growth factors and reparative properties, which are the necessary components that create the PRP formula. This powerful, healing formula is then removed from the centrifuge and will be used to create positive changes on a cellular level during your skincare or hair treatment.
PRP for the Skin
When used to treat the skin, PRP can produce some amazing results, and the entire process is completely natural.
Microneedling and PRP
The most common method that is used to deliver PRP to the skin is microneedling. Since PRP needs a perceived injury to work as effectively as possible, it works well with microneedling, a treatment that creates micro-injuries to promote collagen induction. During treatment, your esthetician will perform the microneedling treatment on your face, opening up the skin and creating micro-channels.
Then, the PRP solution will be applied directly to the skin and will be used in conjunction with the microneedling device so that it absorbs deep into the skin. Once your treatment is over, you will be on your way to rejuvenated, beautiful skin.
- Smoother skin
- Healthier overall skin quality
- Restoration of textural balance to the skin
- Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
PRP for the Hair
Hair loss and thinning happen to both men and women. It can happen as a result of genetics, the aging process, hormonal fluctuations, or a combination of all three. Hair growth shampoos are often laden with chemicals and harsh ingredients and rarely produce noticeable results, if ever.
During a PRP hair treatment, PRP will be injected into different areas of the scalp to help:
- Treat male pattern balding
- Increase the quantity of hair that grows on your scalp
- Increase the rate at which the hair grows
- Thicken the hair
- Improve the overall quality of the hair
Who Is a Candidate?
If you want to experience all of the benefits of PRP treatments, you are most likely a candidate for treatment. The benefit of this treatment is that because the primary and only treatment ingredient comes from your blood, there is little to no risk of an adverse or allergic reaction. Those who are sensitive to harsh ingredients and chemicals can benefit from all that PRP has to offer.
PRP for Hair and Skin
If you have experienced moderate to significant hair loss or thinning as a result of the aging process, genetics, or hormonal fluctuations, you are most likely a candidate that can benefit from PRP hair treatments. If you want a natural way to rejuvenate and deliver healing properties to your skin to make it more youthful, you are most likely a candidate for PRP skin treatments. During your consultation, we will help determine if this treatment will meet your goals.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
If you want to experience all that is involved with this natural, powerful, and healing treatment, don’t wait any longer. Contact us today at Steel Creeke Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, and schedule your initial consultation with one of our experts to see how you can benefit from PRP treatments.