PRP Treatments: What You Need to Know Beforehand

PRP Treatments: What You Need to Know Beforehand

August 21, 2018 Hair Loss Treatment Knowledge Base PRP 0

The use of PRP has rapidly gained popularity over the years leaving many people wondering what it actually is, what it does, and why it has become so popular.

The use of PRP is one of the many services offered at the Dr. Dishani Cosmetic Clinic, and the goal of this article is to provide answers to the above questions for new clients, old clients, potential clients, and anyone else who is curious about this process.

What is PRP

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, can be described as something that, when injected, has been known to advanced healing. The goal of PRP is to help rejuvenate impaired tissues in the body, boost healing, and also to spark the growth of new healthy cells.

According to Health Line, “Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special ‘factors,’ or proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. Researchers have produced PRP by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.”

What can PRP be used for?

At the Dr. Dishani Cosmetic Clinic, PRP is used for hair restoration, as well as the vampire facelift, and the vampire facial. However, PRP has also been known to help with osteoarthritis, acute injuries, postsurgical repairs, and tendon injuries.

Young woman showcasing her beautiful hair.

The Process

The process begins with a professional collecting a sample of blood, the amount will vary in regard to where the PRP is going to be injected. The sample will then be put into a centrifuge – which, according to Health Line, “is a machine that spins around very quickly, causing the blood components to separate.” This part of the process, on average, takes about 15 minutes.

Next, the separated plasma will be prepared for the injection process and finally, the PRP will be injected into the specified area, or areas.

In total, the process takes about one hour.

Fun Fact:

Imaging, such as an ultrasound, is sometimes used to highlight areas that will be injected or should be.

A patient's blood sample being placed into the centrifuge.

The Results

In order to achieve top results from treatments, it is important to have some consistency with them. For the first three months treatments typically happen once a month. After that, depending on the client’s response, additional treatment may be determined.

Corresponding with PRP treatments for hair restoration, the first noticeable result is the decrease in hair shedding. Following this is early hair regrowth and an increase in length.

Getting treatments every six months or every year, on a long-term basis is critical in order to continue to stimulate stem cells and growth factors.

The Risks

The risks of this type of treatment although minimal they do exist. The risk of allergic reactions are lowered since the treatment uses substances that come from the patient’s body, however, other risks can include the following:

  • Tissue damage
  • Nerve injuries
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Infection

The History and Increase in Popularity

PRP was originally created in the 1970s and was first used for an open-heart surgery in Italy in 1987. The procedure started getting global attention in the mid-1990s and to this day the attention surrounding this treatment is continuing to grow. According to the Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, some of the main reasons why the use of it has grown in popularity include people’s interest in non-invasive treatments as well as patients trust in newer medical treatments.

A patient being injected with PRP.

If you’re looking for more information about the use of PRP and what it can do, then Dr. Dishani, of Dr. Dishani Cosmetic Clinic is your go-to person.

Dr. Dishani, of Dr. Dishani Cosmetic Clinic in North York, is a licensed professional and is clinically certified to practice Vampire Facial Treatments, Vampire Facelift Treatments, Botox and Filler skin treatments in addition to PRP injections.

To find out how Dr. Dishani can use PRP to get you feeling and looking your best visit her website for more information and to book your consolation.

Dr. Dishani Cosmetic Clinic website.

Some information used in this article was found on Health Line and the Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia.