Platelet Rich Plasma is a procedure that involves use of your blood as an injectable. The blood has numerous components such including platelets, red and white blood cells. The platelet component of the blood is extracted producing a higher concentration of platelets. This is high concentration of platelets is called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This contains numerous growth factors that have rejuvenation and restorative properties.
What is PRP used for?
It has been used for sometime now in various fields of medicine. There a numerous published studies exploring the use of PRP in wound healing and orthopaedics. There has been interest in the use of it in aesthetics as well as hair restoration.
How does PRP work?
The higher concentration of platelets in PRP contains growth factors that are thought to contribute to its beneficial effects.
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure involves taking blood from your arm. This blood is drawn up into a special syringe. The syringe is then spun at high speed using a centrifuge. This process separates the components of the blood. The PRP can then be extracted from this and drawn up into another syringe. The PRP is then injected in small amounts just under the skin using a fine needle. PRP can be combined with other treatments such as lasers. We offer PRP Birmingham in our exclusive clinic located in Edgbaston.
What are the risks with PRP?
PRP is an autologous product, which means it is produced from your own body. This means that the risk of allergic or foreign body reactions is minimal. There will be risks of bleeding, bruising and swelling following the procedure. These will generally settle within a few days to a week.
How does PRP work in hair transplants?
PRP has been used in hair restoration and hair transplants. There are some cases that have shown improvement in hair growth from repeated PRP treatments alone. PRP has been shown to be useful in specific conditions such as alopecia areata. The PRP may stimulate dormant hair follicles and promote new hair growth. PRP can also promote healing after hair transplants.
To find out more about PRP Birmingham
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