Platelet-Rich Protein (PRP) therapy for Skin Rejuvenation and Hair Restoration

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, has been in use for years to help wounds heal faster by encouraging the growth of new tissue. When injected into the skin for cosmetic purposes, PRP helps to promote collagen production and kick-starts the skin’s regenerative capabilities. Growth factors in the plasma increase collagen and elastin production, stem cell proliferation and vascular formation. This products a plumping and tightening effect on the treated area. The skin is rejuvenated and rehydrated and wrinkles are reduced resulting in a healthy, regenerated glowing complexion that looks smoother and more youthful.

PRP can treat a wide range of skin concerns, including: 

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Ageing & sagging skin

  • Upper & Lower Eye Area

  • Dark circles

  • Acne scars and stretch marks

  • Neck & Décolletage

  • Hand rejuvenation

  • Thinning Hair

 

What is involved?

PRP is extracted from the patient’s own blood so there is no risk of an allergic or adverse reaction. A small vial of blood is drawn, then a centrifuge is used to separate the red blood cells from the platelets and growth factors, which can then be used on the skin for rejuvenation or on the scalp for hair restoration.

Typically a topical anaesthetic cream is used to the treatment area before injecting the PRP to reduce discomfort. There is minimal downtime but there may be transient redness, slight swelling and bruising after the procedure. PRP is suitable for all skin types. Optimal results are seen 6-12 weeks after treatment.

Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart.

PRP for hair restoration

Cellenis® PRP therapy accelerates the growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the micro environment of the hair follicle to increase the production of collagen, nutrients, and antioxidants, and by promoting vascularization to increase blood supply, leading to denser and stronger hair.

PRP is also commonly used in hair transplant treatments to promote and encourage tissue repair. The treatment helps to preserve, accelerate and enhance the hair follicles pre-and post-transplant and to produce more robust hair growth.

 

  • Increases hair quality, volume,  density and fullness

  • Naturally stimulates hair growth

  • Increases and strengthens existing hair

  • Decreases hair loss

  • Can be used in conjunction with alternative therapies and medications for hair loss

Institute of Dermatologists,

10 Pembroke Place, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Tel: 01 9123031