Aging is something that happens to all of us. It causes the collagen in the skin to break down, which leads to wrinkles and sagging skin. It also causes the hair follicles to shrink and, eventually, stop growing.
The good news is, there are many treatments and procedures that can be done for facial rejuvenation and hair loss.
One of the most effective options is PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. PRP treatment in Malaysia requires no surgery and is beneficial for both anti-aging and hair re-growth.
What Is PRP Treatment
Our blood platelets are rich in growth factors that help induce the growth of any cells, including collagen cells in the face and hair root cells on the scalp.
PRP treatments work by triggering natural hair growth and skin rejuvenation naturally, by increasing the blood supply to the skin and scalp.
For hair follicles, this not only effectively boost hair production, but thickness as well. For the face, collagen production is boosted, which is what makes our skin feel plumper and more elastic.
PRP therapy has proven to be a safe therapy that requires no surgery and has no adverse side effects. It uses your own blood cell platelets, which means your body won’t reject the treatment.
Process Of PRP Treatment For Hair
The PRP therapy process for hair is a 3 step treatment.
First, your blood is drawn. It is then spun in a centrifuge in order to separate its layers. This creates a concentrated layer of plasma, which is rich in the platelets that are needed for hair growth. Once the platelets have been separated, they are injected into the areas of the scalp that need treatment, stimulating natural hair growth.
Treatments at Peters Radiant Clinic may require between 2 to 6 sessions, depending on the amount of hair fall you have. It’s a painless process, aside from a mild pinprick sensation when the injections are made.
Process Of PRP Treatment For Face
PRP treatments for the face are also done in a 3 step process that is the same as what is done for hair loss treatments.
The only difference is where the injections are done, in this case, the dermis. The platelets injected to form a kind of matrix that stimulates and promotes collagen. It also helps facial tissue to regenerate, which tightens, tones, and smooths the skin, giving it a more youthful look.
There is no downtime for this procedure and a local anaesthetic is used to reduce any discomfort from the injections.
The results can be seen right away, however, this will improve over a 6 month period.
Benefits of PRP Treatments
There are a number of benefits for having PRP treatments for the hair and face. As mentioned above, there is no surgery involved, which means no scarring. It’s safe, there are no side effects and very little downtime.
A procedure can be done in a short period of time so that you can get back to your daily activities on the same day.
It has beneficial long-term effects as well. Hair follicles and collagen are continuously encouraged to grow, which stimulates the skin and hair follicles to keep producing what is needed to retain the results over a longer period of time.
Q. Do the results of PRP therapy last a long time?
A. For hair loss, once you have had the recommended number of treatments for your hair loss issue, results can last for up to a 12 month period. With PRP treatments that are done for the face, results can be seen right away but will improve over a 6 month time period, and results can last for up to 2 years.
Q. Is PRP therapy painful?
A. Since there is no surgery involved, there is very little discomfort in PRP therapy. You may feel a pricking sensation when the injections are made, but a local anaesthetic can be given before the treatment.
Q. Will PRP treatments stop me from losing hair?
A. No. PRP therapy only works on improving the growth of your existing healthy hair follicles. While it can also help rejuvenate dead hair follicles, any hair follicles that have not been treated can still be affected by the natural aging process.
Q. Can PRP therapy treat hair that has been lost as a result of medical conditions?
A. Yes, PRP therapy can help those who have medical conditions that have caused hair loss, such as chemotherapy, stress-related hair loss, and alopecia.