From sports injuries to facial rejuvenation, many health providers use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to enhance healing. Ava Salarda, NP, at Avanity Advanced Aesthetics in Anaheim, California, is a certified aesthetic nurse specialist using PRP with microneedling and for hair restoration. Learn more about the aesthetic powers of PRP by calling the med spa or scheduling an appointment online today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a type of regenerative medicine that may enhance your body’s natural healing process. Made from a sample of your blood, PRP contains plasma and platelets.
Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood. Platelets are tiny cells best known for stopping your cuts from bleeding. But platelets also have properties that heal your cut. These tiny cells contain growth factors that initiate cell production and tissue regeneration to support the healing process.
Ms. Salarda takes your sample of blood and spins it in a special centrifuge that separates the plasma and platelets from the red and white blood cells, creating a sample of blood with a high concentration of platelets (the PRP).
PRP works by delivering a high concentration of your blood’s natural healing properties into specific areas of your body. Though researchers are still investigating the mechanics of PRP, it’s theorized that the growth factors in PRP stimulate, accelerate, or enhance healing to get the desired results.
At Avanity Advanced Aesthetics, Ms. Salarda uses PRP with microneedling and for hair restoration.
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that triggers your skin’s natural healing process, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. These two proteins are responsible for keeping your youthful skin strong and resilient.
Production of collagen decreases as you get older, resulting in many of the visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging. Microneedling strengthens your skin and restores a more youthful look.
Combining PRP with microneedling enhances the skin’s healing process so you get more dramatic results faster.
Ms. Salarda uses PRP for her hair restoration treatments. PRP reactivates hair follicles and prolongs the hair growing phase, improving new hair growth and preventing further hair loss.
The skilled nurse practitioner injects the PRP directly into the areas of your scalp where your hair is thinning. For hair restoration, she recommends monthly injections for the first three months, then PRP injections every three to six months.
You should see improvements in the look of your hair about two to three months after starting treatment.
PRP uses your body’s natural healing powers to rejuvenate your look. Find out more about PRP by calling Avanity Advanced Aesthetics or scheduling an appointment online today.