Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) skin rejuvenation is a natural, non-invasive method of treating and rejuvenating damaged skin. Due to its natural regenerative properties, it is also popularly used as a cosmetic procedure. Platelet-Rich Plasma was originally developed and used as a medical treatment to foster healing in injuries in tendons, muscles, and ligaments, as well as to treat osteoarthritis. PRP stimulates fibroblasts and develops long-term collagen formation in your skin using your own biological make-up.

Platelet-Rich Plasma has many cosmetic applications which include:

  • Revitalizing dull, damaged skin
  • Refining the texture of the skin
  • Firming up and lifting sagging skin
  • Evening out pigmentation
  • Smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Camouflaging scars
  • Restoring hair loss and hair thinning

It compliments the use of dermal fillers such as Juvederm because PRP addresses the superficial layers of skin itself which is more difficult to target by fillers. After treatment, you’ll notice a softer, more radiant look to your face with diminished fine lines and wrinkles (frown lines, crow’s feet, laugh lines, etc.). The treatment even addresses mild scarring and acne scars on the dermis.

How does PRP work?

The process relies on the body’s regenerative ability to repair damaged tissue, foster collagen production, and plump the surrounding area. This is through the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma extracted from the patient’s blood. During the procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and ran through a centrifuge, which separates the Platelet-Rich Plasma from the red blood cells. Afterwards, this Platelet-Rich Plasma is re-injected into the treatment site where growth factors stimulate the body’s natural healing process.

PRP Hair Loss Restoration

Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment is an effective and minimally invasive solution for hair growth restoration and hair loss prevention. Hair follicles respond to changes in hormones, stress, medications, among a multitude of other factors, and these can lead to hair thinning and hair loss.

The plasma used in PRP injections is rich in healing growth factors which signal cells to function and regenerate. This stimulates the activity of hair follicles and dormant hair into the growth stage improving thickness and density. During the anagen (growth) phase, the hairs are more strongly rooted in the follicles and actively grow more rapidly.

Benefits of PRP treatment for hair loss:


Increases hair regrowth density

Reduces hair loss and shedding
Regenerates dormant or shrinking hair follicles
Increases blood supply to the follicle
Increases the number of hair follicles
Increases the shaft size (thickness)
Triggers and maintains the growth phase
Effective as a standalone treatment or combined with Micro-Needling for enhanced results
Effects are typically seen in 4-6 months
Local anesthetic is available to minimize discomfort
Non-invasive and non-surgical
Treatment varies based on each individual patient, but consistency is key for optimal results. 3-5 sessions are recommended with 1-2 months between each session.

A dramatic duo

Platelet-Rich Plasma can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to maximize effectiveness. Most notably, PRP is used with Micro-Needling to infuse the Platelet-Rich Plasma into the targeted area to promote quicker and more effective healing, thus ensuring better results.

Micro-Needling involves rolling a specialized handheld device embedded with tiny surgical grade stainless steel needles over the skin which creates thousands of micro-channels and penetrates the upper dermis responsible for generating collagen and elastin. This uses the skin’s natural healing process to release growth factors, stimulate fibroblasts, and increase cell proliferation.

Micro-Needling, also known as Medical Needling and Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is an innovative non-invasive collagen stimulation procedure which promotes a healthy, vibrant glow. At NCBC Med-Laser, we have refined our skin needling technique using the latest technology and proven methods to bring out the potential of your skin while minimizing discomfort and downtime.

The reason vampires don’t age

PRP has a long history of use in medical settings as a safe treatment with proven results. Its use to beautify facial skin (known as the Vampire Facial) has gotten very popular in recent news. Look and feel your best with healthier skin by using your own cells to promote regeneration and bring out a more youthful you.

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