Everything You Need To Know Before Your First PRP Treatment

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections can treat conditions ranging from body injuries to hair loss. This procedure takes advantage of the body’s ability to heal itself. The patient’s own tissues are used in a PRP treatment, making it a very safe procedure.

PRP can create new cells and revive damaged or old ones, which makes it useful in cosmetic procedures on the face and on the scalp for boosting hair growth.

What Are PRP Treatments?

PRP treatments use platelets, a type of blood cell, to promote healing in the body. Platelets allow blood to clot, and they contain bio proteins and hormones, called growth factors, that trigger cell reproduction to encourage cell regeneration. Because the solution has concentrated platelets, PRP injections boost the growth of tissue cells.

How Is PRP Obtained?

PRP solution is made by placing the patient’s blood sample into a centrifuge that spins to separate the blood components. It separates red blood cells at the bottom, white blood cells in the middle, and platelet plasma at the top. The top layer containing concentrated platelets is then mixed with an anticoagulant such as sodium citrate, and the activation process releases proteins that will encourage tissue repair.

Types of PRP Treatments

PRP reinvigorates the cells in the hair follicle to boost new hair growth. Hair loss is usually caused by a lack of nutrients or genetic factors. The proteins and nutrients in the PRP solution have a rejuvenating effect on the scalp.

PEP factor is an alternative that does not require too much blood extraction and preparation. It is specially formulated for the skin because it contains bio proteins and copper peptides. It is used with hyaluronic acid for patients looking to rejuvenate their skin.

PEP factor can be infused into the scalp to boost the production of collagen and elastin fibers, promoting hair growth. It can be used together with PRP to boost the effects and optimize results.

What Can You Expect?

A PRP treatment for hair loss will start with your technician numbing the area. Blood will then be drawn from your arm and placed into the centrifuge to be separated and prepared. Once the PRP solution is ready, it is injected into the scalp.

PRP treatment for face is also known as the vampire facial or the vampire facelift. A micro-needling procedure is done first, during which your technician will roll a professional-grade derma roll on your face. Your face will be numbed, and blood will be drawn from your arm and separated similarly.

The PRP solution is massaged into the skin. The micro punctures that the micro‑needling creates in the skin will allow the PRP to reach the deeper skin layers.

Getting Your PRP at Bolus Med Spa

PRP for hair restoration requires 3 to 4 sessions done 4 to 6 weeks apart. The number of sessions you need depends on your condition. You can expect to see results within six weeks after your first session.

Vampire facials produce visible results after a week. There may be mild bruising during the few days post-treatment. You may then continue your regular skincare routine to maintain the results.

Book an Appointment

PRP is a safe and effective way to achieve your hair and skin goals. The team at Bolus Med Spa focuses on helping you achieve your desired results. Our technicians have medical training, so you can be sure that you will be in good hands.

Find out if a PRP treatment is right for you. Book a consultation with our team online or by texting us at (443) 776-8531.