PRP Therapy Clinic

PRP | Platelet-Rich Plasma | Richmond Hill

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Hair Loss, Aesthetic Rejuvenation, Scars, Damaged Skin, and Anti-Ageing

What is PRP?

Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a regenerative cell-based therapy that uses one’s own platelets (the cells in your blood) to support the natural healing process in damaged tissue and organs, promotes skin rejuvenation effects, alopecia, and many other medical fields.

PRP is known as autologous conditioned plasma, a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma derived from whole blood, centrifuged to separate the plasma from the red blood cells.

With this new biotechnology, the concentrated platelets is injected back into the body, into damaged ligaments, joints, and tendons to promote tissue repair; into the scalp to stop hair loss and promote hair regrowth, and facial areas to treat scar revision and facial rejuvenation (vampire facial).

PRP was created over 20 years ago initially employed in periodontal therapy, orthopedics, and sports medicine. But in recent years, it has become increasingly popular in the field of dermatology. The skin and hair industry has seen benefits of using PRP in the use for acne scars, wound healing, fat grafting, skin rejuvenation, and hair regrowth.

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HAIR LOSS - Can PRP help with Hair Loss?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has become a proven method for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Many patients have experienced great success with this in-clinic hair loss therapy. Androgenic alopecia, also known as Male Pattern Hair Loss (MPHL) and Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL) is a common, chronic hair loss disorder affecting both men and women. It is characterized by progressive hair loss and affects up to 80% of men and 40% of women. PRP or Platelet-rich plasma, is an autologous preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma using your own blood. The current methods by which PRP is prepared report 300-700% enrichment, with platelet concentrations consequently increasing to more than 1,000,000 platelets/L.
Hair Loss Clinics began using PRP in dermatology after researchers found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells can promote hair growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle. Our PRP technician will draw your blood and spin it in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and plasma. Using a micro needling device, the plasma is injected into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. It usually takes minimum of 3 months to see an improvement. Most clients, both male and female, can expect to see a 25% to 40% increase in hair that they have lost. PRP Therapy for alopecia works best if your hair loss occurred within 5 years or so. It is more challenging to wake up hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time.

FACIAL REJUVENATION - Can PRP Get Rid of My Wrinkles?

Aesthetic PRP Facial Rejuvenation using Platelet-Enriched Plasma (PRP) has become one of the sought-after cosmetic procedures in aesthetic medicine. Reversing the sign of aging and getting regenerative effects is possible using platelets and growth factors from your own blood. The treatment is called PRP. PRP is a safe, cost-effective, effective treatment for facial rejuvenation which includes wrinkles, scars, sun damage, age spots, and dark circles under the eyes. Post treatment effects shows a tighter, more radiant skin.
PRP works to:
• Improve dull skin tone
• Reduce wrinkles
• Improve skin texture
• Increase collagen production
• Enhance skin elasticity, tone and thickness
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ACNE SCARS - Can PRP Help Smoothen My Acne Scars?

PRP has been found effective in helping patients with different types of scarring left behind due to acne breakouts. PRP or platelet-rich serum, when injected into the scar tissue, stimulates collagen and elastin production in the underlying layers of the skin. Over time, the depressions of the scars begin to even out, leaving a smoother, plumper, more youthful appearance.
Unlike fillers which often use synthetic material, PRP is an all-natural healing process using a serum that is derived from your own blood. PRP contains a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein. Platelets and the liquid plasma portion of the blood contain many growth factors, including mesenchymal stem cells, cytokines, and other components that are essential for the cell multiplication, recruitment, and specialization that are required for the body’s natural healing process.
Our PRP technician will harvest around 30 millimeters of your blood from your forearm. Your blood is placed it in a special sterilized test tube that prevents clotting. It is then centrifuged using a centrifugal machine, separating red blood cells with the platelets and plasma. This serum is then applied topically in combination with a micro needling device. The micro needling device when applied to the skin creates tiny holes in which the serum is absorbed into.
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ANTI-AGEING - Can PRP Reverse the Signs of Ageing?

As we get older, 3 main signs that tell us we are ageing are fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and loss of volume and elasticity. First signs that you are ageing can occur even in your early 20s. You will first notice those fine lines around the eyes, mouth and nose, dark spots appearing darker, and dark circles appearing under the eyes. The biggest change that people notice they are ageing occur in their 40s and 50s, with more deeper wrinkles appearing, sagging skin, and loss of elasticity and volume in the face.
The cheeks tend to be one of the first parts of the face to change as we grow older, as your ligaments loosen and fatty tissue begins to drop down, creating a flat and hollow appearance.
The eye area is another part of the face that people notice a change as they age. The loss of fat volume under the eyes, combined with thinning skin, creates noticeable dark circles as blood vessels become more visible. Loose skin and bags under the eyes also create the tired run-down look.
Facial skin texture also becomes noticeable with more wrinkles in your forehead, a deepening of your smile lines, and crow’s feet around your eyes. Unlike the youthful plump smooth skin you had when you were young, your skin texture begins to look leathery, dry, thin, and uneven due to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which gives your skin strength, fullness, and elasticity.
How can you regain some of that youthful skin back in your face and turn back the clock? There are two minimally invasive anti-ageing techniques for facial rejuvenation. One way is to use Botox and derma fillers. The other way is to go with PRP or platelet-rich plasma therapy.

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