Before injecting PRP to treat hair loss, a tiny scalp roller with spikes is used to stimulate the thinning areas. The rationale is that this sends a message to the hair follicles to start the healing process. Then, PRP is injected over the affected area to further stimulate stem cells in the follicle.
When PRP is injected into the damaged area, it stimulates the tissue, causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As a result, new collagen begins to develop. As this collagen matures, it begins to shrink and tightens and strengthens the skin. Improvement in skin texture and tone is noticeable within 3 weeks. Full collagen regeneration usually requires 3 months. The PRP treatments can be used on all skin types and tones. Minimal swelling, bruising, and redness for the initial 12 to 24 hours are expected.
PRP contains beneficial growth factors, and it could be used with fat transfer or subcision to re-plump areas of lost volume or depressed scarring from acne or trauma. Subcision surgically releases the pulled down portion of the scar from within, inducing the body’s healing response to create blemish free skin cells. PRP softens the appearance of depressed, roling scars.
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