If you want to look younger and have significantly thicker hair, PRP is worth considering as a possible treatment for you. Sometimes called the “vampire facial” or blood facelift, this procedure involves getting your blood drawn from your arm and having it injected into your face. The idea is that the injection would be rich in growth factors that help regrow your skin cells, making it look and feel young again.
Dermatology is currently exploring the use of PRP as a potential solution for hair loss, wound healing acceleration, and anti-aging treatment. Some dermatologists are currently utilizing PRP injections to enhance the youthful appearance of patients’ skin. The PRP injection process involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient, placing the blood in a centrifuge to separate it into layers, and then injecting the layer with a high concentration of platelets into the face or scalp using a syringe or microneedling device. Some dermatologists may also use fillers to provide immediate results. The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour. Patients have reported that PRP can help with reducing wrinkles, plumping sagging skin, minimizing deep creases, improving complexion, and diminishing acne scars. Despite sounding like a science-fiction concept, PRP injections have shown promising results.