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Why You Need Platelet Rich Plasma

Having beautiful, glowing, smooth skin and healthy hair is everyone’s desire. But not everyone is enjoying this look because of skin conditions like scarring, wrinkles, and hair thinning. If you are struggling with the effects of sun damage, your Yonkers platelet rich plasma (PRP) provider can help.

Platelet Rich Plasma is a form of regenerative medicine that utilizes the ability and escalates your body’s natural growth factors to heal tissues. Plasma is a combination of water and protein, and it provides a channel for white blood cells and red blood cells plus platelets to circulate through the body.  Platelets are blood cells that help the blood to clot.

Your doctor will use PRP to:

  •         Restore your hair

Platelet-rich plasma is a treatment for restoring your hair with excellent results.

  •         Rejuvenate your skin and face

PRP is a treatment to improve the appearance of scars, fine lines, and circles under your eyes.

  •         Heal your wounds and tissues

PRP is used in orthopedic practices to treat wounds and tissues.

Preparing PRP injection

Your doctor will take a certain amount of your blood, then run it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. Your doctor will use the activated platelets to inject the required areas.

What to Expect During PRP Treatment

Your doctor may request you share your medical history, if you are taking any medications, or are a heavy smoker. Your doctor may also ask you to undergo some tests to check for hormone imbalances in cases of hair loss.

  •         Your doctor will let you know that the procedure takes around 20 minutes and will do it at the doctor’s office.
  •         The amount of blood taken will depend on the number of targeted areas for treatment.
  •         Your doctor will take a small amount of your blood and revolve it in a centrifuge machine for around 8 – 10 minutes.
  •         During the centrifugation process, your doctor will separate the cells. The top layer of blood, fibrin, is extracted together with the rich platelets and re-injected into the targeted area by your doctor.

What to Expect After PRP Treatment

After you are through with the procedure, your doctor may recommend using suitable moisturizers to protect your skin. Your doctor may also advise you to avoid a heavy workload for a few days. You might experience some swelling and bruises, but they will go away after a few days.

PRP Procedure for Hair Restoration 

Your doctor will draw blood from your arm. The blood will then be processed in a centrifuge and separated into three different layers: platelet-poor plasma, platelet-rich plasma, and red blood cells.

From the separated blood, your doctor will draw the platelet-rich plasma and leave the rest. Your doctor will then inject the platelet-rich plasma into your scalp and hair follicles. Your doctor may repeat the procedure three times after every four to six weeks.

Your doctor may recommend a check-up after every four to six months to maintain the hair.

For more details on PRP, call to book an appointment at Juvanni MedSpa.

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