What are the Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

May 15, 2022

Your blood contains an array of powerful healing and growth factors that science has only recently started to understand. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) harnesses and concentrates many of these restorative factors. PRP” has a wide variety of benefits, including as a treatment for hair loss

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

PRP treatment begins with a small tube of your blood. A centrifuge spins this tube to separate the blood into layers. One layer, the clear plasma, contains concentrated platelets. This platelet-rich plasma layer concentrates the healing factors that circulate in the blood. Platelets are the body’s first responders to an injury and trigger the repair and healing response. 

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What are the Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

PRP has become increasingly widely applied as research reveals more about its regenerative properties. More and more providers use it to treat joint and muscle injuries and other conditions. At the Langdon Center, PRP brings its impressive abilities to rejuvenate both hair and skin. Benefits of PRP include:

  • Minimally invasive treatment option
  • Performed with your own blood, therefore very low risk of infection
  • Concentrates the body’s natural healing ability
  • Little to no downtime after treatment
  • Speeds the healing process
  • Stimulates cellular activity
  • Enhances the results of other treatments

How is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Used?

The Langdon Center offers two platelet-rich plasma treatments. Both take advantage of PRP’s healing and regenerative abilities. 

PRP Hair Restoration

We recommend PRP hair restoration as a non-surgical option  with no medications or side effects. This treatment works by stimulating the hair follicles while improving blood flow to nourish the hair follicle cells. PRP awakens dormant hair follicles in androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss in both men and women), and triggers them to begin growing hair again. As a result, you see thicker, fuller hair. We may recommend a different treatment if you have extensive hair loss. 

PRP Microneedling

Microneedling uses tiny needles that penetrate a few millimeters into the skin. These areas of microdamage trigger collagen production and cell turnover, resulting in firmer, smoother skin. This treatment, while very effective in improving the appearance of your skin, can require a few days of healing. PRP boosts your microneedling results and speeds the healing process for less downtime. 

Take the Next Step 

If you have further questions about Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP), we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Is There Any Downtime With PRP?

You can return to your usual activities after a PRP treatment, but you should follow some precautions. After PRP hair restoration, you may have some swelling and sensitivity that lasts a few days. Protect your scalp and use gentle products during this time. In the case of microneedling, PRP reduces downtime and helps redness and sensitivity fade faster. 

Am I a Good Candidate for PRP?

Because PRP is natural and derived from your own blood, most people are good candidates for PRP treatment. PRP may not be the best treatment option if you want to restore lost hair but have large areas with no active follicles. Most people who make good candidates for microneedling can have PRP added to this treatment. 

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Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about PRP, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon

Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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