PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA)
PRP therapy for the skin involves using the concentrated platelets from your blood to promote collagen production and stimulate skin rejuvenation. The growth factors released by the platelets help improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin tone and appearance. PRP can also be effective in treating certain skin conditions like acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. The procedure typically involves drawing a small amount of blood, processing it to obtain the PRP, and then injecting or applying it onto the skin. PRP therapy for hair loss aims to stimulate hair growth and improve hair thickness and density. The growth factors present in PRP promote the activity of hair follicles and increase blood supply to the scalp, which can enhance the hair growth cycle. PRP is injected directly into the scalp, targeting areas of thinning hair or areas affected by hair loss. The procedure can help slow down hair loss and potentially regrow hair in some cases.
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1. Consultation: Schedule a consultation. Discuss your goals, medical history, medications, allergies, and any underlying health conditions to ensure you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
2. Avoid Blood Thinners: A few days before the treatment, avoid taking medications and supplements that can thin the blood, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and fish oil. These may increase the risk of bleeding and bruising during the treatment.
3. Hydration: Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to the treatment. Hydrated skin improves the effectiveness of PRP treatments.
4. Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimise sun exposure and protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Sunburn may affect the efficacy of the treatment.
5. Skincare Routine: Follow a gentle skincare routine leading up to the treatment. Avoid using harsh or abrasive products that may irritate the skin.
1. Follow Instructions: Carefully follow the post-care instructions provided by your Browns & Co specialist . These instructions may vary depending on the specific treatment and individual circumstances.
2. Protect the Treated Area: Avoid touching, rubbing, or scratching the treated area for at least 24 hours after the procedure to reduce the risk of infection or irritation.
3. Sun Protection: Protect your skin from direct sun exposure for at least a week following the treatment. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and use protective clothing to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
4. Avoid Makeup: Refrain from applying makeup or other skincare products to the treated area for at least 24 hours post-treatment. This allows the skin to heal and reduces the risk of clogged pores or irritation.
5. Gentle Cleansing: Use a mild, non-abrasive cleanser to cleanse your face or scalp. Avoid using exfoliating products or harsh cleansers that may irritate the treated area.
6. Moisturise: Keep the treated area moisturised to help soothe the skin. Use a gentle, hydrating moisturiser recommended by your specialist.
7. Avoid Intense Exercise: Avoid rigorous exercise or activities that cause excessive sweating for at least 24 hours after the treatment. Sweating may increase the risk of infection or irritation.
8. Follow-Up Sessions: Depending on the treatment plan, follow up with your healthcare professional for additional PRP sessions as recommended to achieve optimal results.
Results vary from person to person, but typically, you may start noticing improvements in your skin or hair texture within a few weeks after the treatment. The full effects of PRP treatments usually develop over time as the body’s natural healing processes take place.
It is generally recommended to avoid applying makeup or other skincare products to the treated area for at least 24 hours post-treatment. This allows the skin to heal and reduces the risk of clogged pores or irritation. However, it’s best to follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare professional.
PRP treatments are generally considered safe, as they use your body’s own blood components. However, some common side effects may include mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site. These usually subside within a few days. In rare cases, infection or allergic reactions may occur. It’s essential to consult with your Browns & Co specialist to understand the potential risks and benefits specific to your situation.
The number of PRP sessions needed depends on various factors, including your desired outcomes, the condition being treated, and your healthcare professional’s recommendation. Typically, multiple sessions are required for optimal results. Your healthcare professional will assess your progress and determine the appropriate treatment plan for you.
It is generally advised to avoid intense exercise or activities that cause excessive sweating for at least 24 hours after the treatment. Sweating may increase the risk of infection or irritation. Additionally, it’s best to avoid swimming in pools or other bodies of water for the first few days following the treatment to minimise the risk of infection.
PRP treatments can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as microneedling or laser treatments, to enhance their effects. However, it’s important to discuss your treatment plan and any potential combinations with your specialist to ensure safety and optimal results.