PRP Special for Hair Growth and Skin Rejuvenation
Dr. Alita Sikora, MD, is featuring her PRP procedure for hair growth and skin rejuvenation during the month of October.
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets). These platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are essential to the healing. PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. This concentration of platelets (5 to 10 times richer) can stimulate hair growth and rejuvenate aging skin. To obtain the patient’s PRP, blood is drawn and spun in their EmCyte machine.
Hair loss occurs when the scalp stops receiving the chemical signals that tell it to grow new hair from existing follicles. This causes them to shrink and eventually close, preventing new hair from growing out of them. The growth factors in the concentrated plasma stimulate inactive hair follicles to become active ones. Hence, jump-starting the growth process and fighting baldness.
Dr. Sikora also uses PRP to rejuvenate skin and improve overall texture by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, and scarring. “Essentially, your body creates healthier connective tissue,” say Dr. Sikora. “The surface of your skin gains elasticity and tone, dialing back the effects of aging.”