Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma uses your blood platelets to restore hair growth, rejuvenate your skin, and repair scars and stretch marks. After drawing about two teaspoons of blood, Dr. Nangrani isolates its platelets and prepares the site for microneedling. Taking advantage of your own activated platelet growth factors, PRP uses your unique cells to stimulate stem cell production. The stem cell response mobilizes your own fibroblasts, or collagen-producing cells, and triggers development of collagen, fatty tissue, and new blood vessels.
Rejuvenate your skin with with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Otherwise referred to as The Vampire Facial! PRP treatment has been used for over two decades and accelerates the healing of wounds and severe skin conditions. Vedas Vampire Facial involves extracting a couple of dessert spoons of the clients blood. The blood is then spun to separate the plasma (fluid) from the red and white blood cells is injected into the clients skin. The concentrated plasma is jam-packed with different growth factors that stimulate the healing of soft tissue. Combine with Fillers for a more fresh, hydrated and youthful appearance.
Microneedling PRP incurs no significant downtime. Some improvement may be seen immediately, and more significant results will start occurring after two to three treatments spaced one to two weeks apart. Collagen production takes place over time, and skin will continue to improve over the next six to twelve months with the proper skin care regimen.
Microneedling is most useful for
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling triggers a wound-healing response, prompting your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin layers, bringing about healthier skin. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines, and other skin texture changes. The microneedle creates “micro-channels” to allow PRP to penetrate into the deeper layers of skin for optimal rejuvenating results.
Hair restoration with PRP
PRP can help slow down hair loss and sometimes reverse thinning follicles. Although follicles were previously thought to be gone in areas of complete baldness, they are more likely dormant, as recent studies have shown that the scalp contains the stem cells from which the follicles arose.Once you stop PRP treatments, you may over time revert to your natural pattern of hair loss. Dr. Nangrani will advise you whether you require multiple treatments and what you may expect for results.
PRP facelift (sometimes called a “vampire facelift”)
Using a facial filler—Juvéderm, Restylane, Bellafill—the Doctor first restores the youthful contour of your face. Microneedling mimics tiny injuries and the PRP prompts healing and rejuvenation of the injured area.
The effects of the procedure improve for 2 to 3 months and should last for at least one to two years!
Microneedling PRP treatment in combination with filler or Botox injections must be delayed at least four days after those injections so that any post-treatment bruising can settle.
PRP treatment of scars and stretch marks
Skin scars occur when the dermis (the resilient middle tissue layer that helps the skin retain its shape) is damaged. Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results naturally from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. Scar tissue is composed of the same protein (collagen) as the tissue that it replaces, but the fiber composition of the protein is different; instead of the random basket weave formation of the collagen fibers found in normal tissue, in fibrosis the collagen has a pronounced alignment in a single direction.
Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth or rapid weight changes, and are most likely to appear in places where larger amounts of fat are stored. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time may diminish but will not disappear completely. Stretch marks are more extreme when coupled with an increase in cortisone, which weakens elastic fibers in the skin. An increase in cortisone levels can increase the probability or severity of stretch marks by reducing the skin’s pliability. This affects the dermis by preventing the fibroblasts from forming collagen and elastin fibers, both necessary to keep rapidly growing skin taut.
Microneedling alone will stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin layers. With PRP, stretch marks and scars may be targeted specifically with growth factors, further encouraging the skin to plump and thicken, minimizing the appearance of the stretch marks and scars. Because no foreign materials are introduced when PRP is used, fewer allergic reactions to the process may be expected.