What Are PRP Treatments?

What Are PRP Treatments?

PRP treatments in Bristol are becoming a popular form of treatment for hair loss. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is basically your own blood being injected back into your body to stimulate the growth of hair cells.

PRP involves three basic steps and is considered a medical treatment. The biology behind the PRP treatment is that it triggers natural hair growth by providing extra blood supply directly to the hair follicles present on your scalp. When the follicles have enough blood, they are able to grow quickly and more efficiently.

In most cases, PRP treatments are recommended to those who are already undergoing other hair loss treatments. While you may hear cases of people claiming that PRP treatments have not yet been proven effective, scientific and historical research indicates that PRP treatments have been used to treat injured tendons and muscles since the 1980s.

The Entire PRP Treatment

If you are still curious regarding how PRP therapy is done, we are here to simplify the entire process for you. For effective results, it is recommended that you have your PRP therapy sessions done every 4-6 weeks, up to three times. This means that the same 3-step process would be followed for all the three times that you come in for PRP therapy.

Step 1: Drawing the Blood

A certified nurse draws blood from your arm and immediately places it in a centrifuge to separate the liquids.

The reason why your blood is drawn for the procedure is because it is safest to conduct PRP using your own blood and the platelets that you already have in your body. This reduces the risk of any inflammation, diseases, or allergies.

Step 2: Separating the Blood

Your blood will be kept in the centrifuge for about 10 minutes. In this time period, the spinning machine would have separated your blood into three different densities: platelet-rich plasma, platelet-poor plasma, and red blood cells.

The other two parts of your blood are not required for the PRP process, and the technicians would only be using your platelet-rich plasma.

Step 3: Injecting the Blood

Once the platelet-rich plasma has been identified in your blood, it is then inserted into a small syringe. Using a bit of numbing cream to lessen the sensation of pain, the blood from the syringe is carefully injected into specific areas of the scalp.

Instead of injecting the blood all over the scalp, it is only injected at specific problem areas. This ensures rapid growth of hair in the parts where you have patches in your hair, and allows the other parts of your hair to grow at a normal pace.

If you are interested in receiving the PRP procedure from beauty professionals, then you can reach out to Ciao Bella Aesthetics today. We provide a range of services to clients including PRP, anti-ageing injections, dermal fillers, lip enhancements, and more.

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