PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy has been used for 20 years in the fields of plastic surgery, neurosurgery, sports medicine and more for wound and tissue healing. Now, further application of PRP science for scalp, skin, and hair stimulation marks new possibilities for those desiring a completely natural approach with great results for cosmetic treatments.

Before starting a treatment plan for hair regrowth, Dr. Gallacher will perform a medical evaluation to eliminate any potential underlying medical conditions that can contribute to hair loss.

What Is PRP Therapy?PRP infographic - Gallacher

PRP Growth Factors are essential for new cell generation. They are also needed to create new collagen and the skin’s elastic fibers. For this reason, PRP therapy, when added to some cosmetic treatments, creates better results than the treatment alone. As the skin heals after a combination treatment, there is a higher than normal clustering of growth factors. This stimulates additional new cells and collagen, and increases vascularity.

The process of PRP Therapy is all-natural, non-surgical and takes about an hour. Your blood is drawn in our office and is then processed to separate the Platelet Rich Plasma. Depending on the reason for your treatment, your own PRP growth hormone is then either injected with a needle or introduced via access ducts into your skin. Dr. Gallacher may prepare a topical anesthetic for the management of any discomfort. The doctor will deliver your own plasma into the treatment area with powerful platelet-derived growth factors.

What Can PRP Therapy Be Used For?

Hair Regrowth Treatment

Dermatology and Laser Centre offers this advanced treatment technology for hair thinning in men and women. PRP Therapy for hair loss conditions has been found to have great results. PRP Growth Factors are essential for new cell generation.  They can encourage new hair growth, prevent existing hairs from falling out and reverse the miniaturization of follicles by stimulating the surrounding stem cells. This entirely natural, non-surgical procedure is done by drawing your blood, obtaining your own Platelet Rich Plasma and then injecting it into the scalp. The growth factors in your own blood cells then stimulate natural hair growth.

MicroLaserPeel™

The MicroLaser Peel™ is one of the more advanced, non-surgical methods of treating skin conditions associated with aging and an active lifestyle. This would include fine lines, brown pigmentation, uneven tone and texture. Also referred to as the “weekend” peel, this is the ideal treatment for those who want immediate, lasting improvement in the appearance of their skin with minimal downtime. Dermatology and Laser Centre offers PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy in combination with the MicroLaser Peel as an option to optimize results.

Fractional Ablative Resurfacing

Wrinkles, lax skin, age spots and scars can be dramatically reduced with Fractional Ablative Resurfacing or fractional laser skin resurfacing. Dermatology and Laser Centre offers the option to add PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy in combination with Fractional Ablative Resurfacing for improved results.

Microneedling

Skin rejuvenation with microneedling is an effective procedure.  It is usually performed on the face, but can also be done on the neck and other areas. The results of microneedling can be greatly improved when done in combination with Growth Factors or PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment. The combination of the two techniques offers an anti-aging treatment for all skin types, pigment reduction and plumping up of lines and wrinkles.  These are both all-natural, non-surgical procedures which introduce nothing foreign into your skin or system.  Due to tremendous interest and news coverage, microneedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) cosmetic treatments have been come to be known in pop-culture as the “Vampire Facial”.

If you are interested in learning more about PRP Therapy, Dr. Gallacher would be happy to discuss this all-natural treatment with you.  Contact our office today!

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