Principle of PRP:
PRP (Plasma Rich Platelets) hair injection is a popular non-invasive procedure that uses your own blood to stimulate your cells. Plasma contains growth factors that can improve hydration, increase cell turnover, collagen production and elastin to improve hair thickness and shine and prevent hair loss.
Benefits of PRP:
- Improved hydration, shine and texture of the skin on the face, neck and hands
- Treatment of acne scars, fine lines and pigment spots
- Improvement of the color of dark circles
- Increased hair density, thickness and shine and prevention of hair loss
- Improvement of vaginal hydration
- Improved wound healing
Dr. Lucas uses World PRP material, which generates one of the most platelet-rich plasmas of any kit available.
A tube of blood is drawn from the arm (same procedure as a blood draw). Then, this tube is centrifuged to separate the red blood cells, the plasma poor in platelets and the plasma rich in platelets. An appropriate anesthesia is performed and then the PRP is reinjected into the superficial dermis by micro-needles (similar to those used for Botox ®) every 5 mm.
Time to final results: 3 – 6 weeks
Longevity of results: 6-12 months
Before the injection:
Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before
Do not take Aspirin 10 days before injection, inform Dr. Lucas of any anticoagulant medication (Sintrom, Coumadin, Eliquis, etc..) to arrange for its discontinuation or replacement.
Pain: the pain during the intervention will be almost non-existent, with an adapted anesthesia
Duration of the procedure: 60 minutes
Anesthesia: topical by cream or local by nerve blocks
Outpatient (without hospitalization)
After the procedure:
Post-operative pain: no
Social eviction: no (sometimes small hematomas for a few days)
Return to work: immediate
Return to sport: 2-3 days
Control Dr Lucas 3 weeks.
Avoid hot water and shampoo for 48 hours