By now you’re probably familiar with, or at least have heard of the “vampire facial,” a skin treatment that essentially uses your own blood to help facilitate a glowing, youthful complexion. This facial became a viral sensation once Kim Kardashain posted a photo of her bloody facial on Instagram.
This popular skin treatment involves making tiny punctures in the skin and putting platelet rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood into the face (or other treatment area. This type of facial will give your skin a fresh, healthy glow!
What you probably haven’t heard of is that there’s a similar treatment for hair loss, and yes, it requires your blood, too.
PRP therapy is also used in hair restoration for natural looking results. With a thin needle, your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated. PRP hair restoration is suitable for both men and women.
The use of PRP is “a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a number of scientifically based articles showing its efficacy increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle,” says Neil Sadick, dermatologist in New York City and the director of the Sadick Research Group for understanding and treating hair loss.
Anyone experiencing hair loss is essentially a good candidate for PRP treatments, but those with early hair loss tend to respond best. Here at Pretty Faces Atlanta, this procedure is performed by a medical doctor. As a result, we are able to use a longer needle length for a more aggressive treatment.