When hair starts to thin or skin starts to sag over time, it’s a major hit to self-confidence, whether you’re a man or a woman. Lakshmi Palakurthi, MD, the expert physician at Star Laser, can help you overcome thinning hair or sagging skin through microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments. PRP uses your own healing and growth factors to stimulate new hair growth and skin healing, so it’s truly a natural approach. Book online or call the Troy, Michigan, practice today.
Microneedling is an advanced aesthetic treatment in which tiny punctures in the skin prompt your body to start its own natural healing process. In your skin, this healing process includes fresh collagen induction, which adds firmness and helps smooth away wrinkles.
Microneedling is a great way to deliver powerful PRP directly into the area where you need it. Star Laser offers microneedling with PRP for both facials (the Vampire Facial®) and hair loss. In hair loss PRP therapy, microneedling is a great tool because it allows you to avoid a long series of injections, and it spreads the PRP throughout the treatment area evenly.
On the face, microneedling with PRP can help with:
During microneedling, Dr. Palakurthi uses a small micropen, a treatment device with 12 tiny needles clustered in a circle. You won’t be in pain because Dr. Palakurthi applies a numbing cream to your face, or an anesthetic injection to your scalp before treatment. Thanks to the thinness of the needles, you may notice a pricking sensation but pain is rare.
PRP is your body’s own growth factors, concentrated into an ultra powerful form. Your blood has natural growth factors that can stimulate healing, cell growth, and even new hair growth. Star Laser uses the RegenKit® PRP kit from RegenLab® USA LLC for collection and preparation. This state-of-the-art centrifuge machine circulates your blood at high speed to pull the platelets out and concentrate them.
Once the PRP is ready, a process that only takes 10 minutes or so, Dr. Palakurthi can begin the microneedling process. Using the tiny holes the micropen creates, the PRP works its way down to either your deeper layers of skin or the hair follicle area, depending on whether you’re having a Vampire Facial or hair restoration treatment.
Vampire Facials can give you firmer, younger-looking skin with less lines and wrinkles. For hair loss, microneedling with PRP treatment can stimulate your inactive follicles to start working again, growing new high-quality hair. After microneedling with PRP, the new hair is often thicker and stronger than your other hair, which shows how powerful growth factors can really be in your body.
Want to learn more about PRP microneedling treatments? Book online or call Star Laser today.