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Good to know about Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a fraction of your own blood drawn off and spun down and then reapplied or injected to create improved tissue health. It is a biological skin rejuvenation treatment to regenerate epidermal tissue.

PRP is the ultimate biological skin rejuvenation treatment, as the platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting process and tissue repair. As they are organize in the clot they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells to repair the damaged area.

Platelet rich plasma – PRP – has been shown to improve skin texture and tone as well as fine lines and wrinkles. By placing it into the deeper skin layer fibroblasts and other cells can be stimulated to a more youthful function. Areas like the periorbital area (around the eyes) and in necks can show dramatic improvement.

There is minimal downtime with natural looking results.

For aesthetic application it would be best to wait for three months or so after the third treatment session of platelet rich plasma – PRP – before being able to take note of the outcome.

PRP Before Treatment Instructions:

  • Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) for 10 days before treatment. These substances impair platelet function in the normal clotting process and thus promotes bleeding and bruising
  • Eat a light meal and be well hydrated as this treatment does require us to draw some blood.
  • Do not wear makeup the day of treatment
  • Most patients can resume normal activities after this treatment

PRP After treatment Instructions:

  • Do not expose yourself to long periods in the sun for 2- 3 days
  • Do not use a sauna, hot tub or Jacuzzi or go swimming for 2-3 days
  • Do not expose yourself to extreme hot or cold temperatures or to large swings in temperature for 2-3 days
  • No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post treatment
  • No complimentary treatments such as peels, laser treatments, etc should be performed for at least 2 weeks

By: Maria Deanna T. Moreno

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5 Myths About Hair Loss and Hair Transplant

1. I’m too young to have a hair transplant. The minimum age to have this surgery is to be at least in their 20’s, especially for men who have extensive hair loss at this early age due to a strong family history of genetic hair loss. However, most men who seek hair transplant surgery are in their late 30’s or in their prime age of 40-50 years.

2. Hair transplant is only for balding men and not for women. Both men and women suffer from genetic hair loss, we call Male Pattern Hair Loss and Female Pattern Hair Loss. This genetic hair loss, called Androgenetic alopecia in general, is the most common indication for having a hair transplant surgery.

3. Asians are less likely to need a hair transplant than Caucasians. Androgenetic alopecia affects all nationalities. Filipinos are definitely not spared. If you have the genes, there’s a high chance you may inherit it from either side of the family tree.

4. Hair transplant can make my white hair turn black. Hair transplant surgery transfers your own hairs (whether white, black, blonde, brunette, red-head) from one area to another. It WILL NOT CHANGE the color of your hair (unless you change your hair color using a dye!).

5. Hair transplant surgery is only for the rich. Hair transplant surgery is a bit pricey. So is having any other cosmetic procedure. But like most anything else we wish to acquire, smart budgeting is required. Think of it this way, buying a new gadget will cost a lot of money but it depreciates through time. Having a hair transplant surgery provides you with long-lasting (permanent) results of a full(er) head of hair for the rest of your life. A gadget will make you ‘look’ rich but you end up poorer. Looking and feeling better once your hair grows increases your self-esteem and market value a whole lot more.

Want a hair transplant treatment? Visit Shinagawa PH for more details.

By: Jocelyn Theresa Panaligan-Navalta