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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has garnered significant attention in recent years for its remarkable applications in hair growth, skin repair, and even healing joint injuries. But what exactly is PRP, and does it really work? Let’s delve into the details and uncover the magic behind PRP.

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma consists of two main components: plasma, the liquid portion of blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell integral to healing throughout the body. While platelets are primarily known for their role in clotting, they also contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area. In essence, platelet-rich plasma is blood that contains a higher concentration of platelets than normal.

How is PRP Created?

To create platelet-rich plasma, a blood sample is taken and placed into a device called a centrifuge. The centrifuge rapidly spins the sample, separating the various components of the blood and concentrating the platelets within the plasma. This process results in a plasma rich in platelets, ready for therapeutic use.

How is PRP Used?

Once PRP is prepared, it can be utilized in several ways to promote rejuvenation and healing:

  • Facial Rejuvenation: PRP can be re-injected into the face for rejuvenation, mixed with a dermal filler for volume restoration, or applied topically post-procedure for rapid recovery and enhanced healing, such as after pro-fractional laser resurfacing.
  • Hair Regrowth: PRP re-injected into the scalp can stimulate hair growth and prevent further loss. While it may not help with complete baldness, it is highly effective for thinning hair.
  • Skin Repair: One of the most popular uses of PRP is for facial skin rejuvenation through dermal injections and topical application during microneedling. PRP is known for its promising results in skin rejuvenation, making it a valuable addition to practices that focus on skin health.

PRP Hair Scottsdale: PRP-Magic Rejuvenation in Your Blood!

At PRP Hair Scottsdale, we specialize in using PRP for a range of treatments to help you achieve your aesthetic and health goals. Whether you are looking to rejuvenate your skin, stimulate hair growth, or enhance healing, our PRP treatments can provide the results you desire.

Research Supporting PRP

For those who prefer to see the evidence, numerous studies support the use of PRP for hair, skin, and joint treatments:

  • Facial Skin Rejuvenation:
    • Peng GL. “Platelet-Rich Plasma for Skin Rejuvenation: Facts, Fiction, and Pearls for Practice.” Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2019 Aug;27(3):405-411. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2019.04.006. PMID: 31280855.
    • Badran KW, Nabili V. “Lasers, Microneedling, and Platelet-Rich Plasma for Skin Rejuvenation and Repair.” Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Nov;26(4):455-468. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2018.06.007. PMID: 30213427.
  • Hair Restoration:
    • Alves R, Grimalt R. “A Review of Platelet-Rich Plasma: History, Biology, Mechanism of Action, and Classification.” Skin Appendage Disord. 2018 Jan;4(1):18-24. doi: 10.1159/000477353. PMID: 29457008; PMCID: PMC5806188.
    • Justicz N, Derakhshan A, Chen JX, Lee LN. “Platelet-Rich Plasma for Hair Restoration.” Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2020 May;28(2):181-187. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2020.01.009. PMID: 32312505.

This is just a sampling of the multitude of studies available, all of which highlight the efficacy of PRP in hair restoration, skin rejuvenation, and other therapeutic uses.


PRP is a safe and effective therapeutic option with a wide range of applications. At PRP Hair Scottsdale, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic and health goals through advanced PRP treatments. Contact us today to learn more about how PRP can benefit you and schedule your consultation.