The most famous family in entertainment has beauty secrets that will never cease to amaze us. Case in point: Kourtney Kardashian getting a platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP) on-camera to treat a bald spot. Find out why the oldest Kardashian is fighting hair loss with what is commonly called a vampire facial and if you should consider it too!
What is PRP?
The world at wide was introduced to platelet-rich plasma treatments when Kourtney’s sister Kim broadcasted her vampire facial on social media back in 2013. Its no surprise the sisters have continued to be fans of PRP treatment all these years.
During a PRP treatment, the patient’s own blood is spun in a centrifuge. The most platelet rich part of the blood is then re-injected into the patient to help speed up healing and growth. When platelet-rich blood is reinserted into a scalp, the hair follicle activity is stimulated, promoting hair growth. This process is best for people with androgenic alopecia.
What to expect from a treatment
Kourtney Kardashian opted to give us all a front-row seat to her experience on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In the season 17 opener, the 40-year-old tells the confessional that she is going to her dermatologist Dr. Diamond to get the procedure done after her sister Kim spotted a bald area on her scalp. “Today I’m getting PRP, which is where they take your blood and spin it and they use your plasma and they inject it in my head for my hair to grow back,” said the mom of three.
If you want to take the plunge like Kourt, you should research providers in your area and only opt for a doctor to handle the procedure. The process will set you back about 30 minutes and you can walk out and resume your activities, no downtime is expected. One thing to note is that pricing can be steep. They range from $500 to upwards of $1000 per session. You will need multiple sessions to notice a difference and the price can add up quickly. After a few sessions, patients report hair growth and slowing of hair loss.