Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is full of growth factors, hormones and healing properties that play a part in collagen production. Platelets play a significant role in the healing process, and by re-introducing a high concentration of platelets directly into the injured area (for our purpose micro needling), they should theoretically enhance the healing process. In turn, the skin begins to shrink and tighten due to collagen maturation in the damaged area, which can help to reduce fine lines, improve texture and improve acne scars.
How do you get platelet rich plasma?
In order to utilize PRP for aesthetic treatments, we start out first by ensuring you are a good candidate for this procedure, whether It is for skin rejuvenation or scalp rejuvenation. Once we have established that PRP is the right treatment for you, we draw your blood and spin it down in a centrifuge. This process separates the Red Blood Cells from the PRP (LIQUID GOLD!!!). Depending on your specific treatment essentially depend how we are going to use the PRP.
Do I have to go to lab to get my blood drawn?
No. We will everything during your visit in our office to obtain your PRP.
How long does A PRP treatment take?
A PRP treatment can range from 30-90 minutes depending on the specific treatment that you will be receiving. If you are doing it with micro-needling this will be about 1 hour, if we add injections to that, then 1.5 hours. PRP for scalp rejuvenation is about 30 minutes.
Do PRP injections hurt?
You may experience some mild discomfort during the micro-needling and injecting process. A topical numbing cream is applied to the area being treated prior to beginning injections or micro-needling treatments.
Is there any downtime with PRP?
If you are just getting PRP injected into the face, no makeup that day. The downtime for of PRP with micro-needling is about 42-72 hours. If receiving PRP scalp injections, then you will want to refrain from washing your hair or exercising until the next day.
How many PRP treatments will I need?
Everyone’s body is different; however you will notice a difference after just one treatment. Ideally 2-3 treatments about 4-6 weeks apart is ideal for the best results. Some patients may require more treatments.
Are there side effects with PRP?
PRP is safe! We are using your own blood, and the number of people that cannot receive PRP treatments is very small. Most common side effects would be injection site redness and swelling.
How do I know if I am a candidate for PRP?
There are certain conditions that would make you a poor candidate for PRP. A thorough evaluation discussing your health conditions will be discussed at your consultation.