PRP.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can blur fine lines and wrinkles, giving you buttery soft skin, brighter under eyes and softened scarring. It can be used topically or injected beneath the skin’s surface to stimulate new collagen production and promote healing. PRP can be added to your microneedling session or injected in the scalp to encourage new hair growth.

What is PRP?

PRP therapy is a treatment where we draw a small amount of blood from your arm and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the PRP cells from the red blood cells. We then use the PRP in a variety of ways to improve your appearance. 

Basically, we take your own blood and use it to improve your face. Don’t worry — you won’t look like a horror movie. PRP is actually a light yellowish color, earning it the nickname “liquid gold” as much for its incredible rejuvenative properties.

PRP cells have a higher concentration of growth factors and proteins than whole blood. In our body, our cells use these growth factors to help tissue heal and repair, which can help solve a variety of issues affecting your skin. In order for these growth factors to fully penetrate the skin, we either use it during microneedling or inject it into the skin.

Research on PRP has shown improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, hair loss, texture and scarring when topically placed and/or injected underneath the skin. Post-treatment, you’ll have less downtime because your own blood helps you heal faster. Your skin will have increased collagen and elastin, resulting in a healthy, youthful appearance.

We offer 3 treatment options involving PRP: PRP + Microneedling; PRP + Microneedling + Injections; and PRP for Hair Restoration.

PRP + Microneedling

Typical PRP + Microneedling Treatment

We start by drawing blood from your arm and running it through a centrifuge to isolate the PRP. We will treat your face with a numbing cream to prepare for the procedure. 

Once the prep work is complete, we will begin to microneedle your face while applying several layers of PRP and our proprietary brightening serum to the face. We apply several layers of the PRP throughout the process to ensure that we penetrate deep into the skin.

PRP + Microneedling Preparation

Preparation for your PRP + Microneedling treatment is straightforward. Here are some things to consider:

  • Drink plenty of water the day before and day of your procedure. 
  • Eat breakfast. Unlike normal blood draws where you want to fast leading up to the procedure, you do not need to do this for PRP. Eat your normal breakfast! 
  • Schedule your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event. Redness, swelling and peeling may be apparent in that time period. 
  • Discontinue topical retinoids 24 hours before treatment to reduce sensitivity.
  • If pregnant, you must receive clearance from your OB/GYN.
PRP + Microneedling Recovery and Results

PRP aids in healing, so you will typically heal faster than a standard microneedling treatment. You can expect redness and sensitivity to last up to a few days. Avoid strenuous exercise or sweating for 24 hours due to open skin. Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Additionally, you may experience some tightness in your skin for a few days. 

Overall, you can expect to see your outstanding results in about a week.

PRP + Microneedling + Injections

Typical PRP + Microneedling + Injections Treatment

For even more collagen boosting (think brightening your under eye area or targeting those deep smile lines or neck creases), you can add PRP injections to your microneedling treatment. Prior to microneedling, we will inject some of your PRP to areas of concern. We can inject the PRP in any area that you’d like to tell the body to boost collagen. The most common areas include under eyes, lips, smile lines and neck lines, but PRP can be used on scars anywhere on the body.

PRP + Microneedling + Injections Preparation

Preparation for your PRP + Microneedling + Injections treatment is more detailed since injections are involved. Here are some things to consider:

  • (in addition to above)
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine 24-48 hours before and after your injections to decrease your risk of bruising and swelling.
  • Discontinue the use of Aspirin, NSAIDS other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding from injections.
  • Start over-the-counter Arnica supplements at least 2 days prior to injections may help with bruising from injections.
PRP + Microneedling + Injections Recovery and Results

Similarly to the PRP + Microneedling procedure, PRP will accelerate the healing process, allowing you to heal faster than a normal microneedling treatment. However, with the added injections, you may experience additional redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and/or itching near the injection sites. This is normal and generally subsides within a few hours to a few days. It is recommended that you avoid intense physical activity for the first 24 hours after the procedure to minimize swelling and bruising. You can expect a few days of redness and sensitivity. Additionally, you may experience some tightness in your skin for a few days.

Overall, you can expect to see your outstanding results in about a week.

PRP Hair Restoration

Typical PRP Hair Restoration Treatment

We see great results with PRP hair restoration for thinning hair. PRP has been shown to reinvigorate dormant or damaged hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth in androgenetic alopecia (in men, this is known as male pattern baldness). 

For this procedure, we also start by drawing blood from your arm and running it through a centrifuge to isolate the PRP. We will treat your head with a numbing cream to prepare for the procedure. 

Once the prep work is complete, we will inject the areas of baldness with PRP.

PRP Hair Restoration Preparation

Here are some things to consider:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat breakfast. Unlike normal blood draws where you want to fast leading up to the procedure, you do not need to do this for PRP. Eat your normal breakfast!
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine 24-48 hours before and after your injections to decrease your risk of bruising and swelling.
  • Discontinue the use of Aspirin, NSAIDS other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding from injections.
  • If pregnant, you must receive clearance from OB/GYN.

PRP Hair Restoration Recovery and Results

This procedure will take about an hour and patients will typically feel some pressure on their scalp from the injections. To obtain the best results, we recommend 4 to 6 sessions every 4 to 6 weeks and two annual maintenance treatments per year afterwards. That being said, we have seen awesome results with just one treatment. To achieve the best results, we recommend taking a warm shower following the procedure, but do not use any shampoo or other hair products for 36 hours following the procedure.

Pricing:

PRP + microneedling $600
PRP + microneedling + injections $900
PRP Hair Restoration $900

Five Conditions We Treat With PRP

  • FINE LINES AND WRINKLES

  • SCARRING AND UNEVEN SKIN TEXTURE

  • SUN DAMAGE AND HYPERPIGMENTATION

  • DEEPER CREASES (SMILE OR NECK LINES)

  • HAIR LOSS

Common PRP Questions

What is plasma?

Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood and provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets to circulate through the body.

What are platelets?

Platelets are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions. 

Do the Kardashians do PRP?

Perhaps. And although the Kardashians are fabulous, offer this treatment because of the science backing it. PRP isn’t just for cosmetic purposes — medical professionals treat athletes with PRP (particularly for injured tendons and ligaments) to speed up healing.

IS PRP safe?

PRP poses no danger of allergy, hypersensitivity or foreign-body reactions. Since PRP is coming out of your own body, there is no risk of side effects. We recommend that patients who have blood disorders or who take blood thinners to avoid these procedures.

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