PRP.

PRP can yield buttery soft skin, brighter under eyes and softened scarring.

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment where we take your blood, spin it in a centrifuge to obtain your PRP, and then use it in a variety of ways to improve your appearance. 

Basically, we take your own blood and use it to improve your face. 

PRP has a higher concentration of growth factors than whole blood. Our cells use these growth factors to help tissue heal and repair, which can help solve a variety of skin related issues. 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. We refer to PRP as liquid gold!

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. While this is occurring 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. 
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior.
  • 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!
PRP + Microneedling Recovery and Results

PRP aids in healing with this procedure, so you will typically heal faster than a standard microneedling treatment. You can expect about 24 hours of redness to your skin. 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 eyes or targeting those deep smile lines), you can add add injections to your 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, neck lines and scars anywhere on the body. We also see great results with PRP hair restoration for thinning hair.

PRP + Microneedling + Injections Preparation

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

  • Drink plenty of water. 
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or similar blood thinning over-the-counter medications (Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc.) for one week prior to injections.
  • 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!
PRP + Microneedling + Injections Recovery and Results

Similarly to the PRP + Microneedling procedure, PRP will aid in healing and allow 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 about 24 hours of redness to your skin. 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

PRP has been shown to reinvigorate dormant hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth in 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. While this is occurring 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. 
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or similar blood thinning over-the-counter medications (Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc.) for one week prior to injections.
  • 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!
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 3 to 4 sessions. With that being said, we have seen awesome results with just 1 treatment. To achieve the best results, we recommend taking a warm shower following the procedure, but do not use any shampoo or other chemicals that you do not wash your hair for 36 hours following the procedure.

Pricing:

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

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, we picked up this treatment based off the science backing it. PRP has been used in the OR setting in athletes 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 with blood disorders or who take blood thinners to avoid these procedures.

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