Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation and hair restoration.
PRP therapy uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth. Cosmetic and medical applications include: microneedling with PRP for improved complexion and skin texture; facial injections with PRP, alone or in combination with dermal fillers, for increased collagen production and facial volume; scalp injections with PRP for hair volume restoration; as well as novel treatment of specific medical conditions.
Your blood is essentially made up of four components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. We draw your blood and separate your blood cells from your plasma and platelets. The platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then re-injected into the skin or scalp.
PRP For Skin Rejuvenation
Stimulates New Collagen by Using Your Body’s Natural Resources.
PRP works on the simple basis that by utilizing your own natural platelets to instruct the body to create new collagen, creating tauter, smoother, and better-toned skin.
Microneedling with PRP
PRP applied topically during microneedling enhances collagen creation and stimulates cell turnover and skin regeneration.
If you’re not using PRP and microneedling you’re missing out! Advertised as the vampire facial or blood facial, the results are meant to mimic a facelift, but with zero downtime. The platelets contain growth factors that can stimulate collagen synthesis, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration.
Fillers and PRP
PRP, used with or without fillers, can enhance facial shape and volume.
Fillers, such as Juvaderm and Retylane, are composed of solid materials that fill lines and skin folds. These fillers are injected to soften deeper lines such as the folds around the mouth area or to plump lips. They usually last from 6-18 months.
PRP stimulates collagen production for facial rejuvenation. PRP is used for volumizing faces that are beginning to look drawn, to plump out cheek indentations, soften under eye hollows, improve tone, tightness, and texture of skin, and fill in areas where hyaluronic acid fillers cannot reach or are not safe to use.
Juvaderm and Restylane can be used with PRP. The two types of treatment supplement each other to give the best outcome for a more youthful looking face. Juvaderm and Restylane fill specific lines and folds; PRP improves overall quality, tightness, and texture of the skin rather than filling areas.
PRP For Hair Restoration
Are you looking for a hair loss solution? Beat hair loss with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.
About 50 million American men and 30 million women have male- or female-pattern baldness. Hair loss and hair thinning can begin at any age, but is much more common after the age of 50. PRP therapy an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. There are virtually no side effects from PRP, except for a mild feeling of pressure at the injection site.
Doctors began using PRP in dermatology after research found that high concentrations of platelets in plasma cells helps promote growth by prolonging the growing phase of the hair cycle.
PRP therapy is used in hair restoration for natural looking results. With a thin needle, PRP is injected into the scalp where hair loss has occurred. The injections are made across the scalp, approximately every half inch over the area of thinning hair. Then the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated.
Results may vary based on genetics, pattern and amount of hair loss, age, and hormones. For best results, consistency is important. Treatments are typically performed monthly for three to four months and at maintenance intervals as recommended by your dermatologist thereafter.
The entire process takes 30-45 minutes.
PRP therapy works better if your hair loss is recent. It is more challenging to wake up hair follicles that have been dormant for a long time.
PRP For Inflammatory Vulvar Disease
You are not alone! If you are the one in four women who experience chronic vulvar pain at some point in your life PRP may help. Vulvodynia is a very common disorder affecting women and girls of all ages and ethnicities. The appearance of dermatologic conditions in the vulva are often different than their appearance on other areas of the body.
Based on recent clinical studies, PRP is a potential alternative to other medical or surgical treatments and may be more effective and long lasting. Injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) into affected areas has been reported to result in the regeneration of normal skin.