Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are used for a variety of medical and aesthetic conditions. The treatment uses a patient’s own blood cells to accelerate healing and renewal in a specific area. Platelets are well-known for their clotting abilities, but they also contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area. Platelet-rich plasma is simply blood that contains more platelets than normal. These injections are safe and can be administered alone or used in conjunction with other procedures.
What is PRP and how does it work?
To create platelet-rich plasma, clinicians draw blood from the patient and place it into a device called a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample, separating platelets from other components of the blood, making a platelet concentrate within the plasma.
After creating platelet-rich plasma from a patient’s blood, the solution is injected into the target area to accelerate the healing or renewal process.
Plasma (PRP) & Microneedling
This treatment combines microneedling, RF energy, and PRP to stimulate the natural production of collagen. It can be used to alleviate facial wrinkles and fine lines, minimize pore size, and tighten and tone the face and neck. The addition of PRP to microneedling speed sup the healing process and stimulate skin renewal.
Recovery from microneedling is usually quick. People may experience some soreness and tenderness immediately after the treatment. The area may also have redness, which usually clears within 4–5 days. Taking acetaminophen can help relieve any discomfort.
This treatment creates micro-channels (microscopic holes) at a rate of 1600 per second. These wounds, and the PRP, stimulate your skin, kicking its healing process into high gear. SkinPen is especially good at treating scarring from acne and blemishes that became inflamed, or pores damaged deep within skin, leaving an uneven texture. The treatment is safe for all skin tones and types.
Hair restoration w/ PRP
PRP therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. The approach is often combined with other hair loss procedures or medications.
What to expect:
Treatments typically involve several injections around the scalp where regrowth is desired (often along part lines). Numbing cream can be used to make the injections more tolerable. After each treatment, we recommend not washing your hair, wearing a hat or hair band, or exercising for a day. Treatments are repeated once a month for three to six months. After the initial treatment plan, you will need maintenance treatments every three to six months.