Enhance Skin And Brow PLLC
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a natural way to regenerate skin and grow new hair leveraging the science of your own body.
Platelet Rich Plasma
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
PRP is a regenerative aesthetic procedure to minimize the appearance of volume loss, smooth texture and hair restoration. We perform a blood draw in the office that is captured in a special PRP tube that helps to separate your plasma from other blood components such as white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Plasma is the largest ingredient of your blood (about 55% of overall content). Plasma carries nutrients, hormones and protein growth factors to the body for repair of damaged skin and hair follicles. If you’re in general good health, PRP is a natural way to regenerate skin and grow new hair leveraging the science of your own body.
Platelets are made in your bone marrow along with red and white blood cells that recognize damaged blood vessels. PRP can be injected into the skin or scalp to help restore aging or damaged tissue. Younger patients with genetic hair loss and thinning tend to experience higher success rates. However, we have continued to see good success with more mature male and female patients too. PRP can also be applied on to the skin with microneedling (referred to as Vampire Facial) when the channels are open during the treatment. Vampire Facials do not have to be painful and can yield a tightening feeling with a youthful glow.
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Who Is a Good Candidate For PRP?
A 30-minute complimentary consultation with an experienced Enhance Skin and Brow practitioner will reveal if you’re a good candidate to benefit from a PRP treatment protocol. PRP is not recommended for patients with active infection, a metastatic disease, skin, blood or bleeding disorders.
How Many PRP Treatments Are Needed?
A series of three PRP treatments one month apart typically produces a more youthful appearance with less wrinkles, fine lines and smoother texture within a few months. Research has shown that an increased concentration of growth factors in platelet-rich plasma encourages skin restoration and hair growth.
When PRP is used for hair restoration, patients usually see thickening and increase in hair density within two to three months after the initial series of three treatments. Six month maintenance of hair follicle stimulation is usually necessary to sustain positive hair growth. For the best outcome, we recommend PRP treatments to restore hair growth when hair is thinning and the follicle is still alive.
Is PRP Painful?
We use all the resources we know to make aesthetic procedures we deliver as comfortable as possible. We apply highly concentrated topical and/or injectable anesthetic with ice along with acid neutralizing pharmaceutical products to minimize discomfort. We also deploy a host of other pain management techniques to make the PRP treatment experience totally manageable.
What to Expect Post PRP?
Post PRP Injections
Injections of PRP always run the risk of some minor bruising around the injection site. We will recommend anti-bruising cream at the time of treatment. Some patients will experience swelling and tenderness to the injected area for several days. Avoid heat to the injection sites for three days. If needed, we recommend taking Tylenol for post injection pain and to avoid anti-inflammatory medications such as Aleve, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Naprosyn, Naproxen, Voltaren, Diclofenac, Meloxicam, Mobic, or Celebrex for four days before AND seven days after the procedure.
Post PRP with Microneedling
PRP applied with microneedling results in redness with some pinpoint bleeding to the treated area. PRP with microneedling typically doesn’t result in post procedure discomfort. You will have increased sun sensitivity for the first week which is why we will urge you to use mineral-based sunscreen with 30+ SPF. Avoid putting on make-up or lotions the same day as your treatment. Restrain from strenuous activities and high intensity exercise for three days post PRP. Post procedure, it is best to not smoke or consume alcohol for at least three days.