Popularly referred to by others as the “vampire facial,” platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a popular antiaging solution. Blood is drawn from the patient, and the platelets are separated and concentrated through centrifugation. The concentrated platelets are injected into the skin using microneedling, and are thought to help activate a healing mechanism in the body. Similar to stem cells, the platelets can help infuse new life into your skin, boosting natural healing.
In the past, PRP treatments have been a staple of orthopedic medicine, and used to heal injuries and burns. Our approach is to use it as another tool to help reinvigorate collagen growth. Additionally, our physicians now use PRP on the scalp to stimulate hair follicles and lead to hair regeneration.
What to Expect
Length Of Procedure
Because there are several parts to this procedure, including waiting for topical anesthetic to become activated, PRP therapy takes around 60 minutes.
After it heals, you should notice radiant, youthful skin with diminished wrinkles. Over time, as volume improves, laxity will diminish. The treated scalp will begin to grow hair that is thicker and healthier.
You should avoid makeup and sunscreen for 24 hours after the procedure. Your skin might feel tender, and if combined with other procedures, your skin might look red or irritated for 3 to 5 days.
Number of Treatments
We recommend 3 sessions, spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. After that, you can always book additional treatments for maintenance, depending on your doctor’s advice.
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