Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

 
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated source of plasma containing a very large quantity of platelets and numerous growth factors. It is a substance derived from your own blood. PRP Therapy involves an injection of PRP into different areas of the body to trigger a natural but accelerated healing response. Growth factors attract stem cells and effect repair and regeneration in tissues. It is a completely natural procedure and since it uses ones own blood, there is no risk of allergic reactions or side effects.

PRP has become a groundbreaking treatment and is sought out by celebrities worldwide for healing sports injuries and for cosmetic procedures to increase collagen and improve overall skin and scalp health. It provides excellent results when used for facial / skin rejuvenation, treatment of stretch marks, scars and cellulite and does not require going under the knife. PRP can improve the look of dark under eye circles and improves volume loss in the face, neck, and back of the hands. It has also been used to successfully treat acne scars, melasma, and other discoloration.

PRP therapy is an exceptional treatment for hair loss and provides an alternative for persons who are not ready for or are unwilling to undergo hair transplant surgery.

It may be used to treat male and sexual dysfunction, female incontinence and is also useful for healing wounds and burns.

Our office specializes in Hair Restoration and Skin Rejuvenation / Anti-Aging. Our treatments are designed to make your health and aesthetic goals a reality. It is our priority to help you achieve desired results.

 

Hair Restoration

PRP Hair Restoration is a non-surgical solution that is useful for the treatment of hair loss in both men and women. Platelet Rich Plasma contains growth factors and attracts stem cells that naturally stimulate the development of new hair follicles while improving the health of existing dormant follicles. PRP decreases hair loss, increases the thickness of individual stands and may also increase shine, vitality, and strength. Declining hair-splitting and breakage may also be noted.

 

Scalp Treatment Overview

A small sample of blood is drawn from the patient and processed using a centrifuge to extract the PRP. A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the scalp. The PRP is then administered with a very fine needle. Micro-needling is combined with PRP injections to improve the outcome of the treatment. Micro-needling helps to improve the circulation to the scalp, helps to activate the platelets and improves topical absorption of PRP.

Mild swelling and redness can be expected 1-4 days following the treatment. It is recommended to avoid vigorous activity until the swelling has subsided.

New hair growth may be seen as early as a few weeks, but is typically evident between 2-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.* For best results, a series of 3-4 sessions is recommended *Individual results vary.
Before and after two treatments

 

Before & After Two Treatments

 

Facial / Skin Rejuvenation

PRP is an alternative to synthetic fillers and can be used without the concern for possible allergic reactions. Platelets contain growth factors that stimulate and accelerate the regeneration of tissues over several months. When injected into the face, the growth factors stimulate new collagen and blood vessel formation.

  • New blood vessel formation significantly improves the color, texture, and tone of the skin.
  • New collagen formation lifts and tightens the face, giving it a more youthful contour.
  • PRP also helps to treat volume loss and sagging of the mid-face which occurs due to loss of facial fat from the aging process.
  • The epidermis (outer most layers of your skin) appears smoother. Fine lines and wrinkles will fill in.

 

PRP combined with Fractional Micro-needling

This treatment involves topical application of the PRP combined with collagen induction therapy using an electronic, medical micro-needling device. The platelet-derived growth factors and micro needling stimulate a healing response that results in truly amazing skin enhancing benefits.

 

Benefits of combined treatments include:

  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Improved skin’s texture, tone and volume loss.
  • Increased collagen production.
  • Reduced acne scars and discoloration.
  • Improved appearance of dark under-eye circles.
  • Decreased the appearance of large pores.
  • Restoration of a brighter, glowing complexion.

 

Stretch Mark and Scar Reduction

Our treatment protocol combines PRP with Fractional Micro Needling and Radio – Frequency. This can very effectively address numerous skin imperfections including stretch marks.

 

Frequently asked questions What is PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a substance derived from your own blood that can be used to trigger a healing response.
PRP is produced by taking off a small sample of blood and processing it in a centrifuge. This separates the heavier red blood cells from the plasma and also concentrates the platelets in a layer of plasma – known as PRP.

 

Is the treatment painful?

Any area being treated will be numbed using a topical cream for up to an hour prior to treatment and a very fine needle is used to lessen any discomfort.

 

What to expect after PRP injections?

Following PRP treatment, soreness may be felt at the injection site. This soreness is a beneficial sign that the healing response has started. This effect typically lasts 1-4 days. Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, and Aspirin be avoided following PRP treatments. These medicines may block the effects of the intended inflammatory response facilitated by the injection. It is ok to use Tylenol / Paracetamol and apply ice as required. Most patients will be able to resume day-to-day activities following injection. It is suggested that patients avoid strenuous lifting or vigorous exercise for 1 – 4 days after the procedure.

As with any injection, bruising and swelling may occur. We recommend planning PRP treatments at least 10 days prior to special events.

This treatment stimulates long-term tissue regeneration. The growth of new collagen may take up to six months and best results are seen with a course of treatments. Treatments should be performed at 4 to 6-week intervals.*
*Individual results vary and are not guaranteed.

 

Is PRP Treatment Safe?

PRP injections are extremely safe. Clinical data and research show that when administered by a trained physician, there is minimal risk of adverse events. There is little chance of an allergic reaction because the substance is taken from your own body (autologous).

 

Who should not have PRP treatment?

Most people in good health are suitable candidates for PRP therapy.

Individuals with platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical thrombocytopenia, collagen vascular disorders, hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic infections and chronic liver pathology and cancer are not suitable candidates for PRP therapy. Those undergoing anticoagulant therapy are also not suitable candidates.

Smokers will not experience the full benefit of PRP treatments as smoking adversely affects growth factors and tissue repair.

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