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What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a skin rejuvenation system used to improve ones’ complexion by stimulating collagen with your own plasma and distributing it back into the skin. This treatment can be done on any part of the body to rejuvenate the skin for younger, fuller, tighter skin with an improvement in skin tone, texture, pore size, and fine lines. PRP can be used for hair restoration for hair loss or thinning.

The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Process

  1. A small of amount of blood is collected.
  2. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the different components. (e.g., red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma).
  3. Once the blood has been separated, the plasma (PRP) is extracted from the tube.
  4. The PRP is injected into the desired treatment area.

PRP Pre-Treatment

Preparing for your treatment can help to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of your procedure and that you have optimal results.

Discontinue the following 7 days prior to treatment:

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen
  • β-Lactum Antibiotics
  • Vitamin E
  • Multi vitamins
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • Alcohol
  • Green Tea

To maximize results, follow these tips 7 days prior to treatment:

  • Stay hydrated leading up to your procedure
  • Increase fruit and vegetable consumption 7 days prior to treatment

*Please note that patients suffering from active infection, cancer or other autoimmune disorders are contraindicated for this treatment.

PRP Post-Treatment

After your treatment, take care of your results and wellness by following these tips.

Avoid the following 7 days after to treatment:

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Caffeine
  • Direct Exposure to Sunlight
  • Strenuous Exercise

To maximize results, follow these tips 7 days prior to treatment:

  • Avoid touching and washing treatment area for at least 8 hours following your procedure
  • Stay hydrated and continue a healthy, nutritious diet to enhance your results

Frequently Asked Questions

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a skin rejuvenation technique that uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth. It is used for facial rejuvenation and for hair loss or thinning.

Your blood is taken (about 20mls) and spun to separate out the red blood cells, the white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. The plasma and platelets are then separated out and that is PRP: platelet-rich plasma.

We use a special state-of-the-art multi-pronged injector that leaves your skin with less bruising and downtime. It is faster and less painful than other types of injectors.

PRP injected into the skin can help restore a more youthful, clear, and supple complexion. The procedure restores volume in facial skin and increases hair follicle activity by injecting growth factors.

The most common areas PRP is used are the face, neck, décolletage or scalp, but other areas can also be treated successfully. Crepey skin or fine lines around the eye area is a common target for PRP. Post-baby tummy and upper arms are another primary area.

PRP is considered very safe, since it is your own blood, and therefore carries no allergic reaction risk. The skill of your cosmetic surgeon comes into play to ensure the best possible results.

We use local and topical anesthetic agents and our special multi-pronged injector, making any discomfort fairly mild.

Usually a session will take between one to two hours, but this will depend on what area is being treated.

Some swelling is expected for several days, with redness and heat. Some slight bruising may occur, though our multi-pronged injector helps to limit it.

Results are slow to appear because your skin is growing new cells and collagen production can take a few months to develop. Several treatments are often necessary before the full results appear. The first changes noticed are typically improved skin elasticity and texture.

A three-treatment series can last for up to two years, however your individual results may vary depending on your face and skin type, so speak to your doctor about expectations.

We advise women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive to avoid PRP therapy. Additionally, anyone on anticoagulation medication or suffering from autoimmune conditions, skin diseases or abnormal platelet function should seek alternative treatments.

Yes, although PRP can be very effective as a solo treatment. Each person will have their own individual needs which will be discussed with you in your consultation.

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