The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a portion of the patient’s own blood having a platelet concentration above baseline, to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.
A PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facial involves drawing blood from your arm, isolating the plasma, and then using something called a derma pen to make tiny holes in your skin. PRP is applied and allowed to “soak” for 3-5 hours, and the end result? Reduced wrinkles and sun damage, reduced dark circles and a glowing, vibrant complexion. PRP treatments are also effective in reducing scar tissue.
We know it sounds a little bizarre, but this procedure has been used by doctors for years to heal sports injuries. It works because plasma is high in growth hormone, which encourages healing and cellular turnover. Risk of side effects is minimal, simply because your body naturally accepts its own tissue.
For best results, we recommend a series of facials (generally one a month for at least three months). Many clients are so pleased with the treatment, they compare it to a facelift, but without the downtime. And the best part is that the effects of a PRP facial gets better as time passes. Because the plasma stimulates collagen production and new cell growth, the full effects aren’t seen for a few months, and they can last up to two years.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) works with your body’s natural healing process, stimulating hair follicles that are beginning to shrink, as a result of genetic pattern baldness—which can occur regardless of your gender. Research has shown that injecting PRP into the scalp can stimulate denser and thicker hair growth, and it’s especially effective in the early stages of thinning.
Treatment involves drawing blood from your arm, isolating the plasma, and then using a derma pen to make tiny holes in your scalp or injecting directly into scalp. It takes under an hour to apply the PRP, and the treatments are usually repeated every four weeks for two to six months. There’s little to no downtime, and you’ll notice new hair growth within a couple of months.