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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

The PRP (platelet-rich plasma) uses your body’s own organic material to stimulate the growth of collagen and elasticity in skin cells. This procedure can help with sagging skin, deep nasal labial folds, crow's feet. acne scarring, enlarged pores, and other skin texture issues.

PRP is blood plasma that has been separated using a centrifuge; red blood cells are removed, leaving a serum of platelets and plasma that is usually combined with a small amount of filler. The high platelet content promotes new cell growth in damaged tissue and can regenerate skin cells; the filler enhances the plasma’s effect in deep wrinkles.

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Intro

PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a tested and proven procedure to stimulate your own skin to become healthier, brighter, and smoother.  In fact, it's a procedure that uses your own blood to stimulate your own skin.  The improvements include smoother and brighter skin, and there is minimal or no recovery time.

Find out more about this in-office procedure that could change your skin.

You will begin the consultation process by meeting with our Licensed Medical Esthetician, Tina Jones.  She will help to establish your goals for your skin and take your before photos to accurately track your transformation. 

The consultation time is meant to be comfortable and educational. We want you to feel completely informed, so you can make your own personal best decision.  

Things You Need to Know

Have Questions?

  • How does PRP work?

    How does PRP work?

    We all have platelets in our blood, and we know that platelets are important in helping our blood to form a clot to stop bleeding.  That's the fact most people know about platelets.  But platelets do so much more than that.  It turns out that platelets contain growth factors, which are just specialized proteins.  When your skin is injured, your platelets go to work, releasing their growth factors, which promote healing and stimulate new collagen--platelets are a key part of regenerative healing in our skin.

     

    We can harness the power of your own platelets to work on your own skin and give you a smoother, brighter appearance.

     

  • How is the PRP procedure done?

    How is the PRP procedure done?

    Once we meet with you, determine your skin goals, and examine your skin, we can decide together if PRP is a good option for you.  Your PRP procedure will usually begin with a microneedling procedure.  The microneedling creates tiny channels in your skin, so the PRP can work deep in the skin, not just on the surface.

     

    We'll make you comfortable as a little of your blood is drawn.  Then we use specialized tube and a centrifuge to spin the blood and separate its parts.  We can isolate the platelets using this technology.  

     

    Once the platelets are isolated, we can use them in two ways:  

    1. as "glide" for the microneedling procedure, meaning as a thin layer of fluid on your skin that allows the microneedling to proceed smoothly and moves the PRP into deeper skin layers
    2. as an injectable, meaning we can use the PRP as a "filler" under your skin.  It's important to know that the PRP is not meant to add any fullness or volume to your face (although it will do this temporarily).  Instead, it's meant to put those growth factors exactly where you need them to fill wrinkles from the inside out.
  • What areas can be treated with PRP?

    What areas can be treated with PRP?

    PRP can be used nearly anywhere in the skin to treat wrinkles, fine lines, coarse texture, acne scarring, and discoloration.

     

    Common treatment areas include:

    • Upper face: forehead, crows' feet (lines around the eyes)
    • Midface: cheeks, smile lines, undereye area, parentheses (nasolabial folds)
    • Lower face: around the mouth, jawline
    • Neck/Chest:  decolletage
    • Hands
    • Upper arms
  • How long does the PRP treatment take?

    How long does the PRP treatment take?

    Microneedling with PRP takes anywhere from 45-90 minutes, depending on the area you're treating and how we're using your PRP (as "glide" or as "injectable" or both).

  • What results can I expect from PRP?

    What results can I expect from PRP?

    Microneedling with PRP will not give you surgical results, but it will greatly improve skin quality, tone, and texture.  You'll start to notice better skin in about 3 weeks, and you'll see continued improvement over the next 6 months, as new collagen peaks 6 months after treatment.  

  • How many PRP treatments will I need?

    How many PRP treatments will I need?

    Most people benefit from a series of PRP treatments, typically 3-6 session, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.  Acne scarring can be particularly challenging and may require more treatments for full effect.

  • How long do PRP results typically last?

    How long do PRP results typically last?

    Because PRP results are due to your skin's own regeneration, your natural aging process is what makes the results lessen over time.  You can typically expect results to last around 18-24 months. 

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