Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Microneedling and Injections

 

 

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Coupled with injections for hair loss, acne scarring and overall skin rejuvenation, PRP therapy is proven to work.

The micro needle facial uses a device called the Cosmo Pen of France.  This automated adjustable micro needling instrument vertically penetrates the outer layer of skin with a vibrating motion. The technique’s pinpoint delivery system stimulates and revitalizes collagen production by driving highly effective medical serums or your own Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) deep into the skin , minus the downtime associated with other collagen-increasing protocols. There is no heating or laser energy needed.

Depending on the patient’s condition and desires he/she may chose a single treatment or a series of treatments separated by four weeks.

What are PRP Injections? And What Can they treat?

  • Reduce Acne scars
  • Reduce Keloids
  • Reduce Stretch marks
  • Reduce Brown Spots
  • Improve Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Reduce Pore Size
  • Excellent Overall Skin Tightening
  • Excellent Overall Skin Rejuvenation
  • Improves Hair Loss
  • Significantly Improves Collagen Production

PRP injections are a non-invasive,  natural alternative treatment in anti aging, revolutionary anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation using your own blood. PRP is commonly referred to as “True Blood Therapy” or “Vampire Therapy,” and involves the use of blood plasma, enriched to increase the concentration of platelets. These platelets contain bioactive proteins and growth factors that serve to accelerate tissue repair and regeneration, and activate stem cells.

This PRP is injected back into your skin and acts as stimulants to your own damaged skin cells, supporting collagen production which is stimulated over two to three weeks to naturally reduce or eliminate lines, folds, and wrinkles. Soon, skin starts repairing itself and producing more collagen. This revolutionary treatment in facial aesthetics and anti-aging is a natural alternative to Botox and fillers, giving a healthier, smoother, and more youthful appearance.

PRP Injections

Injecting platelets into the dermis stimulates collagen and can help correct fine lines, Rosacea, and acne scarring. The PRP injections are not used as a volumizer, but rather as a corrector for these skin issues. PRP is also extremely successful in treating hair loss in young men. One must start before the hair loss becomes significant. The procedure also prevents hair from falling out. Typically, it takes three treatments with a maintenance treatment every six to 12 months. People like this procedure because it uses one’s own platelets. It is frequently used with other fillers and also with laser treatments. Results last up to 18 months can can be done annually.

Below, we outline some of the PRP treatments available at Split Rock Aesthetic Institute:

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Acne Scars

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an exciting new method using your own blood to correct pitted acne scars on the skin. The method of injecting your own blood into the face is new and is showing exciting results for patients looking to correct acne scars and rejuvenate their skin.

We use a system to spin the blood and separate the Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM), which contains a plethora of beneficial growth factors that will help heal the skin and promote collagen and elastin regeneration. Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and then put into the  centrifuge, which removes white and red blood cells, leaving in only the PRFM. The  system converts your blood into “Liquid Gold,” a gel-like substance that contains only only pure platelets with active growth factors. This platelet-rich blood is then injected into sites on the face with acne scars. The concentrated platelets release a host of beneficial growth factors to promote healing and stimulate regrowth of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of young and healthy skin. The body naturally begins a healing process that helps eliminate acne scars. We often recommend PRP as an add-on therapy to laser acne scar removal treatments, to deliver the best results possible to our acne scar patients.

 

 


 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments for Men and Women using PRP Technology

For hair restoration, PRP will be injected into the scalp. The application of PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. PRP activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and PRP is loaded with growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss, PRP has also regrown hair in alopecia area, eyebrow hypotrichosis and other patient cases with non-hereditary hair loss.

What is platelet rich plasma PRP?

  • PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • A new effective treatment option for people who have severe forms of hair loss problems
  • Stimulate human dermal fibroblasts and improve wrinkling
  • It is considered a great alternative to surgery
  • Safe and promotes natural healing
  • Can increase the yield of transplanted follicular units for those with androgenetic alopecia
  • Has full complement of clotting and growth factors

How long is recovery time?

The recovery from PRP therapy is typically uneventful. Pain is easily managed in most cases with non-narcotic analgesic medication such as Ibuprofen. Some mild swelling of the forehead is occasionally seen 4-6 hours after PRP injections. This is normal and will resolve in 48 hours. There is no other downtime or noticeable effects of the procedure. Patients can wash their hair normally immediately after the injections. A PRP treatment takes about 80 minutes to complete. First, a blood sample is obtained which is specially processed to produce the PRP. A local anesthetic is then administered to completely numb the scalp treatment area. If desired, a sedative can be administered. The PRP are combined and then administered via a series of injections over the full scalp or in a localized treatment area such as the eyebrows or beard.

How soon can I expect results?

New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 5-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.

 

 

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