One of the latest advancements in aesthetic dermatology is the use of PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma to rejuvenate the skin and stimulate hair growth. PRP is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. Because it is processed from your own blood, there is virtually no risk of allergy or rejection. The PRP contains fundamental protein growth factors that aid in healing, increasing blood flow, stimulating fibroblasts, repairing damaged tissues, and promoting collagen.
PRP can be incorporated into a number of treatments, depending on the desired results and needs of each patient.
At the Physician Skin Solutions office in North Phoenix, we begin by drawing one to two tubes of blood (about the same amount you would need for a typical blood test). The tubes are then spun in a centrifuge, to separate the plasma from the red and white blood cells. After your blood is drawn and the PRP is obtained and activated, we will continue with the selected treatment.
For microneedling and facial injections, we will use a topic anesthetic cream to numb the area, making it comfortable. We use a micro-cannula to administer our injections, meaning you won’t have to experience pain or discomfort during your session.
You’re a good candidate for PRP injections if you have aging concerns or you’ve started to experience hair loss or hair thinning.
Typically the treatments take 45-60 minutes, including the blood draw.
PRP always works best when done in a series of treatments. For aesthetic treatments, we usually recommend a series of three, but they can be done as single treatments, it all depends on your goals. For Hair Restoration, we recommend 3-4 treatments four weeks apart and then depending on the severity of loss and goals, maintenance treatments every 3-6 months.
Your results will include brighter, younger, and firmer-looking skin. If you use PRP injections for hair restoration, you’ll start to notice thicker and lusher hair growing back at the injection site.
After injections, you can expect some swelling and as with all injections, there is always a chance of bruising. After microneedling, you will leave red and with the PRP on your skin. You may experience some slight redness and dryness for a few days. After scalp injections, you may experience a slight headache.
Physician Skin Solutions has been a premier cosmetic destination for clients in the Glendale, AZ, area for over 12 years. Founder and owner Dr. Maltais – is consistently named in Top Doctors and Top 500 Allergan lists – is excited to help you find the right solution for your needs.
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*Individual Results May Vary
*Individual Results May Vary