Is your skin dull, scarred, discolored, or showing early signs of aging? Rejuvenate not only your skin’s appearance, but also its deep health and function with PRP therapy. This treatment uses no foreign substances, only ingredients found within your own body! PRP has long been used in the worlds of orthopedics and dentistry to improve the rate and quality of patient’s healing. Athletes, as well as elderly patients, have had great success with their recovery from joint and tendon injury, thanks to PRP application.
PRP therapy can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and promote faster skin healing.
The benefits of PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, extend far past skin renewal: it also has the ability to improve hair health!
Take advantage of the natural healing components found within your own body. Erase facial wrinkles and revitalize your hair health with a comfortable, convenient treatment of PRP.
If you would like to learn more about how you can use the beneficial properties of your own blood to achieve thicker hair, or youthful skin clarity and volume, call Self Care LA to schedule your private consultation today.
- 1 What is PRP?
- 2 About Microneedling with PRP
- 3 Benefits of PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
- 4 Candidates for Microneedling with PRP
- 5 PRP Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation
- 6 PRP for Skin Rejuvenation: Recovery & Results
- 7 Consultation
- 8 About PRP for Hair Restoration
- 9 Benefits of PRP for Hair Restoration
- 10 Candidates for PRP for Hair Loss
- 11 PRP Alternatives
- 12 What Happens during PRP Treatment for Hair Restoration
- 13 PRP for Hair Restoration: Recovery & Results
- 14 Cost
What is PRP?
The platelets in our blood play an important role in blood clotting. These platelets also are highly useful sources of growth factors and anti-inflammatory proteins. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a concentrated serum of these valuable healing components.
In order to prepare PRP for a treatment, a sample of your blood is processed through a centrifuge. Your plasma, rich in platelets, will be separated from the red blood cells, creating a solution that contains five to ten times the number of growth factors found in a standard blood sample. These growth factors signal to the body the need for healing and regeneration.
Due to its impressive ability to encourage repair and renewal, PRP has been used to promote both bone and soft tissue generation in a variety of medical fields. In addition to its medical benefits, PRP has proven itself to be a valuable cosmetic treatment in the fight against aging.
PRP, when introduced to the deep dermis, has shown to encourage collagen production and improve long-term skin health.
PRP does more than stimulate production of newer, fuller skin. PRP has helped thousands of men and women enjoy fuller, thicker hair. When applied to the scalp, PRP has shown to promote hair health. Our patients who are experiencing hair thinning have seen great results with PRP.
PRP is a safe, natural way to restore your youthful appearance and jumpstart your own body’s healthy function.
About Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure that retextures and re-volumizes the skin by inserting fine, controlled needles to targeted depths of the skin.
We perform microneedling with the SkinPen, a hygienic, easily-manipulated device that guarantees consistent micro-channeling. Needle length can be adjusted to address the patient’s unique skin concerns. The cleared pathways to the deep dermis will encourage collagen production, which slows in our bodies with age. The micro-lesions created by the tiny needles will signal to the skin to begin healing. The resulting micro-channels will enable newer, collagen-supported skin to reach the surface more quickly.
Once your microneedling is complete, your doctor will apply your PRP serum to your skin. Thanks to the channels created with your microneedling, the PRP will reach the deep layers of your skin. The growth factors in the PRP will improve the skin’s ability to renew itself, as well as further stimulate your collagen production. The skin will become firmer, and patients will see an improvement in their pore size, scars, and stretch marks.
Patients will give a blood sample before their microneedling procedure. This will be processed through a centrifuge to separate the healing components from the blood and prepare your solution of PRP.
Benefits of PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
- Fuller, firmer skin
- Smooth skin texture and tighter pores
- Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce appearance of sun damage and other hyperpigmentation
- Reduce acne scars and blemishes
- Rejuvenated collagen production
- Healthy skin “glow”
- No foreign substances
- Comfortable, minimally invasive treatment
- Quick recovery after procedure
Candidates for Microneedling with PRP
PRP application is an excellent way to combat signs of aging and environmental damage.
The treatment improves future skin function, including an increased ability to recover from injury to the skin. Microneedling with PRP is a safe and effective skin rejuvenation option for men and women of all skin types.
Patients who have anemia, bleeding disorders, or other pre-existing medical conditions are advised to consult their healthcare provider before their appointment.
Patients who would like to address hyperpigmentation, skin texture, skin laxity, acne scars, or pore size are good candidates for the benefits of PRP application. This minimally-invasive treatment is also a good option for patients who would like to tighten and renew their skin, but do not feel ready for a laser or more invasive procedure.
Patients with issues such as cold sores should also discuss with their healthcare provider before scheduling a PRP treatment.
PRP Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation
When you arrive at Self Care LA for your PRP treatment, a sample of your blood will be drawn and run through a centrifuge. Your platelet-rich plasma will be separated from your red blood cells and other components of your blood, creating a concentrated supply of your body’s own growth factors.
Before you receive your PRP application, the treatment area will be cleaned.
A topical anesthetic will be applied to the skin. After thirty minutes, the skin will be comfortably numb. Using the SkinPen, fine, medical grade needles will be inserted into targeted areas at 90 degrees. The needle lengths can be varied to address the unique needs of the patient’s skin.
Once sufficient micro-channels have been made in the skin, your sterile, nutrient-rich platelet-rich plasma will be applied topically to your treated area. Thanks to the micro-lesions in the skin, the PRP serum will reach the deep levels of the dermis responsible for collagen production and skin healing. Your skin will begin its renewal process, helped both by the new pathways and the growth factors sending signals in the PRP.
Once the skin is numb, the procedure takes about thirty minutes to complete.
PRP for Skin Rejuvenation: Recovery & Results
Patients who receive PRP with microneedling should expect to have red skin for 24 to 48 hours following their PRP treatment. Patients are free to return to work immediately following their treatment, but may wish to take a day or two off work until the redness subsides. The skin may flake or scab during the week following the treatment, but this is a common part of your skin’s renewal process.
Patients will receive individualized recovery instructions regarding skin care following their microneedling with PRP.
As the redness subsides and your new, healthier skin rises to the surface, you will notice your skin is fuller, firmer, and softer. Thanks to the PRP’s healing properties, you will see an improvement in the appearance of your scars, as well as in any sun damage or hyperpigmentation. The increased collagen in your skin will add youthful volume, effectively filling in and smoothing your fine lines and wrinkles.
The results of your PRP application will continue to improve over the weeks following your treatment. We may also recommend future maintenance treatments if your goal is to achieve your ideal skin renewal results with additional treatments of PRP.
The way we look and feel is closely tied to our health. At Self Care LA, we strive to help each patient become their healthiest, most beautiful self, inside and out. For our patients who want to improve the health of their skin on a cellular level, or to jumpstart their hair growth, we are proud to offer treatments with PRP. Each treatment is highly customizable and achieves impressive results by tapping into the healing chemistry of patients’ own bodies.
During your private consultation at Self Care LA, our team will meet with you discuss your goals for your cosmetic procedure and to answer any questions you may have. After assessing your medical history and medication use, and performing a physical exam, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that is right for you and your body.
If you have questions about PRP for skin or hair rejuvenation, we are happy to help you schedule your private consultation at Self Care today!
About PRP for Hair Restoration
Patients with thinning hair can restore their hair growth with PRP. The platelets in your PRP will extend the growth phase of the hair cycle and revitalize active hair follicles, resulting in thicker, healthier hair.
Within two to three months of your initial treatment, hair will grow in more fully.
During a PRP treatment for hair restoration, a sample of the patient’s blood is taken and processed to create a platelet-rich serum. Your doctor will carefully inject your PRP evenly through your scalp, targeting the desired areas. The growth factors in the PRP communicate the need for the body to promote cell growth and the production of new red blood cells.
Patients can notice their rate of hair shedding decrease within a few weeks of their PRP treatment. The hair will then restore itself to a healthier function. This treatment is repeated once a month for a three to four month period.
Once the hair has responded to the growth factors in the PRP, patients can maintain their results for the long-term with a treatment every three to six months.
Benefits of PRP for Hair Restoration
Your platelet-rich plasma, when applied to the scalp, has the impressive ability to:
- Decrease the rate of hair loss
- Promote hair growth. PRP will encourage new hair growth to fill in areas with previously thinned or lost hair.
- Thicker, healthier hair strands
- Comfortable, risk-free treatment
Candidates for PRP for Hair Loss
If you are experiencing hair loss or hair thinning, you are a good candidate for PRP for hair restoration. Ideal patients will lead an overall healthy lifestyle and have open, realistic expectations for their procedure.
To find out more about your candidacy for PRP as a solution to your hair thinning or hair loss, call Self Care LA today to schedule your private consultation.
During your consultation, patients who aren’t deemed a good fit for PRP treatment may be recommended an alternative treatment Stem Cell Fluid Therapy.
Stem Cell Fluid Therapy
Stem Cell Fluid therapy is a next-generation treatment in the area of regenerative medicine. Like PRP therapies, Stem Cell Fluid therapies are an anti-aging serum derived from your body’s own natural sources. Ideal in combination with microneedling, neograft, wrinkle reduction treatments and anti-aging facials, Stem Cell fluid is a pure concentration of essential growth factors.
Be sure to ask about Stem Cell Therapy during your consultation.
What Happens during PRP Treatment for Hair Restoration
The day of your treatment, a sample of your blood will be drawn and run through a centrifuge. Your platelet-rich plasma will be separated from your red blood cells and other components of your blood, creating a concentrated supply of your body’s own growth factors.
During a PRP treatment for hair restoration, the treatment area is sterilized. A topical anesthetic is applied. Following the pre-approved treatment plan, your platelet-rich plasma will be injected methodically into the desired parts of the scalp. The treatment is gentle and careful. Injections will be made roughly every inch to ensure consistent results.
Treatment times can range from between thirty minutes to two hours, depending on the patient.
PRP for Hair Restoration: Recovery & Results
No downtime is required after a PRP treatment for hair loss. Patients with more sensitive skin who receive PRP for hair loss may experience redness in the treated area of their scalp, but this redness will subside within a day. Slight swelling may occur in patients who received anesthesia, but most patients will show no visible signs of their procedure by the next day. Tenderness of the scalp may occur for the days following the procedure.
Within two to three months of their initial PRP treatment, patients’ hair follicles may be noticeably thicker and healthier. PRP therapy for hair loss has shown to increase follicle density by up to 25%.
The cost of a patient’s PRP treatment will depend on the details of your individualized treatment plan, including the number of treatments anticipated and the size of the area which you would like treated. Once you complete your consultation at Self Care LA, we will tailor a PRP treatment to your unique goals and aesthetic needs. You will receive a cost breakdown that reflects the details of this individualized treatment.