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What Is PRP?

   

Who Is PRP Treatment For?


 At  MEDSKIN LASER CENTER, we offer PRP treatment in two major cases, as part of a treatment protocol for facial rejuvenation  and as part of our comprehensive hair regrowth and restoration program. 


 

  • The great news is that most (if not all) patients are good candidates for PRP and microneedling treatment for the face and body. There is minimal downtime, and the results are almost universally suited to every patient’s skin needs. Because the PRP solution is combined with microneedling therapy (or collagen induction therapy) which causes micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate new collagen and elastin, the power duo of microneedling and PRP can improve skin texture and tone, minimize the appearance of pores, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation and scarring (acne, stretch marks, you name it). It’s a perfect treatment for patients who are just getting started in aesthetics, seeking a high-reward ‘maintenance’ treatment, or as a quick fix before an event when you want your complexion to look its best.
  • PRP injections and microneedling of the scalp is part of our hair restoration treatment, a program designed for patients looking to counteract male or female pattern baldness and hair thinning. Patients looking for this treatment solution will need to be evaluated first before starting the program and will combine PRP treatment with daily prescription-strength homecare.



Platelet-Rich Plasma skin rejuvenation, or PRP treatment for short (also known as the “vampire facial”), is a skincare solution that works by using your body’s natural healing properties to help restore your skin. Originally developed to treat sports-related injuries more quickly, it was soon found to have practical cosmetic applications as well. By activating healing factors in your cells to regenerate soft tissue, it can give your skin a fuller, healthier look.* 

PRP is a natural product created from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). This plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.


 Why Platelets Rejuvenate Skin


Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and thus acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creating smoother skin texture and tone.


 PRP can also be injected in the face, neck, decollate and hands in order to stimulate the repair and renewal of damaged tissue in these areas. PRP has become a common skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatment that reduces wrinkles, sagging and dark circles, while healing skin damaged by acne, injuries and stretch marks. The PRP also attracts water, giving an improved look to wrinkles, and giving more volume to the face. For an even improved result, PRP can be combined with micro needling and fractional CO, two procedures that further stimulate skin rejuvenation. 



IS THIS YOUR SKIN ISSUE?

 Are you noticing dark circles and puffiness under your eyes? Are you seeing fine lines and sagging around your mouth, cheeks, and eyes? Is your skin tone just not as bright, healthy, and firm as it used to be? 

Blood Draw

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After a medical consultation has been done,  a blood  draw is then done, typically from 20 to 40 ml ..                      ( less than 2 ounces)

"Liquid Gold" PRP

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After a blood draw is completed, the blood is then placed into a centrifuge  machine  and processed...so the platelet rich plasma then becomes available for injection or microneedling...

MicroNeedling with PRP

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 The platelet-rich plasma typically stimulates a series of biological responses, and the injection site may be swollen  and slightly red for a few days...most patients carry on with their regular routine after the treatment, with the area feeling slightly warm, and /or irritated for  the first 24 hrs.

Pre - Injection Precautions

  •    Avoid corticosteroid medications for 2 to 3 weeks prior to the procedure .


  • Stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen, or arthritis medications such as Celebrex, a week prior to the procedure.

 

  • Do not take anticoagulation medication for 5 days before the procedure.

 

  • Drink plenty of fluids the day before the procedure.

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