What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
After drawing your blood, we harvest and concentrate your own bioactive platelets, using an FDA-approved process, then inject them back into key areas of your face, neck, hands, or decolletage.
Scalp PRP uses a similar process to address hair thinning and alopecia (hair loss). Using a “inside-outside” approach, we investigate the underlying causes of hair loss and inject PRP treatments at the hair follicle to re-stimulate hair follicle growth through release of your body’s own growth factors.
History of PRP
PRP was first used in the 1990’s for healing difficult wounds and later to accelerate healing of sports injuries.
The basis for this scientific method of healing various tissues is now being used to achieve tissue rejuvenation in the soft tissues of the face, neck, hands, and décolletage.
How does PRP for Skin Rejuvenation Work?
A 60ml sample of blood (about 4 tablespoons) will be drawn from your arm. Using an FDA-approved centrifuge process, concentrated bioactive platelets are separated out for re-injection into key areas requiring rejuvenation.
Your bioactive PRP is activated when injected back under the skin in such places as the face, neck, hands, and décolletage. The activated PRP then recruits a wide array of the body’s wound healing, growth factors and stem cells to the area, to help tighten, smooth and improve skin tone.
We do not use Non-FDA approved PRP systems, nor do we apply your blood only topically, like some other offices do. We carefully adhere to substantiated methods to give you optimal results.
What’s the Cost for PRP Skin Rejuvenation?
$860 for a single skin treatment, one area (packages are available); then once every 6-18 months thereafter
How Does PRP for Hair Loss Work?
The blood collection process is similar to that used for skin rejuvenation. Your bioactive PRP is then injected at the hair follicle, where it stimulates growth. You should see results within 3-6 months; often topical agents are added to support new growth.
How much does PRP for hair loss cost?
$2,900 for the first three treatments; then once every six-12 months thereafter
Will my type of hair loss likely to respond to treatment?
We first recommend an evaluation/consultation with Jennifer Nugent, NP for diagnosis and to determine the cause of hair loss. PRP is shown to be more effective with early male and female pattern baldness, androgenic hair loss, female endocrine hair loss, and female familial hair thinning.
What’s the Science Behind PRP?
The effects of PRP are well established in complicated wound healing, surgical wound healing, and sports medicine. Although there is less specific data available for skin rejuvenation and alopecia specifically, the same science is being leveraged from these other areas.
The photos below are from a 2017 study from Italy published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, which explored activated vs nonactivated PRP.
People with the following condition should not have PRP treatments:
Platelet dysfunction syndrome; critical thrombocytopenia; cemodynamic
instability, septicemia, local infection at the site of the procedure, cancer, patient
unwilling to accept risks
Those who should reschedule their PRP treatment include patients
Use of NSAIDs within 48 hours prior to procedure; corticosteroid injection
at treatment site within 1 month; systemic use of corticosteroids within 2
weeks; tobacco use; recent fever or illness.
Those with a hemoglobin level 10 g/dl and those with a platelet count <
105/ul should also reschedule.
Feel free to book a consultation today with Jennifer Nugent, Nurse
Practitioner, to see if PRP would be effective for you.