PRP is a wonderful therapy that accompanies and augments microneedling treatments. We call it liquid gold for a reason! Platelets as well as the plasma contain a high concentration of growth factors and nutrients that signal the production of new cells, collagen, elastin, and blood vessels, making it perfect to pair with microneedling to enhance the skin and provide an overall refreshed appearance. An all natural alternative to age gracefully.
The platelets are extracted from your own blood, making this a natural product made by you. Studies have shown pairing PRP with microneedling may improve the appearance of scars and textural differences faster than microneedling alone. The controlled microtrauma from microneedling, which induces the production of collagen, combined with PRP further assists in collagen matrix formation. Collagen production and healing continue with time, meaning your results will continue to build and improve over 3-6 months.
PRP facials involve the use of the SkinPen micropen, which is used over the treatment area after redistributing the PRP onto the skin somewhat like a serum but may also be injected into areas of concern.
The goal is always to try and get to the root of your hair loss, which is often
multifactorial. Causes may include hormonal imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, stress, genetics, and environmental stressors. If you’re curious about how PRP could fit into your treatment plan, please schedule a consult with Dr. Lauren
A quick blood draw in office, then the blood is off to the centrifuge where the platelets and plasma separate from red blood cells. In the meantime, we prep your skin with numbing cream and allow you to rest while we wait on the platelets. Once spun and concentrated, the Platelet Rich Plasma is then extracted into syringes and ready for use. This solution is then redistributed over the treatment area and injected back into the skin using the SkinPen. Dr Lauren is also trained to perform manual injections of PRP into specific areas for more targeted concerns. Manual injections can produce some discomfort, however the rest with the Skinpen is very comfortable.
Optimal results occur with a series of 3-6 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart, depending depending on the target area.