PRP | PRF

WHAT IT IS

Popularly known as the “vampire facial,” Platelet Rich Plasma and Fibrin (PRP & PRF) are one of the most natural ways to induce collagen. They can be used as an injection, or in conjunction with microneedling.

The process involves retrieval of a small amount of the patient’s own blood,separation of the plasma (platelets cells and proteins) and either injection or topical application during or after microneedling.

WHAT IT DOES

  • Increases collagen & elastin
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces appearance of scars
  • Tightens and tones
  • Rejuvenates skin without any chemicals or foreign substances
  • Stimulates hair growth

HOW IT WORKS

A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn into a sterile vial. The vial is then spun in a centrifuge machine, which separates the nutrient-rich plasma from the blood. This forms a custom serum using your body’s own PRP, filled with natural growth factors.

TREATMENT FREQUENCY

As Injection:
1-2 treatments a year (can do more). Space sessions 2-6 months apart

With Microneedling:
A series of 4 microneedling sessions with PRP or PRF.
Space sessions 2 to 6 weeks apart.

COMMON RISKS / SIDE EFFECTS

Safe on all skin types, even dark or sensitive skin. Possibility of an allergic reaction is almost ZERO because the plasma comes from the patient’s own body.

As Injection:
Temporary bruising or swelling.

With Microneedling:
Mild redness and mild swelling for 24 to 48 hours. Chance of slight pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising.

DOWNTIME

As Injection: No downtime unless bruising/swelling occurs which can last up to 2 weeks. Laser treatment is available to expedite healing of any bruises, and swelling can be treated with oral medication.

With Microneedling: Mild redness and mild swelling for 24-48 hours.

COMFORT LEVEL OF PROCEDURE

With use of topical anesthetic cream, procedure can be comfortable.

AREAS OF TREATMENT

– Undereyes
– Cheeks
– Smile lines
– Lips
– Chin
– Décollatage for rejuvenation
– Scalp for hair growth stimulation

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