PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses the healing properties of your own platelets to stimulate skin rejuvenation and hair growth.
During PRP treatment, a small blood sample is first taken, which is then processed to concentrate the platelets. This concentrated PRP is then injected into the skin or scalp.
- Skin rejuvenation: PRP improves overall skin texture and tone, leading to firmer, more youthful skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production.
- Wrinkles: PRP is injected into areas with fine lines and wrinkles, helping to soften and reduce them.
- Acne scars and hyperpigmentation: PRP is effective in reducing acne scars and areas of hyperpigmentation.
- Hair loss: PRP stimulates hair growth in patients with androgenic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness) by revitalizing the hair follicles.
- Under-eye correction and tear trough treatment: PRP can be injected under the eyes to reduce dark circles and hollows, helping to restore lost volume and reduce puffiness.
- Improving skin tightness: PRP treatments can tighten skin and improve elasticity, especially in areas such as the neck and décolletage.
You cannot undergo PRP treatment if you have blood and platelet disorders, chronic liver disease, the presence of active (skin) infections, (skin) cancer or the use of anticoagulant medication. It is best to consult with your doctor.
A typical PRP treatment takes about 30 to 60 minutes, including time for blood draw and PRP preparation.
The most common side effects are temporary redness, swelling and bruising at the injection site. These symptoms usually disappear within a few days.
The number of PRP treatments required varies by individual, but on average, it is recommended to start with 3 to 4 treatments at 4 to 6 week intervals.
Results of PRP therapy usually become visible after 3 to 4 treatments and gradually improve as the skin and hair respond to the growth factors in the plasma.
Yes, you can definitely combine the SkinPen treatment with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma). The combination of these two treatments is often called “vampire facial.” The added value is that the SkinPen, a form of microneedling, makes small controlled injuries to the skin that prompt the body to heal. When PRP, which is rich in growth factors, is then applied, it can penetrate deeper into the skin through these microchannels. This can accelerate healing and further stimulate collagen and elastin production, resulting in smoother, firmer and more youthful-looking skin.
Yes, PRP therapy can often be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as microdermabrasion, botox, fillers, skin pen, XL Hair, chemical peels, and laser therapy for enhanced results.
The results of PRP treatments can last up to 18 months, depending on the patient’s individual response and lifestyle.