Platelet-Rich Plasma for Skin with Microneedling
A quick, in-office prcedure that uses your body's own regeneration mechanism - a natural "super-booster" for many treatments.
A quick, in-office procedure that uses your body’s own regeneration mechanism – a natural “super-booster” for many treatments.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
PRP is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. A small amount of blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the platelet-rich plasma by a centrifuge. Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is processed from the patient's own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
How does it work?
Your platelets release growth factors and cytokines that tell your stem cells to proliferate. This can allow for an increase in tissue repair and decrease in inflammation in the scalp as well as increased collagen production in the skin.
The Rejuvapen Automatic Therapy System utilizes 9 precisely spaced micro neeles in a small cartridge to create invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. As a result, the skin shifts it's natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations. The self-repairing property of the skin is a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out. The advantage of the Rejuvapen compared to other treatments is that it not only activates cell regeneration, it also enhances the absorption of active ingredients of RP Complex into the skin during the treatment before the skin closes. Your skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become finer, circulation is stimulated and the overall condition of the skin improves. Learn more about Rejuvapen.
Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma
PRP is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. A small amount of blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the platelet-rich plasma. Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is processed from the patient's own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
Microneedling or Laser
Your platelets release growth factors that tell your stem cells to regenerate. We can do this with microneedling to produce up to 5 times more collagen, or lasers can be used to heal 40-60% faster.
We recommend 3 or 4 treatments at monthly intervals, followed by maintenance treatments every 6 months. (quarterly for more advanced cases). Most patients see an increase in thickness (existing hair) by 60-90%. Studies show regrowth up to 30% (dormant hair). Patients will notice better retention first, then start to see changes in photos in 3-6 months. Patients may also see some color improvements. There is very little risk of any reactions or side effects.
Blood-Derived Growth Factors
The internal essense of your blood contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors. PRP utilizes a leading-edge, patented technology that is specifically designed. With a simple, quick and advantageous process, your PRP professional is able to derive a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich cells and create autologous platelet-rich plasma.
The procatitioner draws an amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
The practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other compounds of the blood.
The platelet-rich plasma is activated to release at least eight essential growth factors and signaling proteins. Platelet-rich plasma is a technology that deploys aspects of blood-based biochemistry. Because all constitutes retreived in PRP are exclusively from the patient there is virtually no risk of intolerance.
Microneedling with PRP
Under the direction of Dr. Lee Grafton, Dr. Tamela Charbonnet and Dr. Kristal Guidroz, Tricia Petrella and Sarah Martin board certified estheticians, and Taylor Zeringue, board certified cosmetologist will provide a complete skin care program consisting of in-office Medical Facials, HydraFacial, Micro Peels, Laser Hair Removal, IPL Treatments, make-up consultations using Glo Mineral Cosmetics.