Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a component of your blood. When a vial of blood is centrifuged, it separates into blood and plasma. The plasma contains a high concentration of platelets and growth factors, which your cells use to accelerate and promote the body’s natural healing and rejuvenating process. This cutting edge technology is being used successfully in skin rejuvenation, hair loss treatment, sports injuries, wound care, and gynaecology, dentistry, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and orthopaedic surgery.

PRP treatment for:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Overall texture and tone improvement
  • Certain types of alopecia (hairloss) or general hair thinning
  • Joint and tendon disease

These treatments are available at  SkinScience Medical Esthetics Clinic. Consultation required prior to treatment for joints and hair restoration.

PRP FOR HAIRLOSS

IS PRP THERAPY FOR YOU?

PRP is a great option for men and women that are looking to restore hair growth.
Overall, this procedure is safe with no side effects or allergic reactions since this is your own blood being used.
However, this treatment is still not FDA approved and, although studies show that this treatment can be very effective, there are no guarantees.
It is an option for those seeking a non-surgical hairloss treatment plan.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

PRP contains:
Platelet derived growth factor | Transforming growth-factor-beta | Vascular endothelial growth factor | Epidermal growth factor | Fibroblast growth factor | Insulin-like growth factor.
By injecting into the scalp, these cells promote:

  • Stimulation of hair follicles
  • Increased hair growth
  • Thicker healthier hair

Allowing the weak hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth.

HOW EFFECTIVE IS PRP?

Out of all the products that you can find on the market today for hair growth, like minoxidil and finasteride, PRP is probably the most effective. According to studies, minoxidil and finasteride help by preventing further hair loss, but do not help in restoring new hair growth. Results of PRP for hair loss is going to vary and there is no guarantee of success, but according to double-blind randomized controlled studies this treatment has shown significant success and is an effective non-surgical method to stimulate the hair follicle to induce hair growth.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?

New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months, but is typically evident between 5-8 months and will continue to improve up to a year after treatment.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
  • The skin is cleaned and a topical local anesthetic is applied and left for 20-30 minutes.
  • Blood is then drawn and centrifuged and the plasma is aspirated into a few syringes.
  • The scalp is then cleansed with an antiseptic solution and a topical local anesthetic is applied for your comfort.
  • The PRP is injected into the scalp with a 32 gauge needle at various points.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?

Total number of treatments will vary depending on hair condition and expectations. Minimum 3 treatments, 6 weeks apart is required. Once you are happy with the results, top up treatments can be done every 6 months 1 year.

PRP FOR FACIAL ESTHETICS

IS IT FOR ME?

PRP treatment is suitable for:

  • Tired, dry skin, laxity of skin, uneven pigmentation.
  • Signs of skin aging.
  • Fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Overall texture and tone improvement.

For Joint treatment, as consulation is required with one of our physicians to determine if you are a good candidate.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Blood will be drawn using a specialized closed tube system. Once your blood is collected, it is centrifuged to concentrate your PRP.

A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area for 20 minutes.
The area is then cleansed with antiseptic and the PRP is injected into the area.

With micro-needling, the PRP is injected directly into the skin and/or introduced into the skin using our eDermastamp microneedling device.
After the treatment is complete, a soothing mask is applied for 10 minutes to the area.
Normal daily activities can be resumed post treatment.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?

First results are visible 2 weeks after treatment, and full results around 4 months. Results will vary from one individual to another.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

A minimum of three treatments, 6 weeks apart is recommended for micro-needling. However, PRP can also be added to a single treatment.  Additional treatments may be recommended to can meet your esthetic goals.
Once you are happy with the results, repeat treatments every 6-12 months can be done for maintenance.

Joint Treatment: Consultation is required to determine number of treatments required.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Microneedling + PRP 1 vial | $349/Treatment

Additional vial of PRP | $200

Joint Treatment | 1 Vial = 1 Joint $450 | 2 Vials = 2 Joints $800