PRP (platelet-rich plasma)

Injection of one’s own plasma for rejuvenation of both hair and skin.

Hair PRP

PRP for Hair Loss Treatment, Pre and Post-Care Instructions

Treatment Overview:

PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth. Due to the natural variation in quality of platelet-rich plasma, results will vary between individuals. Some patients may require multiple sessions to obtain desired outcomes.

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Contraindications:

You should not have PRP treatment done if you have any of the following conditions:
• An impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases, HIV, HTV, or immunosuppressive medications.
• Skin conditions and diseases including Facial cancer, existing or uncured. This includes SCC, BCC and melanoma, systemic cancer, and chemotherapy.
• Steroid therapy, dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria), communicable diseases, blood disorders and platelet abnormalities, anticoagulation therapy (i.e. Warfarin)
• Do not have PRP treatment if you are pregnant.

7 days before treatment:
• Discontinue blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, and Essential Fatty Acids, and multivitamins, a minimum of 7 days (preferably 14 days) prior to treatment. It is fine to continue iron and vitamin D.
• If you are taking any blood thinners, please let your provider know immediately, as they may represent a contraindication to this treatment. These medications include Plavix, Coumadin and Heparin.
• Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications. We want inflammation to occur – as this is one mechanism by which PRP works.
• You may use Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed prior to the treatment.
• Prescription medications (including heart and blood pressure medication) should be taken as prescribed right up to, and including, the day of and the day after your treatments.
• If you are taking broad beta-blockers such as Inderal (Propranolol), please inform your provider as this medication may need to be changed to a select beta-blocker in advance of the treatment.
• Avoid excessive sun or heat exposure. 

3 days before treatment:
• Minimize or avoid alcohol consumption.
• If possible, refrain from or minimize smoking prior to your procedure as it impacts the healing process.
• You may continue other hair loss treatments such as laser treatment, minoxidil, or hormone blocking tablets before your procedure. If you are not sure if you should be stopping a medication, please ask.
• It is ok to color your hair up to 7 days before the procedure.

• Increase your intake of fluid the day before your procedure by simply drinking 2 glasses of water in the morning, 2 glasses at lunch, and 2 glasses at dinner, in addition to your normal intake of water.

• Shower the morning of your treatment and wash your hair very thoroughly using your regular shampoo.
• Do not apply sprays, gels, or any other styling products to your hair.
• If you wear a hair system, please remove it prior to shampooing and do not wear it before your PRP treatments.
• Please eat a normal breakfast or lunch the day of your PRP session.
• Drink a bottle of water (500 mL) at least 2 hours before your session.
• It is strongly recommended to take a hot shower to wash your hair 12-24 hours after the treatment, to promote the effects of PRP.

• It is normal to experience bruising, redness, itching, swelling, and/or soreness that may last from 2-5 days following your treatment. If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed.
• You may have a bruise at the blood draw site.
• You may notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.
• In rare cases, skin infection or reaction may occur, which is easily treated with an antibiotic or inflammatory. Please contact our office immediately if you notice unusual discomfort.
• Try to refrain from applying ice to the injected area as ice acts as an anti-inflammatory. Ice or cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if required.

• Continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, and Voltaren and other anti- inflammatory medications for 3 days after your procedure (if possible try for 7 days).

• Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 2 days after your treatment.
• Do not wet your hair for at least 3 hours after your treatment.
• For the first 3 days, use shampoo that is pH balanced.
• Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment.
• Be sure to take a hot shower and wash your hair 12-24hours after the treatment, to promote the effects of PRP.
• Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming for 2 days after your treatment.
• Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking for 3 days after treatment. Smokers do not heal well and problems recur earlier and results may take longer.
• Avoid resuming Minoxidil (Formula 82M, Rogaine®), hair coloring, and straightening for 3 days.
• Continue increased water intake the first week after your treatment.
• Do not use blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginko, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, Essential Fatty Acids and least one week after your treatment
• Try a healthy Diet, take more protein, vegetables and source of Vitamin B
• Consume more fruits like Banana, Berries, Mango, Citrus fruits and Pineapple. Contact the Office Immediately if any of the Following Signs of Infection Occur:
• Drainage – looks like pus
• Increased warmth at or around the treated area
• Fever of 101.5 or greater
• Severe pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers.

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Facial PRP

What are the benefits of PRP Eye Rejuvenation?

Platelet-rich plasma eye rejuvenation, or PRP eye rejuvenation, is a cosmetic, non-surgical process that tightens the skin around your face and eyes to give you a more youthful appearance. This process includes taking a small amount of blood from your arm and then separating the red blood cells and plasma so that the plasma, rich in platelets, can be reinjected into the skin around
your eyes or applied topically. While it may sound a little scary, PRP eye rejuvenation is essentially tricking your skin into thinking that there is an injury at the site of injection or application and so the platelets help the skin create newer, tougher cells. It’s these cells that are responsible for the more youthful appearance that PRP promises.

Here are some general benefits of getting PRP eye rejuvenation:

1. Because of how the platelets work on your skin, you will see results. Your skin will be stronger, fresher and mostly free of wrinkles (including those stubborn crow’s feet). This procedure can also help you with any troublesome acne scars and aging signs in general.

2. The effects last. Depending on your skin and your body, this process can leave you with better looking skin for anywhere between 12 months to two years. With some products, age is a factor in how well it works, but PRP has been shown to work on people of all ages.

3. This process is mostly natural. Some providers of this service may offer fillers to enhance your own plasma, but because it comes from your body, the chances of a bad reaction definitely decrease. The most common side effects include irritation and swelling, but these seem to be minor for most individuals. However, if you have a blood related disease or are worried about the safety of PRP eye rejuvenation, you should check with a medical professional.

4. The procedure is short. Depending on the extensiveness of the procedure (how much skin you want to treat) and other personal factors, it can take between 30 minutes to an hour, which doesn’t seem like too much of sacrifice if the effects can last for 12 months to two years. However, some recommend doing a treatment once every four to six weeks at first, but once your skin has gotten used to it, you should only need the treatment once every 12 months or two years.

5. While the price can seem higher than other products aimed at restoring a youthful look, such as Botox, it is less risky, both in a cosmetic sense and a physical health sense. If injections are done badly or by someone who is inexperienced, Botox injections can lead to droopiness or may not be as natural as PRP. Since this procedure is more involved than a simple injectable, using the body’s natural processes and plasma from your own body, it is more expensive. However, it’s also safer and lasts far longer than Botox or dermal fillers.

Overall, PRP is a safe, natural solution for correcting problem areas on the face. Whether it is crow’s feet, acne scars or wrinkles in general, PRP eye rejuvenation can target those problem areas and you can see results very quickly!

Contraindications:

• An impaired immune system due to immunosuppressive diseases, HIV, HTV, or immunosuppressive medications
• Skin conditions and diseases including: Facial cancer, existing or uncured. This includes SCC, BCC and melanoma, systemic cancer, and chemotherapy.
• Steroid therapy, dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria), communicable diseases, blood disorders and platelet abnormalities, anticoagulation therapy (i.e. Warfarin)
• A history of medication over the past 2 months that could affect the skin, i.e., Accutane
• Pacemakers, a history of a severe heart disorder, arrhythmias
• Pregnant or lactating
• Blood thinning medications or blood clotting disorders
• Any active skin disease or disorder around the treatment site; acne, eczema, psoriasis
• A history of keloids or abnormal wound healing
• Any surgical procedure in the treatment area within 3 months Prior to Treatment, Inform Your Provider of the Following:
• If you have a history of facial and/or nasal herpes or fever blisters to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to treatment.
• If you have a history of any significant allergy or skin sensitivity
• If you have recently had a facial peel or surgery
• Recent use of self-tanning lotions, tanning booths, or prolonged sun exposure 24 hours prior to treatment

• All current medications and supplements including blood thinning,Accutane and use of Retin-A products

• If you have had Hormone replacement therapy
• If you have a history of Keloid scarring
• If you are pregnant or lactating 

Treatment Overview:

PRP therapy for the face is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet- rich plasma) remain, and infusing it into the facial tissue through Micro Needling. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume. Due to the natural variation in quality of platelet-rich plasma, results will vary between individuals. Some patients may require multiple sessions to obtain desired outcomes.

PRP Pre & Post Care Instructions

• Avoid chemical peels, waxing, electrolysis, Laser treatments, or threading
• If you are taking any blood thinners, please let your provider know immediately, as they may represent a contraindication to this treatment. These medications include Plavix, Coumadin and Heparin.

• Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti- inflammatory medications. We want inflammation to occur – as this is one mechanism by which PRP works.

• You may use Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed prior to the treatment.
• Prescription medications (including heart and blood pressure medication) should be taken as prescribed right up to, and including, the day of and the day after your treatments.
• Avoid excessive sun or heat exposure.

• Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, or other “anti-aging”, “acne”, and “bleaching” products.
• Also AVOID waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
• Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily of SPF 30 or higher.

• Please arrive to the office with a “clean face”. Do not wear makeup. No lotions, makeup or other topical products should be applied on the day of the procedure.
• If the area to be treated requires shaving due to hair involvement, please shave the area the evening prior to your visit, to avoid any trauma or  rash from shaving.
• A topical anesthetic cream will be applied for about 15-20 minutes prior to your procedure.

• You may expect a certain degree of discomfort, redness, and/or irritation during and after treatment.
• You may have a bruise at the blood draw site.
• You will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This typically diminishes within the same day or within 24 hours.
• If you experience any pain or discomfort you may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen-containing products as directed.
• Cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if necessary.
• Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation.
• Light scabs may form in the treated area and remain for 24 to 48 hours.
• Do not pick or scratch treated skin but instead keep it moisturized.
• Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 24 hours following your treatment.
• Make sure you only use clean linens and towels during the healing process.
• Avoid pets and small children having contact with treated skin for the first 12 – 24 hours.

After Treatment Care:
• Continue to avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren, and other anti-inflammatory medications for 3 days after your procedure (if possible try for 7 days).
• Use a gentle cleanser (i.e. Avene Clean-Ac Cleanser) and tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 72 hours.
• Use a gentle moisturizer as needed.
• Avoid excessive sun exposure, including tanning booths, and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily of SPF 30 or higher.
• Avoid warm environments (i.e., hot tubs, jacuzzis, steam rooms, hot yoga, saunas, etc.) for 3 days post treatment.
• By day two or three, your skin may feel a bit dry. This is normal and will resolve on its own.
• You may return to your skin care products and makeup when your skin is not irritated, typically 4 -5 days after treatment.

• You will begin to see improvements in the overall texture and tone shortly after your treatment, but the overall effects take up to 3 months, for optimal improvement.

• New collagen formation takes 4-6 weeks to develop; please be patient.
• It is recommended to have a minimum of 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart for maximum benefit.

Contact the Office Immediately if any of the Following Signs of Infection
Occur:
• Drainage – looks like pus
• Increased warmth at or around the treated area
• Fever of 101.5 or greater
• Severe pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers.

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