If you were watching my stories yesterday, I had a poll of how many people knew what PRP is. I found out that 67% of pollers didn't know what PRP was. So here we are.
Platlet Rich Plasma, aka PRP, is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma derived from whole blood, put into a centrifuge to remove red blood cells and then injected back into the desired area. This therapy is considered to be a regenerative form of medicine as it expedites the natural growth and healing factors of your body. And, because it's your own blood, there's very little to no side effects.
So what can it be used for?
Initially, PRP was used to treat tendons, muscles, joints and ligaments. Modern cosmetic treatments have discovered that the use of PRP was widespread and be used to accelerate healing, repair skin tissue, and collagen and elastin production, thus the 'vampire facial' was born. Other cosmetic uses for PRP include hair restoration and a substitute for dermal fillers.
💉Popularized by celebrity, Kim K, Vampire Facials are essentially microneedling treatments with the PRP applied topically (or injected back into the skin).
💉Similar to microneedling, patients seeking hair restoration will have their blood drawn, put in a centrifuge, and PRP injected back into the scalp.
💉PRP provides a substitute for dermal fillers. They're often used to correct crepey skin near the eyes, lips and cheeks. It can also be used on the back of the hands, scars and stretch marks. I have also had clients use PRP to add volume to their lips.
Results are seen in just a single treatment. For optimal results, 3 treatments over the course of 4 weeks are recommended. After the plasma is absorbed, results last 18-24 months.
At White Willow, we offer both Vampire Facials and Hair Restoration. After a brief consultation with our skilled nurse injector, she will review your medical history, medications, objectives and budget to decide whether or not PRP is the right choice for you.
Is PRP something you would consider?
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