PRP (PLATELET RICH PLASMA)

PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a cosmetic procedure that has gained popularity recently for its ability to rejuvenate the skin and improve its overall appearance. The treatment involves the use of two techniques, injection and microneedling. PRP is a natural substance in the blood that contains growth factors and other healing properties. On the other hand, microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that uses multiple micro needle to apply platelet-rich plasma to the skin.

PRP treatment will activate the cascade of the natural collagen stimulation process, thus making your skin firmer and tighter. In the case of the micro-needling approach, it also can be used as a skin resurfacing technique and to minimize the appearance of the pores and fine lines.

How does PRP work?

The PRP component of the treatment involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient and then processing it to extract the platelet-rich plasma. The plasma is then injected into the patient’s skin using manual injection and micro-needling. The microneedling creates tiny punctures to allow the plasmato penetrate deeper.

At Rejuvo Life, we use Dermapen 4 for micro-needling.

The Dermapen 4 is the fastest device on the market, with its 16-needle cartridge delivering 1920 puncture channels per second.
The Dermapen 4 can address multiple issues in one session due to its variable needle depth and speed of oscillation.
The microneedling involves the application of the patient’s own platelet- rich plasma to the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
These two proteins are essential for healthy skin. Combining these two techniques improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

What results do I get from PRP?

The purpose of combining injection and microneedling in PRP is to enhance the benefit of both treatments. PRP injection contains growth factors that promote the regeneration of skin cells, while microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production, improving skin texture and tone. You can start to see the result after 1 month, and the result is even getting better after 2-3 weeks.

Is there any downtime?

The treatment is minimally invasive and has minimal downtime, it is suitable for individuals who want to improve the appearance of their skin without undergoing surgery. With the micro-needling method, redness might happen and will recede in 2-3 days, as well as mild peeling that might happen as the recovery settles in.

How is PRP Procedure done?

  1. Your face is carefully cleaned and sanitized during the preparation
  2. Extracting and processing PRP from the patient’s blood.
  3. The blood is placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells.
  4. The blood plasma is then collected and prepared for the procedure.
  5. PRP injection is injected to the face using a small needle
  6. Microneedling is done by creating tiny punctures on the skin’s surface.
  7. The blood plasma is then applied to the skin, where it is absorbeb and will result in skin healing and rejuvenation

How is PRP for the scalp done?

PRP for the scalp is a treatment that uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate hair growth and improve hair thickness. The procedure is the same as PRP for face, neck, and chest. The PRP is injected directly into the scalp, stimulating hair follicle growth and improving blood flow to the scalp.
PRP for the scalp is effective in both men and women. It can treat various conditions leading to falling hair and hair loss for both male and female.

How long does the PRP procedure take?

The entire PRP procedure typically takes an hour duration, depending on the number of treatment areas.

How often can I get a PRP for face or scalp?

The solution relies on multiple variables, such as your specific clinical problems and the desired outcome. Typically, we suggest scheduling between 3 to 6 sessions, each appointment every three to four weeks.

Who is the candidate for PRP?

PRP Face is an ideal treatment for individuals with uneven skin tone, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. PRP for the scalp is good for those having falling or thinning hair.

What to do or not to do after PRP?

After PRP we will ask you to:

  • Do not do strenuous exercise, swim, or sun tanning for the first 24 hours after procedure to avoid infection
  • Do not do facial or massage or laser treatment over the treated area for at least 1 week.
  • Do not use any makeup and creams that contain peeling agents for the first 5 days after the treatment.
  • Do not wash your hair for 12 hours after PRP for scalp

What are the contraindications of PRP?

  • Blood disorders such as hemophilia or thrombocytopenia
  • Active skin infections or diseases
  • Immunosuppressive therapy or conditions
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • History of blood-borne diseases such as HIV or hepatitis
  • Avoid blood thinners for a few days to minimize the risk of bruising.

What are the post-PRP Face treatment tips?

Proper skin care is essential to ensure you can see the best results. Here are some post-treatment advice and tips to follow:

  • Avoid direct sunlight. Sun exposure can cause damage to the skin and interfere with the healing process
  • Use gentle skin care products. Avoid using harsh or abrasive products that can irritate the skin
  • Keep the treated area clean. Avoid touching or rubbing it for at least 24 hours after the treatment
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after the treatment. This can increase blood flow to the face and interfere with healing
  • Be sure to follow up with your doctor as recommended