PRP - Protein Rich Plasma
What Is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses growth factors, gathered from the platelets in the patient’s own blood, to stimulate healing and collagen production in specific treatment areas. The technique has been in use for decades, treating joint problems and other athletic injuries successfully. Scientists are still learning about how PRP can be used in the body, but two applications have shown clear success:
Hair Loss – PRP can preserve the remaining healthy hair follicles and promote the growth of new hair. When combined with hair transplants, PRP can encourage the growth of thicker, fuller hair.
Skin Rejuvenation – PRP can stimulate the production of new collagen within the skin. This improves the skin texture, tone, volume, and elasticity for a refreshed, younger-looking appearance.
The Best Candidates for PRP Therapy
Strong candidates for PRP therapy are experiencing hair loss, such as male pattern baldness or are looking to reduce the visible signs of aging in the skin, such as crow’s feet or sagging skin. Patients should not have a history of heavy smoking, or drug or alcohol use. Individuals should also be in general good health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure.
Planning Your PRP Therapy
During your consultation, we will explain how PRP therapy works, answer any questions you may have and customize your PRP therapy for your treatment goals. We are here to help you look as great as you feel!
Preparing for Your PRP Therapy
The procedure is simple and harvesting the PRP is as easy as having blood drawn for a blood test.
The PRP Therapy Procedure
First, we will draw a small amount of blood so we can separate out the PRP, keeping everything sterile for your safety.
For hair loss, we will apply topical anesthesia and then we will inject the PRP into your scalp.
For skin rejuvenation, PRP will be injected into precise locations such as marionette lines, nasolabial folds, tears troughs, and other areas which lacks skin texture, tone, volume, and elasticity.
After Your PRP Therapy
For both hair loss treatment and skin rejuvenation, avoid sun exposure and skin irritation. Since sedation is not used, you may resume your normal daily activities immediately following the procedure.
How Much Does PRP Therapy Cost?
The costs for you will depend on your customized treatment based on your personalized cosmetic needs and aesthetic goals. At Southern Beauty Aesthetics we also understand how patients are managing their budgets, which is why we offer financing through CareCredit®.