PRP Altadena – Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
What is PRP?
PRP is an procedure to obtain an autologous (“your own”) high concentration of blood platelets in a small volume and to re-introduce them onto and into that person’s skin. A small amount of blood is obtained via a painless injections that is completely safe and free from transmissible diseases, allergy or foreign body reaction.
The vile of withdrawn blood is then placed in a special sterile centrifuge which will process the blood to separate components of high concentrated of platelet.
Normally, the average platelet counts in blood is around 200,000/ul. After the PRP process, there is 1,000,000/ul, or 5 times more platelet counts in the serum. Decades of scientific clinical practice proves that bone, soft tissue, wound healing enhancement best occur at this higher level of concentration which is what makes it so beautifully effective for skin rejuvenation.
What Does PRP Do?
A small amount of blood, usually 10 cc, is taken from the patient and then via an advanced centrifuge process, 5-6 cc of PRP will be extracted after just 5 minutes. The PRP is then injected directly into the skin either superficially or deep. PRP is an excellent source of growth factors. There are seven known native growth factors in PRP. They act on the natural healing ability of our body by increase cell numbers (mitogenesis) and blood vessels growth (angiogenesis).
Once PRP is activated in the skin, it begins release growth factors immediately. This starts a healing cascade in the following days, it stimulates the adjoining cells, producing additional amounts of growth factors, and eventually collagen production. his analogous process takes about 2-3 weeks. Result? Global skin rejuvenation with enhanced tautness of skin, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and facial volumization.
Previously, PRP has been used in various medical specialties like orthopedic, maxillofacial surgery, sports medicine to repair the wear and tear of our tissue. PRP is now being introduced and used in the aesthetic field as a rejuvenation therapy.
What Areas Can PRP Treat?
- Facial And Neck Rejuvenation
- Acne Scars Revision
- Hair Loss And Prevention
- Female Vaginal Rejuvenation
What Does A PRP Treatment Feel Like?
The treatment is done the same day of your blood draw. Your blood will be drawn into a specially buffed tube, each tube holds 10 ml of blood. Most treatments require 1-2 tubes or 10-20 ml of blood. This is a very small amount of blood drawn from you in comparison with a blood donation which is about 500 ml.
Because we use only the most advanced technology, the PRP prep time only takes about 5 minutes, yields the highest volume (typically 6 ml PRP out of 10 ml blood) and the purest PRP.
Based on each patient’s condition and treatment goal, PRP is introduced back to the target areas by derma-needling, fractional micro-pin or direct needle injection. This allows us to tailor each treatment to its need and correlate depth and intensity.
During PRP treatment, mild pain and discomfort might be experienced by some patients, topical numbing cream will be applied before the procedure, and additional chilling device will be used during the procedure to minimize the discomfort.
Is There Down Time?
The length of post-treatment down time will depend on the treatment intensity and area. For most face, neck or hair treatments, the area will be mildly red, swell and tender after the treatment. This typically lasts couple days. There is no downtime for vaginal rejuvenation.
How Soon Can I See Result?
With PRP collagen induction treatments, the results are not immediate. It takes an average 2-3 weeks for our body to begin producing new collagen, and 6-8 additional weeks for the new collagen mature and grown in abundance.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Typically, we recommend an initial 2-3 PRP sessions with treatment intervals 2-3 months apart. More treatments may be in order depending on the severity of the skin condition. Results often last a year or more.
For hair and acne scar treatments, more treatment sessions at shorter intervals are recommended in order to see the best result.
For vaginal rejuvenation treatment, most women are satisfied with the result of an annual treatment.
Why Choose Parfaire For PRP Treatment?
At Parfaire, PRP is always a physician performed procedure.
At Parfaire, PRP is not just a stand-alone procedure since we specialize in unique, one-of-a-kind combination treatments with our other advanced lasers and products which creates the most natural, dramatic, safe, and gorgeous aesthetic result.
At Parfaire, the purification process of PRP is state of art. It provides highest platelet recovery (80%), platelet concentration factor (1.6X) and volume per tube (6ml). All within 5 minutes.
At Parfaire, we are 100% fully committed to your total satisfaction and a perfect experience on each and every visit.