What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a safe, non-surgical procedure that is used to help restore hair counts and density in those with thinning or balding scalps. PRP is quite literally a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. This platelet rich plasma is packed with fundamental growth factors that help to stimulate the skin and hair follicles.
What is the procedure like?
A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm comfortably in our office and spun down in a specialized centrifuge that separates the platelets from the other components of the blood. Once the PRP is isolated, it is then injected into your scalp and helps to stimulate hair follicles due to the high concentration of natural growth factors. Because your PRP is isolated from your own blood (autologous PRP), it is very safe and very effective.
The injections are quick and easy. A small needle is used to place the PRP directly into the scalp through a series of small injections that feel like a pinch. A device is used to blow very cold air on your scalp while the injections are being performed to keep you comfortable. The entire procedure takes about 5 minutes once the PRP has been isolated. After the procedure, the scalp can feel a bit “full” because of the amount of PRP injected, but this sensation improves quickly. Typically, we expect you to be able to return to your normal activities without any downtime (a complete handout of your post procedure instructions and expectations will be given to you before your procedure).
How many treatments do you need?
Based on the literature, we recommend a series of 3 sessions spaced about 4 weeks apart. After completion of this series, we recommend another session around month 6 for the best possible outcome. Many patients then come back for 1-2 maintenance sessions yearly.
Real Patient Testimonials
The entire experience was better than I could have ever anticipated.
After three years of not being able to read for any length of time due to droopy eyelids, I saw Dr Callahan. I can’t thank her enough for giving me back such a precious gift. The procedure and recovery were painless. The entire experience was better than I could have ever anticipated. I am more than thrilled with the results.
Dr. Yasuda is very personable and caring.
She takes an interest in her patients as a whole, not focusing only on their dermatological needs. She explains treatments before she begins them and describes her plan of care at each visit. Her exams are thorough, instilling a sense of confidence in her care.
Had my 1st skin check. Dr. Berg was very thorough.
I had a little something on my leg, so after talking with me about it she froze it and will recheck in 8 weeks. She along with the front desk and intake staff were very welcoming, professional and personable. The office and patient rooms are very clean.
Wow, what a wonderful experience!!
Had a filler/Dysport session with Dr. Goldminz today! Wow, what a wonderful experience!! Not only do I absolutely love my results but she was kind and professional yet unbelievably calming and patient! She spent time explaining everything and really knows her stuff!! Thank you, Thank you, I’m looking forward to my next visit. I highly recommend!
Everyone here is so wonderful.
I first went to see Barb for a full skin check and to discuss melasma treatments. I started with a few Aerolase treatments with Julie that didn’t do much, no fault of hers, just my skin didn’t respond which is a known possibility, so decided to try Fraxel and WOW. I am so glad I did. I was a bit nervous at first but Julie was so patient and kept it real with me on my expectations. She is so great at what she does. I am so pleased with my results and will continue as a patient here for all my skincare. Don’t hesitate on the Fraxel, it’s incredible!!
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