Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a leading treatment in regenerative medicine. PRP, a natural product isolated from whole blood, can secrete multiple growth factors to stimulate proliferation and differentiation of different types of stem cells. PRP injections have been used for decades to repair bone, cartilage, and tendons, however in more recent years it has become popular for cosmetic applications in skin and hair restoration.
Anyone receiving PRP should take some time to learn what type of PRP equipment and purification process their clinic is using. We use a patented gel separator to ensure the highest purity of PRP and we also “activate” our PRP so the platelets release growth factors for days not minutes. Read here to see how we have perfected our PRP purification process
Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) is the most common hair loss disorder affecting up to 80% of men and up to 40% of women with Caucasian heritage. PRP reverses baldness by stimulating multiple dimensions of hair follicle growth. It prevents hair-fall, thickens the hair shaft, increases shine and vitality, and decreases hair splitting and breakage.
PRP can be used as an independent therapy or as an addition to hair transplant to increase the survival rate of the implanted follicular unit. PRP will prevent the hair follicle from dying, prolongs the growth phase of the hair cyle, and increases the overall density of the hair.
PRP immensely reduces downtime after microneedling, eliminating redness and swelling. PRP combined with microneedling will reverse deep wrinkles and severely photodamaged skin, and will increase skin elasticity.
Platelet-rich plasma, when injected into the proper layers of the skin, will improve dark undereye circles, nasolabial folds, crows feet, and forehead wrinkles. PRP also greatly prolongs and enhances the effects of filler. We strongly recommend always combining PRP with filler for the most natural results, rather than using filler alone.
Aging combined with accumulated exposure to UV radiation over time diminishes the structural function and integrity of the elastin structure of the skin, causing the signs of aging. Although there are many therapies that increase collagen, it is more difficult to regenerate elastin in the skin. Elastin is the stretchy protein that gives skin it’s elasticity and vitality. Four to 6 sessions of PRP will improve skin quality by 60-80%. We recommend PRP for anyone with loose skin around the jowls, chin, neck, or hands.
We perform the following PRP injections:
SLK'S PRP PURIFICATION PROCEDURE, STEP-BY-STEP There is a ton of variability in how different clinics harvest and purify their PRP. At SLK, we don't…Lee mas