Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Harness the power of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Stimulate natural healing, rejuvenate skin, and promote hair growth with this cutting-edge treatment.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is an innovative, natural, treatment in Ottawa for thinning hair and specific fine lines, and wrinkles. PRP harnesses your own platelets and growth factors to help simulate hair growth and improve skin texture.

Frequently Asked Questions about PRP

Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is the part of your own blood that contains the highest amount of platelets and growth factors. PRP treatments were created over 20 years ago to improve muscle and joint issues but were quickly adapted to address a number of skin and hair-related cosmetic concerns. Today, PRP is used widely in cosmetic medicine.

In Ottawa, Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP may help to address a number of skin and hair-related issues, including:

1) Thinning Hair & Hair Loss – Hair loss is a very common concern for not only men but also women in Ottawa. Male and female-pattern baldness is due to deactivation of normal and healthy hair follicles. As hair follicles become less active, they produce progressively smaller and thinner hairs. PRP may help improve hair density and thickness in both men and women. Once injected, PRP may help to stimulate underactive hair follicles through a number of factors.

2) Fine Lines & Skin Crepiness – As we age, our skin loses firmness due to a loss of collagen and elastin. This leads to fine lines and wrinkles and an overall decline in our skin’s youthful texture. Skin textural concerns under the eye are the number one skin application for PRP at our clinic. Since PRP contains over 20 growth factors, placing small droplets of PRP into the skin may help promote skin regeneration, improve skin thickness and elasticity, and stimulate collagen production.

Please note individual results may vary, and risks are possible.

Using a tiny needle, a small amount of your own blood is collected into a sterile collection tube. Once collected, the small sample is then spun in a centrifuge at a very high rate for a number of minutes, which separates the PRP from the other components, including red blood cells. The PRP is then pulled into a new tube, where it is ready to be injected.

PRP can be placed into the skin by many different methods. At Concept Medical, we primarily use very small microneedles, which precisely place tiny droplets of PRP just beneath the skin’s surface. Since a very tiny microneedle is used, patients may have mild discomfort during the short procedure. No topical numbing is required prior to treatment.

Following your PRP treatment, your skin will look slightly pink in colour and may feel warm, similar to a mild sunburn. You may notice very small little red marks from the microneedle, which usually fade within 24 hours. Most people require 3-4 PRP treatments. An annual treatment is encouraged to help maintain results. The results from PRP are not immediate, but may occur gradually over the following weeks to months. Although most patients respond well to PRP, individual treatment results do vary.

Most patients require four treatments, spaced about one month apart. PRP treatments take about 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on the treatment areas. Please note that individual results may vary, and risks are possible.

PRP can be used anywhere on the face and neck to help correct fine lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin. The most common areas that women and men use PRP in Ottawa are under the eyes. PRP may also be used to improve fine lines around the lips and may also help improve dark circles under the eyes.

Since PRP uses your own plasma, the treatments are considered low-risk. However, as with all treatments, risks and adverse reactions are possible. The most common risks include the possibility of mild bruising and slight redness following the procedure, which usually lasts for about 24 hours. As only your own plasma is used in the procedure, the risk of infection and allergic reaction is low. Please note individual results may vary, and risks are possible.

If you are concerned with fine lines, wrinkles, or hair loss, PRP may be a treatment option for you. To schedule a consultation with one of our PRP nurses, please contact our team.

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