PRP INJECTION THERAPY
What You Need to Know about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
PRP Injections use your body's own blood platelets to improve the look and feel of your skin and even combat thinning hair.
The Ideal Candidate
Men and women eager to improve the tone and texture of their skin or reverse the effects of hair loss.
Face, Décolleté, Hair, and Hands
Find out If PRP Injections are Right for You
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in Saint Louis
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections use your own blood platelets to stimulate collagen production, cell renewal, and tissue regeneration. In addition; improves your skin’s tone, texture, and quality. Sometimes known as the “Vampire Facial”, PRP injection therapy has long been used by orthopedic doctors and reconstructive surgeons to encourage more rapid healing without the need for surgery. Now, we’re realizing the amazing effects this same treatment can have when it comes to things like cosmetic facial rejuvenation and hair loss.
PRP injection treatments can be performed on your face, neckline, scalp, and hands and are ideal for:
- Mature or aging skin
- Hair loss (alopecia) and thinning hair (hereditary and non-hereditary)
- Chronic wounds
New advances have been developed to harness and concentrate these platelets to be precisely introduced to the treatment site in an injectable form. With the implantation of these platelets from a small amount of the patients blood has the potential to "supercharge" the body's capacity for healing and tissue regeneration.
Backed by Years of Research
The results PRP injections can deliver are backed by decades of scientific research. More than 30 years ago, scientists documented and studied how PRP was able to grow new collagen when injected into the skin. Researchers have since demonstrated that PRP can effectively address age-related issues like sun damage, and PRP has been clinically shown to safely, effectively, and naturally treat hair loss for both men and women.
Find out If PRP Injections are Right for You
- Face and Décolleté
Rejuvenate Your Face and Décolleté
PRP injection treatments can help to naturally improve your skin tone and texture, addressing a variety of concerns including:
- Dehydrated skin
- Mild to moderate lines and wrinkles
- Acne-related scarring
- Discoloration caused by sun-damage
Reverse the Effects of Hair Loss
Today, PRP injection therapy is giving men and women coping with hair loss a new and better alternative for treatment.
PRP uses a growth factor found naturally in your platelets to stimulate blood supply to both active and dormant hair follicles, increasing hair diameter and thickness. PRP has been clinically proven to deliver better results than minoxidil, one of the most widely used medications for hair loss, without the associated side effects like dizziness and drowsiness.
How Many Injections?
While responses to treatment vary depending upon the patient, results usually start within 2 to 3 injections. We will do 6 injections, one each month for 6 months, then only one injection per 6 months.
How Much Does PRP Injection Cost?
PRP Injection costs vary depending on the number of injection sites; however, they generally start at $750 per injection. Since many insurance providers do not cover this procedure, many people will be glad to know that medical financing is an option. While we don’t offer it through our office, we can point you in the right direction.
Revitalize Your Hands
PRP injection therapy can be used to:
- Minimize photo-damage
- Reduce the appearance of imperfections like liver spots
- Smooth lines and creases
How long do PRP injection treatments take?
In total, you can expect to spend just under two hours with us. The treatment itself takes approximately one hour, but we will apply a topical anesthetic for 45 minutes beforehand.
How do I need to prepare for my PRP injection treatment?
If you are not accustomed to drinking plenty of water (eight glasses per day), we ask patients to stay extra hydrated one week prior to coming in. Additionally, please avoid Advil, wine, and anything else that might thin the blood. We need high platelet levels in order to deliver optimal results.
Where does the blood come from?
Our nurse will take a small sample of blood from the arm (just like getting routine blood-work done at the lab).
Will I require pain relief?
All patients are given a topical anesthetic, which we will apply prior to your treatment.
When can I return to work and begin normal activities?
You will have multiple “blips” (small mosquito bite-like bumps) on your face for the first day and may experience redness and mild to moderate swelling depending on the area treated. You will need to refrain from wearing any makeup for the first 24 hours following your treatment.
How long do the results last?
Results will vary from patient to patient depending on lifestyle and the severity of the condition treated. Once the initial three treatments are completed, patients should do one treatment 1-2 times a year in order to maintain results over the long term.
Can I receive PRP injection treatments if I am prone to or have cold sores?
If you suffer from the herpes simplex virus (cold sores), please make sure you advise us. We will ask you about this prior to your treatment and on your health questionnaire. In most cases we would advise against receiving PRP treatments if you have active cold sores, as that can cause the rashes to spread. If the virus has been dormant for some time, we still require that you take any medication that has been prescribed both before and after any treatment sessions to reduce the risk of reactivating it. Find A Better You can provide you with a prescription for an antiviral medication if required.