CINCINNATI PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP) TREATMENTS
Harness the power of your own cells to produce more collagen and elastin.
WHY PLATELET-RICH PLASMA?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) harnesses your own body’s ability to rejuvenate itself. In this procedure, we use your own blood to stimulate cellular regeneration, build collagen, and repair sun damaged skin.
- Safe and effective
- Harness your body’s ability to rejuvenate yourself
- Minimal downtime
- Pair with microneedling helps boost your microneedling results
- Great for skin maintenance
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WHY AT MONA DERMATOLOGY?
MONA Dermatology was the first dermatology offices in the city to start using PRP and have been doing so since 2011. We have perfected this technique and deliver your PRP both under the skin as well as on top by pairing it with microneedling.
PATIENT BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
PRP for Hair Loss
WHAT TO EXPECT
Avoid retinoids for 5 days prior to your treatment. Do not schedule if you have been on Accutane/Isotretinoin within the last 6 months. Avoid sun exposure to the treated area for 2 to 5 days before your treatment. Please be sure to drink lots of fluids several hours before your appointment to allow for a successful blood draw. If you are dehydrated and we cannot obtain enough blood, your appointment will need to be rescheduled.
When you arrive we will draw your blood, spin it down. Depending on the area we will be treating, we may apply a topical anesthetic to make you more comfortable. Once you are ready, the anesthetic will be removed and your skin will be cleansed again prior to your treatment. When treating your scalp, the PRP will be injected along the areas of hair loss to help stimulate hair growth. When treating facial rejuvenation and acne scarring, your skin care provider will determine the appropriate treatment depth based on your needs, and after a thin layer of serum is applied to your skin, the Microneedling pen is gently glided across your skin. This results in thousands of microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area. The repair process, or Collagen Induction Therapy, begins almost immediately and fibroblasts start synthesizing new collagen.
If we are treating hair loss, your only down time will be feeling like you have a tight ball cap on that will last a few hours. Most people feel that their hair loss slows down after the first treatment but you may not see hair growth until the 2nd or 3rd treatment. If we are pairing this with microneedling to the face, you will look red (like a sunburn) and your skin may feel warm and tight for the first 1-3 days. During the first 3 days: use a gentle cleanser, sunscreens and gentle moisturizers. Avoid swimming, strenuous activity, exercising and sun exposure. We highly recommend using Alastin Nectar between and after your treatments to accelerate and maintain your results. Avoid makeup, retinoids, glycolic acids, vitamin C products, sunscreens and Essential Serum the first night. Additional instructions when PRP is used: Avoid retinoids for 2 weeks and avoid lasers and IPL treatments to the treated areas for 4 weeks after the treatment (although they may be performed before the treatment.)
PLATELET-RICH PLASMA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) harnesses your own body’s ability to rejuvenate itself. In this procedure, we draw your blood in the office and spin it down to collect the platelet rich portion. The platelet-rich portion contains growth factors that stimulate cellular regeneration and new tissue growth and also promote healing and repair of sun damaged skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Growth Factor Serums are often used with micro-needling for additional collagen stimulation.
HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?
Appointment time depends on the area that we treat. Treatment can vary from 30-60 minutes.
IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA SAFE?
Our providers will do everything they can to minimize discomfort with topical numbing creams we apply for you in the office. Drawing your blood involves minimal to no discomfort. Depending on the area you are treating, you may feel some tightening and swelling which will last for a few hours.
DOES PLATELET-RICH PLASMA HURT?
Our providers will do everything they can to minimize discomfort with topical numbing creams we apply for you in the office. If we are treating hair loss, will feel like you have a tight ball cap on that will last a few hours. If we are pairing with microneedling for the face, your skin will feel tight and swollen.
WHEN WILL I START SEEING RESULTS?
You may see results after your first treatment, but most people will see more improvement after 3 treatments since collagen takes 3 months to visibly develop. Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks, or any type of scars, usually require 6 or more treatments to achieve the desired results.
We recommend 3-6 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
WILL THERE BE DOWNTIME?
When treating your scalp, you will feel tight like you are wearing a ball cap for few hours but no visible downtime. When treating the face, you may be pink and slightly swollen for the first 1 to 4 days but most people find that they can go to work the next day.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
Almost everyone is a candidate, even people with darker skin. This is also an ideal treatment for people who do not want a laser treatment but want more than what peels can offer them.
HOW MUCH DOES PRP COST?
PRP for hair loss is sold in a package of three treatments for $1500.
Adding it to Microneedling is sold in a package of three treatments for $1800.