PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma
Secret Faces provides the best in PRP and the ultimate rejuvenating experience.
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma
Customized For Your Needs
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is known for providing remarkable results, no matter the condition before the treatment takes place.
Clients can rest assured that our beautiful,
clean and private facilities will ensure
their highest level of comfort.
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personalized for your unique needs,
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What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) commonly used in hair restoration is “autologous,” meaning that it is derived from the patient’s own blood. To obtain PRP, a patient’s blood drawn and then is spun in a centrifuge to separate the solid from liquid components.
The yellow liquid portion which is the plasma (PRP) is separated from the “solid” portion which is the red blood cells. Platelets are tiny cells that are critical to healing and are the body’s primary source of natural bioactive growth factors containing many powerful proteins, cytokines for wound healing and tissue regeneration.
The plasma is now placed into the U225 injection gun to deliver the plasma in the areas of hair loss on the scalp and to the face. The U225 gun combines needling and cannula into one treatment process – what’s more, the pain is tolerable without the need for numbing cream. The U225 gun revolutionizes the way we deliver treatments – faster treatment time and less pain. Additional use of a cannula can provide an alternative for tear trough injections and other areas of the face.
How does It Work?
Platelet Rich Plasma
The injections for the medical treatment of male and female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), PRP can be injected into the balding scalp to potentially stimulate thin (miniaturized) hair to grow into thicker (terminal) hairs. Patients with thinning, but not totally bald, areas would be the best candidates.
These highly concentrated growth factors in the form of platelets have been shown to generate new hair growth, decrease the shedding of existing hair and help grow thicker shinny, healthier hair.
You see the results such as hair loss slowed down and less shedding. Hair regains softness and brightness and hair grows back thicker and fuller.
Platelet Rich Plasma
We use the U225 PRP Gun which is based on aeronautical industry technology – it introduces a robust delivery device resulting in an almost painless treatment. The U225 gun combines needling and cannula into one treatment process. What’s more, the pain is tolerable without the need for numbing cream. The U225 gun revolutionizes the way we deliver treatments – faster treatment time and less pain.
PRP can effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles, hollowness under the eyes, improve skin texture to dull dry skin, and treat acne and surgical scars. PRP injection could lead to increased blood circulation and increase collagen density in the skin. PRP produced significant improvements in wrinkle and elastosis, photoaging and pigmentation, as well as increase volume to areas in the face.
The treatments are done in a 45-minute session. A total of 3 treatments are required 4 - 6 weeks apart. Additional treatments are given at 6 months and then at a year.
Frequently Ask Questions
Are you considering a PRP treatment for the first time?
Here are a few questions and answers that may help you decide.
Is this treatment the same as a cortisone injection?
No. Cortisone injections are synthetic corticosteroids injected in the joints or areas of soft tissue to reduce pain and inflammation. While cortisone injections in limited amounts can be helpful, they do not alter the underlying cause (disease process) and, therefore, often have to be repeated. There are many documented risks of having “too much cortisone” and suppression of the immune system. PRP involves using the patient’s own blood, which contains natural growth factors that promote regenerative of tissue and decreased inflammation. PRP is aimed at being a curative treatment, whereas cortisone is not. PRP does not carry the same side effects as cortisone.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for PRP?
A consultation is required before any treatment may take place. The consultation includes a comprehensive review of your concerns, medical history, and a thorough examination. Once a diagnosis is established, treatment options will be discussed with you, including a candidate for PRP.
Is PRP Painful?
Everyone’s pain tolerances vary. Patient’s report a range of discomfort from mild to moderate with PRP injections. A needle is used to draw blood from a vein in the arm initially, and then small needles are used to perform the actual injection(s).
What should I do before and after the treatment?
For a complete list of Pre care and After Care with PRP treatments for both skin rejuvenation and hair loss, please click on the link below: