What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

What benefits?

  • Dark Circle Treatment
  • Hair Restoration
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Acne Scar Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy works on the basis that the body’s own natural healing process may slow down or delay the aging of the skin.

PRP offers something completely different to dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. We call it the “Glow Of Youth” because it produces plumper and more radiant skin.

PRP is injected by multiple tiny punctures under the dermis, with or without topical local anesthesia. The process is virtuously painless when topical anesthesia is applied.

When PRP is injected into the damaged area, it stimulates the tissue, causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As a result, new collagen begins to develop. When the new collagen matures, it begins to shrink and tightens and strengthens the skin. Improvement in skin texture and tone is noticeable within 3 weeks. Full collagen regeneration requires 3 months.


Acne Scar Treatment

PRP is an exciting new method using your own blood to correct pitted acne scars on the skin. Injected into sites on the face with acne scars the body naturally begins a healing process that helps rid of acne scars. We often recommend PRP as an add-on therapy to laser acne scar treatments, to deliver the best results possible results.


Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling with PRP is a cosmetic treatment that can only be done by a licensed medical professional. Microneedling with PRP, stimulates collagen production, improves skin texture, reduces rough spots, heals acne scars and reduces the signs of aging. These benefits are achieved by rolling fine needles over the skin and applying platelets, which are one of the components of blood.

The addition of PRP from the blood may make microneedling more effective. The liquid in blood is plasma, while platelets are solid. Platelets help blood clot, so they are vital for healing wounds and injuries. PRP is plasma in which the concentration of platelets is higher than that of other components of the blood.

A clinician will take a blood sample and then use a spinning tool called a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood. Then, a clinician will use a microneedling tool to prick the skin, making tiny holes in the skin’s surface. They will then apply PRP to these tiny holes to encourage collagen production and cell reproduction.

PRP contains proteins, including growth factors and cytokines. These proteins help skin tissue repair itself.


Skin Pen

Skin Pen is a microneedling medical device that is FDA- approved for treatment of adult facial acne scars. However, Skin Pen works on more than just acne scars. Patients see significant improvement in overall skin tone and skin texture with the reduction of fine lines and discoloration as well. It has also shown some benefits in reducing stretch marks.

How does it work?

Skin Pen device uses a sterile tip containing 12 pinpoint needles to make small controlled minuscule, evenly spaced punctures into the skin. The small wounds created, will cause pinpricks of blood to rise to the surface in which will induce a wound healing response. This is the key to how microneedling works. Your body rushes in to patch up the “injury” by growing fresh new collagen and elastin, which will give the skin more strength and resiliency. All while stimulating collagen production over multiple treatments. Overall, patients will see fine lines and wrinkles disappear, enhanced improvement in skin tone and texture, and even reduction in large pores and acne scars. It’s also great for other skin surface irregularities like crepe skin and stretch marks.If we can stimulate collagen production, we can fight off wrinkles and keep our skin firm, plump and elastic, to create what Skin Pen patients refer to as an “overall youthful glow.”

What makes this treatment different from Microneedling?

Microneedling can be done by estheticians, whereas SkinPen procedure is strictly done by RN and above clinicians.