PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.

What do Platelets do?

Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade by signaling to surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue. Key growth factors involved in this process include but are not limited to:

  • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
  • Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF)
  • Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
  • Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
PRP therapy is a three-step process. Most PRP therapy requires three treatments 4–6 weeks apart.  Maintenance treatments are required, your provider will determine this time length.


Step 1: Your blood is drawn — typically from your arm — and put into a centrifuge (a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities).


Step 2: After about 10 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:

  • platelet-poor plasma
  • platelet-rich plasma
  • red blood cells

Step 3: The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth.  For Microneedling with PRP, the platelet-rich plasma is smothered across your face while you’re receiving the microneedling treatment.

Microneedling PRP, also known as the “Vampire Facial”.  This rejuvenating treatment helps give your skin an energy boost, increasing your collagen and elastin while also bringing antioxidant and hydrating properties to your skin.  Downtime is typically 1-3 days.

PRP for Hair Loss

PRP and Microneedling – The Vampire Facial

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