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How Long Does It Take To See PRP Facial Results?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

A PRP facial can refer to a few different procedures including PRP microneedling or a traditional facial with platelet rich plasma added. This can help rejuvenate and improve the skin on the surface level and may help promote collagen production. However, immediately after, your skin is obviously not in the final state since the PRP is sometimes still visible on the skin. So, how long does it take to see PRP facial results?

Generally, after two weeks, you can consider the results of your PRP facial final. However, many patients undergo more than one facial to see longer term effects and better results overall. Thus, if you undergo a procedure such as the glow up package with PRP or plan to undergo a series of treatments, you may see some results following an individual procedure, but your final results will not come until a few weeks after your last PRP facial.

Meeting with a master esthetician can help you gain an understanding of when you can expect to see results following a PRP facial. For most people, the initial results of a singular treatment is between one and two weeks.

To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a master esthetician, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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What Is The Best Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Procedure?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Fibrin, Platelet Rich Plasma

When it comes to treating hair loss non-surgically, there are now several known and effective options. However, identifying the best one is difficult and often subjective. So, let’s look deeper into the question, “What is the best non-surgical hair restoration procedure?”

Ultimately, the answer to this question will likely vary from person to person due to individual experiences with hair loss and hair restoration procedures. Topical medications like minoxidil provide at least some results for almost everyone. They are a tried and tested non-surgical hair restoration method that has been used for decades.

However, minoxidil does not work forever or for everyone. It also does little to truly repair the hair follicles damaged by hormones. This is where platelet rich plasma or platelet rich fibrin can help. These two injectable options treat the hair follicles and help repair the damage. However, results vary more than topical medications. Though, the results can also be more dramatic.

Certain low level laser therapy has shown promise for non-surgical hair restoration. However, it appears to potentially work best in conjunction with other hair restoration methods. 

To learn more and schedule a free consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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What Are Dos And Don’ts After PRP

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Fibrin, Platelet Rich Plasma

What Are Dos And Don’ts After PRP

As a non-surgical hair restoration method, platelet rich plasma injections offer less downtime and recovery than a traditional hair transplant surgery. However, you do need still need to use caution to prevent damaging your results or promoting complications. Here are some dos and don’ts after PRP.

DO: Take It Easy

While you do not need to take time off work and can go about your daily activities, it is best to refrain from strenuous activities. Sweating can cause irritation and worsen swelling. Additionally, in rare cases, it can complicate results. Some people do choose to take a day or two off work, but this is not necessary.

DON’T: Shower For A Couple Of Days

Like with hair transplant surgery, you will want to wait to shower. Depending on your exact procedure, you generally can shower within 24 to 48 hours of your procedure. Your provider can better guide you on this. Still, you will want to be careful when doing so.

DO: Continue Using Other Hair Restoration Methods

After one to two days, you can resume using minoxidil or other at-home hair restoration methods. This can help improve your results over time.

DON’T: Drink Or Smoke

While not a surgical procedure, drinking and smoking can promote complications and hinder results from PRP and PRF hair restoration.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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What Can I Do Instead Of Hair Transplant Surgery?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Fibrin, Platelet Rich Plasma

Hair transplant surgery—while much less invasive and more effective than it used to be—patients usually want to explore options other than hair transplantation. Unfortunately, at a certain point of hair loss, a hair transplant becomes the only effective option. However, if you have not yet reached that point, there are several non-surgical options. So, “What can I do instead of hair transplant surgery?”

The first option is topical treatments. This usually comes in the form of specialized shampoos, or a foam you apply once a day. These options are effective for people who have not seen extensive hair loss, but are in the early stages. They are commonly used with other non-surgical options. 

PRP and PRF hair restoration is the next step up. This involves realigning your growth factors so that you have more in the skin of your scalp. From there, this can help repair damaged hair follicles and slow the progression of hair loss. Many patients will undergo these treatments while using a topical treatment.

More recent studies have shown that low level laser therapy has shown promise in promoting hair growth. Though, it may be a better used as a supplement than as a sole hair restoration treatment. 

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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What To Expect After PRP Under Eye Injections?

By | PRP Injections

What To Expect After PRP Under Eye Injections?

Platelet rich plasma injections for the under eyes are an alternative for under eye fillers. While PRP is thinner, the procedures themselves often look extremely similar. Though, PRP injections rarely use a cannula. So, are the side effects and aftercare similar? Our providers answer the question, “What to expect after PRP under eye injections?”

First, many of the side effects of dermal fillers may also be present following PRP injections. For example, swelling, redness, and tenderness can occur. Bruising is also possible, but not too common following PRP injections under the eyes. In this sense, the two have similar effects.

One of the main differences between under eye filler and PRP under eye injections is that there is an immediate result with fillers. PRP injections do not come with an immediate result and it takes time to see your final result. This is because PRP kickstarts a natural process. It also usually requires multiple sessions.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Is PRP A One Time Treatment?

By | PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma procedures are a form of regenerative medicine that can achieve a variety of goals such as non-surgical hair restoration and as an alternative to filler injections. You may notice that many providers (including PRP In Seattle) price their procedures in packages. So, is PRP a one time treatment or not?

PRP treatments can technically be a one time treatment. However, most procedures that use platelet rich plasma will provide better benefits if a patient undergoes successive sessions. For example, about four to eight weeks after your first PRP injection session, you will come back for another, and so on. 

Since PRP promotes a collagen and healing response, it is best to have another session when the initial one begins to wane. This helps to keep the bodily response constant, which for procedures such as hair restoration and under eye injections is ideal for the best possible results.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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PRP Microneedling vs. PRP Injections For Acne Scars

By | PRP Injections, PRP Skin Care

Treating acne scars can be one of the most tedious and frustrating skin concerns to treat. Platelet rich plasma can help boost other procedures frequently used to treat acne scars such as microneedling and laser resurfacing. Though, PRP can also be injected into deeper acne scars to promote collagen production and help improve the appearance of pitted acne scars. Let’s look at PRP microneedling vs. PRP injections for acne scars.

Microneedling—also called collagen induction therapy—is one of the top treatments utilized to address acne scars. Adding PRP can help boost the collagen and healing response which can help improve results. Though, like with traditional microneedling, you will likely require multiple sessions.

Injections of PRP allow for a more targeted treatment into pitted acne scars. It can also treat them on a deeper plane than microneedling. This may be recommended if you have only a few major acne scars, or for particularly severe ones. Often a combination of PRP microneedling and injections of PRP is ideal.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Is Exosome Hair Restoration Treatment Safe?

By | Hair Restoration

Non-surgical hair restoration methods have evolved dramatically in the last few decades. From topical medications to in-office procedures, the newest technique uses cell exosomes to help naturally restore and thicken hair growth. Since exosome is usually an unfamiliar word for most people, they often ask, “Is exosome hair restoration treatment safe?”

Yes, for most people, exosome hair restoration is perfectly safe. While the cells do not come from your body, they are lab created and purified, making them safe for injection into the skin. For people with several or major allergies, it may not be the recommended treatment method. However, allergic reactions or rejection are exceptionally rare in the average patient.

Beyond that, the procedure involves a series of injections into the scalp. It helps promote a healing response that increases collagen production as well as can help repair hair follicles. This promotes better and more hair growth. The treatment is best for patients in the earlier stages of hair loss.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Can I Wear Makeup After PRP Under The Eye?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma injections for the under eye are becoming a popular alternative for dermal fillers. Since there is no required downtime, patients often want to return to their daily lives as soon as possible, which often includes applying and wearing makeup. So, can I wear makeup after PRP under the eye?”

Yes, though, it is best to wait at least a few hours before applying makeup under the eyes. This is true for almost any injection. If you can, it is likely best to wait until the next morning to apply makeup to the area. Otherwise, it is perfectly fine to put makeup under the eyes after PRP injections.

It is rare for platelet rich plasma injections to cause major bruising or swelling under the eyes. However, some redness, tenderness, and minor swelling may be present. Makeup can help disguise this and—as long as not immediately following the injections—it is perfectly fine to apply it to hide these side effects if present.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.

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Is It Possible To Regrow Hair Without Transplant?

By | Hair Restoration

Hair restoration makes up an important part of the medical and aesthetic industries. People—especially men—want to prevent hair loss and maintain their hair for as long as possible. In the past, the only way to effectively restore hair long term was hair transplant surgery, which still is performed today (albeit an improved version). So, is it possible to regrow hair without transplant?

The answer depends on a few factors. First, what is the cause of hair loss? Hair loss due to genetics, age, certain medical treatments, and medical conditions can sometimes be restored without surgery. Though, it often necessitates continued treatments over the course of several years. This could include topical medications or coming in once or twice a year for treatment. If the hair loss is due to trauma, restoration becomes more complicated.

Secondly, how advanced is the hair loss? The more advanced the hair loss, the more likely that surgery becomes necessary for long lasting results. If it is still early on, a patient may see success with non-surgical treatments.

Finally, what are the patient’s goals? Not every patient needs to restore an entire full head of hair. Some want to simply address their hairline or certain areas. The right treatment will depend on what exactly the patient wants to achieve.

To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.