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Can Microneedling With PRP Increase Facial Hair?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Platelet rich plasma, aka PRP, is frequently used to restore hair. However, at PRP In Seattle, we also use PRP during microneedling to improve skin quality. Hair loss does not just affect the top of the head. People can lose facial and eyebrow hair as well. Therefore, is microneedling with PRP a good treatment for this type of hair loss. Let’s take a deeper look into the question, “Can microneedling with PRP increase facial hair?”

In general, microneedling with PRP does not usually significantly increase facial hair production. Microneedling only reaches at most 2-3 millimeters into the skin. This is not enough to promote hair growth or repair the hair follicle. Though, it can improve the quality of the skin which is good for hair restoration. 

PRP hair restoration injections can be performed elsewhere. However, their effectiveness may wane depending on the cause of the hair loss. Surgical transplant in these areas is also possible. Your provider can discuss these possibilities with you during a consultation. 

With that said, PRP microneedling certainly does not harm facial hair regrowth. 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 PRP Make Your Hair Worse?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

Injections of platelet rich plasma are slowly becoming one of the most sought after hair restoration procedures. Though, many patients have questions about platelet rich plasma since many do not know much about it. Understandably, many have concerns as well. Let’s touch on a common one, “Can PRP make your hair worse?”

While it is possible for PRP injections to make hair worse, this is exceptionally unlikely and almost never heard of. It is more likely that they will have little to no effect. The injections, while they do perforate the skin, are no more invasive than any other needle prick you receive as part of a medical procedure. Therefore, this carries little risk of permanently damaging the scalp.

As mentioned, the most likely negative outcome is that PRP simply has no effect on hair regrowth. Though, studies have shown PRP to be at least as effective, if not more effective than already trusted hair growth agents like minoxidil. Your provider can discuss the specifics of PRP hair restoration during a consultation.

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

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How Many PRP Sessions Are Needed For Dark Circles?

By | PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma injections have begun to be used as a replacement for fillers in some cases. The most popular use of PRP as a filler is under the eyes. The under eyes contain some of the thinnest skin on the face, making them tricky to filler with traditional fillers. Dermal fillers can create something called the Tyndall effect which creates a blueish tint beneath the skin. While avoidable, PRP does not have this same risk. Many interested patients then want to know, “How many PRP sessions are needed for dark circles?”

The number of sessions needed to see the desired results. Usually, our master injectors recommend starting with a series of three sessions. Many patients will begin to see results between their first and second sessions, though most will see results following all three sessions. 

Depending on your body’s healing and collagen response, some patients may need more than three sessions. However, it can take four to six weeks to notice the difference. Therefore, our injectors recommend waiting this amount of time between sessions and before choosing to undergo more.

To learn more about PRP injections for the under eyes, reach out via phone at 206-279-2112 or online via chat or contact form.

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Is PRP Better Than Minoxidil?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

When it comes to non-surgical hair restoration options, one of the most well known is a medication known as minoxidil. Applied topically, it stimulates hair regrowth and can counteract pattern baldness. However, while minoxidil has been around for decades, PRP treatment for hair loss has only been commonly performed for about a decade. Is PRP better than minoxidil?

It depends on the person, extent of hair loss, and various other factors. For many people who have tried minoxidil and not found success, adding PRP injections or using them instead often will yield better results. Ultimately, our hair experts recommend trying multiple options to see what provides the best results.

While many people find great success with one method over the other, it is also possible to combine them. Combining PRP hair restoration and minoxidil treatment will often increase and positively influence the results of the other. It is not always necessary to use them together, however. Discuss what you have tried in the past and anything you currently use for hair restoration during your consultation appointment. 

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

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How Many PRP Sessions Are Needed For Hair Growth?

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Platelet rich plasma is becoming one of the most sought after and effective non-surgical hair restoration methods available. PRP hair restoration involves injections of platelet rich plasma into the scalp to induce collagen production, healing, and ultimately hair regrowth. Rarely, patients see the results they want after one round of injections. How many PRP sessions are needed for hair growth?

On average, patients begin to see hair regrowth after their second or third session. This is because platelet rich plasma induces the body’s healing process. The healing process needs time to work, which is why it often takes so long to see the first results. Beyond that, patients tend to see more substantial results in four to six treatments.

The number of sessions necessary will vary from patient to patient. Some may see hair growth following the first session, while others may take more sessions to see results. It is also recommended that patients have yearly touch-up 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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The Risk Of Doing Microneedling With PRP Too Often

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Skin Care

Microneedling with PRP is a professional, medical grade skincare treatment that is unreplicable at home. Performed by our experienced and qualified master estheticians, patients can undergo them multiple times per year. However, unlike other facial treatments, they cannot be performed too much. Our master estheticians explain the risk of doing microneedling with PRP too often.

Following a microneedling procedure, your master esthetician has created thousands of microscopic holes in the treatment area. While not visible, these controlled injuries need time to heal. If you undergo another microneedling treatment too soon afterward, this can create more extensive damage which could hinder results and even permanently injure the skin.

Too frequent microneedling with PRP treatments may also dry out and irritate the skin. After microneedling, the skin is often red, sometimes for a few days. This irritation can become more severe and last longer, if not allowed to properly heal. While this may not necessarily injure the skin, it can be extremely uncomfortable and make it difficult to do skincare or apply makeup. 

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

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Does PRP Last Forever?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma is often a procedure not many people have heard of until they undergo it. Especially when having a cosmetic PRP procedure, patients want to know more about the lasting effects and may ask a question similar to “Does PRP last forever?”

To answer this question is not exactly straightforward, but the general consensus is no. However, this does not mean that PRP treatments do not have lasting effects or that they are not worth it. In most cases, platelet rich plasma procedures slow down a process, whether it be hair loss or aging. The hair or collagen restored via platelet rich plasma will probably eventually be lost to the natural processes that caused the condition in the first place. However, occasional touch up appointments can remedy this.

In medical uses, PRP can help speed up the healing of an injury or wound. Obviously, this does not last forever, but it may lessen and minimize scarring, which is a lasting benefit of PRP treatment. It is important to analyze your goals and determine if PRP is the right treatment for you. 

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

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How Long Does It Take For PRP To Work Under The Eyes?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

Treating dark and hollow under eyes usually consists of injections of dermal filler or platelet rich plasma. Dermal fillers will make an instant difference, though final results will take time to come in because the filler needs to settle and any swelling resolve. Still, results are typically evident in about two weeks. What about platelet rich plasma? How long does it take for PRP to work under the eyes?

If you undergo platelet rich plasma injections for the under eyes, you may not see too much of a difference immediately after the injections. There may be some brightening or filling effect, but this will likely reduce over the coming days. However, underneath the skin, PRP starts to stimulate collagen production as well as other proteins like elastin. This will continue over several weeks. 

After about four to six weeks, you will likely come in for another round of injections. This will keep the body in a constant state of healing the area, which will eventually add volume to the area. The number of sessions it takes to see the desired results will depend on your starting anatomy and your body’s response to the PRP. 

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

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What Does Platelet Rich Plasma Do In The Body?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma

Most people are familiar with plasma, a component of blood that helps transport nutrients, hormones, and other vital substances around the body. It also helps alleviate cell waste. However, when it comes to the types of plasma, what does platelet rich plasma do in the body?

Plasma is made up of three main components: white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Some parts of plasma are richer in platelets than others, this is what is referred to as platelet rich plasma. Often, this is something created by spinning the blood in a centrifuge to separate out the different components. However, platelet rich plasma can occur naturally.

Platelets–unlike red and white blood cells–are essentially colorless in the body. The main job of platelets is to aid in clotting at the site of an injury. Therefore, when an injury occurs, the body produces plasma richer in platelets to kickstart the healing process.

When injected during a cosmetic procedure, the body recognizes the increase in platelets and believes there is an injury. It sends reinforcements to repair the injury. However, with no major injury present, it instead leads to rejuvenation of the skin, hair follicles, or adds volume.

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

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The Benefits Of Combining PRP Microneedling And Chemical Peels

By | PRP Skin Care

Microneedling with platelet rich plasma is a powerful resurfacing and medical grade exfoliation treatment that induces collagen production and can improve skin quality. While a great treatment on its own, PRP microneedling can be alternated or combined with other skincare treatments. In particular, chemical peels are a fantastic choice for treating your skin post microneedling with PRP. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of combining PRP microneedling and chemical peels.

At PRP In Seattle, our master estheticians saw great results from alternating PRP microneedling and chemical peels that they created the Glow Up Package with PRP. This six procedure package includes three PRP microneedling sessions and three chemical peels. Each procedure is performed somewhere between four and six weeks apart.

This allows the skin to heal between each session, but also for it to treat new skin for better effects. Therefore, this technique can treat and improve many skin concerns including acne scars, redness, wrinkles, fine lines, pigmentation issues, and more. It can also help prevent acne breakouts.

Combining PRP microneedling and chemical peels is also completely customizable for each patient. It is likely no two patients will undergo the exact same peels or treatment regimen during the Glow Up Package with PRP. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-279-2112. You can also reach out online via chat or contact form.