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Hair For The Holidays Through PRP

By | Hair Restoration, Platelet Rich Plasma

We all desire a full head of luscious hair that doesn’t show signs of thinning. And while hair loss can be frightening, PRP injections may help you achieve those goals. Platelet-rich plasma injections have incredible regenerative properties that allow patients to experience hair growth and complete restoration in many areas. When used for hair loss, you can experience that stunning head of hair just in time for the holidays. 

PRP for hair restoration stimulates the blocked hair follicles and encourages new hair growth. It can also prevent new hair loss through the regeneration and new cells it provides. PRP is comprised of two key components that promote cell generation. It uses our natural blood and separates the red blood cells from the rich plasma. It’s then spun in a centrifuge to separate them and reinjected back into the scalp. The rich plasma and blood cells work internally to create new, healthier cells that trigger the dead hair follicles. PRP can be a transformative treatment that allows you to restore your hair and your confidence. 

At PRP in Seattle, our providers understand the importance of natural hair regeneration and work to provide the best PRP hair restoration for every patient. To get your hair restored for the holidays, call us at 206-279-2112 or reach out via chat or contact form.

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Does Insurance Cover PRP?

By | Hair Restoration, PRP Injections

PRP injections for cosmetic challenges offer incredible benefits for many patients. Many patients experience beautiful restoration to their hair or completely rejuvenate their skin. However, the treatments can seem expensive, and many wonder if PRP injections are covered by insurance. 

Unfortunately, PRP injections are not covered by insurance. This is because it has been FDA-approved as a cosmetic treatment. However, this is only because PRP is relatively new to the world of hair loss and cosmetic restoration, but the success rate of the treatment speaks for itself. While insurance may not cover PRP, it’s more cost-effective than other hair loss solutions or facial procedures. Getting ahead of your hair loss can prevent significant and costly procedures like a hair transplant. 

Most patients only require one maintenance treatment a year after the initial injections, so the upkeep is not unmanageable. Additionally, many providers offer specials and payment plans to help every patient achieve their hair restoration goals. 

At PRP in Seattle, the providers work with all patients to help them plan for PRP treatments and receive the best hair restoration. 

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

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3 Lesser Known Cosmetic Uses Of PRP

By | Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma has been used in the medical field for decades. Cosmetic uses of PRP—while newer—are a much more recent innovation. Due to this, there are only a few applications that are widely known, the most well known being PRP hair restoration. However, there are many other possible uses of PRP that many people have no idea may actually help them. Here are 3 lesser known cosmetic uses of PRP.

#1: Acne Scars

Acne scars are notoriously difficult to treat. For some larger scars, dermal fillers can help temporarily, but for smaller pitted acne scars, patients often have no choice but to try various procedures to find one that provides results. Microneedling with PRP is a great option for treating acne scars. However, PRP can also be injected into the scars themselves to help stimulate a collagen response which is the most effective way to treat acne scars.

#2: Fill In Wrinkles

Platelet rich plasma is not like dermal fillers that immediately show a difference in the area. PRP does not do this, but it can provide longer lasting results. With repeated treatments a few weeks apart, PRP can stimulate enough collagen to help fill in wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds or marionette lines.

#3: Plumping

With the last use in mind, PRP can also be used to plump areas, particularly the under eyes and cheeks. However, this will not be as dramatic as dermal fillers can achieve. Thus, if a patient is looking for immediate and dramatic results, PRP is likely not the right treatment (or should be used in conjunction with filler). 

To learn more about what PRP can achieve 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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How Long Should You Rest After PRP Injection?

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections

How Long Should You Rest After PRP Injection?

After you undergo a platelet rich plasma injection of any kind, your provider may recommend not exercising or partaking in strenuous activities for a period of time. While the injections do not require a recovery as surgery would, avoiding exercise can help reduce side effects such as redness, swelling, and bruising. So, how long should you rest after a PRP injection?

Depending on the type of PRP injections you undergo, the rest recommendations will vary. Generally, two to three days at most is the time when you cannot do any strenuous activity. However, your normal activities like basic housework and shopping are typically okay as long as you do not begin sweating or become out of breath.

Also, while the exercise limitations after surgery serve many purposes, with cosmetic PRP injections it is meant mainly to reduce side effects and discomfort. However, if you sweat, you do have a higher risk of infection if it gets into the injection sites. Still, this is fairly rare, but it is best to avoid strenuous workouts for a couple of days.

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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3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Platelet Rich Plasma

By | Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma is one of the most promising advancements in medicine today. It has been used in surgery for decades and now has many uses across the medical and cosmetic fields. Before undergoing treatment with PRP, patients often are not familiar with it. Here are 3 things you probably didn’t know about platelet rich plasma. 

#1: Platelet Rich Plasma Has 5 Times The Amount Of Platelets As Blood

On average, once spun in a centrifuge, PRP has roughly five times the amount of platelets as blood as a whole. Platelets contain important growth factors and also create a signal that tells your body to heal. This is why PRP therapy is often effective at promoting healing, collagen production, and hair growth

#2: It May Reduce Scarring

The use of PRP during surgery may reduce post-surgical scarring. While studies are still ongoing, early research shows that patients often see less scarring following a surgical procedure using platelet rich plasma.

#3: PRP Is Exceptionally Safe

Since PRP comes from a patient’s own blood and body, the risk of rejection or allergic reaction is minute, if not, impossible. This makes PRP safer than some of the most common cosmetic injections.

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