Platelet Enriched Plasma

The “vampire” inspired facial treatment uses plasma derived from your very own blood (Platelet Rich Plasma PRP) to rejuvenate your face, neck, decolletage, hands and even your scalp. It can be administered without fillers for gradual, subtle improvement; or with fillers for immediate effect.  In this approach, as the filler substance reabsorbs the benefits of the PRP treatment take their place.

Plasma is the internal essence of your blood. It contains life-giving proteins and eight growth factors essential to healthy skin. Growth factors signal your cells to produce collagen which restores elasticity and improves overall texture, tone, and pore size. When injected into the scalp, the rush of vitamins and nutrient rich plasma can activate dormant hair follicles and make existing hair fuller and thicker.

PRP treatments increase the skin’s blood supply. Increased blood supply restores the flow of vital nutrients and gives the skin a radiant glow. PRP also helps to replenish the Hyaluronic acid that your skin has lost over time due to aging, sun and other environmental factors. Increased Hyaluronic acid provides results that are immediately noticeable.

Prepare
After a thorough assessment and conversation about your goals Dr. Sabry will recommend a treatment plan for your desired outcome. PRP rejuvenation is incremental and usually done as a series of three or more procedures. Improvements are gradual, natural, and well-controlled.  You will be advised to avoid aspirin, Motrin, and similar blood-thinning products for 8 days prior to injections to minimize risk of bruising.

Procedure
PRP sessions may last up to 45 minutes or longer depending on the area being treated. Your blood will be drawn and spun to isolate the plasma. Dr. Sabry almost exclusively uses disposable blunt cannulas, not needles to administer the treatments. The use of cannulas allows Dr. Sabry to contour more precisely. They are safer particularly around the eyes. Cannulas also minimize discomfort and bruising. In most cases, there is no bruising at all. Should small bruises occur, they can be easily covered with makeup. When appropriate or depending on patient preference, the PRP can be administered with small gauge needles, similar to those used for toxins.

Recovery
Many patients will either return to work or to social activities within hours of their injections.