Platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with powerful anti-aging collagen growth factors and promotes skin regeneration. What has since been dubbed a “vampire facial” is a two stage process. First we use the Elipse MicroPen to create hundreds of superficial micro-channels. These superficial injuries are designed to improve your skin condition upon re-epithelialization. By stimulating collagen and elastin fibers we are able to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and crepey skin texture over time. When used in conjunction with microneedling, PRP essentially “turbo charges” your treatment to further enhance the result. We only need to collect a small amount of blood to isolate the PRP and the procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform. For optimum results a course of treatments may be recommended. New collagen growth can be observed in 4-6 weeks.
We can also offer PRP following your usual Fraxel or CO2 laser resurfacing treatment with Dr. Carolyn Jacob or Dr. Rachel Pritzker.
Our CCSD providers also prescribe PRP for hair loss, a huge concern for many men and women. The application of PRP causes hair follicles that are miniaturized to become larger and healthier, thus promoting hair growth. New hair growth can be seen as early as 2 months following treatment, but is usually more evident between 5-8 months. Hair growth will continue to improve up to a year after treatment. Call 312-245-9965 today to learn more and set up your appointment.