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PRP Treatment

PRP For Skin And Hair Rejuvenation

Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre offers PRP treatment as an effective way to improve the appearance of your skin. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a concentration of platelets derived from your blood. The platelets are rich in growth factors and enzymes that can promote the healing and regeneration of tissue. When injected into the skin, PRP can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and tone. PRP treatment is safe and affordable, and results can be seen within a few weeks. Contact Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre today to book a consultation and see if PRP treatment is right for you.

PRP Prices at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center in Edmonton

Each PRP tube produces 5-7 MLS of plasma. Depending on the injection pattern, one tube is enough to cover the face or scalp.

Treatment Type Service Price
One tube PRP $400

We charge an extra 300 for using the Eclipse microneedling pen.

Say Goodbye to Fine Lines and Wrinkles with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation

Look and Feel Young Again with PRP Skin Rejuvenation

Overview of PRP Indications

PRP therapy can help various conditions, including acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, and melasma. Once injected into the targeted area on your face or body, these platelets release their powerful growth factors and stimulate regeneration for younger-looking skin with improved tone and texture. While it may take several weeks for full effects to be seen, patients report noticeable improvements before then, including softer lines/wrinkles, brighter eyes and a more glowing complexion. In addition to this, this revolutionary procedure also helps reduce discoloration due to sun damage or acne scars while also restoring firmness and elasticity in treated areas. Results can vary from patient to patient, but many people see a significant improvement in the appearance of their skin after treatment. The cost of PRP therapy can also vary depending on the number of sessions required and the area being treated. However, overall, PRP therapy is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of the skin. Platelet-rich plasma injection (PRP) is an advanced therapy option for acute and chronic soft tissue injuries.

PRP injection procedure

This is a treatment where a vial of your blood is taken and then spun at high speed (in a centrifuge) to separate your blood into two layers: plasma and red blood cells. The plasma layer has a high platelet concentration, containing numerous growth factors. After they are separated, these growth factors are injected into the treatment area. For hair, it is injected into the scalp to induce new hair growth to improve the density, quality, and rate of growth of new hairs. This treatment is repeated once a month for three months and then every three to six months afterward. PRP has been shown to decrease hair loss and increase the hair’s thickness and density.

PRP injection procedure

This is a treatment where a vial of your blood is taken and then spun at high speed (in a centrifuge) to separate your blood into two layers: plasma and red blood cells. The plasma layer has a high platelet concentration, containing numerous growth factors. After they are separated, these growth factors are injected into the treatment area. For hair, it is injected into the scalp to induce new hair growth to improve the density, quality, and rate of growth of new hairs. This treatment is repeated once a month for three months and then every three to six months afterward. PRP has been shown to decrease hair loss and increase the hair’s thickness and density.

Recharge Your Skin's Appearance and Radiance with PRP Injections for Skin Rejuvenation

PRP Treatment Summary

PRP Treatment Session Time

Each session takes between 60 to 90 min that includes preparation and injections

Discomfort Level

Mild to High, depending if it would be combined with Laser or Microneedling

Session Numbers

The numbers depend on the condition, but we recommend repeating PRP treatment three to four times a year

Downtime and side effect

Most patients experience redness and swelling, we advise the patient not to wash their faces for as long as they can to keep the PRP effect

Session Frequency

The sessions could be two to four weeks apart in the initial treatment
Results
The treatment has no immediate results, best results are seen after four to six weeks after the treatment

PRP Skin Rejuvenation FAQs

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a non-surgical, natural cosmetic procedure that uses a patient’s own blood to rejuvenate the skin and hair. It involves drawing a sample of the patient’s blood, which is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge helps separate the platelets from other components of the blood, resulting in concentrated platelets known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This PRP is then injected into specific treatment areas on the face and scalp to stimulate the growth of collagen, elastin and other proteins to improve skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles or increase hair thickening.
The main benefit of PRP for Skin & Hair Rejuvenation is its ability to stimulate natural healing processes utilizing your own body’s cells. The concentrated platelets contain proteins called growth factors which help promote collagen production for an improved skin texture as well as aid in wound healing. Additionally, studies have shown that PRP can help stimulate hair follicle activity and decrease shedding, resulting in thicker-looking hair with an increased density over time.
Generally, any individual who is looking to improve their overall appearance can be considered a candidate for PRP therapy. It has been used on individuals of all ages and skin types, ranging from those with very thin or mature skin wanting anti-aging results or individuals wanting fuller or thicker-looking hair without undergoing surgery.
The most common side effects associated with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy include bruising at injection sites, and swelling or redness that typically subsides within 24 hours after treatment. Some patients may also experience minor headaches following their injections due to localized inflammation caused by needles entering the skin; however, this tends to subside within several hours post-treatment as well. In extreme cases, an infection may arise if proper sterilization techniques were not followed during the procedure so it’s important to ensure you find an experienced professional when considering this type of therapy.
Results achieved through PRP therapy tend to last anywhere from 9 months up to two years, depending on one’s age and lifestyle habits such as smoking or sun exposure which can make results deteriorate quicker than expected. To maximize results, patients may consider having maintenance sessions scheduled every 6 months after their initial series of treatments have been completed in order to maintain desired outcomes over time.
Injuries to the musculoskeletal system PRP is one of the most frequently utilised procedures in modern medicine, where it is used to treat a variety of orthopaedic injuries and disorders. When PRP therapy is performed, numerous patients are able to avoid surgery. Additionally, PRP treatment often results in a faster recovery time, which is advantageous for individuals who prefer to resume their normal daily routines as soon as feasible. PRP has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a number of conditions such as  Nerve damage. PRP has recently been used to treat nerve injury, most notably peripheral neuropathy, or PN. Numerous studies have been conducted to ascertain PRP’s efficiency in the therapy of nerve injury.

PRP Treatment Complete Guide

What is Blood Plasma?

Blood plasma is a straw-colored liquid component of blood that carries red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and other dissolved proteins throughout the body. It makes up 55% of the volume of whole blood and serves as a medium for transporting essential nutrients, hormones, electrolytes, and enzymes. Blood plasma also helps to fight infection by producing antibodies and carrying waste products away from tissues. Blood plasma contains more than 90 different proteins such as albumin, fibrinogen, globulins and clotting factors which are essential for proper functioning of the body’s systems. Aside from its role in transport and circulation processes, it also serves as a source of energy when glucose levels become low. In addition to these functions, it has been used in medical treatments such as plasma transfusion to treat shock or acute trauma.

How is PRP or platelet-rich plasma injected?

Since PRP works on the skin locally, injecting the plasma in the dermis is necessary. The dermis is the middle layer of the skin. Deep injections of plasma will result in systemic absorption and loss of its benefits for facial rejuvenation, collagen induction therapy, acne scars treatment, and hair. When done properly, it improves skin elasticity, reduces pigmentation and fine lines.

PRP Growth Factors

Some of the known growth factors included in PRP are platelet-derived growth factors, vascular, fibroblast and epidermal growth factors. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is responsible for stimulating cell proliferation and promoting wound healing by inducing angiogenesis. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) also has a major role in angiogenesis, as well as being involved in cell survival and migration. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) is important for tissue remodelling, cell survival and differentiation. Finally, epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a potent mitogenic agent which helps to stimulate the proliferation of epithelial cells associated with wound healing. These four primary factors have long been known to play a crucial role in wound healing and tissue regeneration processes. In addition, new research has suggested that other components of PRP, such as cytokines, may also influence tissue repair mechanisms by modulating inflammation, stimulating stem cells and increasing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to damaged sites. This further highlights the potential of PRP to provide an effective way to promote natural skin regeneration processes, which could be used for both aesthetic medicine and reconstructive surgery purposes.

What are blood platelets?

Blood platelets, also known as thrombocytes, are a type of cell fragment found in the blood of mammals that help in the clotting process of the body. Platelets play an important role in hemostasis, which is the process of stopping bleeding. When a wound occurs, platelets adhere to the damaged area and release chemical mediators that activate clotting proteins. These proteins form a protective barrier around the wound while also activating other components of the coagulation cascade. Platelets also play a role in inflammation by releasing cytokines and chemokines that alert immune cells to respond to injury or infection. This response helps prevent further damage or infection. They can also be used therapeutically, as they have been shown to promote healing when injected following surgery or injury. They can even be used as part of gene therapy protocols due to their ability to carry genetic material into cells. Blood platelets play a vital role in maintaining normal homeostatic balance within our bodies by helping us heal from wounds and preventing infections from occurring.

What is the difference between Plasma and PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma is a type of plasma that we extract to have a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are important to stop bleeding and are full of essential growth factors for body rejuvenation. There are lots of factors that affect the quality of PRP harvesting such as the blood withdrawal process, PRP kit, and centrifuging angle. In order to ensure we are providing the highest quality treatment, we start by withdrawing your blood. Then we use the Regen lab PRP kit. It provides the best stability (all plasma is harvested in one tube) and the highest platelet concentration.

Combining PRP with Microneedling or Fraxel laser

Combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with microneedling and Fraxel laser treatments, one can achieve significantly better and more dramatic results than with any single treatment alone. PRP injections utilize a person’s own platelets to aid in stimulating the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes, while microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin that increases collagen production, resulting in enhanced skin texture and reduced signs of aging. Fraxel laser treatment is used to even out wrinkles, age spots, and other blemishes on the skin. Together, these treatments work synergistically to ensure an overall healthier complexion. The combination of PRP with microneedling and Fraxel laser also helps to reduce inflammation while improving hydration levels in the skin. As well as doing away with fine lines and wrinkles, this combination of treatments can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, discoloration, large pores, and stretch marks – leaving you with a smoother, younger-looking complexion. The precision of Fraxel combined with the collagen stimulation from microneedling means there is no downtime required for recovery between each session. In addition to causing minimal discomfort during treatment itself, combining PRP with these two therapies can give you long-lasting results without ever having to go under general anesthesia or experience any serious side effects.

What is Blood Plasma?

Blood plasma is a straw-colored liquid component of blood that carries red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and other dissolved proteins throughout the body. It makes up 55% of the volume of whole blood and serves as a medium for transporting essential nutrients, hormones, electrolytes, and enzymes. Blood plasma also helps to fight infection by producing antibodies and carrying waste products away from tissues. Blood plasma contains more than 90 different proteins such as albumin, fibrinogen, globulins and clotting factors which are essential for proper functioning of the body’s systems. Aside from its role in transport and circulation processes, it also serves as a source of energy when glucose levels become low. In addition to these functions, it has been used in medical treatments such as plasma transfusion to treat shock or acute trauma.

What are blood platelets?

Blood platelets, also known as thrombocytes, are a type of cell fragment found in the blood of mammals that help in the clotting process of the body. Platelets play an important role in hemostasis, which is the process of stopping bleeding. When a wound occurs, platelets adhere to the damaged area and release chemical mediators that activate clotting proteins. These proteins form a protective barrier around the wound while also activating other components of the coagulation cascade. Platelets also play a role in inflammation by releasing cytokines and chemokines that alert immune cells to respond to injury or infection. This response helps prevent further damage or infection. They can also be used therapeutically, as they have been shown to promote healing when injected following surgery or injury. They can even be used as part of gene therapy protocols due to their ability to carry genetic material into cells. Blood platelets play a vital role in maintaining normal homeostatic balance within our bodies by helping us heal from wounds and preventing infections from occurring.

How is PRP or platelet-rich plasma injected?

Since PRP works on the skin locally, injecting the plasma in the dermis is necessary. The dermis is the middle layer of the skin. Deep injections of plasma will result in systemic absorption and loss of its benefits for facial rejuvenation, collagen induction therapy, acne scars treatment, and hair. When done properly, it improves skin elasticity, reduces pigmentation and fine lines.

What is the difference between Plasma and PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma is a type of plasma that we extract to have a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are important to stop bleeding and are full of essential growth factors for body rejuvenation. There are lots of factors that affect the quality of PRP harvesting such as the blood withdrawal process, PRP kit, and centrifuging angle. In order to ensure we are providing the highest quality treatment, we start by withdrawing your blood. Then we use the Regen lab PRP kit. It provides the best stability (all plasma is harvested in one tube) and the highest platelet concentration.

PRP Growth Factors

Some of the known growth factors included in PRP are platelet-derived growth factors, vascular, fibroblast and epidermal growth factors. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is responsible for stimulating cell proliferation and promoting wound healing by inducing angiogenesis. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) also has a major role in angiogenesis, as well as being involved in cell survival and migration. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) is important for tissue remodelling, cell survival and differentiation. Finally, epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a potent mitogenic agent which helps to stimulate the proliferation of epithelial cells associated with wound healing. These four primary factors have long been known to play a crucial role in wound healing and tissue regeneration processes. In addition, new research has suggested that other components of PRP, such as cytokines, may also influence tissue repair mechanisms by modulating inflammation, stimulating stem cells and increasing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to damaged sites. This further highlights the potential of PRP to provide an effective way to promote natural skin regeneration processes, which could be used for both aesthetic medicine and reconstructive surgery purposes.

Combining PRP with Microneedling or Fraxel laser

Combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with microneedling and Fraxel laser treatments, one can achieve significantly better and more dramatic results than with any single treatment alone. PRP injections utilize a person’s own platelets to aid in stimulating the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes, while microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin that increases collagen production, resulting in enhanced skin texture and reduced signs of aging. Fraxel laser treatment is used to even out wrinkles, age spots, and other blemishes on the skin. Together, these treatments work synergistically to ensure an overall healthier complexion. The combination of PRP with microneedling and Fraxel laser also helps to reduce inflammation while improving hydration levels in the skin. As well as doing away with fine lines and wrinkles, this combination of treatments can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, discoloration, large pores, and stretch marks – leaving you with a smoother, younger-looking complexion. The precision of Fraxel combined with the collagen stimulation from microneedling means there is no downtime required for recovery between each session. In addition to causing minimal discomfort during treatment itself, combining PRP with these two therapies can give you long-lasting results without ever having to go under general anesthesia or experience any serious side effects.

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