PRP treatment in Edmonton
Are you fed up with seeing clumps of hair on your brush or pillow? Have you searched for the best clinic to provide PRP injections as a treatment for hair loss and alopecia treatment? Or are you interested in the benefits of PRP injections for skin rejuvenation? Search no more! We have helped hundreds of males and females with different hair loss patterns and alopecia. These include hormonal imbalances, seasonal and patchy hair loss. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a great option to restore hair loss, an excellent option for hair growth and prevention of alopecia as well as a wonderful treatment for skin rejuvenation and tightening.
Female pattern hair loss is different from male pattern hair loss. However, regardless of the pattern and the cause, Plasma in a high concentration will restore hair loss. The most generic type of hair loss – Androgenic alopecia has over 40% of women and 80% of men concerned about their hair loss.
What is PRP?
This is a treatment where a vial of your blood is taken and then spun at a high speed (in a centrifuge) to separate your blood into two layers: plasma and red blood cells. The plasma layer has a high concentration of platelets which contain 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, improve density, quality, and rate of growth of new hairs. This treatment is repeated about once a month for three months and then every three to six months afterward. PRP has been shown to decrease hair loss and also increase the thickness and density of the hair.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
What is Plasma?
Plasma is the biggest part of the blood. It carries all other components, such as red blood cells, through your body. In other words, the water of our blood. Think of the seawater, it has minerals, plants, and other components, all carried by the water. So the plasma for our blood is the same as the water for the sea. Are you still confused? Please watch this video to explain more about Plasma and other blood components. We use the client's own plasma to avoid any allergic reactions.
What does PRP injections cost?
As with any other treatment, the cost of PRP injections varies from clinic to clinic due to many factors. One of the important ones to consider is the PRP Kit as there are unlimited numbers of cheap sources for the kits. At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, we use the best kit from Regen Lab.
Another factor in the cost is the volume of Plasma. We provide over 15 mLs of pure PRP in one session, while most places provide 5 mLs only. Also, it's important to consider the way a center injects the plasma, such as traditional needles or with a meso gun. It has been shown that the meso gun with multiple needles has better results as well as less pain and bruising. We use the Vital injector 3, the best meso gun on the market. Last but not least is the medical staff, Dr. Alhallak, Ph.D., has a long experience with medical injections and PRP.
Taking all these factors into considerations, our PRP treatment costs $800, which includes 15 mLs of PRP and the application with meso gun.
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.
There are three forms of plasma applications:
Traditional Needle Injection
Using a tiny needle to inject the plasma in the required locations. We use this method if the treated area is small and confined. Since a single needle is used to inject the plasma, this method is longer and it might cause more bruises.
Vital injector Mesogun
The Vital multiple needle injector is an amazing tool that provides precise injection depth and volume. Since the mesogun is equipped with a multiple needle tip and a vacuum nozzle, it reduces pain and bruising. We perform most of our vampire facials and PRP treatments using the vital injector.
High-pressure Needle-free Application
Using high air pressure enhances the ability for the plasma to penetrate deeper in the skin without the need for of any needle. This technique is new and we use it only if a patient has low pain tolerance or bleeding irregularities.
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.
What are the benefits of PRP?
With the concentrated growth hormones and focus nutrients injected into the outer layers of the skin using a meso injection gun, this is an easy and promising cosmetic technique. It gives double benefits, by delivering the PRP plasma into the skin in a robust pattern, as well as giving the micro-needling benefit of the meso gun. Also, the suction will reduce the bruising expected after the treatment. All of this combines to help with fine lines, elasticity and restores skin tone and color.
Additional uses for Platelet-rich plasma include:
- injects under the eye using a blunt-end cannula to help to lighten dark circles
- applying PRP as a mask to reduce the downtime of Fraxel laser and Fractional micro-needling
- to stop hair loss and enhance hair growth
- treatment of stretch marks
- combined with Hayluronic acid fillers (also known as the Vampire Facelift or Vampire Breastlift)
What is PRP treatment Edmonton cost?
The cost of a session for plasma sessions for the face or scalp is $8includess include two kits of the plasma use, which is equal to 20 ml of plasma.
Is PRP the same as Vampire facial
Yes, Platelet-rich plasma known as the “Vampire Face Lift” or “Vampire Facial”, this is a non-surgical facelift and rejuvenation process. The process includes taking a blood sample and then centrifuging and mixing it with growth hormones to obtain a highly nourishing potion. [expand title="Read More Here"]The potion is used with micro-needling to create controlled micro-wounds through which the plasma can penetrate, helping to boost the skin rejuvenation process.[/expand]
There are different kits available for Platelet-rich plasma or Vampire facelift, not all are equal. At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center we use a special kit from Regen lab. This Plasma Kit is fortified with multivitamins and minerals to give better results in regards to skin laxity.
Can I combine my PRP with different treatment?
Absolutely. We combine Vampire facial and PRP treatment with microneedling. Moreover, it reduces the downtime of all fractional treatment such as Fraxel laser and fractional micro-needling. These studies have also shown that PRP and Vampire facial increase the efficacy and the results of different treatments and minimize the risk of side effect such as PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).
Why are the Vampire Facial or Vampire Facelift terms more famous than PRP?
Vampire Facelift has become very popular since Kim Kardashian embraced the name and started to advertise it heavily on Instagram. Later on, she came to regret having the treatment as she was pregnant and was not allowed to use the numbing cream. As a result, the platelet-rich plasma treatment was painful.
Are the PRP results instantaneous?
It is important to understand that it takes time to see results after applying the treatment. Think of PRP as a multivitamin you take, but instead of swallowing it, you apply it to your skin. The instant results you usually see in the picture is due to edema and inflammation after the microneedling. The results are mainly noticed after 2 months and the sessions should be repeated every 6 months if you wish to keep the results.
I am scared of needles, can I still have PRP?
Yes and No, the main step for the treatment is to have growth factors prepared from your blood. In order to withdraw your blood, the health professional has to perform venipuncture. After this step, vampire facelift can per performed as a mask or using the needle-free injection system though.
What is the Vampire Facelift good for?
Due to the harsh weather and high UV exposure, our skin tends to age faster with wrinkles, pigmentation and poor skin texture. This is an excellent treatment to help skin tightening and skin rejuvenation in general without having a specific indication or risk of side effects.