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Blood Facial PRP

Blood Facial, or Blood Plasma Facial, or Vampire Facial are similar terms to describe the non-surgical procedure involving taking the blood from a patient to make “PRP” using a special centrifugation technique. This technology helps harvest the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to be used for therapeutic reasons in the patient.

This is basically an “elixir” of enriched proteins, growth factors and wound healing ingredients that can be used for rejuvenation and healing. Once your PRP is prepared from your blood, we use a very small needle to inject it to the treatment area, such as the skin or the hair. Because it is derived from your own body, PRP is natural and safe.

PRP can be used for a variety of indications:

  1. Hair loss
  2. Acne Scars
  3. Surgical or traumatic Scars
  4. Skin Rejuvenation

PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth as well as collagen rejuvenation. For this reason, it is often used in combination with other treatments such as lasers or micro-needling to produce even better results.

Because we use a technology that extracts your own plasma, we do need you to prep for this procedure. Here is what you need to know before your PRP appointment:

FOR 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE TREATMENT PLEASE STOP THESE MEDICATIONS:
NOTE: You should discuss any changes to your medications with your physician.

These include:

  • Abciximab (ReoPro)v
  • NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin)
  • Cilostazol (Pletal)
  • Prasugrel (Effient)
  • Clopidogrel (Plavix)
  • Ticagrelor (Brilinta)
  • Dipyridamole (Persantine)
  • Ticlopidine (Ticlid)
  • Eptifibatide (Integrilin)
  • Tirofiban (Aggrastat)

Additionally, please stop taking supplements affecting platelets for two weeks before PRP therapy.

These include:

  • Black currant seed oil
  • Krill oil
  • Borage oil
  • Nattokinase
  • Bromelain Papain
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Serrapeptase
  • Fish oil Wobenzy
  • Flaxseed oil

This treatment is not recommended for patients with:

  • Platelet abnormalities or blood disorder
  • Infection at the site of the procedure
  • Recent fever or illness
  • Recent use of systemic corticosteroids (prednisone)
  • A history of cancer of any type
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Active hepatitis
  • Anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy that can not be stopped due to medical reasons. Examples of such treatments include warfarin, clopidogrel, Pradaxa, Xarelto, Eliquis, Savayasa, and NSAIDs like aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen, and Celebrex, etc)
  • Recent intake of over the counter supplements containing vitamin E, fish oil, St. John’s wort, garlic supplements, or Echinacea.

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