PRP Treatment Houston
Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a popular treatment used in the medical and aesthetic industry for cellular regeneration and restoration. PRP contains numerous growth factors that your body naturally uses during the healing process and is derived from your own blood using advanced technology.
At The Memorial Spa, PRP is used in a variety of non-surgical procedures to promote skin rejuvenation and hair restoration for both men and women in the greater Houston and Clear Lake area.
Benefits of PRP Treatment
Platelet-Rich Plasma was originally used by dental and orthopedic surgeons to promote quicker healing after undergoing invasive procedures, and in muscle, joint and tendon injuries sustained through intense physical activities. Over the years, PRP therapy quickly spread to other medical and aesthetic industries due to its impressive results.
Benefits of using PRP:
- Treatment involves little to no downtime
- PRP is derived from your own blood – not a foreign substance
- Stimulates natural collagen production and cellular regeneration
- Improves skin tone, texture, hyperpigmentation, scars, acne and pore size
- Restores volume loss and smoothes fine lines & wrinkles
- Stimulates new hair growth in dormant areas
- Can be used in conjunction with other spa treatments and fillers
What Areas Can Be Treated with PRP Treatment?
At The Memorial Spa, PRP is frequently used in conjunction with SkinPen microneedling, famously known as a “Vampire Facial”, or injected directly underneath the skin or scalp. In other cases, it can be applied topically after a laser or facial procedure to help facilitate healing and reduce downtime.
Common areas to treat include, but are not limited to, the:
How Does the PRP Treatment Work?
A small amount of blood is collected from you and placed inside a centrifuge where it will be spun for approximately 10 – 15 minutes. This process allows for your blood to be separated into three different layers:
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Platelet-Poor Plasma
- Red Blood Cells
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How is PRP Administered?
PRP often referred to as “liquid gold” due to its healing properties and gold translucent color, will be extracted into a syringe for your medical provider to use. Your PRP is then carefully injected in regulated doses to treat the areas of your face, scalp, and/or body. Overall, the procedure typically takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes to complete in the comfort of our Houston or Clear Lake Medical Spa.
PRP Treatment Cost
PRP treatment costs will vary depending on the type of procedure, treatment area and a number of sessions needed to attain your aesthetic goal. On average, PRP treatments for the face or hair can start at $750 – $1,000 per session.
The Memorial Spa accepts all major credit cards, checks, and cryptocurrency. We also offer financing options for our patients.
PRP Treatment Recovery
PRP treatments are quick and minimally-invasive, allowing you to return to work and normal activities the same day. Your medical provider will provide you with after-care instructions following your procedure.
|Common Side Effects||Estimated Time|
|Soreness||2 – 3 days|
|Dryness & skin flaking||3 – 7 days|
|Mild pain & discomfort||1 – 3 days|
|Daily Activities||Estimated Time|
|Work||Immediately after treatment|
|Physical activities||24 hours|
|Make-up use||24 hours|
|Toner use||48 hours|
|Use of regular skincare products||2 – 3 days|
|Sun exposure||2 – 4 weeks (depending on treatment area)|
Frequently Asked Questions
- How often do I need PRP Treatments?
The frequency and number of PRP sessions needed may vary, depending on each individual’s needs and aesthetic goals. To ensure patients obtain the best possible result, we recommend undergoing 3 initial PRP treatments, each spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Additional treatments may be necessary before undergoing maintenance sessions, which is recommended every 3-4 months to maintain long-term optimal results.
- Is there a recommended age range for PRP treatment?
For aesthetic purposes, we recommend 18 years of age or older.
- Can anyone undergo PRP treatment?
It is important to disclose your complete medical history with our plastic surgeons during your consultation. You may not be accepted for the procedure if:
- You are currently taking anticoagulants or blood thinning medications
- You are a heavy drinker or smoker
- Used Accutane in the last 3 – 6 months
- Uncontrolled diabetes and/or history of poor wound healing
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Current skin infections like herpes simplex in area of interest
- Any kind of immunosuppression due to medication or disease