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Bravia Dermatology uses Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for wound healing, hair growth, and skin rejuvenation.

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  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is all natural, coming from your own blood. 
  • Growth factors are extracted and concentrated from your own blood.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP "liquid gold") and Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM gel) can be made.
  • Derived from a simple blood draw.
  • A concentrated burst of growth factors can be injected or applied topically.
  • PRP been used extensively to repair joint and muscle damage from arthritis or injury, and has an excellent safety record.

PRP at Bravia Dermatology is used for:

  • Enhanced Wound Healing
    • Post surgery in wounds with high tension or compromised blood flow.
  • Skin Rejuvenation
    • Microneedling (during and after)
    • Post-ablative laser resurfacing
  • Hair regrowth, restoration, stimulation 
    • Works best on hormonal or age-related hair loss
      • Not ideal for scarring or inflammatory hair loss
    • Initial treatment is 3-4 treatments spaced 1 month apart. 
    • A maintenance regimen is recommended for optimal results, which includes maintenance treatments 2-3 times per year.
  • Sexual Health 
    • WOMEN: Injected into upper vagina and clitoris
      • ​Increases circulation, wall thickness, sexual pleasure.
        • May help with urinary incontinence
    • MEN: Injected into penis shaft and head of penis.
      • Increases circulation, sexual pleasure, and often length and girth of penis.
      • Makes Cialis or Viagra work better

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Before Treatment: Drink plenty of water, as it is easier to get a good blood draw when you are hydrated.  Notify the Bravia Dermatology staff if you are on blood thinners or have a history of blood clots of blood cancer (leukemia).  PRP may be less effective in these patients.  Also notify Bravia Dermatology staff if you are currently pregnant, as PRP injections have not been sufficiently studied during pregnancy, so we do not recommend it.

During Treatment: We have a variety of ways and techniques to keep you comfortable if injections are to be performed. Some patients are already numb.  PRP and PRFM are well tolerated by our patients.  PRP being applied topically has no discomfort and enhances wound healing.

Immediately After Treatment: For injections: there may be some tenderness, bruising, or swelling at injection sites.  Post-treatment discomfort is usually minimal, and can be controlled with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or cold packs.
For topical use: the PRP is usually left to absorb post-laser or microneedling for a defined period of time.  After laser, an occlusive ointment is usually used.

Days following treatment:  Post-laser or surgery, the skin usually heals faster from the growth factors applied locally with the PRP.  With other injections, the discomfort should be completely gone and skin should feel back to normal.

Months following treatment:  Scalp injections for hair loss should start to show thicker, stronger, and more plentiful hair growth.  Other applications promote wound healing and collagen growth, so the skin should be well healed and look rejuvenated.