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A couple weeks ago my friend, Mel (aka @thebeautynurse) and I did PRP Facials on each other and I shared the treatment on my Instagram stories. Since then I have been getting questions about it daily! This is hands down my favorite treatment for full facial rejuvenation. 

The treatment involves drawing a small amount of your blood and spinning the blood down until the plasma is seperated from the whole blood.  The plasma is rich in platelets, stem cells and growth factors, hence the name platelet rich plasma. The plasma is then injected into the face in areas that we wish to rebuild volume and thicken the dermis (perfect for under eyes where the skin thins first), the cheeks, and lower face.  After the plasma is injected, the entire face is microneedled, further stimulating collagen and elastin production.  This treatment is popular because it is all natural (just your own blood product) and addresses nearly every skin concern that arises with aging; lost volume, lost elasticity, large pores, fines lines and wrinkles,  and hyperpigmentation (brown spots/age spots).  Below we answer some FAQ's.  

How much does platelet rich plasma therapy cost?

A platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment is $600, or a package of 3 for $1500. It takes 3 months to see full results, and we recommend a series of 3 treatments to start, and then once a year for maintenance.

How long does platelet rich plasma therapy last?

After a series of 3 treatments, the results are lasting. However, the aging process continues. We recommend a maintenance treatment once a year to continue seeing benefits and to slow down the aging process.

How long will my appointment take?

A platelet-rich plasma therapy treatment generally takes 1 hour and 15 minutes from start to finish.

Does platelet-rich plasma therapy hurt?

Prior to your treatment a topical lidocaine numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. It is left on for 15 minutes, and most clients feel very little discomfort during the treatment. A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm, the same way you get a blood draw at the doctor’s office.

Is there any prep for this treatment?

Skin that is sunburned or has open wounds or rashes cannot be treated. Please discontinue the use of any retinols 7 days before your treatment. To minimize the chance of bruising and swelling we recommend you avoid any medication that thins your blood (ibuprofen, aspirin, etc) as well as alcohol for 3 days.

If you are on prescription medication for blood thinning, please consult your doctor before stopping any medications. If you are prone to bruising/swelling it is recommended that you come well hydrated and start a course of Arnica Montana (a homeopathic remedy for bruising and swelling) several days before your treatment. They are available at WinterRidge and Sandpoint Super Drug.

A small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm, so it is best to come well hydrated. It is easier to draw blood from well hydrated veins.

Is there any downtime or recovery after this treatment?

Most clients look a little red the first 24 hours after treatment (like a sunburn). No products can be applied during the first 4 hours after treatment, and you need to avoid any sun exposure for 7 days after your treatment.

Mild swelling and occasionally bruising can occur. You are sent with a sample of Oxygenetix foundation that can be worn the following day, and most clients return to their normal activities on post treatment day 1. The platelet rich plasma is like liquid gold, full of stem cells and growth factors, which speeds up your healing time.

If you have more questions about this treatment we are happy to answer them!  Give us a call 208-304-7535 or reply to this email.


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