PRP Therapy in San Francisco
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP is the injection of one’s plasma into the skin to rejuvenate skin. By injecting platelet-rich plasma, our skin will naturally produce growth factor peptides to stimulate natural regeneration. This results in skin that is thicker, firmer, clearer, brighter with a youthful glow.
What do you offer?
We offer PRP Therapy and mesotherapy with growth peptides, vitamins, and minerals for optimal skin and hair regeneration. For hair loss treatment, it is recommended to have 2-4 treatments first year with yearly maintenance along with topical and oral regimens for optimal results. For skin, we have experienced good results for hard-to-treat melasma and stretch marks. For skin regeneration, it is recommended to have 2-3 treatments the first year and once yearly.
What is the downtime for PRP Therapy?
Downtime of swelling up to one week can be noted especially around the eye area where the skin is the thinnest.
Is PRP Therapy treatment painful?
A topical anesthetic is applied prior to injection. For facial skin treatment, about half of patients feel it is not painful while the other half feel it is minimally painful. For injection in the scalp, it is moderately painful around the hairline and minimally painful toward the back of the scalp.
What is the difference between PRPTherapy and Mesotherapy with growth peptides?
We have found mesotherapy requires less treatment when compared with PRP.
Who is the right candidate for skin rejuvenation with PRP Therapy?
A healthy person looking to build thicker, younger, and firmer-looking skin. It is not Botox in reducing all the lines. It is not filler in replacing volume loss. It is the ultimate anti-aging skin treatment where one bypasses the control injury of laser, peel, and goes straight to growth factor production for rejuvenation.
What areas can I treat with PRP Therapy and mesotherapy with growth factors?
Common areas of treatment are the eye region, cheeks, temple, jowl, neck, neck, decolletage, and hands.
It can also be used on the scalp to treat hair loss in men and women.
What long does it take to see the result?
Depending on the area of treatment. Generally after one week with continuous improvement for several months.
How long does the result last?
Because collagen and elastin produced are from your, the result will last up to 5 years when proper skincare and nutritional regimen is maintained.
Will I get more results with subsequent treatment?
Yes, the result is cumulative, You will notice thicker and younger-looking skin with each treatment. Many noticed very significant treatment after 3rd treatment. Depending on the condition of your skin, most treat 2-3 times a first year followed by yearly maintenance.
What is to fee for treatment?
Depending on the size of the area treated. Price is from $500 to $1000
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I have deep scars, what do you recommend?
We recommend microneedle for deep ice pick scars because we can control the depth required to break up the scar bands. With very deep scars, we will use individual subcision to remove the scar fibrosis.
I am still breaking out. Can I be treated for the acne scar?
During your consultation, we will teach you how to control your active acne with a topical and oral regimen to quickly minimize new acne outbreaks. With our effective drug-free oral supplement to block DHT production, you will see and feel fewer new acne outbreaks in few days. Then we can use a topical regimen to reduce existing acne and prepping your face for acne scar treatment.
Do your offer Fraxel or Laser treatment for acne?
Yes, we offer fractional laser and Isolaz laser for acne treatment.
I have dark skin, am I a candidate for acne laser skin treatment?
To minimize the risk for post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, we recommend microneedle instead of Fraxel laser. Isolaz acne treatment can be used for all skin types to shut down production of oil.
What is the downtime for microneedle/Dermapen acne scar treatment?
Initial treatment for deep acne scars can experience redness and some bruising for up to one week. With subsequent treatment, your recovery time will be faster as you have more and more healthy and new skin.
What is the cost of treatment?
We charge $500-1,000 for microneedle treatment of face depending on area size. Generally $500 for both cheeks, $800 for cheeks/temple region, and $1,000 for the entire face.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments will depend on the severity of the existing scar, skin condition, expectation, and age of the person. Mild scarring generally 1-3 treatments, moderate 2-4, and severe 3-5 treatments. Most will notice 15-20% improvement with each treatment. Because skin remodeling takes 6 months, you should notice continue skin improvement up to 6 months after the treatment.
How can I stop new acne quickly?
To stop new acne, one needs to quickly reduce facial oil production. We do so by using natural ingredients found in the MD® Nutri Hair supplement. Lilac ingredients will help you minimize skin oil production within few days so no more new acnes!
How do I reduce acne scarring?
You can minimize scar-causing inflammation with topical application of ice or skin products containing ingredients to minimize inflammation. MD Acne Scar Cream is formulated with acne-fighting benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, and resorcinol to quickly reduce redness. Best to apply at night and let dry before going to bed to avoid staining of pillows from BP. Sulfur is effective to reduce acne bacteria should be avoided if you are allergic to sulfur. Resorcinol is great for reducing redness and minimize acne scars.
What is MD Acne Peel?
We have been helping our patients to successfully combat acne for over 14 years with MD Acne Peel. Because acne affects different depths of the skin and each part of your skin has different thickness and sensitivity. A combination of different types of AHA and BHA acids of various concentrations will be applied sequentially to achieve optimal results. Lastly, several layers of Retin A will be applied and leave on for 8 hours so you will not only shed the week after treatment, your skin will continue to have a micro peel for several months to keep your skin fresh and free from acne. Your skin will be fresh, tighter, cleaner with fewer wrinkles, acne, brown age spots, and minimized pores.
How to lighten arm pit, nipples and other body areas?
With aging and hormonal changes, many will experience darkening of pigmentation on the neck, armpit, face, nipple, and other body areas. It is important to use effective products and treatments that are work fast yet are safe and gentle to the skin. For mild cases, we recommend using MD Ultimate Whte Pads because it is easy to use, hydroquinone-free, and works quickly. For recurrent melasma, we add MD White Factor supplement with glutathione to help support liver detoxify and reduce unwanted skin pigmentation. One will often notice brightening of skin after 1-2 months and less recurrence of melasma. For severe cases, we can implement individualized pigmentation treatment prescription-strength bleaching cream, laser and growth factor injection so you can have beautiful even skin cleaner tone.