PRP

(Platelet Rich Plasma)

in Vancouver, WA & Portland, OR

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Did you know that you can use the resources in your own body to help rejuvenate your skin and/or your hair?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a therapeutic, non-surgical procedure that uses your own healing system for facial treatment or hair loss therapy.

PRP plays an important role in your body's natural healing process that helps to repair facial issues and heal injured areas of your body like joints and muscles. PRP can be known as a vampire facial when it comes to the treatment of facial rejuvenation and getting a smoother and tighter appearance. It can also be used as hair loss therapy in men and women.

In fact, PRP is used by several professional athletes, including Tiger Woods, who have benefited from PRP therapy. And there is no risk of rejection since PRP is drawn your own blood. Why not get one of the best PRP in Vancouver at The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery?

What is PRP?

Plasma is composed mostly of water and proteins and is the intermediate for red and white blood cells and platelets to circulate through your body while platelets are blood cells that can activate your body’s natural healing process. The plasma is enhanced through an activation process that releases growth factors and then injected into a specific area where those factors trigger stem cells into the production of collagen and repairing tissues or stimulate growth in hair follicles.

There are four types of PRP: pure PRP (low white blood count, anti-coagulated liquid), leukocyte-rich PCP (high white blood count, anti-coagulated liquid), pure platelet-rich fibrin (low white blood count, coagulated fibrin matrix), and leukocyte-rich PRF (high white blood count, coagulated fibrin matrix).

Platelet-rich plasma can be effective with many facial issues as well as hair therapy and common injuries. From a facial treatment point of view, PRP can treat acne or traumatic scars, fine lines and wrinkles, hair loss, hyperpigmentation, rough skin texture, and stretch marks. PRP can also address hair loss and promote the growth of hair. It may be possible for PRP to also help with the treatment of some conditions like knee osteoarthritis or tennis elbow or injuries like ligament tears or joint sprains.

The procedure of Platelet Rich Plasma

The platelet-rich plasma application procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes depending on the specifics of the procedure. A numbing agent can be applied to your face to help with discomfort. 

PRP can reverse skin damage in a holistic way by using and boosting your body’s active growth factors. A blood sample from you is harvested in our laboratory with the resulting serum applied to your skin in a concentrated dose through micropores or directly injected deeper in your skin to stimulate your body’s own stem cells. PRP treatments are cellular renewals that help to decrease the inflammatory processes of your skin and trigger skin repair.

PRP Vancouver

Caring Environment: Setting the Standard for Cosmetic Excellence

Dr. Workman is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has an extensive safety record having performed more than 400 procedures last year. He has a caring nature, which is why he spends time with you to discuss what you are looking to get done.

Based on your individual needs, Dr. Workman will suggest the best solution to achieve the best results. Since 1993, Dr. Workman and his skilled and caring staff have been providing some of the best PRP Vancouver has to offer. They have created a comfortable environment where you can expect compassion and confidential care. At The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery, you receive the highest quality and most comprehensive aesthetic care with unparalleled results. Call us today to deal with your current facial, hair or other body issues.

Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma

There’s a wide range of benefits with getting PRP in Vancouver whether facial or other areas of your body. There is usually minimal pain with PRP treatments and have been proven to be safe and effective for all skin types.

For facial treatments, PRP can….

  • Decrease the appearance of fine lines
  • Enhance skin tone and texture
  • Improve facial firmness and volume
  • Reduce acne scars

For hair therapy, PRP can….

  • Boost the growth of active hair follicles
  • Decrease the appearance of hair loss
  • Stimulates the growth of inactive hair follicles
  • Little to no downtime

For other body therapy, PRP can….

  • Decrease inflammation from osteoarthritis
  • Diminish lower back pain
  • Provide relief from chronic pain
  • Reduce sports injuries like tendonitis syndrome

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma?

If you are looking to repair some facial and other body issues using your own body’s natural healing system, you are a good candidate for a platelet-rich plasma procedure. Most people can benefit from a PRP treatment given that it is derived from your own body’s growth factors and cellular repair mechanisms.

Is it possible to use PRP therapy for orthopedics?

For the past decade, PRP therapy can be used for cartilage degeneration with knee osteoarthritis to decrease inflammation and improves symptoms. It has also been employed to help recreational and professional athletes with injuries such as ligaments and torn tendons.

What are the results of Platelet Rich Plasma?

The results depend on what and where your PRP treatment takes place. When stimulating the production of collagen for a facial treatment, you can see noticeable results within a couple of months. You may need several treatments depending on your specific skincare concerns. In general, your results can last up to a year.

The stimulation of stem cells when dealing with hair follicles can take several weeks for the growth period but some results can become noticeable after a month or so. You may require several treatments to get the full, final result.

What is the recovery from Platelet Rich Plasma?

For the first 24 hours, you may experience some discomfort, slight swelling, and some redness. Most Vancouver PRP patients resume their normal activities soon after PRP treatment. It is normal to feel some soreness and stiffness for a few days following your procedure.

Get a one on one consultation with Dr. Workman in one of his beautiful practices in Vancouver/Portland and Tri-Cities Metro Areas

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Vancouver & Portland Plastic Surgery

The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery
1405 SE 164th Ave Suite 101
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 896-6000

Tri-Cities Plastic Surgery

The Workman Center for Plastic Surgery
4309 W 27th Pl Suite 202
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 321-9099