At Skin, we believe the body has an innate ability to heal itself.  We also believe you deserve to look and feel your best.  Therefore, we harness the power of PRP to help stimulate collagen production, soften fine lines and wrinkles and restore hair follicles.

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We Offer 3 PRP Services To Help You Meet Your Goals:


1. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial

(aka MIcropen/Vampire Facial)

PRP Facial Video for Skin a Naturopathic Clinic Dr. Chil Khakham NMD and Dr. Stephanie NMD are naturopathic doctors who focus on natural, holistic medicine located in North County, San Diego. Their medical practice is called Skin, A Naturopathic Clinic in Encinitas, CA.

What are the Benefits of a PRP facial? 

For the PRP facial, a microneedling device is utilized alongside PRP to help address concerns such as: 

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tightening and toning skin
  • Mild collagen and volume loss
  • Crow’s feet and dark under eye circles
  • Acne and Acne scarring

What is the science behind PRP?

PRP stands for “Platelet Rich Plasma".  Platelets are obtained from your blood, via a simple blood draw and then your blood is centrifuged for 10 minutes to separate the PRP from your red blood cells and granulocytes.  Since platelets release growth factors that stimulate regeneration and repair of tissues, PRP can be used for areas needing repair such as the skin and can help to address signs of aging, acne, scars, stretch marks.  PRP is also being utilized in Musculoskeletal injections (chronic pain, injury, instability), dentistry and now the ever expanding world of cosmetics. 

What Can I Expect? 

Within a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months. The effects of Cosmetic PRP can last 12 months to two years, depending on the individual. While it creates a longer-lasting effect in the skin, it does take time to work. 

What is the downtime? 

You will be instructed to avoid exercise, saunas, sun exposure and hot tubs for 48 hours.  You may experience a slight redness to the face which may last anywhere from 1-3 days post-procedure.  Normal activities may resume after 48 hours.  

How Many Treatments Do I need? 

A series of 3-6 treatments are recommended for optimal results. We will usually recommend the 1st set of treatments spaced out about 4-6 weeks apart and then a maintenance treatment every 3 months to 1 year after that.


2. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections (aka Non Surgical Facelift):

What are the Benefits? 

A non surgical facelift uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) derived from the patients own blood. PRP is the concentrated platelet rich plasma. After the individual's blood is drawn, it is spun in a centrifuge, and the platelet rich portion is isolated. The PRP is then injected into areas of degeneration to stimulate collagen repair and restructure. Degeneration of the skin is what causes wrinkles, bags underneath the eyes, skin sagging, etc. The platelet rich portion of the blood has growth factors that stimulate healing and rejuvenation of the skin. PRP also stimulates stem cells that begin to restore and rebuild tissue toward a more youthful state.  PRP helps to restore and plump areas of depleted volume, soften facial contours and rejuvenate the facial appearance.

PRP can be injected into these areas: 

  • Cheeks and Nasolabial Folds to decrease signs of aging and correct volume loss
  • Lips to increase volume 
  • Under the eyes to correct "bags" underneath the eyes

What Can I Expect? 

Within the first few hours you will have full volume correction in the areas injected with plumpness as if injected from a filler (Juvederm, Restalyn, Voluma). The volume will start to decrease within a few days and then will start to increase again after the collagen starts to regenerate. Volume correction will happen over the next 1-6 months. Therefore more treatments are recommended in the beginning of the series to build a strong collagen producing foundation. 

What is the downtime? 

You will be instructed to avoid strenuous exercise, saunas and hot tubs for 24 hours post injections.  You will likely experience mild to moderate swelling of the treated area, this will last for about 12- 24 hours; ice or cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if required.  You may also notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.  You may resume your normal activities within 24 hours of injection. 

How Many Treatments do i need? 

We recommend a series of 3-6 treatments per area injected to build a strong collagen producing foundation. Usually the first series of treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart and then a maintenance treatment of injections every 3 months to 1 year after that is recommended. 

 Tear trough injections before and after

Tear trough injections before and after


3. Hair Restoration with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections:

 Before and after 3 PRP treatments                                                                                                                   *Picture posted with patient's permission

Before and after 3 PRP treatments                                                                                                                   *Picture posted with patient's permission

What are the Benefits? 

PRP therapy for hair loss is an exciting non-surgical treatment for patient's experiencing hair loss that require the stimulation of hair growth.  The treatment involves withdrawing the patient's own blood, processing it in a centrifuge so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth.

What Can I Expect?

Immediately following the PRP injections, you can expect slight swelling of the injected area.   Pain is minimal as a numbing agent is used and slight bruising may occur at sight of injection. 

What is the downtime?

You will be instructed to avoid strenuous exercise, saunas and hot tubs for 24 hours post injections.  You will likely experience mild to moderate swelling of the treated area, this will last for about 12- 24 hours; ice or cold compresses can be applied to reduce swelling if required.  You may also notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.  You may resume your normal activities within 24 hours of injection. 

How Many Treatments do i need? 

We recommend a series of 3-6 treatments to stimulate follicle growth development.  Usually the first series of treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart and then a maintenance treatment of injections every 3 months to 1 year after that is recommended. 

Who is a good candidate for PRP Hair Loss Restoration?

Anyone suffering from hair loss including androgenic alopecia (male patterned baldness), female patterned hair loss (FPHL), Telogen Effluvium, all non-scarring alopecia. This therapy is not recommended for someone with scarring alopecia. 

 PRP Hair Restoration at Skin, A Naturopathic Clinic

PRP Hair Restoration at Skin, A Naturopathic Clinic


 

Rejuvenation Packages to Choose From: 

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Proven Results: