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"At Artistry Wellness Hawai ‘i we offer platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) to increase collagen and elastin production, improve the appearance of scars and promote hair growth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS PRP?

Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) is the product from centrifuging your blood to separate the red and the white blood cells from your platelets and plasma. Platelets holds the key to repair your skin injuries through binding and clotting. Plasma is the liquid component of blood without the red or white blood cells. Plasma  and platelets contain important proteins or growth factors (GFs) that facilitates the growth and reproduction of fibroblast cells as well as blood vessels.

HOW DOES PRP WORK?

Once the PRP is extracted, it can be applied topically as a glide in microneedling applications. PRP can also be used in intradermal and subcutaneous injections in the face, neck for overall skin rejuvenation and improving appearance of scars as well as the scalp for hair restoration. Once injected, your body utilizes the concentrated platelet and the plasma to perform regenerative therapy. 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

We recommend at least 3-4 treatments each administered about 4 weeks apart. During the initial consultation we will complete an evaluation and determine the appropriate treatment plan.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS?

Because PRP is natural substance extracted from your own blood therefore there is little to no risk. As with any injections, some side effects and risks include infection, bleeding and/or bruising from the effects of blood drawn and injections. 

AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?

Because the PRP modality uses your own blood, there are very few contraindications and almost everyone will benefit in one form or another. Some known contraindications are anemia, thyroid disease, vitamin D deficiency, low platelet count, pregnancy and breast feeding. Always consult your provider before proceeding with any treatments.

Your Visit

BEFORE YOUR VISIT

One Week Prior 

  • Avoid taking medications or supplements that thin the blood—Aspirin, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, and any NSAID’s (Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory agents such as Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Naproxen). Please consult with your primary care physician/practitioner prior to discontinuing any medications. 

 

2 Days Prior

  • (Optional) You may start pre-treating with Arnica. It may help to lessen bruising and/or swelling.

 

24 Hours Prior

  • Do not drink alcohol. 

  • Avoid caffeine.
     

  • Plan your appointment well in advance and make sure you are not attending a party or a wedding venue for at least 2 weeks

  • If you develop a cold / flu, cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you please reschedule your appointment until it resolves.

DAY OF YOUR VISIT

  • Please arrive at the office with a "clean face"—makeup-free and washed

  • A topical anesthetic or "numbing cream" may be applied to the treatment area to maximize your comfort. Please arrive on time as this process may take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. 

  • Hydrate.

AFTER YOUR VISIT

  • Apply the home care system recommended by your Provider.  

  • Apply cold compresses or ice to reduce swelling.  

  • Do not tan. Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher at all times.  

  • Avoid swimming, Sunbaths, Steam or Sauna.  

  • Avoid facials, face massage, endermology, microdermabrasion for 1 month. 

  • Do not touch, scratch, or constantly rub your skin.  

  • Do not overstretch skin in the treatment area by taking large bites (e.g. apples, large burgers, crusty french breads, etc).

  •  Avoid exercise for 7 days, and alcohol and NSAIDs for 3 days after treatment.

Warning: If excessive swelling or signs of infection occur, please contact the office immediately. (Moderate swelling immediately post treatment is normal). Signs of infection include: 

  • Drainage that looks like pus

  • Increased warmth and/or redness around the treatment area 

  • Significant tenderness or pain around the treatment area 

  • Fever - Temperature of 100.5F or greater