Our menu of minimally invasive aesthetic treatments has expanded rapidly at OM Medispa. We offer a variety of regenerative services, and our team stays on top of current trends and options that our clients may like (but only after we’ve vetted them personally). It is our goal to enable and empower our patients to feel their very best, while offering non-surgical options that truly offer results. Learn more about the options we offer as well as the responses to frequently asked questions below. 

PRP & PRF

What is PRP?  Why is PRP used in aesthetic medicine?

PRP (also known as platelet rich plasma) therapy is a medical procedure that uses a patient’s own blood to promote rejuvenation and healing. The procedure involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting the resulting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into specific areas of the skin or body. This procedure is utilized in numerous medical specialties from orthopedics and pain management to dermatology and plastic surgery. 

Platelets contain growth factors and other proteins that play a crucial role in the body’s natural healing process. When injected into the skin, PRP can stimulate collagen production, enhance tissue repair, and improve overall skin texture and tone. This treatment is often used in aesthetic medicine to address issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and other signs of aging.

What is involved in the PRP procedure?

The PRP aesthetic procedure typically involves the following steps:

  • Blood Collection: A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn, usually from the arm.
  • Centrifugation: The blood is then placed in a centrifuge, a machine that spins rapidly to separate its components. This process concentrates the platelets in the plasma.
  • Extraction: The platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the centrifuged blood.
  • Injection: The PRP is then injected into specific areas of the skin, such as the face, neck, or hands, using fine needles.
  • Recovery: Patients may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites, but these effects are generally temporary.

PRP aesthetic treatments are considered minimally invasive and are used as a natural and holistic approach to skin rejuvenation. It has gained popularity in cosmetic and dermatological practices for the potential to enhance collagen production and improve the overall appearance of the skin. The effectiveness of PRP treatments can vary among individuals, and results may take some time to become noticeable. 

What areas can be treated with PRP?

PRP is most commonly used in aesthetics in the following areas: 

  • Facial Rejuvenation: PRP is injected into specific areas of the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture.
  • Hair Restoration: PRP is often used to promote hair growth and treat conditions like alopecia by injecting it into the scalp.
  • Scar Reduction: PRP may be applied to scars or injected into the skin to help minimize the appearance of scars.
  • Skin Tightening: PRP is sometimes used to enhance skin elasticity and promote a more youthful appearance.

The growth factors in platelet-rich plasma can work to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, leading to improvements in skin texture, tone, and the overall aesthetic appearance. 

What is PRF?  How is it different from PRP, and why is it used in aesthetics?

“PRF” refers to Platelet-Rich Fibrin therapy used for aesthetic or cosmetic purposes. Similar to Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), PRF is a treatment that utilizes the patient’s own blood to stimulate tissue regeneration and improve the appearance of the skin. However, there are some differences in the preparation of PRF compared to PRP.

In PRF, a blood sample is taken from the patient, and then inserted into a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets, white blood cells, and fibrin into a gel-like substance called a matrix. This fibrin matrix contains the growth factors and other bioactive substances that can help improve the skin’s appearance. 

What areas can be treated with PRF? 

Much like PRP, PRF can be used in the following areas:

  • Facial Rejuvenation: PRF may be applied topically or injected into specific areas of the face to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines, and promote a more youthful appearance.
  • Hair Restoration: PRF can be used to stimulate hair growth, as well as to improve the thickness and health of the hair.
  • Scar Reduction: PRF may be utilized to promote healing and reduce the appearance of scars.
  • Wound Healing: PRF can be applied to accelerate the healing process after certain cosmetic procedures.

Are there advantages to using PRF over PRP?

PRF is considered by some practitioners to have advantages over PRP due to the fibrin matrix, which can provide a foundation for the release of growth factors over a more extended period.

 

EZGel

What is EZGel?

EZGel plasma filler is a 100% natural, regenerative, and volumizing filler that contains both serum albumin and growth factors obtained from your own blood. Using the body’s own powerful proteins instead of relying on artificial components, plasma filler is a prime treatment for skin rejuvenation and volumization. In addition, the extended release of growth factors and biostimulation can further enhance beautiful, natural results.

Where can EZGel be used?

It can be used for volume enhancement and symmetry adjustment, as well as skin rejuvenation. It stimulates collagen production, reducing the signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, loose skin) and acne scars. The most common treatment areas are as follows: 

*under eye hollows (most common)

*nasolabial folds (common)

*cheeks

*marionette lines

*smoker lines

*jawline

What Are The Benefits of EZGel?

  • Utilizes the patient’s own natural healing mechanism to promote improved bodily repair.
  • Promotes the growth of new cells that are robust and healthy.
  • Increases the body’s natural synthesis of the repairing proteins collagen and elastin.

The benefits of the treatment may continue to develop for many weeks or even months after the first treatment has been done.

For optimal results, EZGel is recommended at the following cadence: three treatments 6-8 weeks apart, and maintenance twice a year. 

Who Is A Candidate for EZGel Plasma Filler?

Almost everyone! However, EZGel is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not add EZGel Plasma Filler if you are currently taking antibiotics, or have any recent or planned dental procedures. 

What Steps Should I Take Before Treatment?

Discontinue blood thinning products such as NSAIDS and certain supplements one week prior to treatment. When you have your consultation, we will discuss your medications and supplements so we can advise you specifically on what to avoid. Skin must be completely clean prior to treatment (no makeup, moisturizer, etc). Numbing cream will be applied to treatment area 30 minutes prior to procedure.

What Can I Expect Post-Treatment?

Expect redness, tenderness, swelling, and bruising.
Apply ice if any discomfort is noted post-treatment.
Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours.

Learn More and Schedule a Consultation

For more information on these procedures, please contact our office.