PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Injections in Austin, TX
Doctor Michael Escobedo, MD Specializes in Administering Platelet-Rich Plasma: PRP Injections. Call Escobedo Esthetics Today for More Information at (512) 270-6291.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma which is a substance produced within the human body’s blood. PRP contains a variety of growth factors, cytokines, interleukins, interferon’s, and platelets which, when combined, are essential in providing the body what it needs to heal after an injury.
PRP injections are used to aid in the healing and regeneration of injured tissues such as skin, muscles, joints, tendons, and blood vessels. Platelet-rich plasma may improve the appearance of skin and stimulate hair growth.
Healing & Regeneration consists of three phases. The Inflammatory Phase is the body’s natural response to injury. The main cells involved include phagocytic neutrophils and macrophages. The Proliferation Phase is characterized by the production of granulation tissue consisting of collagen and extracellular matrix including the development of new blood vessels that increase nutrition and oxygen to target tissues. The Maturation Phase involves the remodeling of type III collagen (pliable) into type I collagen (stiff).
Escobedo Esthetics offers a technology used to extract PRP (platelet-rich plasma) by collecting whole blood from a patient where it is later placed in a centrifuge for the separation process. The PRP extracted is either injected directly and/or topically applied over the skin to ignite a more youthful appearance.
We strongly recommend the use of a mixture of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) in conjunction with the Collagen PIN Microneedling Collagen Induction Therapy for maximum impact.
How does PRP Injections Help?
Once injected into the tissue platelet-rich plasma activate a cascade of reactions leading to the regeneration of target cells. PRP injections are bioactive stimulators, not fillers. The effect is likened to rebirth of new skin.
PRP (Platelet-rich Plasma) injections are effective for the improvement of:
- Fine lines around the eyes known as crow’s feet
- Fine lines and wrinkles of the face
- Skin tone and texture
- Full face rejuvenation
- Décolletage wrinkles and fine lines
- Dull dry skin
- Lifeless skin of the hands
- Hair loss or alopecia
- Abnormal Pigmentation
The most exciting feature about PRP injections is that it is natural. There is nothing artificial or modified.
PRP injections are usually combined with other treatments offered by Dr. Escobedo such as:
- Collagen PIN Microneedling Collagen Induction Therapy
- UltraPulse Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy
Note: in most cases, patients will require multiple treatment sessions six weeks apart.
How long does it take to administer a PRP treatment?
Each session is about one hour in length. There is some social downtime to allow for proper regeneration.
What is the fee for PRP Injections?
The cost of injections starts at $1,000 per session.
*Note–Most providers harvest 10cc of whole blood and return 4cc of PRP. We harvest 100cc of whole blood and return 20cc of PRP (10 times more concentrated).