RF Microneedling + PRP

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is extracted from your own blood in the traditional manner as done when you visit your doctor and get basic blood work. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge which spins at a high-speed separating the red blood cells from the plasma. The plasma that is left over contains growth factors and it is these growth factors that stimulate cell turnover and growth.

We first treat the scalp with our RF microneedling device. We then apply the PRP which absorbs into the microchannels we just created. We then go over the scalp for a second time with our RF microneedling device. Most practices traditionally just inject PRP into the scalp. We use this technique instead as it is more tolerated and gives you two treatments in one. The inflammation generated by microneedling the scalp signals platelets to the area, which in turn stimulates cell turnover and growth. Then the PRP that has now seeped into the skin does the same.

What to expect during treatment?

Blood is drawn in the traditional manner. The red blood cells are then separated from the plasma and platelets via a centrifuge. A topical anesthetic is applied for about one hour before treatment. If you prefer, you can apply numbing cream before coming into the office. We use our RF microneedling device first, then apply PRP onto the scalp and then we microneedle again. 

What to expect after treatment?

Some swelling, injection site tenderness and bruising may occur for a few days following treatment but overall, this treatment is very well tolerated with very little down time.

How many treatments are needed?

Initially, you’ll need 4-6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. The number of treatments will depend on how well you respond to treatment. After that, maintenance should continue twice per year. 

When will I see results?

Results are seen about 4 months after treatment and improve with continued treatment. If you have large areas of hair loss, this treatment will not be effective as the hair follicle is lost. 

Risks associated with treatment

Potential complications include infection if the skin is not prepped properly beforehand. Scarring may occur if settings are too high. 

RF Microneedling + PRP restores thinning hair by:

  • Stimulates dormant hair follicles to grow 
  • Increases the thickness of the hair shaft
  • Slows down the rate of hair loss by lengthening the active growth phase of your hair


  • Please note there can be underlying medical problems related to your hair loss. Please make sure to follow up with your physician to discuss these possibilities before seeking treatment with PRP.
  • Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment.


  • A topical numbing cream will be applied to the scalp for about 45 minutes prior to your treatment.
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory agents (ie: ibuprofen, aspirin), vitamin A, vitamin E, gingko biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, omega 3 fatty acid supplements/herbals 1 week prior to your treatment as this can increase bruising and bleeding.


    • Treated areas may be red or tender to the touch for 2-5 days following treatment. To limit risk of infection, please avoid touching these areas until fully healed.
    • Avoid saunas, hot tubs, swimming for 2 days after your treatment.
    • Avoid vigorous exercise for at least 2 days after your treatment.


    • Avoid all anti-inflammatory medications (ie: ibuprofen, aspirin) and any blood thinning supplements/herbals for 1 week after your treatment. 
    • If you experience any pain or discomfort, you may take Tylenol.
    • To truly maximize your results, it is recommended to incorporate supplements with your hair restoration process. Research has shown that NUTRAFOL results in greater hair growth than placebo. Coming soon.


    • Avoid applying ice to the injected area, cold compresses are ok to use.
    • Do not wet your hair for at least 3 hours after your treatment.
    • For the first 3 days, use shampoo that is pH balanced.
    • Do not use any hair products for at least 6 hours after your treatment.
    • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.

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    The World of Fillers

    The World of Fillers

    Fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which restores volume and improves the overall texture of the skin. As we age, we lose fat in the face, the muscle wears down and even the bone structure changes. This all contributes to an ageing face. In our youth, the face is shaped like an upside-down egg, wider at the top and narrower at the bottom. As we age, this flip around. We become narrower up top having lost volume around the temples and wider at the bottom. This is because of the changes we mentioned above – loss of subcutaneous fat, muscle atrophy, and changes in bone structure.

    When tackling volume loss, we start with the midface. It fills the cheeks, elevates the midface, and in doing so can improve the hollowing of the eyes and smooth the lines around the mouth. Filler can restore definition to the jawline. Not only can it plump the lips, but also restore its color and hydration too. Don’t forget the hands, always a dead giveaway of our age. The hands can also be filled, we use Restylane Lyft for this area. With the correct type of filler and amount used most won’t know what you’ve had done, just that you look rested, refreshed, youthful.

    Prior to coming to the clinic there are a few things you should do to prepare. Avoid alcohol and Ibuprofen 48 hours prior to injection as this will minimize bruising. Of course, there still is a risk of bruising as we have hundreds of thousands of blood vessels in our face but taking this precaution will help. We locally anesthetize the area and in some, perform a nerve block. Other practices just use a topical anesthetic. We do not find this to be as effective. After your procedure you should avoid strenuous activity for a few days. Sleeping upright can help with swelling. Keeping hydrated and using a topical hyaluronic serum is great to support your treatment at home. By staying hydrated and using a good skin care regimen, we support and maintain our results following treatment.

    We love Galderma’s Restylane line of fillers. Their line of fillers with XpresHAn technology integrates into the tissues and moves with the face keeping a natural look. We’ve included a list of Restylane’s line of filles and areas we like to use them:

    Restylane Refyne – can be used anywhere on the face
    Restylane Defyne – lower face such as nasal labial folds (laugh lines), chin
    Restylane Contour – midface
    Restylane Lyft – midface, temples, jawline, hands
    Restylane – L – can be used anywhere on the face, lips
    Restylane Kysse – lips, wrinkles around the mouth

    We are happy to answer any questions you may have! Consultations are complimentary. Call or schedule online at themdskinclinic.com

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