WHAT IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)?
PRP is a natural product derived from the patient’s own blood to help tissue heal and help grow new cells and hair follicles. It contains a high concentration of platelets and natural growth factors. PRP can be applied topically, injected into the skin, or combined with other procedures like microneedling to attain the desired outcome.
The treatment is well tolerated and typically requires a series of treatments for optimal results. The best thing about PRP is that there is little to no downtime and minimal side effects. This is 100% natural, free of additives and chemicals, and packed full of your own plasma ready for skin rejuvenation. These specific growth factors when injected stimulate collagen production and providing an anti-aging effect on the facial appearance.
PRP Injections Under-Eye
Utilizing PRP injections under the eyes stimulates growth of collagen and elastin due to growth factors and cytokines found in plasma. Treatment is typically performed in 3 cycles a month apart. Results generally last six to twelve months. PRP under-eye treatment is an excellent way to treat dark circles, tighten loose skin, increase blood flow to this region. This is true “liquid gold.”
- Improve Dark Circles
- Rejuvenated Appearance
- Repair Collagen & Elastin Layer
- Improve Crepey Skin
How Is the Treatment Performed:
Additional treatments for under-eye:
Pairing microneedling with under-eye injections of PRP and topical application of PRP can achieve overall improvement in wrinkles, skin laxity, complexion, and pore size.
How to Prepare for the Treatment:
- Drink plenty of water. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate. Drink at least 60 oz of water daily starting at least two days before the treatment.
- Avoid blood thinning agents such as vitamin E, vitamin A, Ginkgo, Garlic, Flax, Cod Liver Oil, Fish Oil, and multivitamins; a minimum of 7 days prior to the procedure.
- Avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications 7 days prior to procedure. Please consult a physician if you are taking these medications for a medical condition before discontinuing. We want inflammation to occur-as this is one of the mechanism by which PRP works.
- Minimize or avoid alcohol consumption 3 days before.
- Refrain or minimize smoking prior as this impacts healing process.
BEFORE & AFTER
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Alicia McCarthy, ND
Dr. Alicia McCarthy earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from California State University of Fullerton in 2008 and her Naturopathic Medical degree in 2017 from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. The twelve years Dr. McCarthy spent working in emergency medicine as an EMT set the foundation for the provider she is today. She now specializes in aesthetic medicine, dedicating her continuing education and practice to staying current on the latest techniques and products. Dr. McCarthy believes in aging gracefully. She takes the time to sit down with each patient and find out what this means for them.
Prior to joining Knott Street Dermatology, Dr. McCarthy had her own practice in Lake Oswego focused on aesthetic medicine, hormone balancing, thyroid conditions, and IV medicine.
Originally from Southern California, Dr. McCarthy has lived in Portland for the last eleven years. When she is not working Dr. McCarthy stays busy with her two young kids, husky pup, and husband. They enjoy spending time outside, camping, swimming, and playing at the park.
Olivia Gill LE,CAE
Olivia graduated from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics in 2015 and has been working full time as a Certified Advanced Esthetician and Laser Safety Officer for the last 6 years. Olivia’s favorite part about her job is helping her patients feel more confident in their own skin. She takes pride in tailoring each skin care regimen and treatment plan to fit everyone’s lifestyle and budget. When she’s not pampering patients, she enjoys camping, traveling, and quality time spent with her family, husband, and Corgi puppy- Ginger!
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