Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP in West Vancouver with Dr. Shadan Kabiri

If you’ve been searching for a groundbreaking procedure that works by harnessing your body’s healing power, you’re in luck. PRP, also known as platelet-rich plasma, is a minimally invasive injectable therapy that utilizes your own blood to rejuvenate your skin.

PRP is a highly effective treatment that has been increasingly implemented into practice by experts around the world. Because it uses elements from your own blood, it’s entirely safe, reliable, and can provide incredible results that speak for themselves.

Dr. Shadan Kabiri and her team, located in West Vancouver, BC, can help you achieve the very best results with PRP. We will use platelet-rich plasma to target fine lines, wrinkles, lax skin, signs of aging, and can also stimulate new hair growth in the scalp.

To learn more about PRP or any of our other top-tier cosmetic procedures, schedule a consultation today!

What is PRP and How Does it Work?

PRP treatments start by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm, which is then placed in a special centrifuge. Here, our team will separate your platelets from red blood cells. The goal is to isolate natural platelet-rich plasma, which we will later inject into the appropriate areas of your skin.

As it’s essential to wound healing and a natural substance, we can use platelet-rich plasma for skin rejuvenation. It releases growth factors (proteins) into the skin to stimulate the body to produce more collagen and elastin, a process that improves skin firmness and laxity. PRP also plumps and smooths crepey skin, improves skin tone and skin texture, and results in more youthful and vibrant skin.

You can see your results within approximately three to four weeks. They should continue to improve over the following three to six months. Two to three treatments typically are required for the optimal outcome, and the effects last for between 12–18 months.

To optimize your results, you may also want to pair PRP with another procedure. In addition to PRP injections, we offer PRP with Microneedling for both facial rejuvenation and hair follicle stimulation.

What are the Benefits of PRP?

Regardless of how you choose to use PRP, it yields many unparalleled benefits.

Some of PRP’s primary benefits are:

  • PRP is safe, with virtually no of allergic reaction and minimal risk of infection.
  • It’s an all-natural injectable.
  • It harnesses your own body’s healing power, with no added ingredients.
  • It targets a variety of hard to reach areas.
  • It can be used in multiple applications, such as microneedling and injections.
  • It targets wrinkles, lines, blemishes, dark circles, hair loss, and promotes enhanced natural healing.

Your PRP Journey Awaits!

For more information about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and other cosmetic procedures, we invite you to schedule a meeting with our team of experts. We can help you determine if you’re an ideal candidate for this therapy or some other treatment option. Schedule a consultation online today with Dr. Shadan Kabiri and her team either online or by calling (604) 925-1301.

PRP Frequently Asked Questions

Even if you’re getting plenty of rest, you might still suffer from dark under-eye circles. As we age, our skin’s natural elasticity tends to weaken, and the tear trough area beneath our eyes can darken and appear sunken, baggy, or puffy. This may make you feel like you look older or more tired than you actually are, even though you feel alert.

With platelet-rich plasma therapy, the tear trough zone can be refreshed with beautiful results. This substance can be injected into the tear trough area to achieve several benefits, including:

  • Reduction of dark circles and puffiness
  • Added volume to your under-eye depressions
  • Enhanced skin texture, tone, and luminosity

Additionally, PRP therapy brings you long-lasting results. You will enjoy the effect for about 18 months, and if you love the difference this treatment makes, we invite you to extend the benefits by scheduling occasional touch-up sessions.

As many as 30 million women and 50 million men in North America may be affected by hair loss and thinning hair. This common condition can be the result of stress, certain types of medication, hormonal imbalance, diseases, genetics, and other factors. Though hair loss is common, the psychological effects of the disorder can be significant, and it can result in many individuals experiencing reduced self-esteem.

Fortunately, there are non-surgical options available to treat your hair loss. One innovative, minimally-invasive approach uses PRP therapy in conjunction with microneedling to combine the regenerative effects of both techniques. While they are available as separately treatment options, together they may be even more effective in helping your regrow your hair and to stimulate hair growth, making it thicker and healthier.

PRP therapy is being used for many treatments, and this technique has been utilized in medical care for many years as an aid in wound healing and tissue regeneration. The plasma generated through PRP therapy contains mesenchymal cells, which have growth factors (primarily protein) and stem cells that can help your hair follicles begin to reproduce.

Dr. Kabiri routinely uses PRP therapy in conjunction with microneedling to combine the regenerative effects of both techniques on the affected areas of the scalp.

Advantages and Benefits of PRP to Stimulate Hair Growth:

  • minimally invasive, non-surgical
  • minimal downtime
  • suitable for most hair types
  • improves hair thickness and quantity
  • natural-looking results
  • suitable for men and women and all hair types
  • minimal risk of an allergic reaction
  • improved hair quality, thickness, and health

Your program may vary based on your individual needs and desired outcome.

Typically, you would receive one treatment per month for four months, and follow this with occasional maintenance sessions to optimize and maintain your hair growth.