General questions regarding PRP

How long does a PRP treatment take?

The treatment itself takes approximately 30-40 minutes. If you’d like to receive anaesthetics it will take an additional 45-60 minutes.

Does PRP treatment hurt?

There might be prickling and a feeling of slight discomfort during a PRP hair treatment, especially during the first treatment. As a general rule, however, the treatment is very simple and without discomfort. For a PRP skin treatment, you will receive numbing cream and should therefore experience very little discomfort.

Will I need anaesthetics?

Most of our patients don’t use any anaesthetics when treating the hair. When treating the face, neck and decolletage we usually apply a lidocaine salve (Emla cream) for 30-45 minutes.

What happens during a PRP treatment?

An anaesthetic salve is applied to the scalp to begin with. About 24 ml of blood is extracted through a common blood test, which is then centrifuged in order to separate the various components. The growth factors are clearly visible as a separate layer and are injected shallowly into the scalp.

How much blood is drawn during a treatment?

Usually, we extract approximately 24 ml of blood during a session. The amount of blood we extract might depend on how large of a surface is to be treated. This is in order to offer as good and effective treatment as possible.

What are the side effects of a PRP treatment?

The treatment is safe and natural as it is your own blood being used. There may be some redness that appears right after the treatment but it disappears within a couple of hours. You can go back to your everyday activities immediately after the treatment.

How can I fund my PRP treatments?

We have a partnership with Medical Finance. There you can receive interest-free credits up to 50 000 and a payment plan of up to 24 months.

Do you treat children?

Normally, we do not treat people under the age of 18 years old and, in the rare cases that we do, a guardian needs to be present. At every consultation with an underage person, we make an individual assessment of whether we think we can help the person and whether an injection treatment is the right solution. This assessment is made on the basis of several parameters – type of problem, if there are other symptoms, other illnesses, if the person is under medication, if they are scared of needles, and so on.

It is important that the minor understands how the treatment is performed, that blood will be drawn and we will be injecting needles into the scalp. If the person’s veins are so small that we risk making the person ill or that the person will be frightened, there is further reason to wait for treatment.

What is alopecia?

Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. All people experience hair loss during their lifetime, some more than others, so all people have alopecia. It is common for people to use the word alopecia as an umbrella term for diseases such as alopecia areata (spot baldness) and alopecia totalis (hair loss all over the head), with the word alopecia but it is not entirely accurate.

Should you wash your hair before PRP treatment?

You do not have to have washed your hair before treatment, but it can make it easier for the nurses to perform the treatment if you have clean hair. It is important that you refrain from using products like Toppik, hair wax or hair gel which can restrict the nurses from performing the treatment.

Why is PRP called the vampire facial?

The vampire facial is a unique treatment for skin rejuvenation and for treatment of scars and signs of aging. Blood is drawn from the patient. Then it is centrifuged so that the red blood cells are separated from the plasma which is then injected into the skin. After a treatment it is not uncommon for the skin to become a little red. Normally, the redness subsides within 12 months. PRP is called the vampire facial because you use the patient’s own blood to extract the growth factors out of the patient’s blood plasma.

Questions about PRP hair treatment

How often should you get a PRP treatment?

We usually recommend 3-4 treatments with 1 month in between to activate the natural processes in the body in the best way. Exactly how many treatments that are needed is discussed at a free consultation with the customer’s ideas and wishes in mind.

When can I expect results of a PRP hair treatment?

We recommend doing 3-4 treatments with 4 weeks in between. After that, we do a follow up after an additional 2 to 3 months and by then the new, stronger hair will have had time to grow out.

What activities should I avoid after a completed PRP treatment?

The treatment does not hinder you from carrying out your normal activities directly after a session. We usually recommend not washing your hair for about an hour in order to allow the plasma to settle properly.

When can I wash my hair again?

You can wash your hair immediately after your treatment. We do, however, recommend not washing your hair for about an hour in order to allow for the plasma to settle properly.

Can you use blood from another person?

No, you can’t. Even if the person has the same blood type as you, it still involves large risks such as blood poisoning and other diseases.

Does one PRP treatment last you your whole life?

PRP is not a permanent solution. Losing hair is something most people do, and PRP helps slow it down and stimulate new growth. How efficient it is and how long it lasts varies from person to person since everyone has different conditions to begin with. In order to get a correct assessment of your hair, we recommend scheduling a free consultation.

Questions about PRP skin treatment

Can you wear makeup before a PRP skin treatment?

When receiving the treatment, a numbing salve will be applied to the face which means the makeup will be automatically removed along with the salve. The face is also disinfected in order to kill bacteria and reduce the risk of a possible infection.

Can I wear makeup directly after the treatment?

We recommend that you avoid wearing makeup for the first few hours after a session, so as not to irritate the skin as it heals.

Can I wear makeup directly after the treatment?

We recommend that you avoid wearing makeup for the first few hours after a session, so as not to irritate the skin as it heals.

What should I think about after the treatment?

A slight redness might present itself immediately after the treatment. The redness usually disappears within a couple of hours. In the meantime, we recommend that you avoid wearing makeup in order to not irritate the skin. Besides that, you can return to your ordinary activities immediately after the treatment.

How fast can I see the results of a PRP skin treatment?

How quickly you can see results vary from person to person. Some see a difference only hours after the treatment, while others see results after a few days or need more than one session to see the full results.

Does PRP treatment hurt?

There might be prickling and a feeling of slight discomfort during a PRP hair treatment, especially during the first treatment. As a general rule, however, the treatment is very simple and without discomfort. For a PRP skin treatment, you will receive numbing cream and should therefore experience very little discomfort.

Questions about Dermapen

What is Dermapen?

Dermapen, also called micro needling, is a treatment where you use needles to increase the skin’s production of collagen. The treatment is similar to the effect of laser, but with a faster recovery time, and the depth of the needles depends on which area is being treated. Dermapen is for someone who wants a treatment against wrinkles, but also for someone who wants to even out skin texture (scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, etc.).

Why do we inject the blood plasma into the skin?

To get results from a PRP treatment, the blood plasma needs to be injected into the skin. You cannot just place the blood plasma on the skin and then use Dermapen to help the growth factors absorb past the top layer of the skin. Blood plasma consists of mostly water. Water molecules have a strong bonding capacity which makes the molecules too large to be absorbed into the skin, even if it is punctured with Dermapen or Dermaroller. PRP loses its effect since the growth factors never get past the outer skin layer. For PRP to give any form of results, it needs to be injected so that the body can start the positive reaction of building collagen from the injected growth factors.

What do I need to think about after a treatment with Dermapen?

Don’t put makeup on up to 12 hours after a Dermapen treatment. The skin needs time to renew itself. Also, make sure to use sunscreen and only skin products that are calming. Refrain from acids. Try not to touch the treated area the next few hours and refrain from showering or having a bath the same day you were treated.

Can I treat scars or stretch marks with Dermapen and PRP?

You can absolutely treat acne scars or stretch marks with Dermapen and PRP treatment. We have treated many people with Dermapen and PRP to lessen the visibility of scars or stretch marks. We have treated everything from acne scars, scars from hair transplants performed with old methods at other clinics, stretch marks and scars from beauty procedures.

How many treatments do I need?

It is hard for us to say before we’ve seen your skin. It depends on what type of skin you have, which results you are after and what your personal conditions are. These things we go through during a free consultation. But we generally recommend 3–6 treatments, depending on what you want to treat.

How will my skin look directly after a treatment session?

After a session, it is not uncommon that the skin becomes a little red. Normally, the redness subsides within 24 hours. However, if you have done a more in-depth treatment, it may take a day longer before the redness settles. The more treatments you do, the faster the redness settles afterwards. The body remembers the reaction you got last treatment and therefore the healing process is shorter.

When can I see the results from my treatments?

It takes time for the collagen to build up in the skin and the improvement is successive. Over the next 6-12 months after a completed treatment, there will be continuous improvements in your skin. We document the changes during our follow ups after your treatment.