Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP)

Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP)

Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP) at Neu Look Skin in San Diego, CA

What is PRP?

PRP stands for Plasma Rich Platelets.

For the treatment, our NP Gita, will draw blood from the patient and put it in a centrifuge machine. Essentially the machine is spinning the blood in order to separate the platelets from the blood. These platelets can be used for injections or as a mask for recovery from laser treatments. Injections in the face can help break down acne scars. When you get multiple treatments it will help minimize them. And PRP injected in the scalp can help with hair growth. PRP has enriched proteins that stimulate hair growth, break down acne scars, and help with recovery time from other treatments, like Microneedling. Results will vary from patient to patient, and multiple treatments will maximize results.

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When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the treatment area they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair the damaged area. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As the collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area.
When treating injured or sun and time damaged tissue, they can induce a remodeling of the tissue to a healthier and younger state. The full procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Generally 2-3 treatments are advised, however, more may be necessary for some individuals. Touch up treatments may be done once a year after the initial group of treatments to boost and maintain the results.
PRP Treatments San Diego Neu Look

Pre and Post-Treatment for PRP Injections

PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

A few simple guidelines before your treatment can make a difference.

DOs:
  • Discontinue use of anti-inflammatory drugs (steroidal and non-steroidal) such as: Aspirin, Motrin (or any other Ibuprofen drugs) at least 3 days to 1 week before your treatment.
  • With PRP, we “want” inflammation. This is one of the mechanisms of how PRP does work.
  • If you are or have been on Systemic use of Corticosteroids (steroids) within 2 weeks of treatment, we cannot treat you. Consult your physician for approval to discontinue use of steroids and receive treatment.
  • Discontinue use of any other blood thinning agents such as: Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s and DHA’s) etc. at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising and bleeding.
  • Avoid: Alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, spicy foods, and cigarettes 3 days before and after your treatment (All of these may increase risk of bruising).
DON’Ts:
  • If you develop a fever, cold, flu, or develop a cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, you must reschedule (we will not treat you).
  • It is recommended, if you have a special event or vacation coming up that you schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance (we prefer 3-4).
  • If you are being treated in the lip area and have a history of Herpes (cold sores) with outbreaks more than 4 times a year some practitioners recommended that you are pretreated with medication.
  • We recommend Valtrex 500 mg twice a day, starting the day before and continue for 5 days.

POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

Please carefully read and follow these Instructions after your PRP treatment. There are minimal restrictions after your PRP injections allowing you to return to your daily activities almost immediately. It is normal to experience: Bruising, Redness, Itching, Soreness, and Swelling that may last from 3-10 days following your procedure.

DOs:
  • If you experience discomfort or pain you may take Tylenol or other Acetaminophen products.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink at least 64 ounces of water the day of the treatment. Continue water intake the first week after.
DON’Ts:
  • Do NOT touch, press, rub, or manipulate the treated area (s) for at least 8 hours after your treatment AVOID Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve (all non-steroidal a n d steroidal anti -inflammatory agents), Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days – 1week prior to and after your treatment.
  • Do not wash or take a shower for at least 8 hours after your treatment.
  • Do not use any lotions, creams, or make-up for at least 8 hours after your treatment.
  • AVOID vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for at least 3 days after your treatment.
  • AVOID: Alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes for 3 days before and after your treatment. Smokers do not heal well and problems recur earlier and results may take longer.

PRP PROMOTIONS

3 Microneedling with PRP $1200

Treatments must be gotten consecutively, in a 3 month span, otherwise the package cannot be purchased

3 PRP Hair Treatments $1500

Treatments must be gotten consecutively, in a 3 month span, otherwise the package cannot be purchased

Get in touch with us

Please call our office should you have any questions or concerns regarding your PRP treatment or aftercare

National Botox Day! 🎉

In honor of National Botox Day, we’ll be celebrating with some extra special promotions this Wednesday, November 20th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM! (*Special promotions day-of only.)

Here’s how we’re celebrating National Botox Day:

  • Botox for only $11/unit, plus a FREE 1/2 syringe of filler
  • Buy 1 get 1 50% off on all skin products
  • Latisse for only $149

We’re also going to be giving away some other goodies with our new gift bag referral program (valued up to $100) so be sure to schedule your next appointment today! Give us a call at (858) 538-5665 to book now!

💜 xo, Gita

National Botox Day

Neu Look Med Span & Skin Center is located at 7805 Highlands Village Place # G103, San Diego, CA 92129

FALL SALE! From November 14th – 29th

Neu Look Med Spa San Diego Fall Sale Microneedling PRP Hair Growth

Starting tomorrow, we’re bringing back our famous fall sale until November 29th!

Here are some of our favorite deals:

⟡ #Microneedling for only $450 ($100 discount)
⟡ #PRP Hair Growth for only $650 ($200 discount)

Give us a call today to book your next appointment!: (858) 538-5665

💜 xo, Gita

Neu Look Med Span & Skin Center is located at 7805 Highlands Village Place # G103, San Diego, CA 92129

What You Need to Know About Lip Augmentation

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Lip Injections

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips. These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most common method of lip augmentation. There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth. But the most common fillers today are products that contain a hyaluronic acid base. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It helps increase volume in your lips. These types of dermal fillers have been given the name “hyaluronic acid fillers”. This will eventually lead to natural collagen growth.

Injectable Hyaluronic Acid

Injectable hyaluronic acid is a type of temporary dermal filler. Injectable hyaluronic acid is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, facial folds, and to create structure, framework, and volume to the face and lips. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally throughout the body and grows naturally throughout the skin, with the highest concentration in the joints, eyes, and skin. In the skin, hyaluronic attracts water, which allows the skin to become more hydrated. The effects of injectable hyaluronic acid are seen immediately.
Have a consultation with your practitioner and ask to see the before and after pictures of their patients. Some Medical Spas will even show a video of them performing the treatment on someone so you can see the results and procedure. It’s very reassuring to see. Even more reassuring is, if you’re unhappy with the results, your practitioner is able to dissolve the Hyaluronic acid filler instantly with another injection, which is called Hyaluronidase. Make sure you see the product you’re being injected with too. During your treatment the product should be taken directly from the box, and not previously diluted. Everything should be transparent. You should be able to see exactly what is going on and what is being used.

Fillers like Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse and Voluma

Fillers, including Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse and Voluma also use a very small needle. However, for fillers, more fluid is usually injected under the skin’s surface. For this reason, fillers come with Lidocaine which helps numb the injection site. Your practitioner can also use a topical numbing cream and/or ice to further reduce the likelihood of pain and swelling. Some practitioners might recommend you take arnica or apply it, topically, to help reduce swelling after a dermal filler treatment. Applying ice is a well-known treatment to reduce swelling after injuries, and the same effect can be seen when you apply ice to the treated area after a dermal filler treatment. Another way to avoid swelling and bruising is to stay away from alcohol and anti-inflammatory medication prior to your treatment.

What To Expect After Lip Filler Treatment

Swelling after lip filler treatment is completely normal and therefore the size of your lips immediately after treatment is not a true reflection of the final result. Minor swelling can last between a few hours to days, or possibly longer, depending on multiple factors. Tips to lessen the time of dwelling is to apply ice to the treated area, stay hydrated, focus on eating healthy foods like fresh fruits & vegetables. The vitamins and minerals, from the fruits and vegetables, will assist with the healing process. Avoiding strenuous exercise and extreme hot temperatures for 24-48 hours post treatment will also help. Things to avoid include processed foods, fast foods. heavy activity or exercise for the first two days after treatment, excess salt (it is dehydrating), spicy foods, blood-thinning medications, including aspirin and ibuprofen (unless prescribed by your medical practitioner), smoking and exposure to smoke.

Unnatural Lips

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Duck Lips…?

A couple years ago one of the biggest trends was getting huge lips, duck lips as some would call them, because of celebrities like Kylie Jenner. But now the natural look is becoming a trend again, which means there’s a lot of providers are doing lip correction procedures. It has become a more popular treatment of our facility as well. One of the biggest sayings in our spa is quality over quantity. Whether that is only doing natural styled lips with our injections, to the product that we use in the lip. A lot of the time patients who come in for lip correction have gone to facilities who do the procedure at a lower cost, are in a different country, or to providers who are not as experienced as our Nurse Practitioner, Gita. That is why we stress the experience and skill that Gita has, to all our patients who come in and ensure the high quality of the experience we provide.

Quality Over Quantity

I understand that everyone has a budget when it comes to aesthetics and cannot spend an unlimited amount of money for their fillers and lips. I completely understand that however quality over quantity once again. Your lips are one of the center points of your face and so it is imperative you go to someone who knows what they are doing. Make sure that your provider is familiar with the different lip filler products and knows which one is best for lips. On Instagram I see a lot of influencers and everyday people that get lip fillers and a popular one I have seen is Juvederm Voluma for the lip. But, as our NP Gita has stated, that product is a bit too thick for the lip area and can result in overly big lips as well as bumpy lips.

Personalized Treatments at Neu Look

When her patients come in and are unhappy with their lips, Gita always asks what their concern is with them. It ranges anywhere from their lips feel bumpy or they’re lopsided or they felt as though there wasn’t enough or too much product. The first thing that Gita always reminds our patients is that everyone is asymmetrical and so there will always be one side of your lip that differs from the other. But providers should be able to identify that and correct it rather than inject in a way that makes it more prevalent. When it comes to hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvederm and Restylane, there is a product by the name of hyaluronidase that can melt the product. This is ideal when providers inject too much product in one area or if the lips end up bumpy. It just melts the product and you will be left with your natural lip. Once all the product is melted, you will be able to get injectables seven days after. Then Gita will be able to use the proper lip filler and inject it in a way to achieve the patient’s desires.

Book your appointment today!

Gita’s main goal is to always please her patients and help them achieve the aesthetic looks they are striving to have. If you are looking to plump your lips or make them symmetrical, but still keep them natural, then Gita is the provider to go to. Call us at (858) 538-5665 to schedule an appointment for your lip correction!