Frequently Asked Question

No, not all PRP are systems are the same. PRP is processed using either a single-spin or dual-spin centrifugation protocol. The difference between a single-spin and dual-spin system comes down to the mechanism of separation. Single-spin systems process PRP by spinning at high speeds for an extended period of time causing the whole blood to separate into three layers: the plasma, the buffy coat, and the RBC’s. As the platelets are falling to create the buffy coat, many fall too far and get trapped in the RBC layer minimizing the final platelet concentration. 
Dual-spin systems process PRP by first suspending the plasma and the platelets during an initial “soft spin”. When this suspension is spun again to create the buffy coat, in a separate concentrating device, the platelets have nowhere to fall but to the bottom of that concentrating device. This allows dual-spin systems to maximize platelet recovery. More platelets will release more growth factors which leads to better results.

We recommend microneedling the PPP.  Microneedling is an effective anti-aging treatment using tiny, short needles that puncture the skin superficially to rebuild collagen and elastin. After you inject the PRP, the PPP or platelet poor plasmas is applied to the face or hair and used as a lubricant for micro needling. The needles penetrate tiny holes into the skin to allow for ideal absorption of the PPP. The benefits of using PPP as a lubricant instead of a serum is that you are using the patient’s own cells to stimulate new tissue and healthy skin without any risks of allergic reaction. You can also apply a CO2 mask immediately after microneedling. 

One of the most important goals at IntegrativePRP is ensuring a smooth and synergistic introduction of our PRP system into your practice. We take the time to educate providers on the ins and outs of everything PRP. Our team of representatives and trainers are available to answer all your questions and concerns promptly. We conduct both on-site and virtual webinar trainings where we cover many topics including kit processing, treatments, combination therapies, and pre-and post-care protocols. 

Prescription hair topicals are used in conjunction with PRP treatments because they work with a completely different, non redundant mechanism than other hair growth therapies and contain ingredients that are clinically proven to regrow hair in 3-6 months. Topical Finasteride is an alternative to finasteride pills taken orally and have a much lower risk of sexual side effects. Hair Science has developed a proprietary compounded formula that combines 0.25% Finasteride with 5% Minoxidil called Formula 82F and includes Retinoic acid for enhanced penetration and a mild low dose anti-inflammatory, oleanolic acid - a mild anti-androgen, and other beneficial ingredients such as powerful antioxidant algae extracts without any propylene glycol (a common irritant) at a neutral pH. Formula 82M is a powerful alternative to Rogaine containing compounded Minoxidil in a non-greasy, quick drying user-friendly formula similar to 82F but without the Finasteride.