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PRP Facial, Therapy & Injections in San Diego, CA

What is PRP?

PRP stands for “Platelet-Rich Plasma.” It is a type of therapy that utilizes the patient’s own blood to stimulate natural healing. Blood is placed in a centrifuge, resulting in a plasma concentration rich with platelets and growth factors.  This enriched plasma is then injected into targeted areas.  

PRP therapy promotes tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation, and accelerates healing. In dermatology, a PRP facial harnesses the power of your own concentrated plasma, facilitating rejuvenating effects by stimulating collagen production, improving skin texture, and enhancing complexion. This minimally invasive treatment offers natural, surgery-free skin rejuvenation.  If that sounds like something that interests you, we encourage you to read further or reach out to our board-certified naturopathic doctors at Avena Natural Health in San Diego. 

Benefits of PRP

Whether you are seeking the restorative effects of a PRP facial or researching Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy for natural healing, we’re pleased to share some of the prime benefits of PRP with you, which include: 

  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhances skin elasticity and firmness
  • Minimizes acne scars and pigmentation
  • Accelerates wound healing
  • Reduces inflammation and redness
  • Provides natural and long-lasting results


How Long Do PRP Injections Last?

The longevity of PRP injections varies depending on individual factors and the specific treatment area. Generally, results can last from several months to over a year. Maintenance sessions may be recommended to sustain optimal outcomes.  A naturopath consultation will better reveal your goals and determine the approximate length of treatment.

PRP Hair Injections

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) hair injections have gained recognition as a promising treatment for hair loss and thinning. The potential benefits of PRP hair injections include increased hair thickness, improved hair density, and a reduction in hair loss. PRP is thought to stimulate the hair follicles’ growth phase and promote the production of collagen and other growth factors, which can lead to stronger, healthier hair. While individual results can vary, many people have reported positive outcomes and appreciate PRP hair injections as a non-surgical, natural alternative to combat hair loss

PRP Facials

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) facials, commonly known as “Vampire Facials,” have gained significant popularity for their potential benefits in skin rejuvenation. PRP facials are believed to stimulate collagen and elastin production, two essential proteins that maintain skin’s elasticity and youthful appearance. As a result, many individuals have reported smoother, softer skin texture, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone, and a more even complexion after undergoing PRP facials. It’s important to note that the effectiveness of PRP facials can vary from person to person, and results may not be immediate. Multiple sessions are recommended to achieve the desired outcomes. 

Joint PRP Injections

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) joint injections offer several potential benefits for individuals dealing with joint issues such as osteoarthritis or musculoskeletal injuries. These injections may alleviate joint pain and discomfort by harnessing the body’s natural healing mechanisms, thanks to the growth factors and proteins found in PRP. Many patients experience improved joint function and mobility after PRP injections, which can enhance their ability to perform daily activities with reduced pain. PRP injections may also delay or eliminate the need for surgical interventions like joint replacement, providing long-lasting pain relief and improved joint function. Furthermore, this treatment option can minimize the reliance on pain medications and allow patients to resume their regular activities with minimal downtime.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, PRP therapy can be effective for hair loss. It has been known to stimulate hair growth by increasing blood supply to the hair follicles, which encourages strength and thickness in the hair shaft.


In many cases, yes, it does.  PRP is effective for various conditions, including hair loss, joint injuries, and skin rejuvenation, by promoting cell repair and regeneration using the body’s own growth factors.

Enriched plasma is derived from your own blood, which is placed in a centrifuge to manifest a concentration of platelets.  This nourishing platelet-rich plasma is injected into damaged tissues, releasing growth factors promoting healing and regeneration.

The effects of PRP can vary.  For conditions such as osteoarthritis, results may last up to a year, while hair loss treatments might require more frequent sessions.  Then again, PRP facial results may last for a few months or longer. It all depends on how PRP therapy is utilized and the factors in each individual situation.

PRP injections can cause discomfort or mild pain, similar to any injection. Pain levels depend on the treatment area, but topical anesthetics can reduce discomfort.