Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

PRP Vial

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

In recent years, doctors have learned that the body has the ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can harness those abilities and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a technique that uses injections of a concentration of a patient's own plasma to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. The Platelets are spun down separating the plasma from the red blood cells and just the plasma is then injected. PRP injections use each individuals patient's own healing system to improve chronic pain and musculoskeletal problems. PRP can be given in certain joints such as the hip, knees, or shoulders, as well as cosmetic facial injections around wrinkled areas that increases tissue volume and strength. 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Procedures:
For Facial Aesthetics:
To give the effect of a "natural growth factor facelift",  PRP is injected into the 'creases' instead of a tissue filler, and is cheaper and natural.  $1200
PRP cheek
PRP Lip
PRP-Forehead
PRP Changeling Facial $1395
(Micro-needling pen with the Platelet Rich Plasma injected into the creases)
Micro needling
Dr. Darlene Dunn PhD, MSHSA, ANP-C
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Dr. Dunn received specialized post-graduate aesthetic training and certification by the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetic in 2000 and has since earned an Advanced Procedures Master Certification. She next received her Botox and Tissue Filler training at a prestigious cosmetic medicine training program under Dr. Pfenninger at his spa in Arizona and has also received specialized certification for each technique under Empire Medical Training. Dr. Dunn has over 20 years of experience in Cosmetic Medicine performing hundreds of cosmetic procedures and is excited to now bring these regenerative medical services to her position at Altair Integrative Wellness in Wasilla, Alaska.   

PRP joint injections sites

PRP joints ligaments

PRP Joint Injections 

PRP injections are prepared by taking a small amount of a patients own blood via a small arm needle, and running it through a centrifuge to separate out the red blood cells from the plasma.  This platelet-rich plasma is then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This allows a release of the patients growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

Ultrasound imaging is used to guide any joint injection. For facial aesthetic use, no ultrasound in necessary for injection. Some insurances may cover it since it is an alternative to orthopedic surgery. For facial aesthetic use, no ultrasound is necessary since the injection is only into the 'creases' of the face.

PRP Knee
PRP Elbow
PRP Shoulder
PRP Hair Restoration Treatments

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp.

The PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. 

Works best for "thinning patches", not for complete 'baldness'. 

A series of treatments  is required for acceptable growth restoration.

PRP Hair
PRP Hair
PRP hair man
Process of PRP

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