(Platelet Rich Plasma)

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is used in many aspects of medicine. PRP comes from your own blood, that once spun in a centrifuge, results in a serum that can amplify the natural growth factors in your body and stimulate the growth of new cells. At Evolution Dermatology, we use PRP (as injections or topical application) to stimulate scalp hair growth, diminish facial wrinkles and in combination with microneedling to improve skin quality and help treat acne scars.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) available at Boulder based Evolution Dermatology

What is PRP?

Your body has the ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal and stimulate the growth of new cells.
A quick blood draw is done in our office and your blood is spun down in a centrifuge to harvest the platelet rich plasma. We put this gold serum into a syringe where it can be injected or placed on your skin during microneedling.

This concentration of your own platelets will release growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces. PRP has been shown to help with hair growth, increase collagen and elastin production and help your body heal faster and better. And best yet, this comes naturally from your own body!

What are treatments where PRP is used?

PRP for hair loss now available at Boulder CO based Evolution Dermatology

Scalp injections for hair loss:

PRP is a treatment used to help restore hair growth. Most research on PRP for hair loss has focused on its use to treat androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Also known as hormone-related hair loss, this is a condition that can affect both men and women. What most patients notice is a widening of their part. In men with AGA, hair loss typically occurs on the top and front of the head. In women, thinning occurs on the top and crown of the head and often begins with the center hair part growing wider. The use of PRP is a great treatment option for hair loss because it has a number of scientifically based articles showing its efficacy increasing hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle.

Much of the evidence suggests that PRP may work best when it is combined with other treatments for AGA, such as topical minoxidil (Rogaine), oral supplementation, or prescription finasteride (Propecia) or spironolactone. So if you think you have AGA, ask one of our providers what treatment plan may be the best one for you.

For best results, consistency is key. Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on the individual patient’s response and results. With treatment, the first result that patients usually note is decreased hair shedding, followed by early regrowth and increased length of hair.

PRP facial injections for fine lines:

PRP can be injected to treat wrinkles in areas like around your mouth or to improve the skin texture under your eye area. First the area will be numbed with topical anesthetic so that you are comfortable, and the PRP injections are only tiny ones placed just under the skin. It has been shown that these injections stimulate collagen production and work to improve the quality of skin. Anywhere from 3-6 treatments, done 4 to 6 weeks apart will be recommended for you depending on your unique self.

Botox for wrinkles around the eyes, available at Evolution Dermatology in Boulder CO
Microneedling plus PRP available in Boulder, CO with Evolution Dermatology

PRP in combination with microneedling:

PRP is a perfect addition to microneedling! The PRP enhances your results by working to stimulate more cell growth and generate more collagen and elastin production than microneedling alone. It also decreases downtime and promotes faster healing. The PRP is placed on your skin while you are having the microneedling procedure and just after while the channels in your skin created by the microneedling pen are still open.

Tip on the day of your PRP treatment:
Drink plenty of water starting the day before treatment. Being well hydrated will help your blood draw go more smoothly.

I have been seeing Kim Guthke as a PA for 15 years for all my medical and cosmetic dermatological needs. Kim Guthke is exceptionally knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and forthright. She is determined to get you and your skin the best possible result.

E.K. - Boulder, CO 
E.K. - Boulder, CO

Kim has been our family dermatology PA for 10 yrs.  Skin and doctors, in general, are a sensitive topic for me due to some traumatic past experiences.  Once a year, I happily have a skin check with Kim to care for my 1950’s sunbaked skin.  After my first appointment with Kim, I knew I had found a skilled, trustworthy PA.  I feel at ease no matter what she is helping me with and trust her gentle guidance.  She is kind, calm, sensitive, enthusiastic, compassionate, honest and treats us as family.  Usually I work hard to relax at any doctor’s appointment but am calmed just by her presence.  Kim is loved and appreciated by all her patients.  I have referred many grateful friends who understand how precious it is to find a health practitioner who is skilled, listens and understands people.  Gratefully yours.

C.P. - Boulder, CO Life Coach
C.P. - Boulder, CO

“Kim Guthke is an amazing practitioner.  She is thorough, professional, and attentive.  I have been a patient for over a decade and regularly refer people  to her care  for dermatology.”

A.P. - Boulder, CO Vice President of Strategic Accounts
A.P. - Boulder, CO

“I have been a patient of Kim’s for several years now, and I absolutely LOVE working with her as my dermatology PA.She is thorough, insightful, and so fun and pleasant to see. I trust her implicitly, and know she has a very keen eye. Her professionalism is truly top notch.”

C.E. - Boulder, CO Doctor of Chinese Medicine
C.E. - Boulder, CO

“I have been seeing Kim Guthke as a PA for 15 years for all my medical and cosmetic dermatological needs. Kim Guthke is exceptionally knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and forthright. She is determined to get you and your skin the best possible result.”

E.K. - Boulder, CO Speech-Language Therapist
E.K. - Boulder, CO

“Kim allows patients to feel immediately at ease and welcome. Her bedside manner is at the top and she has even helped with our children. I have seen Kim for over 10 years and appreciate her knowledge, experience and professionalism in the dermatology setting. I would highly recommend Kim to any friend, or family member without hesitation. She is the best!!”

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L.C. - Boulder, CO

“Pauli Morrow is a gem of a human being and dermatologist. As an ex-sun worshiper, I really appreciate her thoroughness on skin checks and assistance around sun damage. Pauli is also a true artist with the needle. I walk out of her office knowing I’m going to be super fresh faced in a naturally enhanced way. I owe Pauli so much when it comes to keeping my skin healthy and looking amazing. I am very lucky to be in such amazing knowledgeable hands for the last 10 plus years. I feel beyond cared for – Pauli is simply the best!

J.H. - Boulder, CO 
J.H. - Boulder, CO

“I have seen Pauli for Botox and Facial Filler several times.  She is extremely professional, listens carefully, provides honest objective recommendations and her results are impeccable.  I would highly recommend Pauli to my friends, family and colleagues (in fact I already have!).”

M.M. - Scottsdale, AZ 
M.M. - Scottsdale, AZ

“I have been a patient of Pauli Morrow’s for over 20 years. Words that come to mind when thinking of Pauli are talent, passion, skill, experience and trustworthy. Pauli loves her work and that shows in the way she treats her patients—with an exceptional curiosity, focus, and real interest in caring for others—and in the incredible results I see in my skin after every office visit. It may be slightly over-the-top, but even though I now live several states away, sometimes I still fly across the country for treatments with Pauli because I trust her so much and know her skills are worth the effort and will make a difference every time.”

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E.D. - Atlanta, GA

“Pauli Morrow keeps me looking 10 years younger … oh yeah, and she saved my life. Literally. I’ve been a patient of Pauli Morrow for over 20 years. Cosmetic treatment was my primary goal and she is an ARTIST. She saw me for my general derm checks. She brilliantly zeroed in on a spot on my arm which turned out to be melanoma. Without her seeing this, I would never have had it looked at! I owe her my life. Plus I look fabulous while living it, all thanks to her!!!”

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