The Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma

Are you starting to notice that your complexion is looking a bit dull? Or perhaps early signs of aging such as wrinkles and lines have begun to pop up. If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy. Read on to learn more about this treatment and what it can do for you.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets – many times greater than occurs normally in blood. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate the healing of soft tissue.

What is PRP Therapy?

PRP therapy is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, spinning it down so that only the PRP cells remain, and then either injecting it into the skin or placing it on top of the skin with other treatment modalities.

What are the benefits of PRP Therapy?

The PRP Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade. They signal the surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue, reduce inflammation, and are significant contributors to cell proliferation. The PRP induces new collagen and blood vessels (which produce a healthy glow).

What treatments use PRP?

There are a number of treatments that can use PRP to enhance results, including:

Microneedling

Application of PRP after microneedling, also known as the Vampire facial, is a very popular treatment to stimulate collagen and improve pore size and fine lines.

Hair Regeneration

The newest trend is injecting it into the scalp.  PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth.  We recommend a series of three, done four weeks apart.

Laser

We apply PRP after laser treatments to enhance the results and promote faster healing.

Fillers

We use PRP combined with fillers to help stimulate collagen, improve skin tone and elasticity, and promote healing.

If you are interested in learning more about PRP treatments in Scottsdale, contact MD Skin Lounge today to schedule your consultation!