Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in cosmetic treatment involves drawing a small amount of a patient's blood, processing it to concentrate platelets, and then injecting the resulting PRP into targeted areas such as the face or scalp.

This treatment is utilized for facial rejuvenation, hair restoration, and scar treatment. PRP, rich in growth factors, stimulates tissue healing and collagen production, leading to improved skin texture, reduced wrinkles, enhanced hair growth, and scar healing.

The treatment is valued for its natural approach, minimal downtime, and ability to promote a more youthful appearance through collagen stimulation.

Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma

  • Natural Healing: PRP uses the body's own growth factors to stimulate healing and rejuvenation.
  • Improved Skin Texture: Enhances collagen production, leading to smoother and youthful-looking skin.
  • Hair Growth Stimulation: Addresses hair loss concerns by promoting hair follicle health and growth.
  • Minimal Downtime: Quick sessions with minimal discomfort, often referred to as a "lunchtime procedure."
  • Versatility: Effective in treating various concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
  • Long-lasting Results: Sustained benefits with results lasting for several months, and maintenance sessions can extend the effects.

Side Effects from PRP

  • Mild Discomfort: Patients may experience mild pain or discomfort during the injection process.
  • Temporary Swelling or Redness: Common side effects include temporary swelling or redness at the injection sites.
  • Bruising: Bruising at the injection site is possible but typically resolves on its own.
  • Infection Risk: Although rare, there is a minimal risk of infection at the injection sites. Proper sterile techniques are crucial to minimize this risk.
  • Allergic Reaction: Since PRP uses the patient's own blood, allergic reactions are extremely rare, making it a generally safe procedure.

What to Expect During Your PRP Treatment

During your PRP treatment, a small blood sample is drawn, processed to concentrate platelets, and then skillfully injected into targeted areas to address concerns like fine lines or hair loss.

The procedure is quick and generally comfortable, often likened to a "lunchtime" treatment. Temporary redness or swelling at the injection sites may occur but usually resolves within days.

Your dermatologist will guide you through the process, ensuring personalized care and optimal results for your cosmetic goals.

PRP Maintenance

Maintaining the benefits of your PRP treatment is essential for long-lasting results. While the specific schedule may vary based on individual needs, many patients benefit from a series of initial sessions spaced a few weeks apart.

After achieving the desired results, a maintenance schedule is often recommended, which might involve sessions every 6 to 12 months. This helps to sustain the rejuvenating effects and further enhance the health of your skin or promote ongoing hair growth.

PRP Therapy: Maintenance Schedule

We will tailor the PRP maintenance plan to suit your unique cosmetic goals, ensuring that you continue to enjoy the natural and lasting benefits of PRP. 

FAQs about PRP

Results from PRP therapy can vary, but many patients enjoy sustained improvements in skin texture and hair growth for several months. Maintenance sessions may be recommended to prolong the benefits.

Yes, PRP is often used in combination with other treatments like dermal fillers or laser therapy to enhance overall results. Your dermatologist can discuss personalized options based on your goals.

PRP is versatile and can address various concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, hair loss, and scar healing. It's commonly used for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration.

Discomfort is minimal as your dermatologist may use a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Many patients find the procedure quite tolerable.

A typical PRP session takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the areas being treated. It's often referred to as a "lunchtime procedure" due to its quick nature.

Results vary, but many patients notice improvements in skin texture and appearance within a few weeks. Hair growth stimulation may take a few months.

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How Brassfield Dermatology Can Help

Brassfield Dermatology can assist you with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments to enhance your skin and hair health and appearance.

With our expert guidance, we can collaborate with you to  to explore this natural and effective approach to skin rejuvenation. During your consultation, we will provide you with personalized care and guidance tailored to your specific cosmetic goals. Schedule with us today!