PRP is platelet rich plasma. It has been used in dentistry and orthopaedics as well as in reconstructive surgery for decades. We now use PRP in aesthetic medicine and dermatology. Blood is mainly a liquid called plasma, but it also has solid components. One of the solid components are platelets which cause our blood to clot, but they have numerous growth factors which are very important. When PRP is injected into the skin, recent studies show that it can stimulate new collagen, blood vessel formation, and improve scars. It also helps to improve the color of the skin, skin elasticity, and texture. We isolate PRP by drawing a very small amount of blood and spinning it down in a centrifuge in the office.
Microneedling is highly effective in smoothing the skin and improving texture and tone to create a brighter and more youthful complexion. We often use microneedling to treat scars from acne or surgery, very fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, stretch marks, and we use it in hair restoration. We also can use microneedling to help with dark under eye circles. We work with our patients to create customized microneedling plans. There is little to no downtime following the procedure. After your microneedling treatment, it is important to stay out of the sun and protect your skin with sunblock. We offer complimentary consultations. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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