PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
We couldn’t be more excited to introduce PRP, which stands for platelet rich plasma, to our office. While the use of PRP has been around since the 1970’s, the application of plasma has ranged from heart surgery to dentistry, and has also made it’s way to dermatology for not only cosmetic purposes, but for a hair loss treatment as well!
You may have heard of PRP before, but here’s how it works: The use of a small amount of one’s own blood is extracted, platelets are separated in a centrifuge, and then re-injected into the injured areas releasing growth factors that promote natural tissue healing. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically determined ratios. When re-injected into the site, the plasma stimulates the growth of new hair and is also used as a collagen stimulation booster topically to procedures like Fraxel and Infini.
The PRP system we use has superior platelet recovery where we are able to customize a treatment plan, yielding various volumes and concentration levels to meet patients needs in a shorter amount of time than standard PRP procedures. Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from a patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. Since every case is different, we recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation to determine a clear treatment plan. Schedule yours today!