Used for decades to enhance tissue recovery, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses elements of your blood to speed your body’s natural healing process. Tiffany Su, MD, and her team at Skin Shop medSpa in Houston, Texas, regularly recommend PRP therapy to treat a variety of concerns that come with aging. From erasing lines and wrinkles to addressing hair loss, PRP therapy can be a safe and flexible treatment for you. Schedule your first appointment by calling Skin Shop medSpa or booking online.
PRP therapy is a procedure that can heal tissue, erase wrinkles, and boost hair growth. PRP is a solution made from your own blood that has a highly concentrated number of platelets.
Your blood is made of liquid plasma, red and white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets clot blood, but they’re also filled with growth proteins that can be used to speed healing and encourage growth throughout your body.
If you undergo PRP therapy, Dr. Su first takes a small sample of your blood before the procedure. She runs the blood in a centrifuge to separate the elements of your blood, collecting the platelets and preparing them to be injected back into your body. The high number of platelets in the injected plasma are activated, releasing growth factors into the area of application.
PRP facial rejuvenation is a popular anti-aging treatment. PRP therapy can take the form of facial injections or be added on to your microneedling procedure. Because PRP contains hundreds of growth factors, it encourages collagen production below the surface of your skin. When injected, PRP helps fill in lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth. The results are tighter, plumper skin and filled facial lines.
Microneedling with PRP therapy is particularly effective. Your skin receives tiny, controlled injuries during microneedling. The procedure enhances your skin’s ability to absorb the benefits of PRP therapy. Dr. Su applies the PRP solution during or after your microneedling procedure to boost collagen production and cell regeneration for facial rejuvenation.
PRP therapy can also be used to stimulate hair growth. If you suffer from hair loss, PRP injected into your scalp can infuse your cells with growth factors that stimulate new hair follicles. The highly concentrated platelets work to boost hair follicles and grow your hair. For hair loss treatment, Dr. Su often recommends starting with three PRP sessions spread out over a number of weeks. After a few PRP treatments, many patients notice hair is growing thicker and fuller.
PRP therapy can be an effective procedure for wrinkles and even treat hair loss in men and women. Call Skin Shop medSpa or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about PRP facial rejuvenation and hair restoration.