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PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma

Rejuvenate Skin & Reduce Wrinkles with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Scientists have been continually improving skin rejuvenation technology over time, and now there are multiple ways to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a newer facial treatment that takes microneedling to the next level to help you achieve an overall more youthful look. Here’s what to know about PRP, if you’re a good candidate for the treatment, and how to schedule your appointment at the Dr. Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Plasma is a concentrated component of your blood which has been separated from the red and white blood cells by using a centrifuge. Plasma contains a plethora of platelets and growth factors that work to naturally revive and rejuvenate the skin.

When injury to the skin occurs, platelets become activated, releasing growth factors and other skin regenerating molecules. By applying platelet-rich plasma to your skin after a microneedling treatment, your body is naturally prompted to go into healing mode to regenerate your skin. Dr. Roche can also inject PRP as an alternative to fillers.

PRP works differently from Botox or dermal fillers because it neither immobilizes your muscles nor fills in wrinkles. Instead, the treatment helps your body create more of its own collagen to tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

How Does PRP Work?

At the Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa, we begin by taking a test tube amount blood sample that will be placed in a centrifuge machine that spins rapidly to separate the red blood cell from the plasma. The plasma which is now the top layer in the tube, is removed from the test tube and placed into a sterile syringe. Once ready, I apply the platelet-rich plasma to your skin while performing a microneedling treatment, or inject it beneath your skin in an area that we are trying to improve. If applied topically during the microneedling procedure, it will seep into the top layer of the skin through the hundreds of tiny channels created by the microneedling process. Another application of PRP can be immediately after an ablative laser peel such. My patients leave with the PRP applied and go home to rest and relax for the remainder of the day, washing it off with gentle cleansers in the morning.

As the plasma soaks into the top layers of your skin, it works to stimulate your body’s natural healing mechanisms to repair your skin. New collagen and skin cells are generated to improve volume loss and help your skin look and feel fuller from the inside out.

How Long Do PRP Results Last?

When applied topically, my patients typically begin to see results beginning within a week, with maximum results being achieved at roughly the 4-6 week mark. I usually recommend a series of initial treatments to maximize results, which are generally spaced out between 1-2 months apart. Injecting the PRP has a more profound result and longer lasting results.

After these initial sessions, PRP treatment results can last anywhere between 9 months to 2 years. Most of my patients choose to have PRP therapy annually to keep their skin looking healthy and youthful. PRP can be combined with other skin rejuvenation treatments like Hydrafacial-MD, Ultherapy, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Right for You?

To determine if platelet-rich plasma treatments are the ideal solution for your skin’s unique needs, book a consultation with me today.

We’ll discuss your overall health, what look you’re most interested in obtaining, and together we’ll develop a treatment plan designed specifically for you. Call the Elizabeth Roche, MD MedSpa now to schedule your consultation at 201-505-1020.