PRP Facial Rejuvenation | Pacific Dermatology Center

PRP Facial Rejuvenation

What is PRP?

Platelet rich plasma is the component of your blood that contains a high concentration of platelets.  Platelets are the cells that are recruited to wounds that contain many beneficial growth factors and cytokines that promote healing, regeneration, and collagen formation.

What are the benefits of PRP?

PRP has been investigated and used for rejuvenation for many years. Particularly when used in conjunction with procedures such as skin resurfacing, photorejuvenation, resurfacing, and with hyaluronic acid filler injection, the growth factors, nutrients, and increased blood flow support the growth and induction of collagen, elastic fibers, and repair of damaged cells.

How does PRP work to improve the skin?

Platelets release high amounts of growth factors and cytokines which prevent cell death and promote cell growth. They bring increased blood flow, nutrients, and are anti-inflammatory to support regeneration and growth particularly of collagen and hair follicles.

What can I expect during my PRP treatment?

At your appointment, you will have your blood drawn as you would to obtain labs.  Your blood is then placed in a centrifuge and the platelet rich component is withdrawn for your treatment.  This can be applied topically after microneedling or fraxel, and can also be injected into areas such as around the eyes or into the scalp to support hair follicles.

What results can I expect after my PRP treatment?

You can expect a faster healing time associated with procedures such as microneedling and fraxel. You will additionally see improved and continued benefits from each treatment for many months.

How often should I get PRP treatments?

When pairing PRP with facial rejuvenation procedures you amplify your results.  It is recommended to pair PRP with every treatment recommended by your dermatologist.

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