Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment From Southwest Michigan Dermatology

Platelet-Rich Plasma
4/21/2017

The Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment is used in dermatology to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles and to diminish the appearance of scars and dark circles as well as treat hair loss. So, what does a PRP treatment entail? Put simply, a small sample of blood is drawn and the Platelet-Rich Plasma is extracted and applied to the skin often in conjunction with microneedling for a more pronounced anti-aging result. In this post, we will look at the two main dermatological reasons patients elect to have this safe, effective, and highly regarded skin care treatment.

Facial rejuvenation

Your body’s own Platelet-Rich Plasma is applied to the skin. This is done after a microneedling treatment for best results. Microneedling is a procedure that uses a pen that is equipped with micro-tips which is gently pushed across the skin in a single pass. The reason microneedling helps with the results of the PRP treatment is because it allows the PRP to go deeper into the skin which will facilitate optimum skin rejuvenation.

Treating hair loss

The Platelet-Rich Plasma stimulates new hair growth. This is done by an injection of PRP into the area the scalp that is experiencing the hair loss. The number of treatments necessary to see improvements varies from patient to patient depending on the severity of hair loss.

At Southwest Michigan Dermatology Laser & Skin Care Center in Portage, we are on the cutting edge of dermatological treatment technology including Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment, CoolSculpting, Ultherapy and more. If you have been searching for a responsive, welcoming, innovative, and friendly office for all of your skin care needs we encourage you to browse our website, review our services, give us a call, or drop by our office today – we would love to speak with you!

 

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