Southwest Michigan Dermatology Portage, MI
PRP Rejuvenation Treatment
PRP Rejuvenation Treatment in Portage, MI
Our Dermatology Experts Specialize in PRP Rejuvenation in Portage, MI. We Offer PRP Treatments Such as PRP Hair Restoration and PRP Microneedling Among Others to Help Enhance Your Appearance. Call Us at (269) 215-6616 for a Consultation.
For patients seeking to improve their facial appearance or support hair regrowth in thinning areas, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) offers a minimally invasive option that can boast dramatic results. At Southwest Michigan Dermatology, we are proud to offer this cutting-edge treatment option for patients who want to support their body’s natural reparative processes from within. PRP rejuvenation in Portage, MI has long been used to improve healing in injured joints or tendons, and it can now be harnessed to improve your cosmetic concerns.
How is PRP made and administered?
Platelet-rich plasma is a naturally occurring substance found in human blood. It is rich in growth hormone and other important factors that can help repair damaged tissue and improve your body’s ability to produce collagen. PRP for each patient’s treatment is derived from their own blood, reducing the risk of complication or infection as a result of the treatment. This process requires a centrifuge to separate the PRP from other parts of the blood before it can be administered. For hair regrowth, PRP will be injected into the scalp to induce thickening of existing hair and improved growth in dormant follicles. PRP can also be used for facial rejuvenation. In most cases, PRP will be smoothed over the skin following a microneedling session. The microchannels created in the skin by extremely small needles will allow the PRP to penetrate more deeply into the skin and improve the production of collagen and elastin. Facial rejuvenation with PRP can address aging concerns, acne scarring, and improve skin texture.
How many treatments will I need?
Each patient’s treatment needs will be different, and this will inform the total number of treatment sessions necessary to optimize your results. Platelet-rich plasma for hair loss will often consist of at least 3 sessions spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart. You may also wish to undergo maintenance treatments periodically to maintain your results. Microneedling and PRP can provide results that are noticeable within 1-2 weeks following your treatment, but to achieve the best results possible, it may be necessary to undergo 2-3 treatment sessions at least 1 month apart. If you are interested in addressing deeper lines or more obvious scarring, 4-6 total treatments may be best. At Southwest Michigan Dermatology, we will work with you to ensure we create a dedicated treatment plan that will fully address your aesthetic concerns.
Does PRP therapy hurt?
As with any injection, there may be some discomfort or very minor pain experienced during your PRP treatment. Your provider will need to perform a blood draw in order to create your platelet-rich plasma. Blood is typically taken from a vein in the arm. If you are undergoing a microneedling procedure, a topical anesthetic may be administered prior to reduce sensation and make you more comfortable. Following your treatment, you may notice a tight feeling to your skin or minor stinging sensation. This will typically dissipate in 1-2 days after your appointment. Our goal is to make our patients as comfortable as possible, and we take the time to ensure you receive the high-quality care you need with as little discomfort as possible, so you can fully enjoy the benefits of your PRP treatment.
If you are interested in PRP rejuvenation in Portage, MI, contact Southwest Michigan Dermatology to schedule your PRP consultation. Our skincare specialists can design a treatment plan that harnesses the power of platelet-rich plasma to reduce signs of aging, improve the appearance of scars, and help you grow thicker hair in thinning areas.