The human body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself. Regeneration of new tissue is accomplished by production of specialized cells and is fostered by growth factors and hormones.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an emerging treatment which involves the application of concentrated platelets rich in proteins that subsequently release growth factors and cytokines to stimulate cellular regeneration and accelerate tissue repair. PRP was originally used in wound healing, dentistry, and the treatment of sports injuries, but now it has evolved to address aesthetic issues and physiologic dysfunction. PRP is one of the most advanced, effective natural treatments for cellular rejuvenation throughout the body.
Modern technology allows us to concentrate platelets and white blood cells from a patient’s blood by a simple blood draw done in the office. The blood is placed in a centrifuge that separates the plasma and platelets from the other components of the blood. The plasma rich in platelets is then injected back into your tissues, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the body’s natural healing signals. Injections of PRP restore your aging, damaged tissues to a healthy state over the next 1 to 3 months. It is like turning back the clock: what was old is repaired and like new. Because your own blood is used, there is minimal to no risk of a transmissible diseases, infection, allergic reaction or rejection.
PRP Treatments at RejuvenationMD® Aesthetic Skin Treatment & Wellness Center
Although PRP is a promising therapy for most patients, there are some contraindications. These include any active or chronic infections, concurrent cancer, chemotherapy, platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, anticoagulation therapy, chronic pathological conditions of the liver, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, and skin disease (systemic lupus erythematosus, porphyria, and allergies), as well as heavy nicotine, drug, and alcohol consumption.
Platelet-Rich Plasma FAQ
Does it hurt?
We use numbing cream prior to any procedure, so not really.
How long does an appointment take?
Depending on the exact procedure you are having, an appointment requires less than 90 minutes.
Is there any recovery time?
There may be swelling, bruising and/or redness in any area treated for the first 12-24 hours.
When are the effects of PRP Facials visible?
Effects on skin texture are apparent in 3 weeks, but collagen formation takes a full 3 months.
How long will my facial results last?
The results vary, but they generally last up to 18 months in most patients.
How many treatments are needed for Facial PRP, Scalp PRP, O-Shots and Priapus Shots?
For Aesthetic PRP, we recommend 1 treatment every month for 3 months then every quarter. For Scalp PRP, women typically need 1 treatment a year while men may require two per year. For the O-Shot and Priapus Shots, 1-2 treatments a year are recommended. A full consultation can best determine what your exact needs are.