Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has received lots of praise in the med spa world recently, and it’s for good reason. When combined with microneedling, it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular treatments at our plastic surgery practice in Webster, TX. With so many benefits available through such a simple procedure, it’s no surprise men and women alike are big fans of what PRP has to offer.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at a few things you need to know about the buzz-worthy treatment.
Yes, it does use your own blood.
PRP is a concentration of the plasma and platelets from your blood. We start each treatment by drawing your blood and placing it into a centrifuge, which separates the plasma and platelets from the other fluids. The resulting PRP is purified, making it a safe and natural source of nutrients and growth factors. Once we isolate this rich serum, we can then use it in a number of ways to help your body heal itself and generate new tissues.
It’s not just for your face.
While PRP is well-known for its skincare benefits, it’s also an increasingly popular solution for hair loss. We can inject it into the scalp to help stimulate hair growth in men and women, effectively prolonging the active phase of the hair growth cycle and nourishing the area with powerful growth factors. This treatment works especially well as a complement to other hair loss solutions, such as Rogaine®.
Microneedling takes results to the next level.
PRP is commonly combined with a procedure called microneedling, which creates tiny injuries the skin that trigger the body’s natural regeneration response. At Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we use the Eclipse MicroPen® for optimal safety, comfort, and efficiency. During the procedure, we massage PRP into the skin to add an extra healing boost and further encourage the production of collagen within the skin. The result is healthy, rejuvenated skin and a possible reduction in fine lines, large pores, and other concerns.
It can help reduce dark eye circles.
When combined with microneedling, PRP can help thicken crepey skin beneath the eyes by stimulating collagen production. This makes the under-eye area appear more smooth, even, and rejuvenated. Learn more about this and other treatments for tired-looking eyes in our previous blog post.
You can add PRP to your facelift.
Adding PRP to your surgical facelift procedure can support the healing process and give your results a boost. The product facilitates cell turnover and the generation of new, healthy tissues, so it’s an asset during facelift recovery. You may notice renewed skin and enhanced facial contours once you’re healed, completing a more comprehensive, youthful result.
If you would like to learn more about microneedling at our plastic surgery practice here in Webster, TX, please contact us online or call (281) 720-8753.