Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has shown tremendous promise for its healing and regenerative benefits in the realm of cosmetic dermatology and non-surgical hair restoration. This innovative, low-risk procedure has been utilized for years to speed the recovery of joint and sports injuries. Today, dermatologists use PRP injections to rejuvenate photo-aged skin and help patients regrow thinning hair.
If you are searching for a non-invasive and natural way to stimulate the body’s own healing process, contact Dallas Dermatology Partners for a consult regarding platelet rich plasma treatment.
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PRP therapy injects a nominal amount of the patient’s concentrated blood into targeted areas to accelerate the body’s innate healing abilities. A small amount of blood is drawn and placed into a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma. It contains growth factors that stimulate cell repair and proliferation. Since this high concentration of healing platelets is derived from the patient’s own blood, the procedure is safe and carries no risk of complications.
Facial rejuvenation with platelet rich plasma injections, also known as a “Vampire Facial,” is an effective, in-office solution for improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also softens deep nasolabial folds and under-eye hollows, smooths acne scars, and corrects age-related volume loss. After the plasma and platelets are spun and separated, they are injected into precise sun-damaged or crepey skin areas to trigger collagen production and tissue regeneration. Within 2-4 weeks, patients should notice improvements in texture, volume, and skin elasticity. A PRP facial may be combined with micro-needling or dermal fillers to optimize results.
Both men and women suffering from thinning hair or alopecia can benefit from platelet rich plasma therapy. Ideal candidates are those with male pattern baldness, patients whose hair loss began within the past few years, and women with hair loss caused by hormonal changes or chemotherapy treatments. It can also lead to improvement in patients with conditions such as lichen planopilaris and frontal fibrosing alopecia.
The growth factors in platelet rich plasma encourage dormant follicles to start growing hair again. A topical anesthetic is applied to the scalp before the injections are administered-- a process that lasts an average of 45 minutes. Most patients will benefit from at least four PRP hair restoration sessions, spaced one month apart. After the initial four sessions, maintenance treatments every 6 months is recommended.
Our board-certified dermatologists will review all guidelines before your Vampire Facial or hair regrowth treatment. Patients may be asked to discontinue certain medications one day before their PRP injections and are encouraged to stay well-hydrated and rested.
The duration of treatment will vary, but PRP injections typically last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. Since downtime is minimal, patients can return to their normal daily routine right away.
Patients can expect some redness, swelling, and possible bruising at the injection site, but these side effects should resolve within 72 hours.
The natural-looking results of a platelet rich plasma facial can last anywhere from 12- 18 months. A good skincare routine and daily sun protection are important for maintaining results. Since PRP for hair regrowth is not a permanent cure, ongoing treatments can ensure the results are maintained.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Dallas
Platelet rich plasma therapy is a safe way to address a variety of issues, from sagging skin and frown lines to premature hair loss. Schedule your PRP appointment with Dallas Dermatology Partners to learn more about the advantages of this regenerative treatment and find out if you’re a candidate for PRP. Our practice is physician-owned and operated and dedicated to compassionate patient care for residents throughout Addison, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, and the Dallas/Fort Worth areas.