PRP for Injection or Microneedling
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As part of the body’s healing ability, platelets and other components in human blood migrate to the area of injury. Platelets are well-known to release numerous growth factors that respond to tissue injury and initiate and promote the production of collagen, elastic fibers, and other connective tissue proteins. PRP microneedling with or without injections of PRP directly into problem areas is a technique that in skin care has been developed to help promote the production of those connective tissue proteins essential to healthy, unwrinkled skin, and to improve acne, scars, stretch marks, and discoloration.
How is the procedure performed?
A small amount of blood will be drawn from a vein in your arm. We use the smallest needles possible for blood-drawing and the type of needles that minimize discomfort. If necessary, a topical anesthetic can be used prior to the blood-drawing to minimize discomfort. This sample will be centrifuged in the office, and the practitioner will then apply the resulting plasma, free of red and white blood cell but rich in platelets with their many growth factors, to your skin during the microneedling procedure, or inject it directly into scars, areas of thinning hair or stretch marks. Your skin will respond gradually to the growth factors and the microneedling, producing healthier connective tissue proteins to improve wrinkling, skin texture, laxity, pore size, stretch marks, and scars.
Our PRP preparation is an autologous system that allows physicians to prepare platelet-rich plasma in the office, for immediate use. The platelet-rich plasma is optimally concentrated with minimal amounts of contaminating red and white blood cells. This system has been safely used in hundreds of thousands of procedures worldwide. At The Center for Aesthetic and Preventative Dermatology, Dr. Clark uses a unique protocol based on scientific data that uses only highly-concentrated PRP optimized for the best results.
What problems improve with PRP?
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Loose skin, such as on the abdomen, arms, above the knees, and neck
- Hair loss in men and women
- Fine lines and deeper furrows
- Melasma and brown blotches
- Prominent pores