PRP & Microneedling Treatments
Platelet-rich plasma treatments, also known as PRP treatments, utilize injections made from the patient’s own platelets to ultimately produce a wide variety of benefits. Platelets naturally release a variety of different growth factors that respond to tissue injury, ultimately initiating the healing process.
Platelets are found specifically in plasma, and this component of human blood migrates to the site of injury. The platelet concentration in plasma is considered to be twice that of the normal concentration of whole blood, which is why plasma is an essential part of the extraction process. The ideal PRP solution itself will have a golden, straw-like color.
What Can PRP Help Treat?
At the Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, our cosmetic surgeon serving Lisle, Il and surrounding areas is utilizing the benefits of PRP in a variety of ways, such as in combination with microneedling to help rejuvenate the skin and combat the aging process naturally. It can also be utilized in men and women who are experiencing hair loss and want to try a more natural solution to promote the growth of new hair cells.
PRP & Microneedling
Traditional microneedling is an anti-aging method to rejuvenate the skin. Small needles prick the skin to promote collagen production. This procedure can be combined with the benefits of PRP through either a topical spread or through an injection, and it helps to improve healing and minimize redness and swelling from the microneedling procedure. You may hear the PRP and microneedling procedure referred to as the “vampire facial” when the PRP is applied topically.
Benefits include treating age spots, reducing wrinkles, reducing hyperpigmentation, treating scars, reducing stretch marks, improving skin plumpness, reducing pore size, and so much more!
The Procedure Itself
Like other types of cosmetic treatments, it may be necessary to receive multiple PRP treatments before you begin seeing the benefits. The number of treatments that you receive depends on your desired outcome, your body’s natural response to the injections in addition to our recommended course of action. We currently utilize Selphyl® PRFM that has close to physiologic pH levels. You may experience temporary discomfort during the injections and immediately after, the injection site may be red or begin to bruise. This is all normal and will resolve quickly! You can expect the entire procedure to take about 30 minutes.
Contact Us with Questions!
We know it may seem overwhelming to think about using your own plasma for cosmetic benefits, but our cosmetic surgeon in Lisle, Il and our entire team is here to help you understand every step of the process. If you’re interested in learning more about PRP injections and how they can help you, please get in touch with us today.