Center Aesthetic & Dermatology, located in Union Square in New York City, is proud to offer Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy - an innovative treatment which uses your body’s own healing power to stimulate, revitalize, and regenerate the skin and body functions. PRP can be used to rejuvenate the face, neck, hands, décolleté, scalp, and hair. To learn more or come in for a complimentary consultation, call our office or request an appointment online today.
PRP is a biotechnology in which a patient’s own blood is used for the healing and rejuvenation of tissues. Platelet-rich plasma is exactly blood plasma that is enriched with platelets and their growth factors. PRP treatment involves injecting a patient’s concentrated plasma into various parts of the body and is an accepted treatment in orthopedic medicine for joint and sports injury, as well as aesthetic treatment.
There is a multitude of remedies that PRP Therapy delivers. Two of its most popular uses are for Facial Rejuvenation and Hair Regrowth treatment.
PRP facials can reverse the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. You can also get PRP for acne scars and injury marks to lighten the scars to a point where they are barely noticeable. Stretch marks are another skin flaw that PRP can target and repair. PRP can help greatly with hair loss inmen and women. It is an in-office, non-surgical, autologous treatment derived from the patient’s own blood that can be performed in about an hour.
Additional conditions that PRP can treat include:
Patients with areas of “weak quality” hair growth on the scalp, where functioning hair follicles can still be observed, and patients with small areas of alopecia areata. In our experience, these are the patients who appear to have the greatest success with PRP hair regrowth treatments.
Any male or female that wishes to undergo treatment with PRP therapy, whether with injections or topical microneedling, can be considered a candidate for facial rejuvenation.
It’s best for anyone over the age of 30 - which is the age when our body stops producing collagen - so you can see optimal and obvious results. Even those who are HIV positive can receive PRP therapy, but it is best when he or she is feeling in good health to ensure the highest Platelet count possible.
You may find your face improving in texture, tone, fine lines, age spots, and scarring for several months after treatments. That’s because the plasma stimulates your skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate your skin. The new cell growth in your skin generated by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes. Botox and other filler treatments break down with time, but the Platelet Rich Plasma lasts and looks better as long as 18 months to two years. The FDA has not imposed regulations on the use of PRP because it comes from the patient’s own body and is not a drug.
Platelet Rich Plasma literally stimulates new cell growth in the patient’s body wherever it is injected. It helps the body heal itself the natural way without using chemicals or foreign substances of any kind. The possibility of an allergic reaction or infection is almost nil because the plasma comes from the patient’s own body.