Are you dealing with dull, aging skin and/or hair loss? PRP therapy may be just what you’ve been looking for to look and feel your best. PRP therapy involves the use of platelet-rich plasma, or PRP for short, to aid in the production of fresh and healthy tissue.
Platelets contain special growth factors that stimulate the production of new tissue. Known as platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy, this treatment procedure was traditionally used to reduce pain at the injury site and increase the proliferation of reparative cells. At Metro Dermatology, we use this innovative treatment for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration.
We encourage anyone seeking advice on facial rejuvenation and/or hair restoration treatments to consult with our team of professionals about PRP therapy. During this consultation, we will review your condition, health and medical history. From there, we will help you determine if PRP therapy is right for you, or if you are more likely to get optimal results from another treatment instead.
PRP therapy involves the injection or topical application of a small amount of concentrated blood platelets directly on the area of concern. For facial rejuvenation, it is the face. For hair restoration, it is the scalp. The blood is drawn from the patient and spun down in a centrifuge at a carefully controlled speed. The red cells are separated from the plasma and platelets. The concentrated platelet mix is then used to promote new and fresh tissue.
The body responds to the concentration of blood platelets much the same way as it would if the individual had suffered a severe cut or scrape. The blood platelets aid in clotting whenever bleeding occurs, but they also combine with nutrients rushed to the site to begin the healing process. In the case of facial rejuvenation or hair restoration, the concentrated platelets contribute growth factors that speed up fresh skin or new hair growth.
If you have been looking into your options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation or hair restoration, make an appointment at Metro Dermatology to discuss PRP therapy. One of the greatest things about this treatment is that you are using your own blood. This makes it extremely natural. There is also no risk of cross-contamination or rejection because your own blood is used in the procedure. For your convenience, we have offices in Flushing, Elmhurst, Englewood and the Bronx. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for PRP treatment.