About PRP Therapy
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. PRP therapy can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and tone the skin, produce collagen and improve volume loss. Dr. Matthew Barrows and the medical professionals at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center perform PRP Therapy for their North Texas patients who need facial rejuvenation, but aren't ready for surgery. One of the biggest benefits of PRP therapy is that since it is made from the patient’s own blood, there is no possibility of side effects or adverse reactions. Patients can learn more during a consultation at one of Dallas area locations, including McKinney, Allen, and Rockwall.
To get even more impressive results, patients can add Microneedling with the MicroPen Elite to their PRP Therapy treatment to create what is called the “Vampire Facelift.” While it does not produce the same results as a surgical facelift, the microneedling helps the PRP serum reach deeper into the skin for maximum impact.
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How it Works
Originally used in orthopedic medicine, reconstructive surgery, and dentistry, the principles of PRP therapy have been applied in dermatology for skin rejuvenation. A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and then spun in a special centrifuge until the stem cells, platelets, and growth factors are concentrated, which turns it into platelet rich plasma (PRP). The prepared PRP is then applied to the face for 15-20 minutes as it stimulates the growth of new collagen and tissue.
PRP stimulates collagen growth for facial rejuvenation that helps to improve wrinkles, puffiness under the eyes, as well as enhancing the overall skin tone, texture, and elasticity. For the first 1-3 days after the procedure, patients may have some mild swelling, redness, and bruising. Patients will begin to see improvements to their skin in about 3-4 weeks after their treatment, which usually last about 6-18 months. For better results, patients can have multiple treatments, scheduled every 1-2 months.
Plan Your Procedure
Natural Fountain of Youth!
PRP Therapy, with or without microneedling, is a great way to use your own platelets to rejuvenate your appearance. PRP Therapy helps patients with dark circle and puffiness under the eyes, fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, and makes the skin healthier, brighter, and firmer. Consider combining PRP Therapy with another professional facial service, like a chemical peel or injectable wrinkle filler, for faster, more dramatic results.