Platelet Rich Plasma
Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and tone the skin, crow’s feet and dark under eye circles, acne scarring, and rosacea.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a natural product composed of your own blood. PRP is used for treatments because it contains a number of biochemicals that stimulate cell growth and healing. Your own blood is drawn in the usual manner and spun in a centrifuge to remove the red blood cells. This platelet-rich plasma is then ready for use in rejuvenation.
At Christie Clinic’s Department of Dermatology, we use PRP for two common uses: non-surgical hair regeneration and skin rejuvenation.
• Facial rejuvenation for fine lines, laxity, and pigment variation.
• Hair restoration – most of the PRP will be injected into the level where most hair follicles reside. At the hair margins, microneedling and superficial PRP are used to stimulate growth at the frontal hairline.
• Scar treatments for surgical scars and acne scars. Deeper microneedling is done in these treatments. The PRP can be applied topically. Sometimes we may inject it with an insulin syringe with a fine needle.
Recent advances in using a patient’s own Platelet Rich Plasma to stimulate hair follicles shows effectiveness in most patients. As PRP is quite safe and not a surgical procedure, it is theoretically available to many people with concern about their hair pattern and density. Positive results have been seen even for those with genetic hair pattern loss.
PRP Injections can also be used for hair restoration. To learn more, click here.
PRP Injections for Facial Rejuvenation
The PRP can stimulate local fibroblasts to create more of the skin biochemicals to add more youthful fullness.
Sourced from your own blood, the risks of allergic reactions or inducing inflammation is very small. It can
also be used in the delicate tear trough area just under your lower eyelid. The lower viscosity of PRP compared
to commercial hyaluronic acid fillers permits the use of finer needles and lower injection pressures. This lowers
the chance of bruising.