Injecting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the body boosts your natural healing abilities, making it a valuable treatment for medical and aesthetic procedures. At offices in Covington and Hammond, Louisiana, the Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team uses PRP, which is made entirely from substances found naturally in your blood, to rejuvenate skin and reverse hair loss. Call your nearest office or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about PRP’s healing properties.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural treatment using platelets from your own blood.
Platelets play an essential role in blood clotting when you suffer an injury. They also contain growth factors, which aid healing, support cell growth and tissue regeneration, form new capillaries (angiogenesis), and stimulate collagen production.
Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics uses PRP for skin rejuvenation and hair restoration.
Collagen is a protein found throughout your body that has elastic properties. Applying PRP to the skin or injecting it into the underlying tissues is an effective way to stimulate collagen production. When you’re young, you have plenty of collagen in your skin, which keeps it taut and plump. With age, collagen levels decline, and skin starts to sag and wrinkle.
The Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team’s treatments boost collagen levels, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and improving your skin’s texture and tone.
In addition, PRP is a nonsurgical option for stimulating hair growth in people with hair loss conditions. PRP stimulates your inactive hair follicles, so they enter an active growth phase. PRP is suitable for anyone experiencing hair loss.
To make PRP, your provider takes a blood sample from you and places it in a centrifuge — a small machine that spins the blood at a very high speed. Spinning separates the blood into its component parts: plasma (the liquid), platelets, and red and white blood cells.
The Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics team uses the Eclipse PRP® system. Eclipse’s unique gel separates blood according to density. This ensures you receive pure PRP with optimal cellular content and platelet concentrations.
The first stage when having PRP treatment is a blood draw. Your provider puts a needle into an arm vein, then draws off a sample, exactly like having a blood test. Then they take the blood for processing.
In some treatments, your provider injects PRP into your skin. With others, they might apply PRP onto the skin, for example, when they perform microneedling. The PRP enters the tiny holes made by the microneedling device, working together to maximize collagen stimulation.
After PRP treatment, you can carry on with your day as usual. Your provider will give you special instructions regarding skin care.