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Heard about PRP cosmetic therapy? Here’s how this popular treatment works.
Did you know that your very own blood may hold the secrets to improving hair loss and taking years off your appearance? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has become a revolutionary and popular cosmetic treatment offered by our Holliston MA, For A New You, provider Dr. Barbara Preussner. If you’ve been hearing the hype, you may be curious to know what this treatment can offer you. Here’s what you should know:
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is found within your blood and it is used to repair damaged tissue while also stimulating the development of new cells. Platelet Rich Plasma Holliston is often administered into damaged or injured muscles, ligaments, or tissue to speed up the healing process; however, our med spa can offer platelet-rich plasma treatment for cosmetic reasons.
What does PRP do to the skin?
Now that you know PRP’s amazing healing properties and ability to stimulate the production of new cells, you can imagine the benefits it can offer your skin. When administered to the face, it will not only stimulate collagen, but it will also repair damaged tissue (e.g. superficial scarring) and improve the tone, texture, and firmness of the skin.
PRP is most often performed with microneedling, which can be used to treat the face, neck, and chest, as well as other areas of the body.
How does PRP help hair grow?
PRP contains many key nutrients and growth factors that can stimulate the hair to grow. If you are looking to stop those early signs of hair loss, PRP may be a natural and surgical-free way to treat this problem. It is completely natural and non-invasive. Of course, your doctor may also prescribe other at-home treatment options or medications along with PRP therapy to make sure you achieve the most effective results.
What should I expect from my procedure?
PRP with microneedling is performed right here in our office. We will first take a sample of blood. Then, we will separate the platelet-rich plasma from your blood. The microneedling pen is made up of a series of very small needles that we will prepare with your PRP. These tiny needles will produce microtraumas to the skin while also delivering PRP to the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
The entire Platelet Rich Plasma Holliston process can take about one hour, and most will benefit from 3-4 sessions spaced months apart.
Will I see results right away?
If you’re being treated for hair loss then it will take months to see the results of PRP therapy; however, those who are turning to PRP to improve their skin will often see results in as little 3-4 weeks after treatment. Your skin will continue to improve over several months. Most patients benefit from maintenance treatment a couple of times a year.
Are you interested in PRP therapy to treat hair loss or for its anti-aging properties? If so, it may be time to sit down with us at our Holliston MA practice to discuss platelet-rich plasma and what it can do for you. Call For a New You and Dr. Barbara Preussner at (508) 429-1006.