Your blood contains incredible regenerative factors that can repair and heal tissue. Unfortunately, it requires concentrated amounts of platelets and growth factors in the blood to stimulate repair and healing in targeted areas. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance derived from your blood that can be injected into targeted areas to repair and rejuvenate tissue. As part of our cosmetic and laser dermatology treatments at Precision Medical Specialists, we offer PRP therapy for skin and scalp treatments at our medical center near West Palm Beach, FL.
Platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood. To create PRP, a small sample of blood is drawn from your body and filtered through a centrifuge. This process spins out the platelets to create PRP that is concentrated with platelets and growth factors that can stimulate tissue repair. PRP has been used in medical applications for decades to improve wound healing. Our cosmetic dermatology team, headed by Dr. Katherine Chiang, uses PRP therapy for hair loss, scar and anti-aging skin treatments.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
Alopecia, or hair loss, can occur due to dysfunctional hair follicles. In some cases of hair loss, PRP therapy may help repair damaged hair follicles and stimulate improved hair growth. PRP injections can be placed in the scalp to improve hair growth and slow hair loss. This is a safe and minimally-invasive procedure for treating hair loss and alopecia.
PRP Therapy for Skin Treatments
PRP therapy has been effective for improving the appearance of skin by stimulating repair. PRP injections can be used to improve the appearance of scars on the skin or to improve healing during anti-aging treatments. The platelets and growth factors can have a rejuvenating effect on the skin for increased collagen and firmness. PRP therapy can be used in conjunction with other skin treatments like microneedling to increase the benefits.
PRP injection therapy for the skin and scalp is safe and has no negative side effects. Since PRP is derived from your own blood, it is completely natural and will not cause adverse reactions. If you are interested in learning more about PRP therapy for hair loss, scar treatment or aging skin, contact us at Precision Medical Specialists in Wellington to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiang to discuss whether PRP therapy is right for you.