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What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

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From speeding up the efficacy of microneedling to stimulating hair growth, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can produce dramatic aesthetic results. It uses your body’s own healing and growth factors to regrow thinning hair and improve the results of treatments like microneedling. 

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What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma is extracted from your own blood. Platelets play a critical role in tissue repair, and the plasma also contains a host of proteins that stimulate healing and renewal. Your Levy Dermatology provider will draw your blood and extract the PRP before beginning your treatment. 

How Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Work?

PRP signals the cells to begin making more healing and repair factors. This encourages the growth of new, healthy cells. Before your treatment, we will take a small amount of blood and spin it in a centrifuge. This allows us to concentrate the platelets so they can be injected back into the body. By concentrating the platelets and applying them exactly where the body needs them, PRP treatment directs these powerful regenerative abilities to improve a range of healing tasks. 

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Used For?

At Levy Dermatology, we take advantage of PRP as a treatment for skin rejuvenation and hair growth restoration. 

PRP Microneedling

For PRP microneedling, the needles create micro-channels in the skin. These tiny areas of damage stimulate the skin to produce new collagen, making the skin look fuller, more resilient, and firmer. Applying PRP after microneedling allows the treatment to travel deeper into the skin through the micro-channels. Here, it stimulates healing, repairing the skin more quickly for less downtime. It also accelerates collagen production as well as other repair proteins. 

PRP for Hair Restoration

Injected into the scalp, PRP brings increased blood flow to the skin and supports hair growth in areas where hair has become thin. Most people need several sessions of injections to develop a healthy network of blood flow and enhance the health of the hair follicles. PRP has shown proven benefits in enhancing hair growth. 

What Results Will I See?

When used with microneedling, PRP will provide an immediate benefit in the form of advanced skin healing. In addition, the production of collagen accelerates into high gear, resulting in firmer, tighter, and smoother skin.

When injected into the scalp, PRP induces new blood flow and rejuvenates fading hair follicles. You will see increased growth of hair in the target area, as well as seeing your hair look thicker and fuller over the course of your treatments. 

Is There Any Downtime With Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Because the PRP comes from your own body, people do not have reactions to it. You may see some soreness or swelling, especially if the PRP has been injected into the scalp. Microneedling downtime will often decrease due to the healing factors of PRP. 

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To learn more about Platelet-Rich Plasma, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Jackson & Collierville, TN areas.

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