In cosmetic dermatology, the focus is often on the latest trend or technology that can enhance the appearance of the skin and help patients look as youthful as they feel. However, sometimes returning to the basics can be as good or better for your skin and lead to amazing results. PRP treatment involves the use of the patient’s own blood to create a blood product that is rich in growth factors to speed healing and regenerate skin tissue affected by problems like sun damage and signs of aging.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a rejuvenating product that we create from your own blood. We withdraw a certain amount of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, concentrating blood platelets rich in growth factors. PRP can be used to heal injuries, rejuvenate skin, regrow hair for both men and women, and even improve sexual performance.
PRP and Microneedling
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment involving the delivery of safe injuries to the surface layers of the skin using a needling device. After numbing your skin, we gently glide this device over your skin to form thousands of micro-channels in it. This triggers the formation of new skin tissue to replace old, damaged skin affected by scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks.
PRP and microneedling is a treatment that combines two powerful techniques in one. The PRP product can be applied in conjunction with a microneedling treatment session. A number of topical products have trouble penetrating the skin very far due to its barrier function. By taking advantage of the numerous microscopic channels created by microneedling treatments, PRP is able to penetrate the skin to a greater depth and become much more effective.
The process only takes a few minutes to complete. After we withdraw your blood, we will spin it in a centrifuge to create the PRP serum. We then apply the PRP solution to your face or body in the treatment area, as a microneedling device is gently moved over the treatment zone. This needling device will penetrate to the dermis level of your skin. The micro-injuries that it creates will stimulate the production of collagen, while PRP penetrates deeply into your skin to enhance healing and trigger skin rejuvenation.
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If you would like to experience for yourself how a PRP treatment can enhance the appearance of your skin or speed healing to damaged tissues, we invite you to reach out to us at ProMD Health in Baltimore, Washington DC, or Annapolis. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!