What Is PRP and How Does it Help in Cosmetic Dermatology

PRP Northern Virginia

Orthopedic surgeons have been using PRP therapy for years to treat sports injuries and accelerate healing. However, many people may be unfamiliar with PRP’s benefits and applications.

In fact, it’s not uncommon for patients new to PRP to have a number of questions about treatment indications, including: What is PRP? Why does it help in cosmetic dermatology?

Continue reading for everything you need to know about enhancing your appearance with PRP Northern Virginia.

What is PRP Northern Virginia?

PRP Northern Virginia is a nonsurgical procedure that harvests platelets from an individual’s own blood for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is a blood component that has an abundance of proteins and growth factors.

These growth factors are able to promote collagen synthesis and cellular activity in hair follicles, which facilitates hair growth and remodels skin from the inside out.

How Does PRP Help in Cosmetic Dermatology?

PRP in Northern Virginia triggers the body’s natural healing mechanisms to produce many aesthetic benefits. In fact, the treatment is often sought to reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, eliminate deep creases and lines, enhance overall tone and texture, diminish hyperpigmentation and age spots, fade acne scars, combat hair loss and thinning, and improve stretch marks.

What Can Patients Expect from a PRP Procedure?

PRP is a safe, effective, and virtually painless treatment that is performed in the comfort of our office.

During the procedure, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient’s arm and placed in a machine called a centrifuge. This device spins the blood and separates platelet-rich plasma from red blood cells and platelet-poor plasma.

PRP is then drawn into a syringe and reinjected into the skin or scalp.

This process typically takes 45 minutes to an hour and requires zero downtime.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

Most patients achieve optimal results with a series of 3 PRP treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart. Results become noticeable in the coming weeks and months and peak around 3-6 months.

Learn More About the Benefits of PRP Northern Virginia

If you are considering PRP Northern Virginia, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nicole Hayre.