PRP in Corpus Christi, Texas
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a substance that is known to help with hair growth and help to heal damaged tissue, arthritic joints, torn tendons, and burns. The material originates from blood and has long been used throughout the medical field because of its healing properties.
What Are the Benefits of PRP?
- PRP is an organic material that will not be rejected by the body.
- PRP improves skin quality by enhancing blood flow and collagen production.
- PRP is appropriate for all skin types.
- The procedure can be used to enhance other cosmetic treatments, such as microneedling or plastic surgery.
- The benefits of your PRP treatment will increase after multiple sessions.
How Is PRP Performed?
PRP contains a high volume of growth factors that can improve skin tone and texture when applied to the face.
PRP therapy starts with a vial of blood being drawn from the patient. This sample of blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun so that the valuable plasma is separated from the red blood cells. This process divides the blood into three layers: platelet-rich plasma, platelet-poor plasma (PPP), and red blood cells.
The PPP and the red blood cells are discarded, and the PRP is reapplied to your skin’s surface, either topically or through an injection.
Harvesting the PRP usually takes about 30 minutes.
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that reverses the signs of aging and evens out skin texture—such as treating acne scars.
PRP can be added to this process to stimulate collagen production and improve healing. PRP boosts the results of microneedling, which includes treating age spots, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
PRP can be injected into the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. A series of PRP injections can sometimes thicken hair that is thinning or aid patients who have recently undergone a hair transplant.
What Is the Recovery From a PRP Therapy Like?
PRP, on its own, is non-invasive; however, you may experience some redness or other minor signs of irritation at the treatment sites. You should avoid alcohol-based products during your recovery, as this can irritate the skin, but you can resume all of your day-to-day activities immediately after your treatment.
Dr. Bindingnavele will provide you with specific recommendations for your recovery after your treatment.
What Results Can I Expect After PRP?
After your PRP therapy, you will see visible improvement in your complexion or hair thickness. Because PRP contains growth factors that stimulate collagen production, the quality of your results will continue to improve over time.