The ABCs of PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (a.k.a. PRP) has received significant media attention for its use in combination with microneedling. However, PRP is also beneficial as an injectable treatment for patients interested in adding volume to specific facial areas.

To create PRP, we take a small amount of your blood, then separate out the red blood cells. The result is your own bespoke, supercharged serum, which can be used during microneedling to deliver the active cells just below the skin’s surface or be injected into areas of facial hollowing along with hyaluronic acid. Improvements in skin quality, tone and texture are almost immediately discernable, with continued improvement over the next four to six weeks. 

Depending upon your unique facial features and goals, you may need a few PRP treatments — and treatments should be scheduled with potential downtime in mind. Microneedling may cause your skin to appear red or sunburned for one to two days, while injecting PRP may similarly cause temporary swelling to treated areas.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeanniton to find out if PRP is right for you.