PRP therapy is here in Charlotte

PRP is an acronym for Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy. PRP is cutting edge technology for regenerative therapy and is becoming one of the most popular anti-aging treatments. Platelet rich plasma is a concentrated solution of plasma from a sample of your own blood. The plasma is naturally enriched with growth factors and stem cells, which stimulates tissue repair and collagen growth. When used in dermatology, the result is healthier and younger-looking skin. Almost like a modern-day youth serum, the potential benefits of PRP have led to widespread use for anti-aging and regenerative procedures.

Benefits include:

  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • The tightening and toning of skin
  • Increased collagen production
  • Decreased volume loss
  • Improves crow’s feet and dark under eye circles
  • Acne scarring treatment
  • Improves the appearance of rosacea
  • Hair restoration

Injecting your own plasma into your skin to make it more youthful sounds like something from a science-fiction movie, but PRP therapy is real science and increasingly popular for cosmetic dermatology.

PRP in conjunction with microneedling or fillers

PRP therapy is performed by injecting plasma into the dermal layer of the skin. Platelets contain proteins that activate existing cells and stimulates local stem cells to produce new cells and structures. The process induces the formation of collagen and new blood supply to rejuvenate the skin. Amazingly, as the amount of collagen within the dermal layer of the skin goes up, so does the skin’s ability to retain moisture. In other words, aging, damaged skin becomes younger-looking skin. Combine the PRP therapy with Microneedling and injectable fillers, and you can expect some amazing results.

Downtime and procedure time for PRP therapy

Downtime will vary depending upon the procedure. Initially, you can expect redness to occur in the treatment area, lasting from 2-4 days. Acne scars and deep wrinkles may experience more downtime.

Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments can take about 30-45 minutes, depending upon the area(s) treated. Numbing cream is applied and allowed to take affect prior to the procedure to minimize any discomfort.

Dermatologist in Blakeney

Are you looking for a dermatologist? Whether you are dealing with acne breakout, or you seek to avoid problems that make your skin look older, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.

Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and PRP therapy. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call your Ballantyne dermatologist today to determine if you are a candidate for PRP therapy.


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