The science behind PRP
PRP therapy is so effective because it utilizes platelets and other components of our body’s healing mechanism. When we experience injury, our circulatory system rushes platelets and nutrients to the point of care. Instinctively, humans are wired to survive and systemically, the body will do everything it can to heal itself. Platelets are a major factor with respect to initiating and promoting healing. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, a concentrated separation of our blood carrying minimal amounts of red and white blood cells. As a cutting-edge procedure for facial skin rejuvenation, PRP has been safely used in hundreds of thousands of procedures worldwide.
What should I expect during PRP treatment?
The procedure can be performed by your dermatologist during a short office visit. A small amount of your blood is drawn and collected into a tube that contains a separating gel. Qualified staff will place the tube into a centrifuge, and it is spun to isolate the PRP. Red and white blood cells are separated from the PRP, settling at the bottom of the collection tube. The PRP is drawn from the tube and is ready for clinical use. Special care is painstakingly employed to ensure that the PRP is matched with the donor patient. In some cases, PRP is applied topically and in other cases it is injected. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes and only a small volume of blood is required. Quite naturally, this procedure is FDA-approved.
How does a dermatologist use PRP?
PRP in Charlotte is a therapy to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves skin texture, tone, and restores our youthful plumpness. PRP in Charlotte is also used extensively for hair growth for individuals with hair loss disorders. Your dermatologist may recommend combining PRP therapy with microneedling. Microneedling therapy is a very popular treatment for several skin conditions. It is often combined with Platelet-rich plasma therapy to improve the regenerative effects of the treatment.
Board-certified dermatologist in Charlotte, NC
If you seek to avoid problems with your skin, hair, or nails, 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 cosmetic concerns.
Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to Halo by Sciton, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte office today for a skin care evaluation and to determine if dermal fillers are the answer for your concerns.