Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP has been used for years in different realms of medicine to promote healing and collagen production as surgical sites, using a patient's own (autologous) plasma. In dermatology, we use PRP to induce collagen growth, improve acne scars, improve skin texture, fine line and wrinkles, stretch marks, and promote hair growth of the scalp. PRP is obtained by a venipuncture blood draw. The patient's blood is obtained and spun down in a centrifuge which separates red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma by force and weight. The PRP serum obtained contains platelet rich growth factor and is placed into a syringe for re-injection into various sites of the face which need collagen production/rejuvenation.