For many years, doctors have used platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the form of injections to help heal injuries. Today, you can use the same substance from your own blood to enhance and rejuvenate your skin at South Florida Preventive Care Group, Inc. in Hollywood and Pembroke Pines, Florida, with the help of Deisy Diaz-Prieto, DNP. Whether you have minor scarring, age spots, or hyperpigmented blotches, PRP skin treatments may benefit you. To find out if it’s an appropriate addition to your treatment plan, call South Florida Preventive Care Group or book your appointment online today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a healing substance created using cells and other components from your own blood.
The main liquid component of your blood, called plasma, acts as the base for platelet-rich plasma. It also contains platelet cells, which aid in clotting and scabbing, and growth factor proteins that initiate your natural healing process.
To get PRP for your treatment, your provider at South Florida Preventive Care Group draws a small amount of your blood and places the container in a centrifuge — a type of machine that spins quickly.
After about 10 minutes of spinning, your provider removes the blood sample from the machine. Because of the spinning, your blood separates into layers. The layer with a high concentration of platelets is the PRP, and your provider prepares it for injection.
South Florida Preventive Care Group offers two main types of PRP treatments to repair and rejuvenate your skin. Your provider helps you choose between:
During plasma therapy with microneedling, you’ll undergo a microneedling treatment in conjunction with facial injections of PRP.
During microneedling, your physician creates tiny holes in your skin using small needles. As the healing process begins within your skin, the PRP injections enhance it to improve your skin’s quality and heal old scars and blemishes.
After a microneedling treatment, your provider applies PRP, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid as a topical mask across your face. Your skin absorbs the nutrients to improve its texture and tone.
PRP treatments are very safe. Because the substance comes from your own body, your immune system won’t see it as an invader and attack it to cause a reaction.
If you experience any complications from your PRP procedure, they’re likely from the microneedling or the PRP injection needle. You might notice some mild bruising or swelling, but these should go away promptly with cleansing and moisturizing as your provider instructs.
If you want to see an improvement in your skin using your body’s own healing properties, call South Florida Preventive Care Group or book your appointment for PRP treatments online today.