Platelet rich plasma therapy, or PRP, has been used in the medical field for years. It is an effective part of wound care, cardiac surgery, orthopedics, and more. PRP therapy is now being used in the cosmetic surgery field. Dr. Patrick Obasi of Noble Cosmetic Surgery treats patients in the Desoto and Plano, TX areas. Dr. Obasi uses PRP therapy as an option for skin rejuvenation.
PRP therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes plasma from the patient’s own blood. Your blood contains platelets that repair damage within the body. These platelets have growth factors to stimulate collagen production as well as the healing of soft tissues.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. The tube of blood is placed into a centrifuge and spun down so that it separates. Red and white blood cells divide from platelets and plasma. The plasma is a clear fluid that now contains a higher number of platelets, making it platelet rich. Once PRP has been created, it can be reintroduced into the patient. PRP is injected into specifically targeted areas of the skin using a microneedling technique.
ADVANTAGES OF PRP THERAPY
By using the patient’s own blood for the procedure, there is less chance of an allergic reaction or adverse side effects. The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and does not require post care. PRP therapy has become a total facial rejuvenation rather than treatment for a single problem. As a skin rejuvenating procedure, PRP therapy can address the following:
- Skin tone and texture
- Acne scarring
- Loose skin
- Lines and wrinkles
To learn more about facial rejuvenation options, contact Noble Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Obasi offers PRP therapy and other effective treatments for youthful, refreshed skin. Schedule your appointment today at 214 - 617-1682.