The healing properties of plasma have been used in the treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries for years. Now, platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) is available for Plano, Texas, men and women at Noble Cosmetic Surgery. Under the skilled guidance of expert surgeon Dr. Patrick Obasi, you can safely rejuvenate skin with this unique type of enhancement that uses platelets from your own blood. Call or click to request a PRP appointment with Dr. Obasi.
Plasma Therapy Q & A
Blood is comprised mostly of liquid plasma, along with small amounts of solids: Red and white blood cells, as well as platelets. These small cell fragments contain hundreds of proteins in a fibrin matrix. Their growth factors play a vital role in clotting, healing, and regeneration of new cells. Famous athletes like Tiger Woods have used PRP to recover from injuries, as it helps speed up the body’s healing process. As a cosmetic enhancement, it can help cell turnover and heal skin that has been damaged by the sun, acne, or age. It also stimulates collagen production, which helps keep skin supple and soft.
PRP therapy can be used to correct a variety of different skin problems on the face, neck, and hands, improving:
- Crepey skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Stretch marks
Dr. Obasi takes a small sample of your blood, usually from your arm. A rich store of PRP — up to 15 times a normal concentration — is then created when this sample is spun in a centrifuge to separate components. Dr. Obasi then reintroduces harvested PRP into your problem areas or uses a micro-needling technique to treat larger portions of the skin. The procedure takes about 20 minutes. Risks are minimal with this type of procedure, and you’ll be able to resume your normal activities almost immediately. You may experience some swelling or inflammation at the injection site, but this subsides quickly.
Results of the PRP procedure happen gradually over several weeks. You should be able to enjoy full results after about two months, and the effects of PRP tend to last about 18 months. Good skincare habits will ensure your results last as long as possible. PRP therapy may be administered alone, or as part of a comprehensive anti-aging plan, including Botox, fillers, and skin resurfacing. It also enhances the results of a face lift and other cosmetic surgeries. If you’re interested in PRP therapy, contact Dr. Obasi today to see if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.