Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) refers to drawing a small amount of a patient's blood, processing it to concentrate platelets, and then injecting the resulting PRP into targeted areas such as the face or scalp. PRP is often referred to as "liquid gold" due to its golden-yellow color and the valuable properties it offers for skin rejuvenation and hair restoration. PRP, rich in growth factors, stimulates tissue healing and collagen production, leading to improved skin texture, reduced wrinkles, enhanced hair growth, and scar healing. At Cumberland Skin, we offer microneedling with PRP for enhanced benefits.

Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma

  • Natural Healing: PRP uses the body's own growth factors to stimulate healing and rejuvenation.
  • Improved Skin Texture: Enhances collagen production, leading to smoother and youthful-looking skin.
  • Hair Growth Stimulation: Addresses hair loss concerns by promoting hair follicle health and growth.
  • Minimal Downtime: Quick sessions with minimal discomfort, often referred to as a "lunchtime procedure."
  • Versatility: Effective in treating various concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
  • Long-lasting Results: Sustained benefits with results lasting for several months, and maintenance sessions can extend the effects.

Side Effects from PRP

  • Mild Discomfort: Patients may experience mild pain or discomfort during the injection process.
  • Temporary Swelling or Redness: Common side effects include temporary swelling or redness at the injection sites.
  • Bruising: Bruising at the injection site is possible but typically resolves on its own.
  • Infection Risk: Although rare, there is a minimal risk of infection at the injection sites. Proper sterile techniques are crucial to minimize this risk.
  • Allergic Reaction: Since PRP uses the patient's own blood, allergic reactions are extremely rare, making it a generally safe procedure.

What to Expect During Your PRP Treatment

During your PRP treatment, a small blood sample is drawn, processed to concentrate platelets, and then skillfully injected into targeted areas to address concerns like fine lines or hair loss.

The procedure is quick and generally comfortable, often likened to a "lunchtime" treatment. Temporary redness or swelling at the injection sites may occur but usually resolves within days.

Your dermatologist will guide you through the process, ensuring personalized care and optimal results for your cosmetic goals.

PRP Maintenance

Maintaining the benefits of your PRP treatment is essential for long-lasting results. While the specific schedule may vary based on individual needs, many patients benefit from a series of initial sessions spaced a few weeks apart.

After achieving the desired results, a maintenance schedule is often recommended, which might involve sessions every 6 to 12 months. This helps to sustain the rejuvenating effects and further enhance the health of your skin or promote ongoing hair growth.

PRP Therapy: Maintenance Schedule

We will tailor the PRP maintenance plan to suit your unique cosmetic goals, ensuring that you continue to enjoy the natural and lasting benefits of PRP. 

FAQs about PRP

Though results can vary, most patients see PRP results for several months. Maintenance sessions may be recommended to prolong the benefits.

Yes! PRP is often used with microneedling for enhanced results. It can also be used with dermal fillers, laser therapy, or for hair restoration. If you are interested in using PRP for any of these services, talk with your Cumberland Skin dermatology provider about treatment options.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) also known as liquid gold, can treat many skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, hair loss, and scar healing. It's commonly used for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration.

Discomfort is minimal as your dermatologist may use a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area. Many patients find the procedure quite tolerable.

A typical PRP session takes about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the areas being treated. It's often referred to as a "lunchtime procedure" due to its quick nature.

Many patients notice improvements in skin texture and appearance within a few weeks. Hair growth stimulation may take a few months.

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How Cumberland Skin Can Help

At Cumberland Skin, we offer microneedling with PRP for enhanced skin rejuvenation results. If you would like to learn more about PRP and what it can do, schedule a consultation with a Cumberland Skin dermatology provider to regain confidence in your skin.