Integrative Dermatology & Laser Spa
Aesthetics & Dermatology located in Fort Wayne, IN
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary way to improve common signs of aging, correct hair loss, strengthen thinning skin, and rejuvenate your complexion. This all-natural treatment is available from Vindhya Veerula, MD and her team at Integrative Dermatology & Laser Spa in Fort Wayne, Indiana. PRP capitalizes on the vast healing capacity of your own blood. Learn more about how you can get in on this innovative treatment by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online.
PRP Q & A
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is derived from a sample of your blood acquired in a conventional blood draw. The sample is treated and spun down in a centrifuge to remove the white and red blood cells and concentrate the platelets by two to three times.
Platelets contain tremendous healing compounds to offer numerous medical and aesthetic benefits. You benefit from growth factors that are crucial for tissue rebuilding and repair as well as molecules important for cell migration and proliferation. The cytokines, antimicrobial peptides, and anti-inflammatory molecules present in PRP assist with facial rejuvenation and hair restoration.
What are the uses of PRP?
PRP may be used for wound and joint healing. At Integrative Dermatology & Laser Spa, the team uses PRP for a variety of cosmetic benefits, including:
- Restored hair growth on the scalp
- Skin rejuvenation
- Reduction of the signs of aging
- An alternative to dermal fillers
PRP is 100% natural. It contains no synthetics or chemicals. PRP comes from you, therefore you don’t risk having an allergic reaction.
How does PRP help with hair restoration?
PRP helps with early-to-moderate stages of androgenetic alopecia, one of the most common causes of hair loss. The technicians inject PRP into key areas of your scalp to revive dormant hair follicles. The PRP treatment also boosts blood flow to your follicles, so they get more nutrients and oxygen. Hair starts to grow again and within a few months, you’ll notice thicker, more lustrous hair and a decrease in hair loss.
You benefit from an initial three treatments, spaced four weeks apart. After that, maintenance treatments performed every six to eight weeks help you maintain a thick head of hair.
What role does PRP play in skin rejuvenation?
The team may administer PRP injections just underneath the surface of your skin in conjunction with dermal fillers or alone. The PRP boosts your skin’s look and health by adding growth factors, triggering increased collagen production, and boosting circulation.
PRP may also be administered in combination with microneedling, which introduces microwounds to the surface of your skin to prompt revitalization and healing.
If you’re ready to benefit from the healing and rejuvenating effects of PRP treatments, call Integrative Dermatology & Laser Spa, or schedule your appointment online.