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What Can PRP do for your Face?

Cosmetic-PRP-Facial-TreatmentsPRP Facial Treatment for Wrinkles, Scars, Stretch Marks and Melasma

You have within you the power to heal and regenerate tissue in all areas of your body, which is how you heal your wounds and repair your tissue after injury. Your own stem cells do this for you every day of your life.  Platelets are the component of your blood responsible for initiating your regenerative response in case of injury. Therapeutic Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is prepared from your own blood using a FDA approved PRP system which effectively separates your platelets from red and white blood cells for “Platelet Rich Plasma”. To be truly effective for regeneration of new healthy tissue, PRP needs to have a much higher concentration of platelets than your whole blood. Your PRP has eight growth factors and when injected into your skin, these growth factors initiate your own skin’s regenerative process for production of healthy new skin tissue including new skin cells, new collagen and elastin and your own hyaluronic acid. The new tissue regeneration effectively and naturally improves the skin texture, fine lines, deep wrinkles, skin thickness and elasticity and fills in deeper scars and stretch marks.

PRP-Microneedling-Acne-Scars-1Does PRP & Microneedling Treatment Work Well For Acne Scar Reduction?

View PRP & Microneedling Treatment Featured in “The Dermatologist” Volume 24

Acne and other scars a common skin concern among millions of people. Traditionally scars are difficult to treat and require multiple treatment modalities for improvement. We have treated over a dozen patients for acne scars with microneedling + PRP injection and topical application over the last few months and have seen better than expected results with the combination of Microneedling and PRP for our acne and other scar patients.

Cosmetic PRP -Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Dallas and Southlake

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is part of your blood which is responsible for repairing tissue injury. Use of PRP in medicine is based on simply the “healing power” of your own body. Think for a moment how your body repairs itself in event of an injury. When you incur a small cut or abrasion, you don’t bleed to death. Your body has the capability to seal a wound and repair it with production of new tissue. This repair process is carried out by a component of your blood called, “platelets”. I event of an injury your platelets start a cascade of repair by forming a fibrin mesh to seal the wound which in turn releases a number of growth factors. These growth factors activate Fibroblasts, your collagen production factories, to generate new collagen to strengthen the repair of the injury. The platelets activated by tissue injury also stimulate multipotent stem cells to accelerate the repair of the injury.

Over the last few years this healing function of platelets has been extensively utilized in various fields of Medicine to repair tissue injury. The vast majority of PRP in wound healing has been studied in Orthopedics and sports medicine; Physicians have been successfully utilizing PRP for quicker recovery after joint, muscle and tendon injury. PRP treatment is a popular treatment for professional athletes such as football players, golfers and basketball players.

How to Best Reduce Dark Under-eye Circles and Under-Eye Hollows?

Dark under-eye circles or periorbital hyperpigmentation, is a skin condition that involves dark pigmentation of upper and lower eyelids. Aesthetically, dark circles around the eyes can make a person look tired and older than actual age. Dark eye circles tend to be more common in individuals with darker skin and we have many patients who seek treatment for under-eye dark circles in our Dallas and Southlake offices. Dark under-eye circles affects men and women equally, it gets worse with aging due to loss of skin thickness and elasticity and loss of volume below the skin.

In addition to extra pigmentation, dark under-eye circles and under-eye hollows are frequently associated with other issues such as thinning skin, loss of elasticity and loss of volume below the skin. The extent of each of these problems determines the presentation of dark under-eye circles and hollows in each individual and the best outcome is achieved with treatments aimed at correcting each of the additional issues.

Treatment Of Melasma and Hyperpigmentation with PRP Dermal Injections And Microneedling:

Melasma and hyper-pigmentation are common skin conditions in all skin types. The incidence and severity of melasma and deep skin pigmentation is higher in people with darker skin. Mild hyper-pigmentation and melasma can frequently be successfully treated with prescription skin lightening agents alone or in combination with medical microdermabrasion and or chemical peels. Care needs to be exercised with microdermabrasion and chemical peels because darker skin can respond to aggressive skin abrasion and chemical peeling with “post-inflammatory pigmentation” or PIP; which is what makes treating hyper-pigmentation and melasma a challenge and I do like a challenge once in a while!.

The unfortunate reality is that melasma and hyper-pigmentation tends to recur upon sun exposure and repeated application of skin lightening agents with very diligent sun protection is needed for effective reversal of pigmentation with any method. In the years of my practice I have come across quite a few patients who respond minimally to traditional prescription skin lightening cremes with or without in office microdermabrion and chemical peels. Until recently, there was no option for these individuals.