Versatile, minimally-invasive, and chemical-free cosmetic treatments are hard to come by. If you’re looking for a simple but effective procedure that can correct fine lines, wrinkles, loss of facial definition, and even hair loss without downtime or discomfort, PRP may be your ideal aesthetic solution.
Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology is committed to providing patients in the Lynchburg, Smith Mtn. Lake, and Forest areas of Virginia with a broad range of both medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments. If you’d like more information about the variety of services we offer or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today!
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of cosmetic treatment that can be used to treat a wide variety of aesthetic concerns, including hair loss, wrinkles, fine lines, loss of volume, dull skin tone, and undereye circles. This treatment is entirely safe and chemical-free because it uses the patient’s own PRP cells to stimulate cellular regeneration.
During treatment, blood is drawn from the patient, processed through a centrifuge, and reinjected back into the body. By processing the blood through a centrifuge, we’re able to isolate the patient’s platelet-rich plasma from the rest of their blood, and utilize it for aesthetic rejuvenation.
How it Works
In the blood, platelets work to restore, regenerate, and strengthen the tissue of the body. Platelets contain a wide variety of growth factors that aid in cellular and tissue construction. When injected into the body during a PRP therapy session, these platelets repair damaged cells and tissues and encourage the body to produce extra collagen and other structural proteins. These proteins help support the overall structure of the skin, adding volume to areas of laxity and smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines.
These PRP cells can also help restore follicles that have become damaged over time and resulted in hair loss by regenerating damaged follicle cells. By injecting PRP into these areas, the cells within the follicles can begin to heal. Healed follicles can begin producing hair again, leaving patients with new, healthy hair growth.
What to Expect from Treatment
Each PRP therapy session takes about 30 minutes to complete and involves little discomfort or downtime. This treatment is safe enough to be used on nearly any area of the skin, and on patients of all skin types.
Are you interested in undergoing one of most minimally invasive and natural cosmetic procedures today? Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.