Not every aesthetic treatment involves the use of surgical procedures or questionable formulas. Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a cutting-edge procedure that involves using your blood plasma to rejuvenate your body. The simplicity and versatility of this treatment allow us to easily apply it to treat several issues, from rough skin texture to hair loss. Discover what all the buzz is about and learn more about PRP by scheduling an appointment at McLean & Potomac Dermatology today.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-Rich Plasma is a substance made up of platelets extracted from your blood. Only a small blood sample is needed to retrieve and isolate these nourishing components. When reinjected into your body, platelets release numerous growth factors that respond to tissue injury and promote healing. PRP has been safely used in hundreds of thousands of procedures worldwide.
What Happens During a PRP Treatment?
During a short office visit, a small amount of your blood is drawn into a vacuum collection tube containing a separating gel. The tube is then placed into a centrifuge and spun to isolate the PRP. The red and white blood cells are displaced from the PRP and are located at the bottom of the collection tube.
The PRP that remains on top is ready for clinical use. In some cases, PRP is applied topically, in other cases, it is injected. This procedure takes less than 30 minutes, and only a small amount of blood is required. There are no foreign components, which eliminates the risk of adverse reactions. This procedure is FDA-cleared.
How Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Help?
Platelet-Rich Plasma offers several benefits:
- It improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (can be injected or used topically).
- It improves skin texture, tone, and overall quality.
- It encourages hair growth for individuals with hair loss disorders (a series of treatments recommended).
- It serves as a great option for minor scar revision.
Schedule Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD
Platelet-Rich Plasma is a revolutionary treatment that can do wonders for your skin. If you’re interested in a natural option for treating your body, PRP may be just what you’re looking for. Learn more today by scheduling an appointment at McLean & Potomac Dermatology.
You can schedule your consultation by messaging us on this site or calling us at (703) 356-5111.