Our dermatologist NYC practice offers Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy, as it is a 100% natural approach to regenerative skin care, harnessing the rejuvenation potential of the patient’s own body. This 20-minute treatment reverses the signs of aging and sun damage, and can also help with hair thinning, in just three steps:
- The patient’s blood is drawn, just like a routine exam at their PCP’s office.
- The blood is purified in a centrifuge, extracting the plasma.
- This PRP is injected into the treated areas using microneedles, stimulating the natural regenerative processes.
The PRP is rich in proteins and growth factors that induce skin cells to produce new collagen and elastin, and exhibit renewed growth. We use the AQUAGOLD microneedling device in our office which uses needles with a diameter smaller than human hair, making the procedure incredibly comfortable.
PRP Therapy is used as a treatment for hair thinning and also smooths skin, improving texture and the appearance of many signs of aging and other skin conditions, including:
- Fine Lines
- Sun Damage
- Skin Texture
- Light Scarring, including those from acne
- Hair Loss (alopecia)
Patients will begin to see mild improvement in the treated areas within the first few weeks, but full correction occurs within 4-6months. For most patients, several treatments are necessary to see substantial results!