PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
Talk about cutting edge science, platelet-rich plasma (commonly called PRP) harnesses the power of your own blood cells to rejuvenate your hair and skin! We are so excited to offer this to our patients at Michigan Dermatology Institute. Whether your problem is anti-aging, scarring, leg wounds or Hair Loss this treatment can do it all! For several years, athletes having been using this treatment for injuries and healing, and over the past few years Dermatologists have incorporated this technology to regrow hair, remodel scars and rejuvenate the skin! Call us today to see how your own body can rejuvenate you!
Q: What is Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
A: PRP is a specialized part of your own blood that is rich in growth factors derived from concentrated platelets (cells that help the body to stop bleeding and help with immunity). This yellowish-colored fluid that forms after the blood is spun down is then used on the skin or in the scalp for rejuvenation. Because it is from your own body, it is natural and without side effects.
Q: Why is PRP so popular?
A: The popularity stems from the fact that we are using your own body’s potential to rejuvenate itself in a safe method and from a perpetually renewing source. This is being done to fight cancer and infection, and we have advanced the technology to enhance our skin and hair. The safety and efficacy of this option are better than any we have available today.
Q: What are the expectations for this procedure?
A: For hair loss, we recommended a starter boost of four treatments every 6 weeks. After completing this, maintenance treatments once every 6 months will help sustain the benefits. Everyone is a little different, so sometimes maintenance treatments need to be every 3-4 months or less frequently every 8-10 months. For skin rejuvenation, we recommend treatments once a month for 3 months and then once a season. Again, everyone will need their own maintenance regimen customized to their skin.
Q: When are treatments available?
A: Treatments are available Monday thru Friday and one Saturday/month during clinic hours. Our board-certified dermatologist performs the treatments on you. Because of the safety and science, we are proud to offer this to our patients. Call today to learn more about this wonderful treatment option!