Scar Modification

Lighten scars with Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments

Platelet-rich plasma therapy first gained notoriety for its use by athletes looking to speed up the injury-healing process. Today, PRP injections are being used in many instances to help tissues heal and encourage healthy cell growth and regeneration. Using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for minimizing scars, combines laser resurfacing and PRP therapy to help recruit melanocytes to the surface of the skin for scar repigmentation.

The beneficial growth factors in platelets help with the creation of new blood vessels while also regenerating tissues. Scar therapy with PRP injections can minimize or eliminate scars by stimulating connective tissue cells called fibroblasts and epidermal cells called keratinocytes. When these skin-related cells are produced in a greater quantity, new collagen is created and laxity increased.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are based on your own healing blood and target signs of aging. Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that’s mostly made of water and protein. It lets red and white blood cells and platelets move through your bloodstream. Platelets are a type of blood cell that makes your blood clot. They also play a role in healing.

To collect plasma, blood is drawn from your body and the platelet-rich plasma is separated from the rest of the blood using a machine. The provider uses a needle to inject your plasma into the area of your body being treated. The platelets break down and release growth factors, which are compounds that help cells repair and renew, triggering the body’s natural healing process.

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