Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Q&A2016-06-03T12:27:04-04:00

What is PRP?

PRP is a substance that is found in our blood.  It contains stem cells which have healing properties.  Our bodies naturally produce stem cells, but PRP contains approximately 5x as many of these stem cells than normal blood.  Until recently, PRP has only been used by orthopedic surgeons for tendons, ligaments and cartilage repair, primarily for sports-related injuries.  The premise is that it stimulates tissue recovery by increasing collagen production.

PRP is now used for hair growth and facial rejuvenation and the same premise holds true.  As we age, collagen production decreases.  This decrease is made evident by changes in skin elasticity or wrinkles.  By injecting PRP under the eyes and around the mouth, the stimulation of collagen will decrease the depth of wrinkles and the darkness of under-eye circles.

PRP is minimally-invasive and can be combined with other surgeries to promote healing and to optimize your ultimate result.

PRP can also be used to decrease the depth of acne scarring, as well

Recovery from PRP, alone, is approximately 3 days.


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