The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming more and more popular in Aesthetic Medicine. At Peninsula Plastic Surgery we employ its rejuvenating properties to treat thinning hair and skin wrinkling in both men and women. There is evidence to suggest results are enhanced if PRP injections are used in combination with another modality we use, called micro-needling. There are other uses of PRP that we can discuss at your visit.
In the office setting, we draw the patient’s own blood. We then “spin it down” in a specialized centrifuge to separate the multiple layers of blood. We carefully extract the layer containing the platelet rich plasma, the PRP.
For the treatment of thinning hair, we then use tiny needles to inject this fraction into the scalp. Your hair follicles become rejuvenated. We repeat the treatment in three months.
For improvement in wrinkles, we inject your PRP into the middle layer of skin — the papillary dermis. Maintenance treatments are helpful here as well.