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Skin Rejuvenation and Skin flaws

New to Dermatology Associates – PRP treatments!

Platelet Rich Plasma also known as “PRP” is derived from your own blood.  

PRP has been used since 1997 to help promote healing in dental, orthopedic and plastic surgery procedures.  

Over the last few years the benefits of skin rejuvenation has been recognized

What is PRP?

PRP is derived from your own blood via a blood draw just like when you have lab work completed.  A fraction of blood (10ml ) is drawn, which is relatively small amount.  The blood is then spun in a special centrifuge to separate its components (red blood cells, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and plasma.  These growth factors include platelet derived growth factors  interact with the local cells and send signals that initiate a variety of events such as cell division and migration.  The basic idea behind PRP topical application and injection is to deliver high concentrations of growth factors to an area of aging and/or scarring.  At WHAM we use PRP both topically after Dermapen or laser treatments .

What are the benefits of PRP treatments?


proving fine lines and wrinkles, increasing production of collagen and elastin and improving the appearance of scars.  There is minimal down time with natural looking results.

What can be treated?

  • Skin rejuvenation: Face, neck, chest, and hands
  • Post acne scars, post traumatic scars and surgery scars
  • Hair fall

PRP Before Treatment Instructions:

  • Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) for 10 days before treatment.  These substances impair platelet function in the normal clotting process and thus promotes bleeding and bruising.
  • Eat a light meal and be well hydrated as this treatment does require us to draw some blood.
  • Do not wear makeup the day of treatment
  • Most patients can resume normal activities after this treatment

PRP After treatment Instructions:

  • Do not expose yourself to long periods in the sun for 2- 3 days
  • Do not expose yourself to extreme hot or cold temperatures or to large swings in temperature for 2-3 days
  • No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post treatment
  • No complimentary treatments such as peels, laser treatments, etc should be performed for at least 2 weeks