Center for Dermatology
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If you’ve been looking for a natural, nonsurgical way to reverse the signs of aging, look no further. At the Center for Dermatology, board-certified dermatologist Abdul Hafeez, MD, uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help his patients rejuvenate their skin and restore hair growth. Learn more about what PRP can do for you by calling the office in Lawrenceville, Georgia, or by requesting your appointment online.
PRP Q & A
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment that harnesses your body’s own healing power. By injecting PRP into targeted locations, your provider delivers platelets into your tissue. Platelets are the components of your blood that your body naturally directs to wounds whenever you’re injured and are effective at triggering growth factors which promote tissue healing and regeneration
When PRP is injected into targeted locations on your face, it can help reverse the signs of aging. When it is injected into the scalp, it can help restore hair growth.
PRP is derived from your own blood. Your treatment starts with a small sample of your blood that is drawn and then centrifuged to separate out the platelets. Once the platelet-rich plasma is ready, your provider injects it into targeted locations to deliver the desired results.
How does PRP work for aesthetics?
The Center for Dermatology offers PRP treatments to trigger rejuvenation in the skin, making it effective for minimizing the appearance of:
- Fine lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Acne scars
- Neck Wrinkles
PRP works by delivering platelet-derived growth factors into the dermal layer of your skin. This stimulates healing in your skin tissue while promoting the growth of new collagen. Collagen is the protein that makes your skin tight, hydrated, and elastic. PRP is often combined with microneedling and fractional laser resurfacing.
How does PRP work for hair restoration?
The providers at the Center for Dermatology offer PRP to help reverse hair loss for male and female patients. Before recommending PRP treatments for hair restoration, your physician or provider will perform an initial consultation to determine if PRP is right for you.
PRP for hair regrowth is performed by injecting platelet-rich plasma into targeted locations on your scalp, which can help kick-start activity in your hair follicles. As your hair follicles are supplied with growth factors, over time they will regain their ability to produce thick, healthy hair.
PRP treatments usually take 3-6 months to take effect. However, some patients may achieve their desired hair restoration results with just one treatment, but generally, most patients require a series of PRP treatments for greater hair growth.
If you're interested in PRP treatments, schedule an appointment by calling the Center for Dermatology at 770-682-2500 or request an appointment online today.