Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an advanced aesthetic treatment that leverages the natural healing properties of your body’s blood cells. Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery uses platelet rich plasma to rejuvenate the skin, reduce the appearance of acne scars, and restore thinning hair, among other therapies.
Platelets are one of several components that make up the blood in your body. The growth factors inside these platelets typically respond to injuries and inflammation. By concentrating the platelets into an injectable solution, CCFPS can deliver a treatment of highly enriched growth factors precisely where you need it.
Patients in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia choose our practice for cosmetic care in part because of our expertise and specialization. Nearly all of our treatments and procedures focus on the face, head, and neck, and our medical director, Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter, is a board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery. CCFPS is committed to aesthetic improvement and rejuvenation, and we rely on modern, proven, and effective techniques like PRP to support our patients’ goals.
Your Options With Platelet Rich Plasma
Depending on your needs, injections with platelet rich plasma can help with wound healing, promote more youthful and cosmetically appealing skin, and protect and nourish hair follicles to prevent thinning. We invite you to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our practice.
Facial Rejuvenation and Scar Healing
Over time, your skin can become pigmented and sun-damaged due to environmental exposure, aging, and genetics. Acne can also cause scarring that detracts from a smooth and clear complexion.
Our practice provides Washington, DC-area patients with platelet rich plasma injections to improve the tone and texture of their skin. Growth factors in the treatment promote wound healing and collagen turnover, which can also significantly diminish acne scarring.
Typically, Dr. Porter will recommend combining platelet rich plasma with microneedling. This can help introduce the growth factors into the subdermal layers where they can have a greater effect. Dr. Porter may also suggest supplemental treatments for improved skin tightening and acne scar reduction, such as Aerolase® Neo®, photofacials, NanoLaserPeel™, microdermabrasion, and radiofrequency therapy.
Hair Restoration / Thinning Hair
If you have early hair loss, you may benefit from injections with platelet rich plasma. Our practice offers the treatment to Washington, DC-area men and women to create a nutrient-dense environment around the hair follicles. This nourishes the hair in a way that can limit hair loss and promote hair regrowth.
Patients who have scarring or extensive hair loss may require a combination of microneedling and platelet rich plasma treatments. As with the skin rejuvenating procedure described above, this approach allows the PRP solution to reach the deeper layers of tissue. Dr. Porter can also discuss an option for speeding up hair restoration by injecting more growth factors in the initial treatments to jump-start the process.
Treatment With Platelet Rich Plasma
Getting a PRP treatment is a simple and straightforward process:
- Following a blood draw, we will use our Eclipse PRP® system to separate out the plasma.
- Depending on your needs, we may perform microneedling or inject the platelet rich plasma directly.
- If you are having hair treatments, we will use a medical chiller from Zimmer Aesthetics to numb the site beforehand. Desensitizing the area will make the experience much more comfortable.
Most of our Washington, DC-area patients are finished in about one hour, which includes the blood draw, PRP processing, and injections. If you are coming to us for facial rejuvenation or scar reduction, you may need 3-4 sessions before you see a significant improvement. Hair restoration patients typically have 4-6 sessions to start. Treatments take place once a month, and we recommend that patients visit us every three months after their initial regimen to maintain the benefits.
Talk with CCFPS about platelet rich plasma and whether you are a good candidate for treatment. Schedule a consultation online or by calling us in the Washington, DC area at (301) 652-8191.