Garza Plastic Surgery offers platelet-rich plasma therapy treatments for patients looking for a minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. This rejuvenating treatment stimulates the production of collagen, creates new blood cells, and regenerates damaged tissue to improve the overall quality and health of your skin. If you are looking for a treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and tighten loose or lax skin, platelet-rich therapy may be the right choice for you!
Are you interested in learning more about our platelet-rich therapy treatments? Contact our office in Nashville today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our expert staff!
Platelet-rich plasma contains concentrated levels of platelets, about three to five times the amount of platelets found in blood circulating in the body. To create platelet-rich plasma, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and is placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the plasma. The PRP is then re-injected in small amounts into the dermal layer of the patient’s skin. PRP therapy is known as an autologous treatment because it is created from the patient’s own blood. This regenerative treatment helps reduce the visible signs of aging by stimulating the production of new collagen, regenerating damaged tissues, and increasing blood flow in the treated area.
We typically recommend at least three treatments spaced about four to eight weeks apart in order to achieve optimal results from PRP therapy. The number of treatments needed to achieve desired results can vary from patient to patient.
Platelet-rich plasma improves the quality of your skin on a cellular level so the results of the treatment appear gradually. Most patients begin to notice an improvement in the tone and texture of their skin about a month after treatment with optimal results becoming visible about three months following the initial treatment. Results of PRP therapy treatments can last for 18 to 24 months. Results may vary.
PRP therapy treatments have no downtime associated with them. Most patients are able to immediately return to their daily activities following a treatment session.
PRP therapy is an autologous treatment, meaning it comes from the patient’s own body, so there is little chance of an adverse reaction. You may experience some minor injection-related side effects like mild bruising, swelling, or irritation at the injection site. These side effects are temporary and typically subside within a week of treatment.
Do you want to find out how you can benefit from the PRP therapy treatments offered at Garza Plastic Surgery? Contact our office in Nashville today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our staff!
PRP therapy for hair restoration thickens the hair and promotes growth. If you’re unfamiliar with PRP (platelet rich plasma), your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test). Your blood is spun at a high speed in a centrifuge which causes the platelets to separate from the other blood components. The PRP is then injected into the the point of care which in this case would be the scalp.
How does it work?
Platelets in our blood contain growth factors that increase collagen production, regenerate tissue, tighten skin, rejuvenate skin texture, and improve hair regrowth by entering the hair bulb circulation and stimulating the stem cells which promotes changes in the follicle.
Does it hurt?
We use a Zimmer cooler to blow cool air on the injection site during the treatment which helps soothe any discomfort.
For this long lasting treatment, we recommend 4 treatment sessions separated by 4-6 weeks then 1-2 treatments per year for maintenance.
Do you want to find out how you can benefit from the PRP Hair Restoration offered at Garza Plastic Surgery? Contact our office in Nashville today for more information or to schedule a consultation with a member of our staff!