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PRP

Alexis Stephens, DO, FAAD, FAOCD -  - Dermatology

Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

Alexis Stephens, DO, FAAD, FAOCD

Dermatology & Aesthetic Clinic located in Coral Springs, FL

For years, athletes have received injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help their injuries heal faster and get them back to the playing field. Today, PRP’s list of medical uses has expanded to encompass many cosmetic treatments, and Alexis Stephens, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, offers several that enhance your skin’s health and appearance at Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Coral Springs, Florida. To discuss the possibility of adding PRP injections to your treatment, simply call the clinic or go online to book your appointment today.

PRP Q & A

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an injectable solution created using your own blood. It contains a high concentration of platelets, which are a type of blood cells responsible for helping your blood clot. 

PRP also contains growth factors that assist in healing tissue damage and promoting new tissue growth.

To create PRP, Dr. Stephens draws some of your blood and puts it in a spinning device called a centrifuge for 10-15 minutes. When it comes out, the blood has separated into layers. One of these layers is filled with platelets — this is your PRP. 

What can PRP do?

At Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, you can get these treatments utilizing PRP injections to revitalize your skin and overall appearance:

Vampire facials

Vampire facials are microneedling treatments combined with PRP injections. The injections enhance the skin-rejuvenating results of microneedling by further healing scars and damage and plumping your skin to help reduce wrinkles.

Hair loss treatments

If you have bald spots or thinning patches, Dr. Stephens may recommend PRP injections to promote hair growth. Combined with other treatments or medications, the injections improve the blood flow in your scalp and help your hair follicles thrive.

Liquid fillers

If you get dermal fillers to volumize your face, neck, or hands, you may have the option to use PRP instead of traditional fillers or alongside them. The substance promotes tissue growth and regeneration to enhance your appearance.

Who can get PRP injections?

Since PRP injections come from your own blood, they carry a lower risk than other injectable treatments. If you have healthy blood, there’s a fair chance that PRP injections are a possibility for you. However, they’re not for everyone.

Dr. Stephens may advise you to try other treatments if you:

  • Are HIV positive or have AIDS
  • Have any type of cancer
  • Have Hepatitis C or other blood-borne illnesses
  • Have an infection
  • Take blood-thinning medications

Dr. Stephens can only definitively decide on PRP injections as part of your treatment after a thorough examination and asking a variety of questions about your health.

To enrich your treatment plan with PRP injections, call Parkland Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery or book your appointment online today.