Wellness Medicine McKinney
Sunila Philips, MD, FAAFP
Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in McKinney, TX
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an advanced treatment that contains a large number of platelets, which are one of your body’s most important regenerative cells. Sunila Philips, MD, FAAFP, and the team at Wellness Medicine McKinney, in McKinney, Texas, specialize in regenerative medicine, offering PRP therapy to enhance hair growth, microneedling, and other aesthetic treatments. To learn more about the benefits of PRP therapy, call the office, or schedule an appointment online today.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP consists of a small amount of plasma, which is the liquid part of your blood, combined with a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are components of your blood that help to stop bleeding and promote healing.
Platelets travel to damaged tissues and release growth factors. The growth factors then:
- Activate the healing process
- Regulate inflammation
- Recruit stem cells to the area
- Support new cell growth
- Stimulate new blood vessel growth
Stem cells create all the new cells needed to repair and rebuild damaged tissues. Working together, platelets and stem cells are your body’s natural regenerative agents.
Where does PRP come from?
The PRP for your treatment comes from your own blood. Dr. Philips draws a sample of blood and processes it in a centrifuge that separates the platelets and plasma. Once your PRP is ready, she uses it for your therapy.
Does PRP improve cosmetic concerns?
Dr. Philps and the team at Wellness Medicine McKinney frequently perform PRP therapy for cosmetic purposes such as:
Treating acne scars
By combining microneedling with PRP, Dr. Philips can diminish facial acne scars. Microneedling alone improves the appearance of scars by replacing dead skin at the surface with new, collagen-rich skin.
When applied over the tiny wounds created during microneedling, PRP enhances skin rejuvenation and healing, strengthens the skin, and your acne scars virtually disappear.
Restoring hair loss
When applied to balding or thinning areas of hair, PRP can stimulate new hair growth, slow down hair loss, and even improve hair thickness. Dr. Philips may apply PRP by injection or perform microneedling over your scalp and then apply PRP. The microneedling wounds allow the platelets to infuse into your skin and the hair follicle.
Microneedling was originally designed to rejuvenate your skin by increasing the production of collagen and elastin. When microneedling treatments are combined with PRP, they can improve cosmetic problems such as loose skin, fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin, brown spots, and enlarged pores.
If you’re ready to learn more about how PRP can enhance microneedling and hair loss treatments, call Wellness Medicine McKinney, or request an appointment online today.