Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has become an extremely popular option for non-surgical cosmetic treatment of the skin. PRP can be performed as a topical or injectable treatment. We perform PRP treatments at SoHo Men’s Health in combination with microneedling to help enhance the skin’s appearance and treat common concerns such as acne scars or dry skin. Microneedling uses a series of fine needles to puncture the skin and create micro-wounds in the superficial dermis. This triggers the release of various growth factors and activates connective tissue proteins, both of which lead to the production of collagen, elastin, and capillaries. New vascularization and new collagen production lead to thickened skin and a reduction of scars, with improved skin texture, firmness, and hydration.
Did You Know?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is found in the blood and is composed of several growth factors that stimulate growth and healing.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for skin rejuvenation treatment using PRP injections?
You may be a candidate for skin rejuvenation treatment using PRP injections if you are looking to improve the appearance of your skin by reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines, dryness, and wrinkles. Since PRP is obtained from your own body, just about anyone can be an ideal candidate. To determine if skin rejuvenation treatment using PRP injections is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bortecen of SoHo Men’s Health today!
What can I expect when receiving skin rejuvenation treatment using PRP injections at SoHo Men’s Health?
At SoHo Men’s Health, skin rejuvenation treatment using PRP injections is completed by first drawing blood from your arm. This blood will then be placed in a centrifuge to extract the platelet-rich plasma. A numbing cream will then be applied to your face to keep you comfortable. Next, microneedling will be completed by rolling a small tool with tiny needles around your face. The final step is to apply the PRP to the treatment area so that it can be absorbed into the skin. In some cases, the PRP solution may also be injected into certain areas.
What can I expect after receiving skin rejuvenation treatment using PRP injections?
After the treatment, most men have little to no downtime and can return to their normal routine the day following treatment. In the days following your treatment, you may experience some soreness, tenderness, redness, or bruising around the treatment area. In most cases, this clears up within a few days. Depending on the unique condition of the skin and personal goals, it is recommended a series of multiple PRP sessions to achieve the best possible outcome. Many patients choose to undergo routine PRP treatments at least 2-3 times a year to maintain radiant and healthy skin.