What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is often referred to as “liquid gold,” and with good reason. PRP is a concentrated blend of plasma cells and growth factors from your own blood. Facial treatments with PRP stimulate collagen and elastin resulting in firm skin, improved texture, and a brighter younger-looking you!
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Facial Rejuvenation Treatments: VAMPIRE FACIAL
A vampire facial uses micro needling to create channels for PRP absorption, resulting in improved texture and tone of the skin.
Hair Restoration Treatments: PRP with ACELL
Hair treatments using PRP + ACELL to stimulate dormant hair follicles to restore hair growth in thinning areas.
Platelet-rich plasma is one component of your blood, along with red and white blood cells. Platelets not only help your blood clot, the platelets are rich in growth factors, which promote healing. Platelet-rich plasma has even more of these growth factors than normal plasma, which means it can be used in combination with some of our restorative aesthetic treatments for optimal results.
To develop PRP, Dr. Ronald Schuster places a vial of your own blood in a centrifuge, which separates the platelets from the other blood cells. This PRP preparation is then used for hair restoration or facial rejuvenation at our greater Baltimore practice. To learn more about this rejuvenating non-surgical treatment, please call our team at 410-902-9800.
PRP for Facial Rejuvenation
Microneedling and PRP: Microneedling reduces the signs of aging on your face. PRP enhances microneedling results and encourages fast healing. Together, these treatments provide ideal rejuvenation results. It’s a great option for:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Age spots
- Acne scars
- Rough texture
First, Dr. Schuster uses the microneedling pen to create microscopic punctures in the skin. It’s completely painless because your skin is numbed with a topical cream first. The microneedling pen has a circular head of tiny needles. It is these needles that open up channels in your tissue, prompting a healing response and the development of new collagen. Skin looks great after microneedling alone, and is only made better by the addition of PRP.
Once the entire treatment area has been microneedled, Dr. Schuster smooths the platelet-rich plasma over your skin just like facial cream. The PRP immediately goes to work, getting absorbed into the tissue where it helps your skin heal faster and boosts the results of treatment.
You may benefit from more than one session to get the best results. You and Dr. Schuster will discuss your options during your consultation. This non-surgical treatment allows you to get back to your day immediately after, although you may want to take a couple days off from work because the skin may be red. You can cover up with cosmetics the day after treatment. After a few days, your skin should look luminous, refreshed, youthful and healthy.
PRP for Hair Restoration
Whether you are male or female, thinning hair can be devastating. At Dr. Schuster’s practice, we combine platelet-rich plasma with ACELL to stimulate new hair growth. Packed full of collagens and proteins, ACELL acts like a scaffold, allowing your cells to combine with the PRP growth factors to stimulate the hair follicles.
The process is painless. Your scalp will be numbed, and then the injections of PRP made into targeted locations across the scalp. To reiterate, this PRP is taken from a vial of your own blood that Dr. Schuster will draw during this same appointment. ACELL injections follow the PRP injections.
After about three months, you should begin to notice a difference in hair growth. Talk to Dr. Schuster about whether any re-treatments are necessary.
Find Out if You’re a PRP Candidate in Baltimore
These non-surgical hair and face treatments work naturally, without artificial components. That’s a feature many of our patients love. The next step is to schedule an appointment at our Lutherville-Timonium practice. Most people are great candidates for these treatments. Call our staff today at 410-902-9800. Although these treatments are non-surgical and minimally invasive, finding a qualified physician like Dr. Schuster is very important. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he has the training, education and experience needed to provide PRP treatments safely and effectively.