PRP Injections To Rejuvenate The Skin

What are PRP Injections? 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a compound that is found in your bloodstream that contains proteins to help you blood with clotting. PRP is produced by isolating and concentrating plasma. A plastic surgeon can administer PRP injections to help repair damaged tissues and help you body grow healthy, new cells. Because the the plasma for a PRP injection is concentrated, it helps the body's tissues heal at a faster rate.  

To harvest PRP, the red and white blood cells will be separated from the plasma. The plasma has a high concentration of platelets. The PRP is injected into the skin so collagen can aid in repairing damaged skin.  

How can PRP Injections Optimize Microneedling? 

When PRP injections are used with microneedling treatment, it can help you achieve healthier, smoother, and younger looking skin on only a few weeks. When used with microneedling, PRP injections can help:  

  • Reduce scars from acne; 
  • Improve skin tone and texture; 
  • Diminish wrinkles and fine lines. 

Microneedling and PRP therapy is also referred to as a Vampire Facial or a Vampire Facelift, and it is an ideal treatment for anyone who wants fast and noticeable results without a surgical facelift.  

PRP Injections Optimize the Results of Dermal Fillers 

Platelet Rich Plasma can be administered in conjunction with dermal fillers, which include Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse, to further enhance the growth of collagen. The effects of dermal fillers are typically immediate and will lead to longer lasting results when combined with PRP injections.  

PRP Therapy for Hair Loss 

PRP therapy is beginning to emerge as a popular treatment for hair loss for men and women. The Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into the scalp, which stimulates the hair follicles to grow new hair. This procedure is accompanied with minimal pain and is an effective way to treat hair loss or thinning hair.  

It can also be used to optimize hair transplants. When done in conjunction with hair transplants, Platelet Rich Plasma can speed the healing process, and patients typically see results much faster than if they had the surgery alone.  

What Other Conditions can PRP Therapy Treat? 

PRP therapy can also help with depressed scars that are caused by acne. A plastic surgeon will break up scar tissue and inject PRP into the hollow space under the skin. There are instances when a plastic surgeon will use dermal fillers or processed fat, which is fat that is harvested from a donor site on your body, to add volume and improve the overall results.  

Platelet Rich Plasma can also treat stretch marks. This treatment usually involves injecting PRP into the skin and using it as a topical gel, which will promote healing and collagen growth on the inside and outside.  

How Long Will Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Last? 

You will begin to see improvements to your skin immediately, which will continue for about three months. The overall results from PRP injections can last more than a year when administered by a skilled plastic surgeon.  

What is the Procedure for PRP Therapy? 

A small amount of blood must be drawn to begin the procedure. A plastic surgeon will clean and prepare your face for the injections. When PRP is administered in conjunction with microneedling, the platelets will also be used as a serum.  

To separate the Platelet Rich Plasma from red and white blood cells, your blood sample will be placed in a centrifuge. After the platelets and Platelet Rich Plasma are separated, they will be injected into the neck, face, or body with the use of tiny needles. A second injection may be recommended by your plastic surgeon for optimal results.  

After the injections, you may notice slight redness and a tight, tingling sensation. However, these are signs that the rejuvenation and healing response has started. Over the next few months, your skin will improve and feel supple.  

Who are Ideal Candidates for PRP Injections? 

Those with the following symptoms may be ideal candidates for PRP injections:  

  • Hyperpigmentation; 
  • Melasma; 
  • Acne scars; 
  • Fine lines and wrinkles. 

The following individuals may not be good candidates for PRP therapy:  

  • Individuals who are heavy smokers; 
  • Individuals with a substance abuse problem; 
  • Individuals with platelet dysfunction syndromes; 
  • Individuals with disorders that affect the blood and circulatory system; 
  • Individuals with metabolic disorders. 


The best way to find out if you are an ideal candidate for PRP injections is to schedule a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon who has experience administering PRP injections.  

How to Prepare for PRP Therapy 

If you are planning to have PRP therapy, you should be sure to keep your skin moisturized and wear sunblock that has an SPF of 30 or higher. To promote better healing, those who smoke should stop at least six weeks prior to the procedure.  

You should also avoid medications that promote bleeding, such as Aspirin or Advil. Retin-A or other skincare products that increase skin sensitivity shouldn't be used before the procedure. In addition, you should also let your plastic surgeon know what medications you are taking because some antibiotics can increase skin sensitivity.  

If you are considering PRP injections for skin rejuvenation in Denver, CO, it is important to find an experienced plastic surgeon. At Weber Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Weber is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic facial surgery, facial reconstruction, laser resurfacing, and facial injectable treatments, such as PRP therapy. Dr. Weber specializes in numerous procedures that include facelift, brow lift, eyelid lift, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, and facial implants.  

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