Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses your body’s natural ability to heal to regenerate many types of healthy, new tissues. With advanced PRP treatments, Dr. Susan Hyun at Miracle Laser Medical Clinic can rejuvenate your facial skin, restore a more youthful appearance, and alleviate ongoing knee pain. To schedule a consultation and discover whether PRP is a good option for you, call the office in Santa Clarita, California, or use the online booking feature.
Along with white blood cells, red blood cells, and plasma, your blood contains platelets. Platelets are best known for clotting blood when you’re injured, but they have another important role.
When platelets travel to the site of an injury, they release growth factors, which are essential for healing, because growth factors trigger the synthesis of new blood vessels and tissues.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that contains a higher concentration of platelets than is normally found in your blood. When a high concentration of platelets is infused into your skin, or injected into a damaged or diseased area of your body, the platelets accelerate healing and stimulate new tissue regeneration.
When you choose to have a procedure that includes PRP, it’s made from your own blood in the office. Dr. Hyun draws a blood sample and places it in a centrifuge, where the platelets and plasma are separated from other blood components to create your own PRP.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses very fine needles to produce small punctures in your skin. These tiny wounds stimulate the release of growth factors and trigger collagen production.
Microneedling triggers skin rejuvenation, treating problems such as:
Dr. Hyun performs microneedling using the Eclipse MicroPen®, which delivers quick, vertical needle penetration. With the MicroPen, she can treat small areas that dermal rollers can’t reach, and she can adjust the needle depth to customize your treatment.
When Dr. Hyun applies PRP to your skin after microneedling, the small channels created by the MicroPen allow PRP to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin, creating a facial treatment that exceeds microneedling alone.
The growth factors in PRP promote new collagen production and the growth of essential skin tissues, while also accelerating healing. Combining microneedling with PRP boosts your overall results.*
PRP is frequently used to manage knee pain. Whether your pain is due to an injury or osteoarthritis, PRP relieves the pain as growth factors reduce inflammation, regenerate blood vessels, and promote healing and new tissue growth in tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joint tissues.
If you’d like to learn more about PRP, alone or with microneedling, call Miracle Laser Medical Clinic or schedule a consultation using online booking.
*Individual results may vary.