Why Is PRP Used for Cosmetic Procedures?

Published on: April 8, 2018

For many years, platelet-rich plasma or PRP has been used in medical procedures, especially for wound healing. Now, you will see PRP used in many different applications including facelifts, hair loss treatment and other cosmetic procedures. The unique properties of PRP make it a versatile substance that can benefit many types of healing and repair in the body, including procedures that are done for cosmetic purposes.

What Does PRP Do?

The secret behind PRP is its ability to help skin and tissue repair faster, without using drugs or substances that may cause a poor reaction with the patient. PRP is retrieved from the patient’s own blood, purified through a centrifuge and used to enhance healing. Whether used to help a wound heal after surgery or trauma, or used to repair skin or hair follicles, it acts the same. It gives the body elements that it needs to repair itself, without risk of allergic or other adverse reactions.

Cosmetic Procedures that Use PRP

PRP is used in a few different cosmetic procedures that are available through plastic surgeons and other medical professionals. One of the first uses was the “Vampire Facelift” that injects PRP into the facial skin to help it repair aging cells and improve collagen levels for a more youthful appearance. PRP is also used in hair loss treatments, injected into the scalp to help restore and improve hair growth by repairing hair follicles. By adding concentrated growth factors and other elements found in PRP, the skin and other tissue can repair and rejuvenate at a higher level.

If you are interested in learning more about PRP for cosmetic purposes, contact a local plastic surgeon that offers PRP treatments for skin or hair.

Posted on behalf of:
Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

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