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Platelet Rich Plasma Tucson


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an advanced therapy that can improve your appearance. Because it contains various growth factors, PRP helps the body heal and regenerate tissue. Through injections of PRP, we can smooth our wrinkles and restore tissue volume.

Is Platelet Rich Plasma Right in Tucson For Me?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a by-product of blood (plasma) that is rich in platelets. Because of its cost, treatment with PRP was once confined to the hospital setting. Today, new technology allows us to harvest more platelets from a patient, making the treatment affordable and available to more people.

PRP allows your body to use normal healing pathways at an accelerated rate. During healing, your body rushes many cell types, including platelets, to a wound. Platelets assist in blood clot formation and release growth factors into the wound, which helps the body regenerate tissue. As more growth factors are released, more stem cells are stimulated to produce new tissue. Your body then heals faster and with greater efficiency.

Who Can Benefit from Platelet Rich Plasma?

Because Platelet Rich Plasma Tucson contains growth factors, it can be used for a variety of applications, including cosmetic treatments.

Treatment with PRP can:

  • Enhance wound healing
  • Provide a matrix to stimulate collagen growth in your tissue
  • Add tissue volume to improve skin quality and contour
  • Help repair bone during various oral surgery procedures

If you have certain bleeding disorders or hematologic diseases, you are probably not a candidate for PRP. During a consultation, we can determine if PRP is a suitable treatment for you.

What to Expect During a Cosmetic PRP Treatment

PRP is a convenient office procedure. First, a small amount (about 55 cc) of your own blood is drawn out with an IV. The blood is then placed in the PRP centrifuge and spun, separating the blood into layers of plasma, blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. With a special device, we extract the rich concentration of platelets from the plasma. The PRP is then ready to use. The PRP will then be applied either topically or injected under the skin.

After Your PRP Treatment

Your skin will exhibit some redness and you may experience some minor discomfort for the first 48 hours. After about two weeks, you should see a more healthy and vibrant appearance in your skin. New collagen will gradually improve skin firmness and reverse the signs of aging. Over the next 12-18 months, you'll see continued improvements as new collagen is produced.

Understanding the Risks of Platelet Rich Plasma

This treatment is very safe. Platelet Rich Plasma Tucson is a product of your own blood, so disease transmission is not a concern. During your visit to our practice, we will discuss all of the risks and potential side effects of PRP treatment in great detail.

To Learn More About Platelet Rich Plasma in Tucson

To learn more about PRP, please contact the office of Tucson cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mikel Lo. Remember to subscribe to our email list to receive updates about cosmetic treatment specials and other exclusive offers. Call (520) 877-2725 to speak with the staff of About Faces Cosmetic Surgery in Tucson, AZ.