Platelet Rich Plasma in Greensboro, NC
For those who want the benefits of cosmetic treatments, but prefer to not introduce foreign substances into their bodies, Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center offers PRP therapy, a revolutionary new treatment that uses your body’s natural healing process to rejuvenate and enhance your appearance. Double board-certified surgeon Dr. H. Christopher Coley specializes in PRP therapy for patients in and around Greensboro, Burlington, and surrounding communities in North Carolina.
What is PRP?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a non-invasive treatment that uses the platelets in your own blood to rejuvenate your skin, scalp, and other areas. Platelet-rich plasma is produced by “spinning” a patient’s blood to separate the platelets into a rich gel-like substance. This substance may be applied topically or injected into strategic sites on the face, head, and body. PRP is used to enhance one’s appearance by repairing damaged skin, adding fullness and volume to the skin and reducing the appearance of sagging and wrinkles. PRP also stimulates healing in both bones and soft tissue.
Benefits of PRP
Using your body’s own platelet-rich plasma to treat certain conditions in the skin and scalp provides a number of benefits, such as the following:
- Non-invasive, non-surgical procedure
- All natural, minimizing the risk of allergic reaction
What Can I Expect from PRP Therapy?
Treatment with platelet-rich plasma begins by drawing a small amount of blood, which is then processed in a machine that “spins” the blood and separates the platelets from the other components, forming a gel-like substance. The platelet-rich plasma may be either injected or applied topically during treatment.
How Does PRP Therapy Differ From Other Types of Skin Treatments?
The most unique property of PRP therapy is its benefit of enhancing tissue development. This means that, in addition to simply stimulating collagen production as other products do, PRP actually nourishes and regenerates tissue, using nutrients from your own blood.
Recovery from PRP Therapy
There is no required recovery period following PRP therapy. Some patients may choose to have the treatment performed in conjunction with another procedure, and in those cases, patients may have to undergo the typical recovery period associated with the other procedure. Although the platelets begin to nourish your skin immediately, you may not notice visible results for three to four weeks. In some cases, Dr. Coley may recommend additional treatments for optimal results.
What Will PRP Therapy Do for My Skin?
PRP treatments provide many benefits, including the following:
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin texture, volume, smoothness and elasticity
- Stimulates production of collagen, enhancing facial contours
- Improves such chronic conditions as acne and rosacea, as well as others
- Reduces the appearance of dark circles underneath the eyes
Will Everyone Benefit from PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is known to be very safe since the treatment uses your own blood and plasma, minimizing any risk of allergic reaction. Although anyone may be a candidate for this treatment, Dr. Coley’s recommendations will depend specifically on your cosmetic goals, and he may recommend an alternative or additional treatment if he feels that PRP therapy will not yield the results you desire.
PRP therapy, an innovative new development in cosmetic skin care, can improve skin tone and texture to help you achieve a younger-looking appearance. The Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center offers PRP therapy to residents of Greensboro, Burlington, and neighboring communities in North Carolina. If you want to know more about the benefits of PRP therapy, contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Coley.