A lot of patients have heard of platelet-rich plasma as an effective therapy that can be part of regenerative medicine treatments. PRP injections can amplify the natural healing process of the body. The injection helps accelerate the healing process to reduce pain and improve body mobility and functions.
At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we use platelet-rich plasma to encourage natural growth functions and reverse hair thinning. Our dermatologists are experts in the delivery of injectable treatments, making us a safe choice for PRP injections. Under the guidance of Dr. Tanzi, our experienced staff provides injection treatments with exceptionally high medical standards.
PRP is a versatile treatment with many uses, so what exactly are the benefits of platelet-rich plasma?
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP for short, is obtained by drawing a sample of your blood ahead of treatment. During this process, our specialists deliver the sample to our in-house lab to create a concentrated solution that contains a high volume of platelets.
Plasma is the liquid part of the blood, which is composed of water and protein. The platelets, on the other hand, are blood cells that support both regeneration and healing processes. They rely on the plasma to circulate and reach their destination. A PRP injection energizes cellular activity by introducing a high concentration of platelets.
You can use platelet-rich plasma to address hair loss. We offer a PRP treatment that can reactivate the hair follicles and reduce hair thinning while promoting growth. Our team will be working closely with you to determine how many PRP treatments will be necessary for long-lasting results, and when to consider maintenance injections.
Benefits of PRP
Our team uses a single blood draw to prepare your PRP treatment individually customized to your needs. As the process uses your own blood, risks of allergic reactions and/or rejection of the treatment are non-existent.
Patients can expect to start seeing results within weeks with improvements to continue gradually over 2 to 3 months. Because platelet-rich plasma treatments use natural components that are recognized by the body, the body can get to work on the healing and regenerative processes rapidly. PRP can also have anti-aging benefits, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Our patients don’t experience any downtime and carry on with their day with little to no side effects.
Am I a Candidate for PRP Treatments?
We recommend our PRP treatment for patients who are in search of a hair loss, anti-aging, or minimally-invasive procedure.
Dr. Tanzi and her team work closely with their patients to ensure that the platelet-rich plasma treatment is suitable. Ideally, candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations. We do not recommend this treatment for our patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or have blood disorders.
Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about PRP treatments? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.
*Individual results may vary.