PRP Specialist

Kaizen Medispa

Medical Spa located in Bethesda, MD

Stretch marks, acne scars, and other unwanted blemishes make your skin appear rough and damaged, but they’re a fact of life. Fortunately, Kaizen Medispa in Bethesda, Maryland, offers an increasingly popular treatment called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to safely heal and reinvigorate your skin. To learn more about PRP injections and the possibility of brighter, clearer skin, call Kaizen Medispa or reserve an appointment online today.

PRP Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a liquid injectable substance that looks a lot like your blood. In fact, it’s made using a concentration of platelets, growth factors, and liquid plasma that all come straight from within your veins. 

Your Kaizen Medispa provider draws blood from your arm and separates it into distinct layers using a centrifuge. They remove the layer containing platelets suspended in plasma and prepare it for injections. When injected back into your body, the platelets release growth factors that stimulate cell turnover and new collagen fiber growth.

How can PRP benefit me?

PRP has a myriad of clinical and aesthetic purposes, including joint repair, skin rejuvenation, and hair growth stimulation for balding men and women. The team at Kaizen Medispa offers three aesthetic procedures using PRP to motivate cell growth and health. 

PRP microneedling

A PRP microneedling procedure works just like standard microneedling with purportedly quicker results. Your provider uses a skin roller with many tiny needles that faintly puncture your skin. Your skin naturally heals the puncture spots and a topical application of PRP accelerates healing.

Pure PRP skin injections

During this procedure, your physician injects pure PRP into the skin on your face as a natural filler. It may help subtly reduce signs of aging like skin looseness, age spots, acne scars, and dark circles under your eyes.

PRP with hyaluronic acid fillers

You can combine PRP with hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® for a boost to your facial plumping and recontouring results. With this combination, you can add volume to wrinkles and folds, fine lines, eye bags, and thin lips. 

Can anyone get PRP treatments?

Aesthetic PRP injections are an enticingly natural treatment option. Since the product comes from your own body, there’s little to no chance that you’ll react poorly to it. However, not everyone can safely get PRP treatments, so you must first undergo a consultation.

You are a candidate to have your own PRP injected into your skin if you:

  • Haven’t taken blood thinners recently
  • Don’t have bloodborne illnesses
  • Don’t have lupus
  • Want a more youthful appearance
  • Can handle the sight of blood

If you don’t meet the criteria for PRP treatments, your Kaizen Medispa provider discusses other skin rejuvenation options that may be a better fit for you.

Call Kaizen Medispa or book an appointment online today to learn more about regenerative aesthetic treatments with PRP.