PRP (platelet-rich plasma)

What is PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)?

It is an innovative treatment for hair loss, acne scars, fine lines, and textural irregularities of the skin. PRP is plasma with many more platelets and platelet-derived growth factors than what is typically found in blood. Because platelet-derived growth factors have substantial regenerative effects, PRP has evolved with a wide range of applications in dermatology.

The efficacy of PRP in acne scarring and hair loss increases when the procedure is combined with other minimally invasive procedures such as microneedling. Such combination therapies are available at GK Dermatology.

Greater Boston PRP Procedure

To develop a PRP preparation blood must be drawn from the patient. Then the platelets are separated from other blood cells via centrifugation. The increased concentration of platelets is then combined with the remaining blood. The preparation is then injected into the affected skin areas.

How many treatments will be needed?

The number of treatments depends on the type and severity of the skin problem. The average is 3. Improvement is usually seen over a period of months. Dr. Kroumpouzos discusses the recommended aftercare prior to the procedure.