Platelet Rich Plasma uses a patient’s own platelets and fibrin products from their own blood to rejuvenate skin and soft tissue, improve graft survival, and heal soft tissue injury. Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. an Alabama cosmetic surgeon has introduced this into his Birmingham plastic surgery practice. “PRP has a lot of uses and benefits. It is safe minimally invasive, and performed in the office. Patients own blood cells and factors stimulate healing, collagen production, and increased volume. It is used for thin wrinkly skin around the eyelids and hands. It is used to improve facial wrinkling, volume loss, and acne scars. PRP is also an option to treat hair loss. We use it to boost graft survival in my Alabama hair restoration practice. Platelet rich plasma finds a place in the operating room as it helps fat graft survival as well. Fat grafting in breast reconstruction is playing a more prominent role and PRP will do so as well.”
PRP is different from Botox and injectable fillers as they are eventually broken down over time. PRP products stimulate growth of tissue. Several treatments three to four months apart yields the best results. There are no side effects nor allergic reactions as the patient’s own blood is being used. ” Platelet Rich plasma therapy is an excellent tool to use for minimally invasive facial rejuvenation and can be used with Botox and injectables to add an additional layer of new healthier soft tissue.” Adds Dr. Beckenstein” Each modality complements the other as they have different uses and effects.”
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a great option for facial rejuvenation and in the right circumstances can delay or eliminate the need for facelifts and other more invasive procedures. If you are interested in learning more about PRP please contact us at 205-933-9308 or 1-866-MSBMD77.