PRP

AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta

Maki Rheaume, MD

Aesthetic Medical Spa & Internal Medicine located in Marietta, GA

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a safe regenerative injectable that can boost skin vitality or treat hair loss. At AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, injector Maki Rheaume, MD, processes your blood to make PRP and prepare it for injection. To schedule a PRP treatment consultation, call the office or request an appointment online today.

PRP Q&A

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance that you can get as a cosmetic injectable at AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta. This substance comes from your blood and contains the components that aid in the healing process. 

PRP injections can improve skin health and vitality because they contain:

Blood platelets

Platelets are cell fragments within the blood that help your blood clot and form scabs. They serve the purpose of stopping or controlling bleeding. 

Blood plasma

Plasma is the yellow liquid part of your blood containing proteins and growth factors essential for healing. 

What are the benefits of PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma serves several important functions in aesthetic medicine. At AdvancedMD Aesthetics of Atlanta, you can get PRP injections into the skin to improve its tone and texture. The substance stimulates skin cell growth and turnover, which can rejuvenate your:

  • The skin around your eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Chin and jaw
  • Hands
  • Neck
  • Décolletage

Skin rejuvenation with PRP results in fewer wrinkles, tighter and firmer skin, and smaller pores. As a result, you may notice a boost in volume as well as a distinct healthy new glow. 

When placed evenly in the scalp, PRP injections can stimulate natural hair growth to treat certain types of baldness and hair loss or thinning. 

Where does PRP for my treatment come from?

When you get PRP injections at Advanced Aesthetics of Atlanta, the PRP in your treatment comes from your own blood instead of a donor’s blood. This improves the treatment’s safety by minimizing your chances of an adverse reaction to the injections. 

At the beginning of your appointment, Dr. Rheaume carefully draws a sample of blood from a vein in your arm. Then, she takes the blood and places it into a centrifuge which spins very rapidly. As it twirls, the centrifugal force causes the blood cells to separate from other types. 

There are several layers in the processed blood, one of which is full of platelets. 

Dr. Rheaume separates the PRP from the layers containing red and white blood cells. She then prepares it for injection and maps out the places where the injections will go.  

Treatments using PRP can rejuvenate skin cells and hair follicles alike depending on your goals with the procedure. To schedule a PRP injection consultation, call Advanced MD Aesthetics of Atlanta or request an appointment online today.