PRP Therapy

PRP Therapy – Skin Rejuvenation and Hair Restoration at Art Plastic Surgery in Paramus

After decades of being used to heal sports injuries, PRP therapy has entered the realm of cosmetic medicine as a treatment for both skin aging and hair loss. PRP treatment provides a completely natural way to stimulate the production of collagen and activate hair follicles that have become dormant.

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Luis A. Zapiach and Dr. John T. Cozzone combine PRP treatment with microneedling to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin. This treatment can be performed as a standalone procedure, or it can be combined with a non-surgical facelift for more dramatic results.

How PRP Therapy Works

PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma,” a powerful compound that’s derived from blood plasma. PRP contains a high percentage of human growth factors, proteins that carry messages between cells to stimulate growth and repair. To perform a PRP treatment, our doctors start by drawing a small amount of blood from the patient. They then process the blood in a special medical device called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood at very high speeds to isolate and purify the PRP it contains. The PRP is then injected into the facial skin or scalp.

The patient will require a series of three initial treatments for optimal results.

When PRP is injected into the skin, it both stimulates the growth of new cells and tells existing cells to produce more collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are integral to maintaining the health of the skin. These compounds keep the skin strong and supple, making it resistant to stretching and creasing. Collagen also increases skin volume by attracting water molecules to the skin’s surface.

Declining levels of collagen and elastin contribute heavily to skin aging. As collagen levels drop, the skin becomes thin, weak, and unable to repair itself effectively. Lines, creases, and areas of loose skin therefore gradually form as the skin is pulled and pinched by normal facial movements. By replacing the collagen that’s been lost during the aging process, PRP therapy effectively treats the cause of skin aging—not just the symptoms. The rejuvenating skin effects of PRP also make it a great treatment for scars, stretch marks, and areas of rough or uneven skin.

To improve PRP saturation and collagen production, Dr. Zapiach and Dr. Cozzone use microneedling to prepare the skin for PRP treatment. During microneedling, extremely fine needles are used to create tiny channels in the skin. This process activates the body’s healing response, causing it to send collagen to treated areas. Then, PRP is infused into the channels created by microneedling to boost cellular regeneration.

PRP therapy is a safe, effective treatment for alopecia (hair loss). When PRP is injected into dormant hair follicles, it sends messages telling the hair follicles to become active again. As a result, the patient’s hair begins to grow back naturally. Unlike chemical hair growth treatments, PRP is suitable for use on all patients and will not cause irritation or other adverse effects.  

The patient will require maintenance treatments three times a year for continued hair stimulation. We also utilize a laser helmet that is safe and effective for continued stimulation of the hair follicles that are reactivated by PRP.

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Our team is ready to help you navigate through the next steps of you booking your procedure. Contact us today!

The Benefits of PRP Treatment

  • PRP therapy is very safe. PRP treatment is not associated with serious risks or side effects. It cannot cause an allergic reaction or prolonged irritation because it uses compounds sourced from the patient’s own body.
  • PRP can be used on all skin tones. Unlike other skin rejuvenation methods, PRP therapy will not lighten dark skin or cause hyperpigmentation.
  • PRP treatment doesn’t require downtime. Patients can return to all their normal activities within a few hours of having this procedure.

To find out whether PRP treatment is right for you, contact Dr. Cozzone and Dr. Zapiach to arrange a personal consultation. If you’d like to learn more about this procedure before booking a consultation, consult the FAQ below.

PRP Therapy FAQ

Most patients don’t report experiencing significant discomfort during PRP treatment. We use an anesthetic cream to numb the skin before performing microneedling to keep our patients comfortable. With the addition of ProNox™ sedation, a safe and highly effective inhaled medication, patients do not feel discomfort during their procedure.

PRP treatment is only minimally invasive, so you won’t have to rest after having this procedure. Some patients experience slight stinging sensations and redness during recovery, but these symptoms are typically very mild. After 48 to 72 hours, any redness usually dissipates.

Most patients notice some improvements in the condition of their skin within three days after having PRP therapy. However, full results can take up to two months to manifest. If you’re having PRP hair treatment, your results may take between three to six months to become fully evident.

Arrange a PRP Treatment Consultation in Paramus, NJ

If you’re ready to try PRP therapy, contact Art Plastic Surgery in Paramus to arrange your consultation. To get in touch with us, you can use our online contact form or phone us at (201) 251-6622. Dr. Zapiach and Dr. Cozzone will be happy to help you find the most effective, comfortable treatments to meet all your cosmetic needs.