Fairfax Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon & Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Fairfax, VA

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is among the most exciting innovations in aesthetic medicine and a great way to achieve a powerful and natural healing boost. At Fairfax Plastic Surgery in Fairfax, Virginia, Dr. Sandra Fearrington, MD, incorporates PRP into several aesthetic treatments. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about how PRP can enhance your treatment outcomes. Scheduling takes just moments online or by phone, so make today the day you begin a path toward improved confidence.


What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a concentrated solution of your own blood. To understand the power of PRP, it helps to think about the components of your blood.

Human blood is made of a solution of liquids and solids. The liquid components include water and plasma, while the solids include red and white blood cells and platelets.

Platelets are responsible for your blood’s clotting function and are also filled with growth proteins that promote cellular turnover. By using a medical centrifuge to separate the liquids and solids, those platelets can be reintroduced into cleared plasma, creating a highly concentrated healing formulation.

How can PRP help with skin rejuvenation?

Platelet-rich plasma has been used in orthopedic treatments for years, where it helps promote tissue repair and speeds healing after injuries or surgical procedures. PRP is now entering many other areas of medicine, including cosmetic treatments.

Platelet-rich plasma can help your skin by promoting new tissue growth. One application involves adding PRP to micro-needling, a treatment that triggers new collagen production by creating hundreds of micro-injuries in the deeper layers of your skin.
PRP can speed that tissue growth and enhance the effects of microneedling.

PRP can also be injected directly into the areas of your face where you desire new tissue growth. These injections are administered using a very thin needle, take very little time, and are not painful. There is also a low risk of infection and other negative side effects because the treatment uses your own blood.

Can platelet-rich plasma help restore hair growth?

For men and women suffering from hair loss, finding a natural way to boost regrowth is important. When injected directly into the scalp, PRP can improve circulation and kickstart healthy follicle function, creating new hair growth.

The process requires multiple shallow scalp injections, but treatments take very little time and are not painful. It takes a few weeks to see improvement, but the results of PRP hair regrowth treatments are documented in multiple research projects.

To learn more about the power of PRP in aesthetic care, come in for a one-on-one consultation. Booking your visit takes just moments online or over the phone, and you’ll leave your appointment with the details needed to make an informed decision about your care.