Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Hair Restoration and Facial Rejuvenation in the Dallas Area
Most injectable dermal fillers used in practice today, such as Juvéderm®, Restylane® and Perlane®, are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in your body. However, some patients may be reluctant to have injections of any foreign material, and desire a facial filler derived using a more physiologic approach. Dr. Ellen Turner offers systems that enable the preparation of an activated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) at her Dallas practice, using a small sample of your blood that is then concentrated using a simple centrifuge process. The PRP is injected below the skin to the treatment areas of the face to stimulate natural, new cell, tissue and dermal growth for volume enhancement and rejuvenation without the use of any foreign materials. PRP can also be used to stimulate new hair growth for men and women experiencing balding and loss due to pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia.
The technology used to create this platelet-rich plasma is not new. It’s been successfully used for many years for other purposes, such as helping heal sports injuries. Recent clinical studies have shown that PRP produced clinically significant improvement in deep nasolabial folds, and it has also been used to successfully improve the appearance of wrinkles, folds, depressions and acne scars and to accelerate wound healing following facelifts. Its use in hair restoration is a cutting-edge development Dr. Turner is excited to share with her patients.
Am I a Good Candidate for PRP with Plasma®?
For facial rejuvenation with PRP, Dr. Turner offers the patented Plasma® system, an excellent option for:
- Superficial lines and crepiness in the lower eyelid and eye area
- Deep folds (correction around the mouth for "marionette lines" and nasolabial folds)
- Superficial and deep lines around the mouth and across the forehead
- Correction of age-related volume loss and facial contouring (such as cheeks, chin and jowl correction)
- Correction of acne scars and depressions
Click on the image below to view our Plasma® PRP before & after photo gallery.
Candidates for Plasma® PRP may also be interested in other non-invasive anti-aging treatments such as Ultherapy® for skin laxity and muscle-relaxing agents such as BOTOX® Cosmetic for the treatment of lines and folds. For those seeking improvement for acne and acne scars, IPL (Photorejuvenation) may be another potential therapeutic option. Dr. Turner values top patient care, and so emphasizes comfortable, informative consultations leading to the selection of appropriate procedures for each patient depending on specific clinical needs and personal preferences. Book an appointment online or call (214) 373-7546. We will also be happy to work with you to discuss options.
When Will I See the Results of PRP With Plasma® and How Long Will They Last?
In a prospective clinical trial, Plasma® produced clinically significant improvement in deep nasolabial folds within 14 days, which was sustained throughout the 12 weeks of the study. In our practice, patients usually initially get two or three PRP treatments in the first six months to test compatibility on their skin and improvement in key areas. If the results are positive, they may then opt to come in for additional treatments to perpetuate positive outcomes. Following initial treatments, many patients notice improvement in wrinkles and folds as well as softer, plumper, youthful skin.
about Dr. Ellen Turner
Trust your Skin to a Qualified Physician
Dr. Ellen Turner and her staff at the Dermatology Office strive to work within a space where compassion meets technology to obtain top results for Dallas patients.Read More Dr. Ellen Turner
Is Plasma® Painful?
The active ingredient in Plasma®, PRP, is formulated from a small amount of blood taken from your arm (similar to a small lab blood draw). For the Plasma® injection sites, Dr. Turner is very careful to use only round-tipped microcannulas to minimize any injection discomfort during the procedure.
How Much Does Plasma® Cost?
Patients can get a FREE Plasma® consultation from a trained medical esthetician at Dr. Turner's office. Schedule it online or call (214) 373-7546 today. Plasma® candidates can finance the treatment through CareCredit, which give approved patients the ability to pay for their care via tailored monthly payments. apply online or ask our staff for more details.
How Can PRP Be Used for Hair Restoration?
Men and women alike can experience pattern baldness, a hereditary condition that causes their hair to thin and grow in a predictable way. Women tend to see their hair thin, while men see their hairline recede and may develop a bald spot at the crown of their head.
Surgical transplantation is an option that requires a significant investment of money and time, and certain medications have proven to work but typically carry the possibility of undesirable side effects that make them unappealing. PRP is a natural and noninvasive option, offering patients the opportunity to use the beneficial components of their own blood for stimulating new growth.
Growth factors in the PRP injection regenerate lost scalp tissue, which in turn can prompt follicles to properly produce hair again.
PRP used for this treatment is prepared in the same was as for facial rejuvenation: Blood is collected, then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the vital elements, which are then injected. Dr. Turner will use a topical anesthetic to reduce sensation in the scalp before making injections. Scheduling treatments once a month for a four-month span can promote ongoing follicle stimulation.
Not every patient may be a candidate for this developing treatment, so Dr. Turner will conduct a thorough consultation with anyone considering PRP for hair restoration, during which she will explain the possibilities, challenges, and realistic expectations this procedure offers.