Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medicine technique that uses a patient’s own blood to promote healing and tissue regeneration. PRP therapy involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient, which is then spun in a centrifuge to extract the platelet-rich plasma.

Platelets are a type of blood cell that contains growth factors and other bioactive molecules that play a key role in the body’s natural healing processes. The concentrated platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the area of the body that needs treatment, such as a joint or into the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and accelerate tissue regeneration.

Micro-needling with PRP is the perfect treatment for melasma, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, acne scars and overall skin rejuvenation. This treatment is also safe on all skin types.

Your PRP is micro-needled into the skin, applied as a mask and also injected into the skin which helps stimulate collagen.

The platelets and growth factors in PRP can also stimulate hair follicle growth and promote new hair growth.

It is recommended to do series of 3-4 treatments, atleast 4 weeks apart.

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections in the scalp are a treatment option for various hair loss conditions, including androgenetic alopecia (male/female pattern baldness), alopecia areata, and telogen effluvium.

In hair loss treatment, PRP is injected directly into the scalp to stimulate hair growth and increase hair thickness.

Platelet rich plasma or Platelet rich fibrin also helps to improve dark pigmentation and hollowness under the eyes. Its an ideal procedure for someone who is looking for an alternative to dermal fillers in that delicate area of eyes. It can also improve the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

As with any medical procedure, PRP injections in the skin or scalp carry potential side effects such as pain or discomfort at the injection site, infection, and bleeding. It is essential to discuss the potential benefits and risks of PRP injections with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing the procedure.

Anti-aging neck treatments

Neck wrinkles, also known as “necklace lines” or “tech neck,” are a common sign of aging. These wrinkles and lines can appear due to a variety of factors, including sun damage, natural aging, and repetitive movements, like looking down at a phone or computer screen. Improve not remove is the name of the game with these necklace-like creases.

Fortunately, there are several treatments available to help reduce the appearance of neck wrinkles.

  1. Moisturize: Keeping the skin on your neck well-hydrated is essential in reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

  2. SPF: Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day and cover your neck with a scarf or clothing when outside.
  3. Retinoids: Retinoids are a type of vitamin A that can help increase collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  4. Chemical peels: Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment that can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes the top layer to peel off, revealing smoother, younger-looking skin underneath.

  5. Botox: Neuromodulators, like Jeuveau and Botox, are commonly used off-label in the neck. Being muscle relaxers, these toxins work best on hyperactive bands that surface when the platysma contracts. If you see a band fluctuating in appearance during dynamic movement-speaking, smiling, laughing, frowning, we can place a neuromodulator throughout the band to relax it. If the platysma is clearly lax, loose, and wavy, adding toxin is not going to make those neck bands go away.

  6. Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing is a non- invasive method to treat fine lines and wrinkles. We offer Aerolase laser in our office to help stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of neck wrinkles.

  7. Vivace Microneedling Radio-frequency : A lot of the neck crepiness comes from weakening of the dermis. With Microneedling Radiofrequency (Vivace), we create micro-injuries into the dermis, tricking the fibroblast cells to go through a healing phase and produce more collagen, which makes the dermal layer thicker and stronger for less visible crepiness.

  8. Exilis Ultra: In more severe cases of neck wrinkling, Exilis Ultra is used to target the deeper fibers of collagen that swim through the subcutaneous terrain, from the dermis down to above the muscle. Exilis Ultra delivers both Radiofrequency and Ultrasound energy for skin tightening effect. Thermage, Softwave and Ultherapy are few other modalities for skin tightening.
  9. Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers can be used to add volume to the skin on your neck and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Fillers like hyaluronic acid ( Restylane, Versa, RHA Redensity) can help plump up the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. Horizontal neck lines truly feel like scar tissue when you get in there with a needle and injecting into these fine crevices can offer a subcision-like effect, freeing things up a bit to smooth the skin. There can be a fair amount of bruising along the length of the lines when going this route.

  10. Sculptra and Radiesse: When the skin of the neck gets crinkled and suddenly lacks snap, the goal is to increase protein production to thicken things up. The so-called biostimulatory injectables, Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid) and Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite), when sufficiently diluted, can jumpstart collagen and elastin synthesis in the area of injection.

At Brandywine Med Spa we offer a customized approach to your unique skin care needs and offer complimentary consultations to offer a treatment plan for you.