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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) services offered in Southwick, MA

Your body uses many substances for healing, including platelets. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a therapy that contains a high concentration of platelets, supporting your body’s natural healing process. At Jordan Healthcare Center in Southwick, Massachusetts, Jennifer Jordan, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, uses PRP for aesthetic services. To find out more about PRP, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

PRP is a blood product that contains a high concentration of platelets. 

Platelets are tiny blood cells that play a central role in healing wounds. When you have a cut, your body sends platelets to the affected area to stop the bleeding. Your injury also triggers the platelets to release specialized proteins and growth factors that initiate the regeneration of the cells you need to heal the injury. 

PRP is a therapy that utilizes your body’s natural healing elements to support health and well-being. It’s popular in a variety of medical disciplines, including for anti-aging purposes.

Dr. Jordan makes the PRP she uses for your treatment from a sample of your blood using a special centrifuge that separates the tiny platelets from the other components in your blood. 

What are PRP aesthetic treatments?

Dr. Jordan uses PRP treatments for her aesthetic services. More specifically, she combines PRP with microneedling.

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that stimulates your skin’s production of collagen. Collagen is a structural protein in the dermal layer of your skin. As you get older, collagen levels decrease, causing your skin to thin and lose its natural strength and elasticity.

To stimulate collagen production, Dr. Jordan uses a special microneedling tool that creates tiny tears on the surface of your skin. These tears activate your skin’s natural healing process, increasing the collagen layer in your skin.

Combining microneedling with PRP supports your skin’s natural healing process, enhancing the effects of the aesthetic treatment. Dr. Jordan may recommend PRP with microneedling to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles or scars and improve skin tone and texture.

What can I expect during microneedling with PRP?

Dr. Jordan customizes your PRP treatment based on your needs and goals and reviews what you can expect during your consultation. She first draws a sample of blood from your arm to make the PRP.

Dr. Jordan cleans your skin with an antiseptic agent and applies numbing lotion to minimize discomfort. She then uses the microneedling tool to create the tiny tears in your skin and then spreads the PRP over your treated skin. 

You may notice some redness immediately following microneedling with PRP, but there’s no need for any downtime. Though results vary, you may notice improvements in your skin immediately following your aesthetic treatment. 

To find out more about PRP with microneedling at Jordan Healthcare Center, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.