Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Serving PRP for clients near
Mansfield – Arlington – Dallas – Fort Worth
Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center provides clients Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to treat a variety of skin conditions, acne scaring, and PRP Hair Restoration for male and female hair loss. Dr. Michael L. Thornton, a double-board certified Cosmetic Surgeon, and his team of Aestheticians exclusively use the Eclipse PRP® proprietary system that prepares and separates your blood into optimized and high-concentrated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) using a unique blood and plasma separation gel and process to provide Dermapen PRP Facials, PRP Hair Restoration, and PRP Facial Volumization for men and women.
The Eclipse PRP HC System allows for the preparation of high-concentration, pure Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with optimal platelet concentrations and cellular content in a completely closed and sterile system. As seen below, platelet-derived growth factors including epidermal growth factors, vascular endothelial growth factors, fibroblast growth factors, platelet-derived growth factors, collagen stimulating factors, and a myriad of various collagen forming stimulators can be harvested, prepared, and directly applied to the target areas.
Our office clinically provides platelet rich plasma as PRP Facial with Dermapen micro-needling along with topical application of PRP or PRP Hair Restoration with direct scalp injections for female and male-pattern hair loss. Dr. Thornton may also improve the overall appearance of acne scars or crepey skin following superficial injections PRP directly in the the areas of concern.
PRP preparations are currently used in a variety of office-based procedures including the treatment of chronic wounds, acne scars, wrinkle reduction and hair growth. Platelet rich plasma treatments uses the body’s own natural healing properties to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin, leaving our clients with a younger, healthier, fresher looking skin and hair.
PRP Questions and Answers
How do you harvest PRP?
- Step 1: Utilizing a specialized blood collection tube from the Eclipse PRP® kit, a practitioner draws a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
- Step 2: The tube is then placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from the other components of the blood.
- Step 3: Once the platelets are concentrated into the plasma they can be applied to the patient. Activation causes platelets to release essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are responsible for the wound-healing process.
How long does the PRP process take?
The blood draw takes only a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation or preparation of the PRP.
How many PRP sessions are typically required?
Dr. Thornton and his Aestheticians can create a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Minor skin treatments may require one or several PRP applications, while hair loss restoration procedures may take 4 or more sessions.
Can a PRP procedure be painful?
Eclipse PRP® uses a special proprietary collection tube that is very close to physiologic pH, which means the PRP is less likely to cause a stinging or burning sensation when applied to the scalp or skin. There may be some temporary discomfort or possible redness and inflammation at the application site, but quickly resolves.
Is PRP safe?
Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from your own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.