Platelet Rich Plasma

Dr. Alexis Aesthetics

Aesthetics Med Spa located in Tucson, AZ

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative procedure that harnesses the natural healing properties in your own blood to refine, revitalize, and rejuvenate your skin. Dr. Alexis Hanson and the skilled aesthetic team at Dr. Alexis Aesthetics performs PRP treatments that offer outstanding results and leave your skin looking smooth, firm, and glowing with youthful radiance. For revitalizing, anti-aging, effective PRP skin treatments, schedule a consultation by calling the office in Tucson, Arizona, or booking an appointment online today.

Platelet Rich Plasma Q & A


What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is made by drawing a small amount of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to isolate platelets into a concentrated serum. Platelets contain growth factors that stimulate cellular regeneration.

How is PRP used in skin treatments?

The skilled team at Dr. Alexis Aesthetics uses PRP in the following treatments:

PRP facial

A PRP facial involves microneedling, a treatment in which tiny needles are used to stimulate your natural healing response producing collagen and elastin, and can also involve PRP injections. When PRP is applied during your microneedling procedure, stem cells become activated, stimulating cellular regeneration to create stunning results, making your skin look dramatically younger.

PRP face-lift

This procedure combines PRP therapy with dermal fillers such as Juvedérm® and other injections like Botox® to repair and rebuild tissue while adding volume and reducing wrinkles. When your skin fully heals, it looks smoother, firmer, and brighter, for an effect of timeless beauty.

Which conditions can a PRP treatment address?

PRP enhances collagen production, promotes cell turnover, and boosts your circulation. Some of the conditions improved with PRP therapy include:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne
  • Scarring
  • Dark spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Skin laxity
  • Dull skin
  • Rosacea & acne

A PRP treatment can also help balance uneven skin tone, improve skin texture, and add volume to many skin areas, including the face, neck, chest or décolleté, and hands.

PRP treatments can also improve stretch marks on many areas of the body.

How many treatments will I need?

Just one PRP facial reduces signs of aging, and visibly improves your skin’s appearance. A series of three PRP facials is recommended for optimal results. Following your treatment, full results may take 2-4 weeks to become visible.

A PRP face-lift offers impressive, long-lasting results in a single treatment. The results of your PRP face-lift last up to a year or longer.

Are PRP treatments safe?

The highly trained and experienced team at Dr. Alexis Aesthetics uses sterile, FDA-approved equipment to draw your blood and process it into PRP. Microneedling and injection treatments of PRP are cleared for cosmetic use by the FDA.

While there is a slight risk of infection and other complications, PRP skin treatments are typically safe when performed by a licensed provider like those at Dr. Alexis Aesthetics.

To learn more about how PRP therapy can give you dramatic skin rejuvenation, call Dr. Alexis Aesthetics, or make an appointment online today.