Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is a treatment that is growing in popularity for skin and hair health. But what exactly is it, and how does it work? In this article, we will explore the science behind Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and discuss how it can benefit your skin and hair!


First, let’s take a look at platelets. Platelets are cells found in our blood that help with clotting and wound healing. These platelets contain growth factors, which promote cell regeneration and collagen production.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-Rich Plasma combines two elements: plasma, or the liquid portion of your blood, and platelets, or blood cells that play a key role in your body’s natural healing process. By using your own blood cells to amplify your body’s natural ability to heal, platelet-rich plasma can rejuvenate your skin from the inside out

How Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Work?

Platelet-Rich Plasma can be conducted as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other treatments such as laser treatments and microneedling. At New Leaf Spa and laser, our 3-step procedure involves drawing your blood, separating the platelets from the rest of your blood in a centrifuge, and re-integrating the platelets into your skin. The growth factors in the platelets work to stimulate cellular turnover and improve overall skin tone and texture. In terms of hair health, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can also be used as a treatment for hair loss by injecting it into the scalp to stimulate hair follicles and promote new growth.

The Benefits

1. Stimulate Collagen Production

When injected into the skin, PRP helps to stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that gives skin its structure. Collagen production declines with age, leading to wrinkles and other signs of aging. By stimulating collagen production, PRP can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin texture.

2. Plump Sagging Skin

Plasma-Rich therapy treatment can dramatically reverse years of skin damage in one session. By penetrating deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen production and connective tissue regeneration, skin will tighten and appear more lifted post-treatment. We often recommend combining platelet-rich plasma therapy with other treatments for the best results. Plasma-rich therapy combined with Fotona Laser resurfacing, Fotona 4-D Facials or microneedling can dramatically improve scar depth and skin texture.

3. Diminish Acne Scars

Many people between the ages of 18 to 30 struggle with acne. If you are looking to alleviate the damage caused by acne, consider PRP acne scar injections. These injections contain a concentration of platelets, growth factors, stem cells, and other components which initiate neocollagenesis– the process of forming new collagen. By inserting the PRP serum under the scars, our provider can reduce skin depressions and stimulate new collagen production.

4. Treat Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which your skin appears discolored or blotchy due to an excess of melanin in the skin. Issues with hyperpigmentation can be addressed through microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, which creates tiny openings in the skin to promote collagen production. In turn, issues such as scar hyperpigmentation, melasma or sun spots, can be remedied by platelet-rich plasma, helping your skin stay smooth and healthy-looking all year long.

5. Improve Hair Health & Volume

Hair loss affects over 80 million Americans. Platelet-rich plasma can accelerate healing in many areas of the body, including hair follicles. Many dermatologists utilize this treatment to reduce hair loss and increase the diameter of hairs and the density of hair growth.


Platelet-rich plasma therapy can provide a range of benefits for both the skin and hair. If you are looking for an effective way to improve your appearance, then PRP treatment may be right for you. New Leaf Spa offers PRP treatments for skin and hair that can help you achieve the results you desire. If you are interested in PRP treatment, please contact New Leaf Spa today to schedule an appointment. Visit for more information about our Platelet-Rich plasma treatments!