New Hope For Treatment Of Melasma Unresponsive To Traditional Medical Therapy
Melasma and deep hyper-pigmentation unresponsive to traditional medical treatments is not uncommon. Until recently there was no viable treatment option for those affected with this condition. In clinical studies, PRP (platelet Rich Plasma) injections into the skin for melasma and other deep pigment disorders have shown up to 80% reduction in pigmentation after a series of three treatments. We have seen excellent results with PRP dermal injections followed by microneedling with the Micropen or Dermapen in our patients with melasma and hyper-pigmentation resistant to traditional treatments. PRP is a product of your blood, it is natural, free of side effects and when combined with microneedling and dermal injections the treatment has the additional advantages of improving skin texture, wrinkles, scars and firmness.
The PRP works through activation of your platelets which are responsible for healing any injury in your body, The most important components of your platelets are There are more than 30 bioactive substances in the alpha granules of your platelets. Some of these important substances involved in your healing response include several growth factors such as: platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, 2, epidermal growth factor and mitogenic growth factors.
Animal studies on mice led to the knowledge that TGF-β1 significantly inhibits melanin synthesis and is responsible for the skin lightening effect of the PRP dermal injection treatment in pigment disorders resistant to topical skin lightening medications.
The other possible mechanism of hyper-pigmentation improvement may be related to the increase in skin volume. PDGF has been shown to have a significant role in formation of new blood vessels in inducing collagen synthesis along with synthesis of other structural components of the dermis, including hyaluronic acid. Most of you already know that hyaluronic acid has been shown to increase skin hydration and volume and improves skin tone for a youthful glow.
The Cost Of PRP Treatment For Melasma:
- Single treatment: $825
- Three Treatments: $2275
Each PRP Treatment For Melasma Includes:
- One FDA approved Harvest SmartPrep PRP kit.
- One session full face microneedling by our PRP trained staff with topical application of your PRP at the time of your microneedling treatment.
- PRP dermal injections by Dr. Malik.
The Number Of PRP Treatments Recommended For Melasma:
We recommend starting with three treatments 6- 8 weeks apart. Some individuals may need additional treatments and some may be satisfied with the results of one treatment.
You need to be off aspirin and other NSAIDS for a week before any PRP treatment.
People with certain blood disorders and certain types of cancers are not candidates for PRP treatments.
Call 888-210-9693 for an consultation for PRP treatment for melasma and hyperpigmentation in Dallas and Southlake. There is a$100 consultation fee which is applied toward your treatment.