Aesthetx remains at the forefront of dermatology, and they are proud to offer cutting-edge treatments like plasmaX. This versatile treatment can be used for a variety of purposes, such as skin rejuvenation, reducing bruising and bleeding after surgery, and even encouraging hair growth in patients suffering from hair loss. But what exactly is plasmaX and how does it work? The following guide explains everything you need to know about this exciting new treatment.
Our blood contains different components, including white cells, red cells, and platelets. Platelets are key in clotting blood, but they are also packed with proteins called growth factors. These growth factors are essential in healing injuries. plasmaX essentially harnesses the body’s own healing system and jumpstarts it at the source.
During a plasmaX treatment, a patient’s blood will be drawn similar to a routine blood draw. The vial of blood is then placed in a centrifuge, which separates the different components, leaving a highly concentrated solution of platelet-rich plasma (“PRP”). Once this platelet-rich plasma is isolated, it can be injected into the skin, where the platelets quickly get to work producing new collagen and encouraging cell turnover.
PlasmaX is often performed with microneedling to make it even more effective. Microneedling is a procedure that uses a small device with tiny, acupuncture-sized needles. This device is applied to the treatment area, creating microinjuries that regenerate the skin during the healing process that follows. When microneedling is combined with plasmaX, the platelets can use the microinjuries as direct pathways through the skin.
Benefits of plasmaX
PlasmaX has recently become such a popular treatment because it is versatile, requires virtually no downtime, and is minimally invasive. Additional benefits of plasmaX include the following:
- Can be used to treat scars
- Can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Can stimulate hair growth for patients suffering from hair loss
- When used during surgical procedures, the regenerative effects can reduce bleeding and bruising
- Promotes healing and encourages cell turnover for vibrant, rejuvenated skin
If you’ve been considering a plasmaX treatment, the specialists at Aesthetx would be happy to personally meet with you to discuss the benefits of this procedure. Contact Aesthetx today to schedule your personal consultation for plasmaX in San Jose.