Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) can be used to treat scalp hair loss, improve facial tone, texture and color, and so many other wonderful things. Dr. Steve Lasater harnesses the technique to organically revitalize skin and reverse the effects of aging, sun damage, harsh work environments, and other factors.

If you’re ready to improve your skin’s appearance and find out how PRP therapy can help you – without the use of dermal fillers – connect with Dr. Lasater at Optimal Medical Wellness, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) comes from your own blood. It’s drawn from your body and placed in a centrifuge to separate platelets from other components. These cells contain proteins, called fibrins, that aid in healing.

Running your platelets through the centrifuge separates the platelet-rich components from the rest of the blood. This increased potency makes PRP therapy a popular treatment option for injured athletes.

How does PRP therapy help your skin?

Dr. Lasater uses platelet-rich components to repair damaged skin. Instead of inserting unnatural materials into your body, Dr. Lasater injects platelets, which then recruits new stem cells that eventually produce fibrin and collagen.

This new collagen production adds volume to skin that has begun losing its fullness, diminishes the appearance of dark circles, and helps clear up discolorations and breakouts. You’ll see a big improvement in your overall skin tone.

What does platelet-rich plasma therapy involve?

Dr. Lasater prepares for PRP treatment by cleaning the specific area and applying a topical anesthetic to relieve discomfort. He then injects the PRP at specific points.

PRP therapy helps men and women suffering from hair loss: placing the injections around the scalp stimulates hair follicles, encouraging new hair growth, and with many other specialized treatments.

Are other natural alternatives available?


Another PRP therapy process involves combining the solution with microneedling. Combining PRP with microneedling increases the solution’s effectiveness.

Dr. Lasater uses a tiny needle to cause controlled injuries to your skin. It responds by producing more collagen and elastin to repair the damage.

Microneedling without PRP still works wonders for those suffering from acne scars or other skin discolorations. The process can be used around other areas of the body to soften the appearance of stretch marks, reduce unappealing spider veins, and improve your skin’s texture.

Dr. Lasater also offers Intense Pulsed Light therapy to reduce signs of aging like sun and age spots, spider beings, and more.


Dr. Lasater listens to his patients and shares his years of experience to help them make informed choices about any potential treatment paths. Contact his office for a consultation if you’d like more details about natural skin-repairing treatments.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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