Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments use your body’s own healing processes to rejuvenate your skin.
PRP Lift & Rejuvenation
Patients who don’t want or need fillers can benefit from PRP to improve fine lines and improve the way their skin looks and feels. The PRP can be injected just under the skin surface or can be placed on the skin following the use of a skin pen to make pathways for the PRP to penetrate the skin and begin its work. Areas for stand-alone PRP include Crows feet, Under eye fine wrinkles, Acne Scars, Décolletage, Full face (when no filler is needed), Neck (especially horizontal necklines).
PRP Hair Restoration
PRP therapy is used in hair restoration for natural looking results. With a thin needle, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is injected into the scalp. Then the growth factors in your blood cells do their job and hair growth is naturally stimulated.
How does PRP work?
A small amount of blood is taken from your arm less than what is normally taken for a routine blood test then placed in a vial and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and plasma. The process concentrates the platelet count. Then this platelet rich plasma is activated and injected into the skin or applied topically.
Does PRP Contain Growth Factors?
The platelet rich plasma contains platelets as well as specific growth factors. These growth factors include:
Transforming growth factors beta (TGFB)
Platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF)
Insulin-like growth factors (IGF)
Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF)
Epithelial growth factors (EGF) and
Fibroblast growth factors-2 (FGF-2)
The end result is skin that takes on a healthier appearance has a thicker dermis (reducing wrinkles and scars) and shows improved overall tone.
Can PRP Make Fillers Last Longer?
Used with underlying fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, etc. The PRP serum prolongs and amplifies the fillers correction with the need for less filler correction with the need for less filler per treatment and longer duration. The key is to trick the cells into thinking there is an injury. The activated plasma serum behaves the same way the body would respond if there were an injury healing platelets rush into to create a rich fibrin mesh. This fibrin mesh, in turn, calls out to natural healing cells releasing growth factors and stimulating the process of fibroblast production (The cells that create collagen) to energize & heal.