Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.

 What do Platelets do?

Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade by signaling to surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue. Key growth factors involved in this process include but are not limited to:

Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF)
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)

Platelet-rich plasma activates collagen production and increases blood flow, which results in firmer, glowing skin. When injected into specific areas of the face, platelet-rich plasma reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and results in a vibrant, youthful appearance.

How Do Treatments Work?

Your own blood is used to create the platelet-rich plasma for your PRP facial. A small amount of your blood will be drawn in the usual way, by a trained professional. 

Your blood is then placed in a centrifuge unit and spun to separate the red blood cells from the plasma and to isolate the platelets along with their growth factors. This platelet-rich plasma can be utilized in a few ways.  Our certified professionals will spread PRP and then micro-needle it into the face. Microneedling is done by using a small instrument that looks like a pen, with twelve 32-gauge sterile needles.  The feeling is little more than receiving a series of pinpricks. Another way PRP can promote collagen is to be injected directly into specific areas in the skin for firmness and fullness.  

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