Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Human blood consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Platelets are essential to the normal healing process. Platelet rich plasma is known to contain factors that naturally promote tissue repair. Usually, when we are injured, platelets signal these healing factors to come to the area of injury and begin the healing process. PRP has been used in cardiac surgery, sports medicine, and most recently for cosmetic applications.
How does it work?
PRP activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells), and contains growth factors that promote rapid angiogenesis and localized cell growth. The benefits to you are that PRP can rejuvenate your skin, improving texture and fine lines.
What is the treatment like?
A few tubes of your blood are drawn in a similar way it is taken for blood testing. The blood sample is processed to produce platelet rich plasma – PRP.
While waiting for the preparation of the PRP, the treatment area will be cleaned and numbing medication may also be applied to minimize any discomfort.
The PRP is transferred from the tubes into small syringes. The PRP is introduced into the skin by fine needle technique similar to the way dermal fillers are injected or via a micro-needling pen.
PRP has been used for:
- Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Acne scars
- Wound healing
- Stretch marks
- Skin discoloration
- Alopecia/Hair Loss