Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
PRP Therapy is an exciting, all-natural autologous anti-aging procedure that uses your own blood to boost collagen production and regenerate tissue.
Your medical provider draws blood from your arm, and then places the tubes containing the blood into a medical device called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins causing red and white blood cells and platelets to separate, allowing the blood plasma that is rich in platelets to be drawn up and injected back into you.
Platelets contain an array of essential growth factors, nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes and proteins that aid in blood clotting, tissue healing, stem cell migration, differentiation and proliferation.
PRP for Facial Rejuvenation
Over time, skin loses its elasticity and youthful appearance. Wrinkles begin to appear, and volume loss causes skin to sag and folds to form. The skin also thins and may become discolored. The aging process gets accelerated by certain hereditary factors, stress and illness, sun exposure and smoking. There is no way to stop the aging process, however, there are many options available to slow it down.
When PRP is injected or applied topically during a micro-needling treatment it stimulates collagen production and regenerates tissue, naturally smoothing and tightening the skin. Wrinkles and scars soften, and skin becomes more supple and youthful. For optimal improvement and to maintain results, injections may need to be repeated 2-3 times per year. Individual results will vary based on your age, skin condition and skin type.
As with any injection, you may experience common side effects such as bleeding, bruising and swelling. Avoid using alcohol and over the counter blood thinners such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve and Fish Oil for 5-7 days prior to your procedure and for 1-2 days following treatment.