Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is plasma with higher concentration of platelets than what is typically found in blood. Platelets are best known for their importance of clotting blood. In addition platelets contain proteins called growth factors which aide in the regeneration of tissue through collagen stimulation and other healing factors.
How is PRP obtained?
To obtain PRP, first a blood draw is obtained and then spun in a centrifuge in which the platelets are separated from the blood components. This process increases the concentration of the platelets.
Who is a candidate for PRP?
If you are experiencing fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks you are a candidate. PRP is also used in conjunction with micro needling to improve the texture and quality of the skin, thus giving the skin a smoother, tighter and more rejuvenated appearance.
What can I expect after the treatment?
PRP injections: swelling for a day or so. Bruising may also occur as injections involve a needle.
PRP micro-needling: Patients may experience an inflammatory reaction for a day or two.
How many treatments will I need?
1 to 3 sessions about 4 weeks apart are indicated for therapeutic results. Results vary per person and are accumulative 2-3 months after each treatment.