Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is prepared by putting a patient’s own blood into a centrifuge, and then extracting the separated platelet-rich layer. These platelets contain growth factors that kick-start your natural collagen production, and help to regrow new tissue where they are injected.
Essentially, treatments with PRP utilize the body’s natural ability to heal itself. When we are injured, our body tells platelets to go to the site of the injury and release various factors that initiate cartilage repair and promote the development of new blood cells. When PRP is injected in specific areas for facial or hair rejuvenation, it works in the same way to provide results.
PRP is a great option for both men and women who want a more natural option to address their aesthetic needs. There are several different ways that PRP can be used to improve issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, scaring, loss of volume, hyperpigmentation, dull complexion, hair loss and more. There are studies dating back 30 years documenting that PRP stimulates the growth of new collagen when injected into the skin, and more recent studies show that it can improve sun damage and other skin issues.
One large benefit of using PRP over other types of treatments in aesthetic procedures is that PRP comes from the patient’s own body. This means that there is no risk of allergy or donor infection, and is reabsorbed over time.
The other benefits of PRP in aesthetics are that it can increase collagen production, leading to thicker and healthier skin with less fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improved skin tone, reduced scarring and help with hair loss.
While PRP is a good natural alternative to other types of aesthetic treatments, the results are more gradual than instant, as it takes time for the platelets to go to work. The best results with PRP are seen with a series of treatments.
A PRP Facial is a treatment where PRP is injected on its own or in combination with microneeding to help rejuvenate the skin and complexion.
PRP can also be injected into the scalp to help reduce, and even reverse, hair loss for both men and women.
PRP injections can also be combined with traditional dermal fillers to enhance and extend their effects. This combination treatment is often referred to as a PRP Facelift, and is similar to a liquid facelift, with the added benefits of PRP.