PLATELET RICH PLASMA® (PRP)
PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a gel derived from the plasma in your blood that is rich in blood components called platelets. Also called the “PRP Facial” because of its derivation from blood, PRP is injected into the skin at target sites like the corners of the eyes and mouth to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
PRP is basically a natural product produced by your own body. Through a simple blood draw, a little amount of blood is drawn from an individual into a sterile tube. Using a unique centrifuge machine, the blood is spun down in order to take out and concentrate the stem cells, growth factors and platelets that are very important for tissue healing. This little amount of blood with a high concentration of platelets and growth factors is referred to as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
There is a huge difference between PRP therapy and other skin injections of fillers. Most fillers including Juvederm and Restylane are composed of a solid material which fills skin lines and folds. They often last for short period of time and require repeated treatments to seal the area yet again. On the other hand, PRP fuels collagen growth for absolute facial rejuvenation instead of individual wrinkle enhancement. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is recommended for faces that appear drawn, to soften below eye puffiness, enhance the overall skin tone, texture and tightness and seal skin areas where fillers are not able to reach. Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can be applied together with PRP given that the two forms of skin treatment actually serve different purposes. The fillers will fill particular wrinkles while PRP will enhance overall wrinkle improvement.
Almost anyone who wants a natural and non-invasive solution for aging skin are candidates for PRP. Because the platelets are derived from your own blood, there is very little risk of reaction, and the actual process of injecting the Platelet-Rich Plasma is even less invasive than Botox. PRP is particularly good for younger patients who want to get a head start on rejuvenating their skin with a solution that will look natural and youthful – in fact, Kim Kardashian went viral with her Instagram posts on her own Vampire Facial.
- Enhance skin tone
- Restore collagen production
- Smooth, soft skin
- Even tone and texture
- Hydration and nourishment
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Most patients are able to receive their PRP injections without any numbing, as there is minimal discomfort. If needed, you can use ice packs or Tylenol to relieve discomfort.