Platelet Rich Plasma “PRP” Therapy
PRP therapy is an innovative treatment that uses a person’s own blood to rejuvenate their skin quality and complexion. A small blood sample is drawn through a very fine needle and spun in a sterilized centrifuge to separate its components: red blood cells and blood plasma among others.
The platelet-rich plasma is first separated from the other components and stimulated with a small amount of calcium, allowing the release of natural growth factors from within the platelets to enhance the healing process. PRP is then applied to the targeted area where it causes a minimal inflammatory sensation that triggers the body’s natural healing. As the platelets relocate and band within the clot, they release special enzymes to stimulate reparative responses, the main being its gathering of stem cells to heal the designated region. Ultimately, new collagen fibers gradually develop and cause the area to tighten and become more firm.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
One of the greatest benefits of PRP therapy is the use of your own blood to heal skin and repair tissue. PRP has been shown to have overall rejuvenating effects to improve texture, soften age lines, enhancing volume via the increased production of collagen and elastin, and fading the appearance of scars.
Microneedling with PRP
During this advanced rejuvenation experience, your own blood is harvested through a fine needle and spun down in order to extract the PRP solution. Our advanced microneedling system then creates tiny micro-channels that allow for the deeper absorption of the PRP formula. This stimulates keratinocyte and fibroblast production of collagen, promotes the growth of healthier blood vessels, promotes reparation following an injury, and activates fibroblast differentiation for healthy cell production of damaged tissue.
Other growth proteins include:
- Endothelial cells
- Mast cells
Amazing Benefits of Microneedling with PRP Therapy
- Minimal down time
- Safe with minimal risks
- No risk of an allergic reaction
- No harsh drugs necessary
- Natural looking results
- General anesthesia is not required
Ideal Candidates for Microneedling with PRP Therapy
PRP used to address cosmetic concerns is safe for most adults except those with
- Acute and Chronic Infections
- Skin diseases such as Lupus or Porphyria
- Cancer or undergoing chemotherapy
- Severe metabolic and systemic disorders
- Abnormal platelet function
- Chronic liver pathology
- Anti-coagulation therapy
- Systemic use of corticosteroids within two weeks of the procedure
- Pregnant or breastfeeding.
Possible Risks and Complications
While PRP is generally very safe and effective, some possible risks include:
- Pain or itching at the injection site
- Bleeding, bruising, swelling and or infection
- Short lasting pinkness/redness (flushing) of the skin
- Injury to a nerve and/or muscle
- Dizziness or fainting
- Temporary blood sugar increase