Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

The Power of your Blood!

PRP is fast becoming a favorite procedure due to its ease and efficacy.

What is PRP?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.   It is also known as the Vampire Face Lift.  It involves blood being drawn from a patient, and the blood is then put into a centrifuge to separate the platelets and serum from the blood cells.  The resulting concentrated solution is enriched in platelets and growth factors. Once this solution is injected into the skin, it can dramatically aid in tissue repair and promote collagen.

Since the plasma comes from your own blood, there are no allergic reactions or any significant adverse events.

How can PRP be used to enhance your skin and appearance?

Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells.  The PRP, injected into particular areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen and regenerated tissue to result in improved tone and tightened skin.  PRP is great for scarring, facial rejuvenation, dark under eye circles, and even hair loss in both men and women.

Usually 3 PRP treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart are recommended for ideal results.

How does PRP therapy differ from fillers?

Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane and Emervel, are made of solid material that fills lines and wrinkles.  These fillers are quick fixes to soften deeper lines and folds.   They usually last 6-18 months and a repeat treatment is then required to fill the area again.

PRP on the other hand stimulates your own collagen for total facial rejuvenation.  PRP is used for individuals to volumize their faces by plumping out cheek indentation, soften under eye hollows, address hyperpigmentation, and improve the overall skin tone and texture.

Both PRP and fillers can be used in conjunction as they supplement each other to give the best final outcome: a more youthful looking face.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (or PRP treatment) is rapidly becoming a must have procedure if you wish to stay young.  It is a great maintenance and treatment choice for all individuals as it harnesses the natural forces of your body.

Conditions It Treats:

  1. Acne
  2. Aging skin
  3. Brown and red spots
  4. Wrinkles
  5. Melasma
  6. Acne scarring
  7. Chest wrinkles
  8. Hair Loss