Harnessing The Power of Your Plasma
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is derived from your own blood, using a quick blood draw. The blood is spun down using a proprietary tube that condenses the plasma (a yellowish-clear substance) for maximum benefit.
Inside your blood, among other things, are platelets, whose job it is to form a blood clot when we bleed. Platelets contain a number of substances called growth factors. Growth factors signal the body to repair damaged tissue and rebuild tissue. This is why PRP has become so important in the field of aesthetics, as well as orthopedics, surgery and other medical fields.
PRP contains concentrated growth factors. When injected or applied to an area of the face, these growth factors can signal new collagen and tissue growth, improving skin quality and youthfulness. When you think about it, it’s quite incredible that we are able to harness our body’s own natural healing mechanism to improve beauty, simply by drawing a small amount of blood into a special tube and spinning it down.
One of the most effective areas to use PRP in is the under-eye area. This is an area where the skin gets thin, crepey, saggy and wrinkled. PRP works remarkably well to soften wrinkles, tighten tissue and brighten the under eye. It can be combined with a filler such as Restylane if volume is also needed there.
PRP can theoretically be placed anywhere we would like to see improvement in skin quality. Our patients love PRP for helping generate new collagen growth in the skin – and for giving them a “glow”. Injecting PRP won’t add any volume to the face as fillers do, but can stimulate rapid collagen regeneration.
We also use it extensively as a topical preparation in conjunction with microneedling for our plasma facials, yielding overall glow and brightness to the skin. Plasma facials have also been clinically proven to soften the look of scars.
PRP is truly a remarkable product, and the best news is, we all have an unlimited supply!*
*Results may vary from patient to patient