Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP works on the simple basis of utilizing your own natural platelets to instruct the body to create new collagen for tauter, smoother and better-toned skin. The platelet solution can be introduced by using an automated microneedling system glide.
What is PRP?
PRP Skin Rejuvenation – which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma – is used to enhance the shape of the face and restore volume. It is a simple in-office nonsurgical procedure which uses a concentrated serum processed from your own blood to call in the natural collagen building process.
How does it work?
A small vial of blood is taken from your arm – less than that normally taken for routine blood tests. The blood is then placed in a vial and spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and plasma. The process concentrates the platelet count to about 4X normal. It is this platelet-rich plasma – often called “liquid gold” – that is then activated and applied topically in a surface regeneration action.
The Key to Success – Tricking the cells into thinking there is injury
The serum is activated by the addition of simple calcium chloride. The activated plasma serum behaves the same way the body would respond if there were an actual injury – healing platelets rush in to create a rich fibrin mesh. This fibrin mesh in turn calls out to natural healing cells, releasing growth factors* and stimulating the process of fibroblast production (the cells that create collagen) to energize and heal.
* PRP has been used for years to speed joint, tendon and tissue repair and is a popular treatment for professional athletes such as football players, golfers and basketball players.
The end result?
Healthier Appearance – New collagen formations in the dermis lift the face back to more youthful shape.
Thicker Dermis (reducing wrinkles and scars) – Because the growth factors are working to build a new dermis, the epidermis (the outer most layers of your skin) appears smoother.
Improved Tone – The skin color becomes a “younger” color because of new blood vessel formation.
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