Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an excellent option for anti-aging and skin rejuvenation. PRP is a natural product created from your body, and the procedure is quite simple.
During a typical procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a sterile test tube. The test tube is then placed in a centrifuge and in 10 minutes, the centrifuge is able to separate your whole blood into plasma and red blood cells. The test tubes that are used in our office have a gel consistency at the bottom of the tube that have very unique properties. The gel is able to separate the platelets out of the whole blood and into the plasma. This process creates the PRP.
The PRP is then microneedled into the dermis of the skin with the SkinPen. There is a dial on the pen that allows the provider to adjust the depth that the PRP is infused into the skin. After multiple passes of the pen into the skin, the provider can then inject any remaining PRP into the skin, specifically problems areas of the skin, such as fine lines, acne scars, surgical scars, and hyperpigmentation from melasma. Injecting the remaining PRP into the skin provides additional rejuvenation and maximizes results.
PRP has been shown to be rich in growth factors and proteins. When it’s infused into the skin, it acts as a matrix that promotes collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and naturally smooths and tightens skin. The end result is a radiant glow with a better skin tone and nicer texture.
Most individuals see results as early as 3-4 weeks. These results continue to improve with time as collagen stimulation occurs. The best outcomes are seen in individuals that receive 3 treatments that are 4-6 weeks apart.
PRP has been used for many years in orthopedic medicine and dentistry and is now being used for cosmetic facial rejuvenation. PRP has been studied for over 30 years and newer scientific studies show that PRP can soften sun damage and aging skin.