What is PRP?
The supernatant of centrifuged blood is plasma, rich in platelets; the gold-colored supernatant is hence, ‘platelet-rich plasma (PRP)’. Often blood is double-spun (centrifuged twice) to achieve a concentration of platelets six times greater than occurs physiologically — or about 1M/ml plasma.
Platelets naturally contain growth factors which — in nature — allows injured tissues to grow new tissue and heal. Introducing concentrated platelet growth factors has been shown to have beneficial effects on the skin and other organs and tissues.
Within the alpha granules of the platelets are growth factors; in nature, platelets degranulate when encountering injured or bleeding tissue to induce healing and promote the growth of connective tissue. PRP exploits the function of the platelets to thicken the subcutaneous stroma and improve skin coloration.
Dentists, orthopedists (particularly in the arena of sports medicine), and cardiovascular surgeons have been using PRP for decades to enhance restorative growth. Histologic studies demonstrate thickened dermis and collagen after PRP treatments.
Direct facial injections to promote collagen formation
Vamp Facials - which employ PRP with micro-needling
Heated (coagulated) PRP can be used as a natural filler.
Results vary according to the tissue being trated. Skin rejuvenation is appreciated immediately. Typically optimal results for scar treatment with PRP will take 2-3 months. Hair restoration with PRP can take between 4-9 months to see optimal results.
Usually 3-4 treatments are required to see the best results.
Nope! These treatments require no downtime.