What is PRP?
Platelet-rich protein (PRP) continues to increase in popularity in the field of aesthetics due to its ability to promote skin rejuvenation and overall skin health. PRP, a concentrated solution of growth factors and cytokines derived from your own blood, creates a serum rich in platelets. PRP has been used in a variety of aesthetic applications, including facial rejuvenation and scar revision. As a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment option, PRP offers a great solution for patients seeking natural looking results without the downtime associated with more invasive procedures.
Platelet Rich Plasma/PRP for Microneedling
PRP is a component of your own blood. It circulates throughout the body and is critical in the body`s clotting process. PRP is utilized in collagen induction therapy as a minimally invasive procedure that includes a consecutive two-step process of Dermal Needling and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) induction. A venous blood sample is obtained by our nursing staff and spun in a special machine called a centrifuge to separate the blood into three separate components: white blood cells, red blood cells, and PRP. The PRP with its highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors is then infused into the skin via a dermal needling pen to improve damaged tissue. PRP is utilized for the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sagging skin, sun damage, and large pores.
Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix/PRFM for Injection
Known as the second generation of platelet therapy with higher concentrations of platelets compared to PRP. Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) is an injection treatment where a person’s own venous blood is drawn and spun in a special device called a centrifuge to separate the blood into three components; red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma. After extracting platelets PRFM is then reinjected in order to repair damaged tissues of the under eyes, upper lip, crow`s feet, deep lines between the brows or forehead, the neck, and chest. PRFM has been shown to have overall rejuvenating effects on the skin: improving skin texture, fine lines, and wrinkles, increasing volume via the increased production of collagen and elastin, and diminishing the appearance of hyperpigmentation (dark undereye circles).