Are you noticing dark circles and puffiness under your eyes? Are you seeing fine lines and sagging around your mouth, cheeks, and eyes? Is your skin tone just not as bright, healthy, and firm as it used to be?
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP, is the injection of the patient’s own platelets and fibrin for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles, tightening of skin and scars treatment on the face.
PRP is a natural product created from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma. This plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP. The platelets are then and then injected into your skin via microneedling.
Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissues heal and grow new cells. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, acts as a matrix to promote collagen growth, regenerate skin tissue, and thus acts naturally to smooth and tighten the skin. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creates a smoother skin tone and texture.
A small amount of blood will be drawn from you. While the PRP is being prepared, your skin will be cleansed and prepared for the treatment. The injections take a few moments, and are only mildly uncomfortable. The procedure is quick (15 minutes total), relatively painless, and requires no post procedure care or time off from daily events. Mild swelling, redness, or bruising fade within 1-3 days. The PRP is made from your own cells, virtually eliminating the possibility of negative side effects.
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Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person