Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP in aesthetic medicine is an exciting avenue that has produced tremendous results for clients looking to achieve a more youthful appearance. The platelets induce massive fibroblasts which are cells found in skin that act as soldiers in the battle against aging. Platelets release growth factors that work to eliminate necrotic tissue and boost cell regeneration. Growth factors (bioactive proteins) attract macrophages which are large white blood cells that eat up cellular debris and produce stem cells for tissue repair.Clients looking looking to reverse photodamage and accelerated aging benefit from the tissue renegeration that PRP offers.
Types of PRP Treatments
All PRP is not created equal. The technique used for isolating and concentrating platelets has a direct impact on growth factor availability and functionality.
Test tube systems, Lab centrifuges and many other so called “PRP” systems fail to achieve the threshold of platelet concentration and white blood cell composition required.
For those looking to volumize areas where descent and deflation has taken place PRP is a formidable alternative to dermal fillers. The gel serum that is created when the blood is centrifuged and the platelet rich plasma is separated and injected to areas on the face and body where sagging has occurred. Because PRP stimulates 3-5 times as many stem cells found in normal blood it helps to boost collagen. PRP can plump cheeks fill in the nasal labial folds and soften the hollows under the eyes.
Known as the "Vampire Lift" this treatment can be paired with hyaluronic acid filler and combined with laser resurfacing or skin tightening procedures for a complete yet natural makeover.