Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a revolutionary treatment that harnesses the healing power of your own blood platelets for total skin rejuvenation.
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What is PRP?
PRP is an injectable treatment that uses your own blood to improve the health of your skin. You may know this treatment by its other name: the vampire filler. PRP contains growth factors that increase the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
At our practice, PRP treatments are always performed by our cosmetic dermatologists. Our expert practitioners always work closely with you to create a custom-tailored treatment plan that gives you the results that you want.
A PRP treatment starts with a blood draw. Your blood is then centrifuged to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of your blood. This process takes about twenty minutes.
Who is PRP For?
PRP is an injectable procedure that is suitable for patients of all skin types. It may be suitable for you if:
- You are looking for a natural way to stimulate collagen production in your skin.
- You would like to improve the skin texture of your lower eyelids.
PRP is not suitable for patients with certain diseases and those who suffer from clotting or bleeding disorders.
We recommend avoiding aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and other NSAIDs for two weeks prior to your treatment.
How Does PRP Work?
PRP is a procedure in which a small amount of your blood is drawn. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to extract the platelet-rich plasma (PRP). All other substances, namely red blood cells and white blood cells, are removed in order to create a substance that contains approximately twice the normal concentration of platelets as there is in whole blood.
Injection of PRP promotes collagen and elastin production. Unlike traditional dermal fillers, the injected material does not immediately result in volume enhancement. Rather, the injected PRP stimulates your body’s own natural processes to thicken and rejuvenate the skin.
As the results of your treatment take effect, the thickness of your skin increases, smoothing away fine lines.
Our Comprehensive Approach to PRP
Your PRP treatment takes about half an hour. After a small amount of blood is drawn from you, it is placed into a centrifuge and processed for a few minutes. This isolates the platelet rich plasma (PRP) from the white and red blood cells.
The PRP is then injected into the treatment areas by your dermatologist.
There is commonly mild swelling and tenderness for approximately 24 hours. There is a risk of bruising.
As series of 3-6 monthly treatments is typically recommended. Maintenance treatments are needed to maintain results.
PRP can be combined with other procedures, such as fractionated Erbium:YAG laser resurfacing and microneedling, to enhance healing and results.
PRP harnesses the collagen-stimulating growth factors of your own platelets to rejuvenate your skin. It's also known as the vampire facelift, because it uses your own blood.
PRP is also known as a vampire facelift because it uses the patient's own blood to rejuvenate the skin.
PRP is an effective treatment for wrinkles, especially wrinkles of the lower eyelids where other treatment options are quite limited. Results do not appear instantly, and multiple treatments are required.
PRP is a well-tolerated procedure. Small needles are used for the injections and vibrational distraction helps to increase the comfort of the procedure.
PRP is used for a variety of dermatologic concerns, including wound healing, skin rejuvenation, and stimulation of hair growth.
We recommend a series of at least three monthly treatments to see an improvement with PRP injections.
Collagen production is stimulated with injection of PRP, but maintenance will require ongoing treatments.
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